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
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
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.
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.