The Definitive Guide to Taking Knudes Like a Kardashian
THE OFFICIAL DEFINITION OF 'KNUDE'
(Noun) A naked — or almost naked — pic that inspires national attention. Typically, a knude is posted on the subject's Instagram account, whether it's a selfie or a portrait from a professional shoot. A knude always makes a statement.
ALWAYS HAVE A FRIEND AROUND TO CAPTURE YOUR KNUDE ANTICS
While on a group vacay in Costo Rico, Kourtney Kardashian stripped down and went skinny-dipping. Naturally, there was a photo shoot component to the evening.
REMEMBER: YOU DON'T NEED TO BE NUDE TO LOOK NUDE
Nude-colored lingerie will have your followers doing double-takes.
TELL A STORY
As Kendall Jenner knows well, incorporating props enhances the photo's intrigue (the best prop being an Egg McMuffin.)
DON'T BACK DOWN
BLUR OUT NIP SO IT'S INSTA-APPROPRIATE
Kim posted this shot to her millions of Instagram followers with her privates covered by strategically placed black bars.
BUT DON'T BE AFRAID TO #FREETHENIPPLE IN A KLASSY MANNER
Kourtney snapped a pre-bedtime selfie while wearing a semi-sheer bra … and fans immediately noticed that an ever-so-slight crescent of areola was peeking out. Scandalous! But also suggestive and tasteful.
IF AND WHEN POSSIBLE, BREAK THE INTERNET
Bonus points if your knude is compelling enough to land a magazine cover.
GET REVENGE (BODY)
The most effective knudes make all your exes realize — even more than they already do — that they goofed up. Badly.
BE CREATIVE AND USE PROPS
It's all about the mystery. Who does this butt belong to? Why is there a toy car on it? Keep the people guessing, à la Kendall.
WEAR A BIKINI – IT CAN BE HOTTER THAN AN ACTUAL KNUDE
This Kylie selfie is all manners of fire emoji.
ORCHESTRATE A HIGH-CONCEPT PHOTO SHOOT
If you live near a beautiful natural setting — a desert, for example — hire fashion's hottest photographers, makeup artists and hair stylists to shoot you writhing around naked in the desert.