We often face the question of which footwear we should wear with a certain outfit or on a certain occasion. The truth is that there are no written rules you have to follow and no solution for all
cases, although there are some things to consider to look great. In this article we offer some advice on choosing shoes to match a dress
According to the occasion
One of the first things we must consider when choosing a shoe is the type of event or occasion in question. That is, your choice of footwear will not be the same for an informal occasion as for a formal occasion with a dress code. The type of shoes that you wear can completely change your look from casual to semi formal, especially when combined with the right hairstyle, makeup and jewellry.
Short or long dress
Also shoes may vary based on the length of the dress; although there is no general rule, short dresses tend not to go with closed shoes or heels. For long prom dress down to the toes, heels are recommended so that you do not step on the dress, although if you are tall, it is possible to dress with flat shoes.
When choosing shoes, you must always keep in mind the colour of the dress to well make the best choice. The dress and shoes do not need to be the same colour, but you need to combine them correctly. Some colours are always more difficult to combine, so at OneHowTo we have some tips for you:
Heels, yes or no?
The final decision of choosing whether to wear heels or not will be yours alone, because you will need to assess whether this is a good choice. Besides the type of occasion -since formal occasions almost always require heels- you must also take into account factors like where you're going, if you'll need to spend hours standing, the wearing capacity of your heels... If you're not going to feel comfortable in heels, look for flat shoes to match your evening gown. Or there is always the option of combining both, and once you get tired of heels, replace them with flats.
To be properly combined with dress shoes, we cannot forget the rest of the accessories. For example, shoes and bag do not need to be the same colour, but you have to make sure the accessories go with the dress and make a great outfit.