Trying to determine what color shoes to wear with a white dress? Learn about the best shoe colors to wear with white, that won’t overshadow your dress!
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A white dress is definitely a great closet staple to own because of its versatility!
While it is versatile, styling with the right color footwear can be confusing! The wrong color can easily overshadow the dress, but the RIGHT color will make your outfit chic. Remember to always stay true to your personal style and look.
What Color Shoes to Wear with a White Dress
Luckily, white is THE standard of neutral colors, which means many (nearly all!) colors can be worn with it! To narrow down the best colors for YOU, here is a list of the best shoes to wear with a white dress.
White Shoes with a White Dress
A white shoe with a white dress is an effortless way to create a seamless look. The shoe should be nearly the same shade of white as the dress. A monochromatic look, such as white on white, is always a guaranteed way to look chic!
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Nude Shoes with a White Dress
Nude is a color shoe that will do with any style white dress. In my opinion, a shade that is similar to your skin tone is best. Nude is also a popular option in heels, flats, and sandals, like these!
Unlike other colors, nude shoes with a white dress will create a visual effect of a longer leg line as the shoe will blend in closely with skin tone.
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Black Shoes with a White Dress
Black heels, boots, and even sneakers are great for pairing with an off-white dress. Why off-white? Black and bright white are complete opposites and can be harsh on the eyes, especially if it is a long white dress.
TIP: When wearing black shoes with a white dress, try to incorporate other black accessories. Belts, hats, purses, and sunglasses are great accessories that will help balance of the contrasting colors of the outfit.
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Red Shoes with a White Dress
Red shoes are always a fun, and classic, way to add color and interest to your outfit.
Sassy red heels and a fun white party dress come to mind. In the Spring or Summer, opt for a flowy white maxi, structured jean jacket, and red shoes for a bright and seasonal look.
SHOP RED SHOES:
Animal Print Shoes
Can you wear animal print shoes with a white dress? Absolutely!
In my opinion, and for many other women, leopard print is a neutral and can most definitely be worn with a white dress! Chic sandals, sneakers, and flats are popular options that you can usually find available in leopard print.
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Green Shoes with a White Dress
Green is such a popular color this year! There are so many beautiful shades of green that can be worn with a white dress. Green also pairs well with denim, so be sure to throw on your favorite denim jacket over your white dress with green shoes!
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Pink Shoes with a White Dress
Much like green, pink shoes are available in so many different color variations. For a bright pop of color grab a pair of hot pink heels or sandals. Want a more neutral look, blush pink is a pretty and elegant option to pair with a white dress.
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Attending a formal event in a white dress? Silver is the shoe color of choice. Silver shoes with a white dress is perfect for any bride-to-be attending her own wedding shower, bachelorette party, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner.
SHOP SILVER SHOES:
Brown Shoes with a White Dress
In my opinion, brown is a great shoe color option for cooler months. Creamy white sweater dresses and chic knee high boots come to mind. For warmer months a flowy whit maxi dress and brown wedge sandals are a great option! Add a rich (faux) leather handbag and you’ll for an effortless outfit!
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Gold Shoes with a White Dress
Another color option for formal events is gold. Unlike silver, gold is much more contrasting to white. Therefore, you should balance the contrasting colors with additional gold accessories. Earrings, belt, jewelry, etc. For a more casual look, gold studded sandals are a popular footwear option for warmer weather.
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What Type of Shoes to Wear with a White Dress
We just covered 10 popular shoe colors to wear with a white dress. While this list was not all inclusive, you may have other color shoes you want to wear with a white dress, and that’s great!
Because it is a neutral color, white can be worn with nearly any shoe color.
Now, you may be wondering what type of shoes can you wear with a white dress. Here are a few of my top recommendations.
Heels with a White Dress
For formal events, heels are a great way to elevate any white dress. Metallic tones are excellent options for dressy occasions. For a more casual look, opt for a nude or blush matte tone heel.
When wearing heels, with any color dress, keep in mind the length of the dress. Maxi dresses should be just long enough to cover a portion of the heel or hit just at the ankle for a flattering proportion. Most midi-length and short white dresses pair well with heels.
Sandals with a White Dress
Sandals are the shoe of choice for warm weather outfits. These are the perfect option to wear with your favorite white dress, including linen dresses, beach coverups, white floral dresses, and more!
Sneakers with a White Dress
White sneakers paired with a white dress is the ultimate casual chic (monochromatic) look. Other sneaker colors can be worn with a white dress, too!
If pairing bold sneakers with a white dress, try contrasting the sneakers with a layer over the dress. Layer options include a denim jacket, utility jacket, blazer, or cardigan.
Flats with a White Dress
If your white dress is more structured, such as a mini dress or shift dress, flats are a great shoe to wear with it.
Printed flats are best to wear with solid white dresses, while solid color flats complement printed white dresses best.
Boots with a White Dress
Boots can be worn with a white dress. I personally love boots paired with white, creamy, sweater dresses.
For midi or long white dresses, opt for tall ankle boots, combat, or knee high boots. Short white dresses pair well with knee high or over-the-knee boots.
What Color Shoes to Wear with a White Dress in the Summer?
As with most outfits, it is important to consider the occasion and the weather when planning an outfit. Next, consider the style of dress. The most common white dress to wear in the summer is a flowy maxi linen blend or cotton dress.
Sandals and wedges work best with a flowy sundress. If your white summer dress is more structured, opt for a pair of nude heels or strappy heeled sandals.
Summer is also a perfect time to includes pops of color, so be sure to incorporate bold shoe colors if you want!
What Color Shoes to Wear with a White Dress in the Fall?
When I think of fall fashion, I think of earthy neutral colors. Therefore, I would recommend pairing a white dress with brown, black, white, or nude tones in the Fall. Ultimately, whatever color you decide to wear should adhere to the event and weather!
What Color Shoes to Wear with a White Dress in the Winter?
Black, brown, red, emerald green, gold, and silver are great Winter shoe colors to consider wearing with a white dress.
Black and Brown for more casual, everyday wear.
Red and emerald green for holiday events.
Gold and silver for formal events, NYE, and more!
What Color Shoes to Wear with a White Dress in the Spring?
Spring always brings out the most gorgeous colors, doesn’t it. White, pastels, and nude are popular footwear colors to pair with a white dress in the Spring!
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