How to Choose The Best Pair of Shoes for Your Dress

When we are invited to a party or a social event, one of the first things that cross our mind as women is the eternal question of “oh-my-god-what-am-I-going-to-wear”, which, in this case, is synonymous to “oh-my-god-where-am-I-going-to-find-the-right-dress”. And only after you have found the right dress for the event, you start thinking about shoes, because, you know, that’s the easy part! Only after looking for hours for the perfect pair of shoes to match with your dress you realize that finding the right shoes is not so easy after all. But don’t you worry, we will be more than happy to guide you in your endeavors towards finding the perfect pair of shoes for your dress. You’re welcome!

How to Choose The Best Pair of Shoes for Your Dress

Sporty Dresses: What Shoes Should I Choose to Go with Them?

When we hear the phrase “sporty dresses”, our minds wander to tennis ones, but let’s not forget that the term also includes denim and knitted dresses, which sometimes are our first choice because they are rather comfortable to wear. If not long ago it was fashionable to wear these dresses with high heels, today designers urge us to pair them with sneakers. Combining a sporty dress with ballet flats, platform sandals or flat boots is also a good idea.

Casual Dress, Casual Shoes?

Casual dresses are an important part of any woman’s wardrobe because for all of us, it’s vital to feel comfortable and safe in our everyday clothes. This, however, does not mean that high heels are strictly prohibited. You are free to wear them given the fact that you feel confident and comfortable in high heels. If you are not a high heels person, for you there are wedges or platform shoes that will make you look (and feel!) taller, but not at the expense of the pain in your legs. Flat shoes, including moccasins, slippers and ankle boots will all accentuate your perfectly casual style.

Romantic Dresses: Have You Been Accessorizing Them Right?

It is suggested pairing feminine dresses with shoes that do not look too festive. Rough boots are out of question and shiny shoes or sandals will make your dress appear more festive and try-too-hard, which leaves us with few choices, such as suede ankle boots or closed shoes with small heels.

For Office Ladies: What Will Work Best For You?

Just like the attire you wear at the offices, the shoes too must be rather smart and strict, nothing too splashy or eye-catching (check out: Best Office Show for Women). Shoes with closed toes and heels no higher than 10 centimeters are the perfect fit.

Perfect Shoes for Evening Gowns

Depending on the dress you have chosen for the occasion, the shoes to go with it may vary. If you have opted for an evening dress that shows lots of skin, it is usually recommended going for open sandals with straps. Wear either sandals with closed toes or pumps with dresses with round or V-shaped necklines. If you are wearing tights, make sure you wear shoes with closed toes.

How to Choose The Best Pair of Shoes for Your Dress

What About Colors?

Color, of course, is no small factor in determining what kind of shoes you need. First and foremost, when combining your dress with a pair of shoes, you must make sure they are of the same color tone. Contrasts between shoes and dresses are allowed only if they match with the color of the accessories. For white dresses choose white, beige and bright colored shoes, as well as colorfully patterned options. For black dresses you are free to choose shoes in any color. If you have gone for a colorful dress, opt for shoes in the same color shades as your dress is. Black looks rather nice with dresses in dark tones, while white shoes can be worn with dresses in light color shades.

We are all obsessed with shoes (some of us more, some of us less), but many of us are reluctant to admit that. But who can blame us? After all, good shoes take you to good places!

Photos courtesy of Haut Appetit, The Blonde Salad

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