Dear Shoe Lady,
I’ve got a red knee length Karen Millen dress and want to know what color shoes are best to go with it. I have worn it for a wedding and wore silver shoes and silver bag but was wondering if nude shoes would go? Black looked too hard and red seem too much. What do you think?
As much as it pains me to say this, you don’t need me. You understand perfectly what to wear.
But, since you asked……
Nude shoes usually mean a beige tone shoe. Without seeing the dress, I would not go there. That is a color, more a daytime, business wear color.
Although, here is a beige shoe that might work with the right accessories for a daytime occasion:
I would not do black pumps or red pumps.
I WOULD do shades of silver, like pewter.
I WOULD do CLEAR sandals. Here is a way out example of a high heel platform mule.
(Note: Do make sure you are fully insured before wearing these!)
I WOULD do a nearly naked little black patent sandal for less dressy occasions. Here’s a low heel T-strap sandal from Annie:
Dress up: Silver or pewter.
Dress down: black patent sandal or clear.
Rules are made to be broken… when you find the right shoe and accessorize!
The Shoe Lady