3 Looks: The Red Dress Shoe Guide
You've finally discovered the perfect red dress and can't wait to wear it, but now comes the tough part: what shoes do you go for? Although red may be a difficult colour to match, we're here to help!
When it comes to picking what shoes to wear with red dresses, black is an unbeatable pairing, especially for short red dresses. Black is a powerful neutral that can stand up to red without overpowering it. If you appreciate classic combinations, black heels are a wonderful option for creating a timeless look. They are perfect for festive occasions, formal events and even everyday wear. Whether you're going to the office or stepping out for date night, a pair of basic black stilettos will ensure all eyes remain on your striking red dress. For instant glam, opt for strappy sandals detailed with rhinestone embellishments. In colder months, swap out your black heels for chunky boots and achieve simple, yet sexy no-nonsense glam.
When pairing nude shoes with a red dress, we recommend going for barely-there sandals, court shoes, or platform heels, since you want the dress to take centre stage. Not only will wearing nude shoes highlight your red dress, they will also make your legs appear much longer. Nude aids in the creation of long, slender lines, so to best elongate your legs, opt for a hue that complements your skin tone.
Another stunning option for completing this look, is a pair of metallic gold strappy stilettos. They are perfect for formal gowns and red bodycon mini dresses. Effortlessly elevate your look with the ultimate party heel. Just make sure your toes are painted to match the rest of your dress, as they'll be on show all night!
What jewellery goes with a red dress?
When wearing a short, midi or long red dress, opting for yellow gold jewellery is the best option. When combined, red and gold emit warm tones and communicate an organic and charming look. Set your dress off beautifully with a gold bracelet and studded earrings. Alternatively, try out some dangling earrings for added drama.
How to accessorise a red dress?
Complete your ensemble with statement belts, minimal jewellery and hats. If you're going to wear a red dress to the office or to a corporate function, a statement belt can help you maintain professionalism while also looking boss AF. On the contrary, if you’re heading out for a casual city stroll, a cute beige fedora will have you looking your chicest. The wonderful thing about wearing a red dress is that the ensemble itself is a work of art that tells a story. Be careful not to go overboard with accessories. Keep the look simple and let your dress do the talking.