So you are invited to attend a fancy party.
You rummage through your wardrobe and can not find a single article of clothing that will be fitting for the occasion.
Then it occurs to you that the beautiful gold dress you saw online and love so much is on sale.
But then you think. What shoes can you wear with that dress?
Pairing a gold dress with the right shoes can be tricky, but it’s not impossible.
There are several types and color combinations that go very well with this dress.
What Shoes Should I Wear With a Gold Dress?
A gold dress can be paired with strappy heels or even heels with chunkier soles. Metallic shoes like gold go well with a gold dress. If the dress is shiny, opt for matte shoes, otherwise, a shiny shoe will work well. Alternatively, you can opt for white, off-white, black or nude shoes. Nude shoes are great for adding a touch of class. And then there are red shoes. These work just as wonderfully.
Let us begin with the simplest choice of all.
There is no color that black does not go with.
The color contrasts strongly with the shimmer of a gold dress. Black shoes can easily be paired with a gold dress.
However, keep in mind that if you are wearing a very sparkly dress, it is best to opt for a matte shoe or one made of matte leather.
Also, consider the length of the dress. For shorter dresses, it is okay to choose a shoe with a chunkier heel, such as one with a block heel or a platform.
Alternatively, you can choose a more delicate design, such as heels with thin straps, which will go well with this dress.
You simply can not go wrong with a pair of black heels.
I would choose a more delicate heel for a longer dress such as a knee-length dress.
The next item on my list is metallic shoes. I must mention that there are a number of metallic colors that go with this type of dress.
Let us start with the dress itself.
Gold-colored dresses come in a variety of shades and materials.
From deeper yellows to pink undertones like rose gold dresses, to cooler tones that almost resemble silver.
Some gold dresses have more sparkle, while others are more muted.
The trick is simple. Pair matte shoes with a sparkly dress and sparkly shoes with a matte dress.
The type of shoe for such a dress can be a stiletto heel, kitten heel, or mid-heel, as well as chunkier heels and platforms.
Metallic shades that go well with any shade of gold include gold, silver, and rose gold metallic heels.
These hues complement the dress and there is little to no contrast. This creates more of a monochromatic outfit.
Metallic shoes are the perfect complement to a gold dress.
White and Off-White Shoes
There are some who would agree, and there are some who would avoid this pairing altogether.
But the truth is that a white heel can be effortlessly paired with a gold dress.
Personally, I would opt for a pair of cream heels.
There is a slight contrast between the dress and the heels, but the most important thing is that the dress is ultimately the star of the show, and it should be.
The shoes accentuate the dress and make the legs look a little more elongated.
I find that a more dainty heel works best in this shade.
With beautifully manicured feet, this pair is made to be shown off. It’s bright, sophisticated, and stylish.
Some may wonder what the difference is between a bare heel and a white heel. The shade is the difference. The nude heel resembles the color of the skin, while an off-white heel clearly has more of a white hue.
I have said it before and I’ll say it again. A nude heel is my favorite shoe. It’s a staple in any wardrobe. Because when you stop wearing heels for an event, they do not just get tossed in the back of the closet, never to be worn again. You can pair these heels with all the colors in the world.
Then, when you consider that nude heels definitely make your legs appear longer, we have a winner. Nude heels can be worn as a stiletto, a kitten heel, a chunky heel, or a platform. Also, you can opt for a closed heel or a peep toe heel for this dress.
Yes, that’s right, I said red shoes.
These shoes always make me feel femme fatale because they are daring, stylish, chic, and adventurous.
Also, both gold and red are warmer tones, which means these colors actually go very well together.
Frequently Asked Questions about What Style of Shoes for a Golden Dress
What is the rule regarding open-toe shoes and closed shoes?
That is entirely up to your preferences. However, I must mention that if you live in a warmer climate, you might want to choose an open-toed shoe to go with this dress. If the dress is strapless or has very thin straps, you may want to pair it with an open-toed shoe.mIf the dress has long or short sleeves, I would opt for a closed-toe shoe. But this is not a hard and fast rule. It’s just my opinion, my preference, and based on my own experience.
Can I wear bolder shoes, such as purple, green, or yellow?
I would stick to the color wheel and the shades that either complement or contrast gold. I find that neutral tones and metallic hues work best with a gold dress. Bolder colors paired with a sparkly dress may come off as being a bit too loud.