Whether you are going to prom, a pageant, or even a wedding, you must know that your shoes are the second most important item that you will be wearing! The first being your dress of course. While your dress will capture the eyes, your shoes will keep them looking, so it’s essential to have a great pair of shoes. In the words of my all time favorite person, “give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe.
Due to the fact that your shoes can make or break your outfit, it is important that you know how to pick out the perfect shoe. With the trends constantly changing, it’s difficult to keep up with them all. However, here are a few things you must think about when picking out the right shoes for your dress!
Your Dress Color
Okay, so this probably seems like the most obvious aspect you should look at when picking out your shoes, but it’s actually more complex than you think. If you have a solid colored dress, you can go all out with your shoes. You have the freedom to get as funky as you want with prints, jewels, straps, etc. Now if your dress has beading, prints, or jewels, you have to draw back with your shoes because you don’t want to clash with the dress. Not all prints and diamonds are the same, so it would be best to go with a solid colored shoe.
For all my ladies that are just as obsessed with multi-colored dresses as I am, you have the widest variety of shoes. For multi-colored dresses, simply choose one color that you want to make stand out and go with that color your shoes. If you are still struggling with what colors goes best with your dress, just follow the pageant girl rule of thumb: when it doubt, nude it out!
Your Accessory Color
Your accessories are so important when it comes to picking out the right shoes. For instance, silver and gold aren’t typically worn together, so it’s important to pay attention to your accessories. If you have gold accessories (or even gold in your dress), don’t pick a shoe with silver in it, and vice versa. If you have colored accessories, it’s best if you match your shoes to the color of your accessories. If you don’t want to go with the basic accessories, try our alternative accessories to rock to your prom or any other special occasion!
All Your Heights
There are three heights you should take into consideration: your shoe height, your height, and your date’s height (if you have one). This is where you’ll decide if you want heels or flats. If you are reasonably tall and your date is on the shorter side, you may have to compromise and grab a nice pair of flats. If you are short and want to seem slightly taller, you should go with a pair of heels.
Right Style Shoe
When choosing your style of shoe, please be mindful of the season and weather outside. You shouldn’t wear open toe-shoes in 12 inches of snow – your toes will freeze! When the weather is nice, you have all the freedom in the world to play around with different styles. Just remember: wedges look better with sundresses or casual wear, kitten heels are better for a business casual look, and platforms are for more of a formal look.
Right Shoes for Comfort
Comfort is the number one important thing to keep in mind when picking out shoes. If you are not comfortable in the shoes when you try them on, I guarantee you that you won’t be comfortable in them after 3-4 hours. If you are not “experienced” in heels but you just have to have a pair, get them a few weeks before your event and practice, practice, practice! Walk around your house in your shoes to break them in, and get used to walking in them. Trust me, you will look like a fawn trying to walk for the first time if you don’t practice walking.
No matter which shoes you pick, always remember to wear what makes you feel confident and beautiful. Hopefully these tips helped you pick out the right shoes for your dress. Show us what type of shoe you chose by tagging us on Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana, Snapchat Faviana_NY, and Twitter @FavianaNY. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube channel for more fun vlogs @FavianaNYC!
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