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How To Pick The Right Shoes For Your Dress


We can all agree that high heels are not the most comfortable shoes, but they sure do make your legs look good. Depending on the occasion whether it be a prom, pageant, or wedding, it is important to pick the right shoes that will pair perfectly with your outfit. While your dress will capture the eyes of people, your shoes will keep them captivated, 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

With trends constantly changing from social media, it is difficult to keep up with them all, but here at Faviana we have you covered with everything infashion that you need to consider when it comes to picking out the perfect pair shoes!

Consider The Color Of Your Dress And Accessories

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If you are like me, then one of your favorite parts about dress shopping is picking the color dress you want. Dresses come in a wide variety of colors from the classic black and white to red, pink, purple, blue and every other color of the rainbow. Say you are trying to pick a black dress for prom and decide to go with Faviana Style 10015. Since this dress is a solid color, you have more freedom when it comes to picking the shoes you can wear. Typically with solid colored dresses, you can go all out with the shoes with prints, jewels, straps, etc.

On the other hand, if your dress has beading, prints, or jewels, you should keep your shoe style more basic. While we all love being a bit extra, having both a highly decorated dress and shoes will make you look like a potential candidate for “What Not To Wear” and that is definitely not what we want for you! I would suggest going with a solid colored shoe because you can rest assured that the attention will be focused on your dress and not that you look like you were styled by your 3-year-old cousin.

For all my ladies that are just as obsessed with multi-colored dresses as I am, you have the widest variety of shoes to pick from. 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 go best with your dress, you can’t go wrong with a nude.

The accessories you choose are extremely important when it comes to picking out the right shoes. One of our fashion rules here at Faviana is to not wear silver and gold together. I mean, if you like gold and silver together, you do you, but typically those colors don’t pair well from a fashion perspective. If you have gold accessories or even gold in your dress, don’t pick a shoe with silver in it. If you have colored accessories, it’s best if you match your shoes to the color of your accessories. If you are wearing a red prom dress, then you are going to want to rock a pair of shoes similar to these red heels from Jimmy Choo. If you don’t want to go with the basic accessories, try alternative accessories to rock to your prom or any other special occasion!

Consider Different Heights

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If you are tall, then you know the struggle of wearing high heels when you don’t want to feel like Godzilla next to your date. In order to prevent this, there are three heights you should take into consideration: your shoe height, your height, and your date’s height. This is where you’ll decide if you want heels or flats. If you are on the taller side and your date is shorter, then you may want to grab a nice pair of flats. If you want to highlight your gorgeous legs, then you should go with a pair of heels because not only will they make you look taller, but you will feel super chic and confident on the dance floor.

Consider Comfort

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Comfort is key when it comes to picking out shoes for a date night, prom, or an evening out with friends.  If you do not feel 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 normally do not wear heels but want to wear a pair, I suggest getting them a few weeks before the big day to break them in and practice so you can feel as comfortable as you possibly can.

As I am typing this, I have blisters on my feet from a pair of heels I was wearing the other day and it is not fun. In order to prevent this, I suggest bringing a pair of flats with you wherever you go because you can always swap shoes when you get a chance to sit because it will make a huge difference in how the rest of your night unfolds. 

No matter which shoes you pick, always remember to wear what makes you feel confident and beautiful. Show us what type of shoe you chose by tagging us on Instagram @glamandgowns, and Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana, and Twitter @FavianaNY. Also, browse our new collection of evening dresses




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