The Definitive Guide to Taking Knudes Like a Kardashian

Looking to heat up your social media accounts with provocative knude photos like Kourtney, Kim and Khloé? We've got you (un)kovered

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THE OFFICIAL DEFINITION OF 'KNUDE'

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Mike Rosenthal

(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.

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ALWAYS HAVE A FRIEND AROUND TO CAPTURE YOUR KNUDE ANTICS

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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.

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REMEMBER: YOU DON'T NEED TO BE NUDE TO LOOK NUDE

GO THE DISTANCE
Source: Kylie Jenner/Instagram

Nude-colored lingerie will have your followers doing double-takes.

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TELL A STORY

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As Kendall Jenner knows well, incorporating props enhances the photo's intrigue (the best prop being an Egg McMuffin.)

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DON'T BACK DOWN

DON'T BACK DOWN
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Posing for her seventh nude magazine cover, Kim offers a definitive eff-you to the people who've criticized her for sharing scantily clad pics.

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BLUR OUT NIP SO IT'S INSTA-APPROPRIATE

BLUR OUT NIP SO IT'S INSTA-APPROPRIATE
Source: Kim Kardashian/Instagram

Kim posted this shot to her millions of Instagram followers with her privates covered by strategically placed black bars.

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BUT DON'T BE AFRAID TO #FREETHENIPPLE IN A KLASSY MANNER

BUT DON'T BE AFRAID TO #FREETHENIPPLE IN A KLASSY MANNER
Source: Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram

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.

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IF AND WHEN POSSIBLE, BREAK THE INTERNET

IF AND WHEN POSSIBLE, BREAK THE INTERNET
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Bonus points if your knude is compelling enough to land a magazine cover.

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GET REVENGE (BODY)

GET REVENGE (BODY)
Mike Rosenthal

The most effective knudes make all your exes realize — even more than they already do — that they goofed up. Badly.

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BE CREATIVE AND USE PROPS

BE CREATIVE AND USE PROPS
Courtesy Kendall Jenner

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.

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WEAR A BIKINI – IT CAN BE HOTTER THAN AN ACTUAL KNUDE

WEAR A BIKINI – IT CAN BE HOTTER THAN AN ACTUAL KNUDE
Courtesy Kylie Jenner

This Kylie selfie is all manners of fire emoji.

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ORCHESTRATE A HIGH-CONCEPT PHOTO SHOOT

ORCHESTRATE A HIGH-CONCEPT PHOTO SHOOT
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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.

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