Wearing a full-length gown should free you of most worries in choosing your shoes, since your gown will cover up most of your shoes, most of the time. However, it’s also a smart move to take care of every detail of your outfit, regardless of whether it’s seen or not. This way, you’d walk tall knowing that as your shoes take a peep out of the length of your dress, your whole outfit is still something to be admired. Here are some of the ways to select shoes to wear with a full-length gown:
Consider the material of your dress. In simplest terms, a light gown material should be paired with lightweight shoes, while a heavier material is okay with more sturdy shoes. An option is to wear the same material shoes as your gown: a satin gown with satin shoes, or velvet shoes with a velvet gown.
If you’re wearing a lightweight tulle dress, the best option is light strappy sandals. If you want to wear closed high-heeled pumps, it’s best to wear a gown made of heavy silk or velvet.
Consider the color of your dress. The best way is to choose light-colored shoes with light-colored gowns, and dark shoes with a dark gown. You wouldn’t necessarily have to wear shoes that are the same color as your gown. If you are wearing a light, turquoise dress, for example, you could do best with silver or white sandals; a dark purple gown would do well with gold or bronze shoes.
Another aspect that you could consider is the color of your accessories. Though it’s honestly a little corny nowadays to pair the color of your dress with the color of your shoes, it’s getting trendier and classier to pair the color of your shoes with an accessory, such as your earrings or your bracelet. If you were wearing a long black gown with sparkling emerald earrings, for example, a peep of matching green sandals is a great visual treat.
Consider the length of your dress. The height of your shoes’ heels will depend on the length of your gown. Try on your gown and your shoes together. Only a peep of your shoes should be seen. Too much, and your outfit may look awkward. You should also be able to comfortably walk around in your gown without the chances of tripping over the fabric. If the gown is still too long even with your shoes on, you should consider either going for higher heels, or having the hem of your gown adjusted altogether.
Consider the height of your date. Of course, another consideration is how tall your date is. You may want your date to appear taller than you are (if not, feel free to skip this step). In this case, stick to little kitty heels
Consider your comfort. When buying shoes, of course one of your primary considerations is how comfortable you are wearing them. Take note of how the shoes feel at the tip and sides of your feet, and walk around them and see if you could keep your balance easily while wearing them. Also consider if the shoes are too heavy (yes, some shoes are!) for your delicate feet to manage.
There you have it! These are just some of the ways to select shoes to wear with a full-length gown. Remember, to pull off any shoe style, especially those that are open-toed, make sure that you treat your footsies to mega pampers and pedicures! Knowing that you are dazzling, from head to foot, will give you the added confidence to stand out in any event. Good luck, and hope this helped you out!