Prom night is the most exciting event in a young girl’s life. Preparing for the prom is a major deal and finding the right dress and shoes are on every girl’s mind. You might have found the perfect dress; the dress of your dreams, but how about the shoes? What style would be perfect and do you choose a coordinating color or a contrasting one? These and more questions can be answered by keeping a few things in mind.
First you have to decide if you want your shoes to match your prom dress or whether a contrasting color would be better. If you want to match your dress, take your dress with you. If that is not possible or too bulky, bring a swatch of color that’s the same as the dress to the stores with you. Other than opting to go for the same color, you can also try black, silver, gold or bronze. These colors go well with most colors and you can choose the different styles that you think will complement the dress.
Black strappy heels look good with most dresses and silver is a good choice if you’ve got silver buttons, pearls, embroidery, ribbons, etc. on your dress. Bronze will look good with ivory, brown and black outfits. Look at different colors and styles before picking one to wear. Above all, find a pair of shoes you will be comfortable wearing the whole night. You will also be on the dance floor and you do not want a pair that will pinch your toes and make your legs ache.
A good idea would be to buy a pair that you could also wear with some of your other clothes in your wardrobe. That would make it quite versatile. Since you would be buying a pair that you really like, it would be great to wear it over and over again.
The usual type of shoes that you could go for are closed toe, stiletto heels, open toed (to show off your perfectly pedicured toes), or wide heels. In part, it depends on your style of dress but you must also take into consideration what you are comfortable wearing and walking in. You could buy stilettos, but if you’re not used to it and have not practiced walking in it, you might not enjoy having to stand up in them the whole night. There are also gladiator styles for those who like a funky and edgy look to their outfit.
If you’re wearing a flowing long dress, try strappy or even open-toed heels. They can be the same color as your dress to streamline the look of your dress. Satin or silk high heels would be great choices. If it’s more of a heavy gown, closed toed shoes in the same color would complete and complement your outfit.
Keep in mind that your dress comes first and then the shoes. If you’re keen to get more ideas, look at magazines or check out the online catalogs. They can be a source of inspiration. Get the most comfortable pair of shoes that can go with your other outfits if possible and you can’t go wrong.