What Shoes to Wear with a Gold Sparkly Dress

What Shoes to Wear with a Gold Sparkly Dress

Gold means glamour, the reason why it is often the color of wedding dress, ball gowns and other fancy frocks. However, it is not as exclusive as it once was and we can see gold dresses appear for almost any occasion. Such variability means we need to adapt accessories not only to the color of the gold dress, but the style and material. Gold goes great with all skin tones and can go great with various accessories, but it is also something we need to make sure we don't clash with.

While a gold dress can be sophisticated and elegant, it can easily be overshadowed with wrong shoes and accessories. Now that you are going glam with your gold outfit, this oneHOWTO article will tell you what shoes to wear with a gold sparkly dress.

Gold dress with gold shoes

You wouldn’t have expected this suggestion, but believe us, a gold dress can be complemented brilliantly with gold shoes, provided that you have chosen the exact tone of the dress color. If your dress has different shades of gold in it, then choose the shoes that match with the darkest or lightest tone.

If it is a pale gold or rose gold dress, then bronze shoes can be a fun choice as well. Moreover, if you use golden shoes with a golden dress, we advise you to use thin laced shoes, as they will be a bit too much if your shoes are chunky or too sparkly.

Avoid using gold accessories and gold purse too, as it will give you an overload of gold. It can work, but most likely it will look fairly tacky. Instead, use simple accessories that won't shift the focus off your beautiful golden dress. White gold jewelry is a particularly good option to keep it understated.

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Gold dress with red shoes

Trust us, red and gold look fantastic when paired together. You can experiment with different shades of red shoe, including bright red, crimson and burgundy. If you have a yellow gold skirt or dress, then it will look amazing with poppy red shoes. For a paler gold dress, go for dark red shoes to look fab.

If your shoes have a combination of red and one other color, then choose your clutch and accessories in that color. If not, then you may never go wrong with gold, bronze and black accessories with this type of ensemble.

Just a note of caution for red shoes with a gold dress. If you have any green on the dress or with your accessories, then you might end up looking like a Christmas tree. Which is fine if you go to a holiday part and want to look festive!

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Gold dress with black heels

Of course, black color goes well with nearly every color dress and outfit, but especially gold. Black and gold is a color combination which might even be on the dress, meaning either gold or black shies can work perfectly.

Pairing black booties or heels with a gold outfit will bring a stark contrast between bright metallic and dark gold. This can be one time when you can make a style statement with your black shoes. If your dress is completely gold and glittery, then go for matte shoes made of black suede. By doing this, you will avoid the shiny shoes competing with the dazzle of your dress. Complete your look with other accessories in black as well, including earrings, clutch, necklace, etc.

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Gold dress with white shoes

Gold dresses go well with blush or beige shoes, but bright white or off-white colored shoes will also match well. This color combination will be less contrasting than black shoes, and all the attention will go to your sparkly dress.

If you have a gold sequin dress, there may be other colors used in the sequins. If this is the case, then you can match the shoes to it. If your gold dress has some white in it too, such as a white belt, then white shoes will work wonders to match with it. If yours is a 2-tone dress with white and gold in it, then white shoes are a must.

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Gold dress with silver shoes

The combination of gold and silver can look amazing too. A gold dress with silver shoes will work best, especially if you have a 2-tone dress. Silver shoes with a gold dress also look great if you have a frock with crystal embellishments or sequins.

Silver shoes go with a gold dress will look fab if yours is an almost light, gold metallic dress. Keep your accessories and purse metallic as well, especially if you are going to attend a formal party. Accessorizing with black or beige clutch will give you a less flashy, casual look to wear any day.

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Gold dress with nude shoes

Nude shoes are the ones that exactly match the color of your skin. This is the safest bet if you are not sure what shoes to wear with a gold sparkly dress. They will draw attention from your shoes to your dress, as they will make your shoes almost vanish.

Shoes for a casual sparkly gold dress

If you want to go for a casual look, we might not think of wearing a gold dress in the first place. However, you can get high street fashion gold dresses which can be as casual as you like. An especially good look is a relaxed slim gold dress with a black leather jacket. In these cases, black leather boots will complete this rocking look.

Hippy-chic casual gold dresses will work great with tasteful brown sandals or some pumps. Sneakers are a great look with a casual gold dress. While black and gold usually works amazingly, you can be happy with white sneakers to round out the casual look.

Shoes for a sparkly gold wedding dress

If you decide to opt for a gold wedding dress, know that it usually associated with opulent style and some people can see it as a little tacky. However, if you are an extravagant person, it can be just the style for you. Many will use gold in their dress, but might be a little more understated. Some gold sequins or other gold sparkly embellishments might be used to round off the dress with the rest being a little more toned down.

The shoes to go with a sparkly gold wedding dress should match the dress. It is possible to go for a different color, but we don't recommend it unless they look stunning. If the dress is sparkly, a wedding is one of the rarer occasions where equally sparkly shoes will work great.

If you like the idea of a gold dress, but worry it might be a little too much, check out our article on what shoes to wear with a gold dress. This tone provides a similar look, but a little more understated.

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