Choosing Shoes to Go With a Dress

There is no accessory a woman can wear that makes a bigger difference in the look of an outfit than her shoes. A sexy dress can be quickly taken up a notch – or several notches – by the right pair of shoes. Choosing the right pair of shoes really depends on what dress you plan to pair them with. You will find there are any number of options to choose from.

If you are wearing a mini dress, there are plenty of shoes you can choose to finish the look. Mini dresses are versatile and nearly any shoe style will go perfectly with them including a high-heeled pump, strappy heeled sandal or wedge, as well as mules and of course tall boots. Shorter skirts pair beautifully with boots because they allow you to see the entire boot and still show some leg. With the shortest mini-dresses you can easily wear boots that rise to the knee or above. Select your most outrageous shoes to wear with a mini-dress; no matter how tall the heel or the platform, you will look great.

With a knee-length hemline you will find boots a perfect match, especially those that rise to just below the knee. You can wear almost any shoe with this length, but if you have some with a chunkier heel, you will find they work best with knee-length dresses as opposed to shorter skirts. When you pair a chunky heel with a slinky mini dress it can appear too heavy.

When you choose a full length dress, boots are generally no longer an option. This is mainly because they won’t be visible! The floor-length hemline calls for something special; something glamorous and classy is the perfect choice. The length of your hem isn’t the only thing to consider when choosing shoes, however.

If you love the look of the 50’s and select dresses that share this image, like halters with flowing skirts, you will also love shoes that fit the look. In this case you will want retro styling for your shoes such as pumps, D’Orsay or slingback heels. A sleek and form-fitting dress calls for a shoe that is also sleek. Choose shoes with slim heels and clean lines for the right match. If your dress has some country-Western flair, you will find a pair of boots is a good look.

Shopping for shoes to match your dress isn’t the only way to go about it. In many cases you’ll find it easier to approach it from the other side. When you find a pair of shoes you just adore, you can shop instead for a dress that matches. Every woman knows that when you really love your shoes, the dress can sometimes be more of an accessory to great footwear.