Ultimate Guide on How to Choose the Right Prom Shoes

Ultimate Guide on How to Choose the Right Prom Shoes

A beautiful dress is not enough to create a perfect prom look. Prom shoes are second important for a party look and would add a dazzling final touch! There are so many different styles for prom shoes, and how to find a perfect pair to match the gown?

Styles

Stilettos

how to choose prom shoes

how to choose prom shoes

 

Stilettos channel sexiness and sophistication. If you want to steal spotlight, the sexy stilettos are great choice. However, wear them only if you are experienced with the high heels, as they are the most challenging ones. Also, do not wear stilettos if you will have to walk on the grass. Make sure you choose a pair that has a cushion lining and are an appropriate height to wear all night long, you will want to feel comfortable, anyway.

Wedges

Shining prom Wedges

Shining prom Wedges

D&G clutch and wedges

D&G clutch and wedges

Wedges are fabulous alternatives to stilettos, they offer heights while are perfect for girls who do not wear high heels often. However, wedges may be less formal than the stilettos, so make sure they fit your dress style and you will look just stunning for prom night.

Kitten Heels

Prom Kitten Heels

Prom Kitten Heels

Kitten heels also provide a similar look to stilettos and are a great option if you have a cocktail dress and a date whose height is similar to yours. Kitten heels are equally as dressy as stilettos but do not require the necessary experience to pull them off. Like stilettos, they are not good choice of you are required on the grass.

Ballet Slippers/Flats

Prom Flats Ballet Slippers

Ballet Slippers

Ballet slippers/flats are the most comfortable option for prom. However, they are more suitable for long prom dress, not fitted skirts. If you do go this route, make sure the style suits your dress and foot shape. They are an ideal option if your date and you are similar in height or if you have no experience wearing heels.

Strappy Sandals

Wedding Shoes

 

Strappy sandals are the most popular shoes for special occasions, as they showcase elegance and femininity. However, they provide little support and cause blisters. Choosing a shoe with a cushion lining will solve those issues. Moreover, there are different styles and heel height available for strappy sandals, while stilettos and wedges are limited in heel height and ballet slippers and kitten heels are limited in style.

P.S. Don’t forget the pedicure if you are wearing open toed prom shoes! Check to be sure that your polish is a good match for your prom shoes and dress.

Colors

Black, gold and silver are the most common color for prom shoes. Silver and gold grab attention, while black goes with the majority of dresses.  Well, you don’t have to match prom dress color exactly. Find complementary colors that’s slightly darker than the prom dress color. Neutral colors also work well: gold, silver, or white for lighter dresses, and black or gray for darker dresses.  Note that cream and white shoes should be worn with caution.

Prom Shoes

You prom dress is after all the most important part for a prom look. It would be a great idea to have perfect balance between your dress and shoes – choose less glamorous shoes for dresses that have a lot of flashiness or detail; while get bold shoes for plainer prom dresses. Flats or ballet shoes are a wise choice for floor length dresses, as your shoes aren’t going to be very visible. While if you are wearing short or asymmetrical prom dresses, strapped sandals or stilettos would you a great idea!