You Have Your Prom Dress….Now Your Shoes
What’s the point in wearing a gorgeous prom dress only to have to spend the entire night sitting down because you chose the wrong pair of shoes? The fact is, many people spend hours (scratch that, weeks) looking for the perfect prom dress and then completely phone it in when picking out shoes. If you want your night to be a night to remember (in a good way), you’ll want to follow these simple rules when narrowing down your prom shoe choice:
1.) Choose the right color. The right color is essential, and no, black does not go with everything. If you are wearing a pastel colored dress, choose a shoe in an equally mellow color. If you’re wearing a bold dress (like a shimmering silver gown), a bold pop of color, like a bright turquoise, would be a smart choice. The colors don’t have to match, but they should complement each other.
2.) Choose the right shape. Clunky platforms have no business with a delicate, flowing gown. Don’t just pair up whatever you have lying around with your dress, really think about what would go together. A delicate dress often calls for a delicate shoe. A simple, classic-cut dress might be complemented well with a more detailed and ornate shoe. And don’t forget about boots and flats! Tall, knee high boots might pair well with a shorter dress, and a pair of flat ballet style shoes would look absolutely perfect with a vintage cut mini dress.
3) Choose the right size. It may seem like common sense, but it’s impossible to count the number of girls across the country right now at their friends’ houses trying on a pair of shoes they want to “borrow” that are just half a size too small. Wearing shoes that are the wrong size will ruin your evening faster than you can imagine! If you have no friends that wear the exact same size as you (half sizes do matter), then go out and buy a pair. They don’t have to be super expensive, but they do have to fit.
4.) Choose something that you can walk in. A 6-inch stiletto may look amazing with your sleek and trim gown, but if the most you can manage is to walk two feet from one chair to another all night there’s really no point in even going. If you’re dead set on a high heel, aim for something with a bit of a platform near the toe (this lessens the overall angle your foot will be at all night and provides a bit of extra padding). Also, practice, practice, practice; spend a few days walking around in your new heels before the big day. You want to feel confident walking into prom, not clumsy and awkward.
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