Tuesday, May 10, 2011

GUEST POST: Picking Shoes to Wear With an Evening Gown

Whether you are off to a formal black-tie affair or a night at the opera, the most elegant evening gown can lose its magic if it’s paired with the wrong shoes. With so many styles to choose from, finding the perfect shoes to compliment your gown can sometimes seem a daunting task. When selecting evening shoes its important to strike a balance between style and comfort. So before you head out shopping, you can simplify the task by getting a clear idea in advance of the style, color and height of the shoes you are seeking. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Choose small size shoes that coordinate with or compliment your dress. Either select shoes that match the color of your dress or provide a contrast by coordinating them with an evening bag or jewelry. As a rule of thumb, your shoes and your dress shouldn’t compete. If your dress is a complicated design with a lot of eye-catching details and embellishments, choose a simple, elegant shoe. Conversely, if you are wearing a dress with simple classic lines, you can dress it up with a pair of over-the-top shoes.

Consider how much time you are going to be spending on your feet during the evening. Nothing can ruin a great night out faster than spending it in pain. If you are going to be dancing or walking any distance, you need to select shoes that are comfortable to wear. If you are planning on doing a lot dancing, you may want to check out dance stores that cater to ballroom dancers. They sell beautiful shoes that are specifically designed for dancing. Wherever you shop, make sure you get a good fit and try the shoes out before you buy them. Walk around in the store and if they pinch or rub, don’t buy them. Once you find the right shoes and get them home, break them in by wearing them around the house for a few hours.

There are a number of factors to consider when deciding on petite shoes heel height. It needs to be comfortable for you, and if you are not used to wearing super-high stiletto heels they should be avoided. For anyone looking for some extra height, platform shoes with either wedge or thicker high heels are a more comfortable option. If you are wearing a full length gown, you will want it to just brush the floor. Try your dress on with shoes of varying heights from your own closet to determine how high your evening shoes will need to be. You will also want to consider your own height and that of your escort. Depending on the style of your evening gown, ballet flats or a low pump or sandal with a kitten heel or French heel may be great choice.

Picking the perfect evening shoes can make the difference between a night of misery and a night to remember. So the next time you are dressing up for a special occasion, make sure you’re glamorous, and comfortable, from head to toe.

My name is Nisha Sharma. I work as the editor for pretty small shoes. I have been representing the business for the least 2 years now. Pretty small shoes is all about offering shoes to women who are size 2+ Come visit our website to see what we have in offer http://www.pretty-small-shoes.com.


  1. Thank you for posting this! I always am looking for good evening shoes and you are so right that the comfort level is key :)

  2. Thanks for the guest post! I miss you Vicky!!! Please come back to blogging...LOL

  3. Aww, Annie. You are the sweetest. I hope I'll post soon. I'm really swamped lately. :(

  4. A pair of pumps is an easy choice, usually does the trick! :) Also depends whether you choose comfort or style... Depending on which way you choose...

  5. Picking the perfect evening shoes can make the difference between a night of misery and a night to remember..
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