Matching Shoes For Your Prom Dress

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Last updated 5 months ago.

Prom season is finally here, so we know you are already making preparations to pick the perfect outfit for your prom party. Every teen wants to have a gorgeous prom dress, shoes, and accessories for this special occasion. All women are increasingly aware of the new fashions and trends. But, sometimes we do not know how to combine colors and models, this happens because of the lack of experience, and we are here to help you gain it. Shoes, in particular, can make or break a girl’s outfit.

It is only natural to try to choose shoes that compliment the prom dress you pick, but there are tips that we can follow so we not fail in the attempt. Remember that when you go to a party, all eyes will be placed on the best and the worst outfits and if we make a mistake, we will be the mockery of everyone for a long time.

Many girls compete for having the most beautiful heels to wear with their gowns while others opt for flats or kitten heels. Regardless of the style, finding the correct shoes that don’t clash with the night’s dress will create itself a challenge. Fortuitously, the following tips can facilitate any girl navigate matching shoes with the most delightful prom dress designs.

how to match shoes to your prom dress

Shoes for the type of dress you pick

A-line Dresses

A lot of girls choose an A-line style contemporary dress because they want to feel like a fairytale princess. These dresses tend to have long, wide skirts that bring to mind Cinderella and Frozen.

For A-line dresses with a solid color, flashy high heels will help complete the look and make the dress stand out. If you choose a gown with a lot of jewels or sparkles, a complementary color with a simple design will ensure the shoes do not clash with the dress.

Black Dresses

If you chose a black prom dress, many girls think only black shoes will match with the outfit. We believe this is something of a misconception. In reality, there’s more than one way to handle this.

If you wear a solid black dress: Wear red or gold heels are perfect.

If you want a subtle look: Silver or white heels are what you need.

If you want to stand out: Sparkly heels is the best way to go.

Cocktail Dresses

While many girls opt to wear full-length gowns for their prom, many choose to wear cocktail dresses for a sexier prom style. Since these dresses tend to be plain, you need a bolder shoe. If the dress is on the more daring side, however, tone the look down with heels in a complementary color or solid black. You can re-wear this as a bat mitzvah dress beforehand.

Golden Dresses

To complement a golden dress, choosing golden, black or even red shoes will accent the dress helping to build the perfect prom outfit.

Metallic Dresses

Metallic dresses can be a tricky prom outfit to match since many shoes clash with the material. Gold and silver high heels while being very fashionable can be quite a fine option for your prom dress.

Print Dresses

To perfectly match a print dress with many colors, find the color that stands out in the dress the most and choose shoes in that shade. Nude high heels also work very well against bright and flashy dresses. Remember to go for simple shoes since the dress is the bold fashion piece.

Silver Dresses

Also, look perfectly matched with a toned down silver heel. For a classy and fashionable look, silver heels with diamond-like beading or sparkles make a stylish prom outfit.

While you’re selecting shoes to match your dress, consider checking out our prom planning essentials to ensure every detail of your big night is picture-perfect.

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