It is time to think about prom shoes for the magical night. The shoes will be an essential compound of your overall image and, therefore, they should match it. Read on to become an expert in pairing shoes with gowns.
Fancy Dress = Simple Shoes And Vice Versa
The first thing to keep in mind is that you don’t want to ruin a gorgeous embellished dress with shoes that are equally adorned. As well, you can dress up a simple yet elegant dress with a pair of shimmery shoes. Go for shoes that will compliment your prom gown, not take away from it.
Dressy Shoes Are Not Necessarily Prom Shoes
If you are like most teenage girls, you probably own a lot of shoes, including a few pairs of heels. However, even your favorite dressy shoes might not be suitable for prom. Remember, this is a special night, so it is better to go all out and treat yourself to a gorgeous pair of pumps for prom!
How To Distinguish A Dress Shoe From A Prom Shoe
It’s not the style itself that makes it a prom shoe; it’s the details, embellishments and the material of the shoe itself. If you are not a fan of spiky heels, don’t fret. Prom shoes have come a long way. You can opt for kitten heels, ankle straps, ballet shoes, and even flats.
Here are a few ways to distinguish a prom style shoe from your standard dress shoe:
Most dress shoes are designed of leather. However, shoes for prom are designed of more luxurious fabrics such as silk, satin, suede, and velvet. Think of it this way, you wouldn't wish to wear your Sunday shoes to prom, right?
Shoes are adorned with rhinestones, pearls, crystals, bows & sequins, which are typical designing elements for special occasions such as proms, weddings, and other formal events. This, of course, is different from popular teenage embellishments for shoes such as studs and zippers.
One of the best ways to check out prom shoes is to look online. See what all the teen celebs wear. And don’t panic, you don’t have to spend hundreds on designer shoes. You can easily find similar shoes at a reasonable price and still be the belle of the ball!
How To Choose The Right Color Of Shoes For Your Prom Gown
Surely, the color of your shoes for prom should either match or complement your dress! Here are basic rules to determine which color will work for different colors of prom dresses. But, of course, it all depends on the overall “theme” of your look and the statement that you wish to make.
Black Prom Heels
Of course, black goes with everything, but for prom, it is better to steer away from black shoes unless they specifically compliment your outfit. And black shoes with silver and gold accents will complement certain dress styles and colors.
Silver shoes are so classy and really compliment white and pastel gowns. However, they also work well for darker dresses.
Gold Colored Prom Heels
Gold shoes work best for darker dresses as well as dresses in earthy tones.
Red Prom Shoes
Of course, red shoes will go perfectly with a seductive red gown. However, make sure that both the dress and shoe color are matched as closely as possible. You don’t want a maroon shoe with a candy apple red dress or vice versa.
This goes for any shoe that has the same color as the dress. It should be as close to the dress color as possible. However, there are exceptions. A dark purple shoe could complement a lilac dress. It all depends on your preference. However, always bring a picture or a swatch of your prom gown while shopping for shoes to match the color or to see how well they compliment your dress. For example, gold shoes will go nicely with an emerald green dress but not a pale pink dress.
White Colored Shoes
White shoes is a classy choice and you can’t go wrong with it. Really, shoes in white will work great for practically any dress design and color. Plus, white shoes can make you feel like a princess.
The size of the heel is all up to you. Remember, you are going to be wearing these shoes for a good part of the night. Even if you sport high heels quite often, your feet may be tired or sore halfway through the night. As well, you want to be able to shake it up on the dance floor, not to mention, walk. When you are trying on shoes, make sure to walk around in each pair for a few minutes to see if they are comfortable. Simply slipping on a shoe and standing in front of a mirror will not be an indicator of how comfortable the shoes will be on prom night. And you might want to break them in a bit before the big night. Also, remember that you can always get insoles for comfort!
So now when you’ve got a basic idea as to how to choose the right shoes for prom, it’s up to you. Start shopping and make your prom the most magical night of your life!
FAQ: Prom Shoes
How to prepare your heels for prom?
- Test your shoes, wear them around the house to see what to be alert about. Wear thick socks to stretch the shoes. Or take a sock, ball it up as tight as possible and shove it right into the tightest part of your shoe, leave it like this a couple weeks before prom to stretch the shoes.
- If you see potential blisters areas, put band-aids on them before prom. Use foot pads to evenly divide pressure on your heel and toes.
- Wear your shoes and your dress together around the house to see if the dress is catching on your dress. Pin it up if this happens.
- Take a pair of roll-up flats, if your heels get a little uncomfortable at the end of the evening.
How to walk in heels?
- Choose a stable heel with a little platform for a start.
- Walk from heel to toe, this is a natural way of walking. Except for walking up and down the stairs or walking on grass or other soft surfaces, where you want to step with the ball of your feet first.
- Don’t bend your knees, make small steps and keep your back straight.