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Coral dress - which colour shoes?

(12 Posts)
EveHarrington Tue 14-Jun-11 11:16:26

I bought this dress about 2 months ago and am yet to wear it as I simply cannot think of shoes that will go with it. To give an idea of how the dress might look on me, I'm about 5'3", size 8, black and bald/very closely cropped hair.

Coral shoes - too "matchey matchey"

Black shoes - look too "heavy" with the dress, especially with the gold belt (Wouldn't want to get rid of the belt as it sets off the dress nicely.)

Gold colour shoes - Ideally, I would like thin strappy gold high heeled sandals but can't find any decent ones. Most seem to have thicker/heavier straps than I'd like or are very "gladiator-shoe-boot-ish"

White shoes - no. just no.

I love the shoes the model in the dress is wearing but they aren't by Warehouse and I can't seem to find a similar style anywhere!

I'm meant to be going to a party on Saturday this week, and I would love to wear the dress. So ladies, any tips/suggestions would be much appreciated. Or else, I shall have to resort to my usual boring fail-safe black sad

Trills Tue 14-Jun-11 11:19:01

The belt looks silver from here. I was going to say silver shoes. So I definitely agree with gold smile

What do you think of these?

Trills Tue 14-Jun-11 11:19:47

Or these are a bit more delicate

AmateurCrastinator Tue 14-Jun-11 11:20:16

What about "nude" or sort of light brown but very thin strappy? New Look have looooads.

BulletWithAName Tue 14-Jun-11 11:23:09

I love everything about that dress. It's absolutely gorgeous!

I think gold shoes too. How about these?

JennyPiccolo Tue 14-Jun-11 11:23:47

nude shoes?

i like these

EveHarrington Tue 14-Jun-11 11:25:54

Was thinking exactly the same AmateurCrastinator but most of New Look's thin strappy sandals, both metallic and/or nude, are wedge heels (like the ones Trills has pointed out - thanks for those BTW, Trill!!).

Dune used to do some lovely gold thin strappy stiletto-heeled sandals back in the day, but nada this season! (God, I miss Faith shoes - they would definitely have had something along those lines!)

JennyPiccolo Tue 14-Jun-11 11:26:11

these look quite similar to the ones in yer pic

EveHarrington Tue 14-Jun-11 11:29:52

Thanks Jenny. The Reiss shoes are lovely, but again, the straps are thicker than I'd like.

Bullet, those might be the closest/best I've seen yet. Might pop into Debenhams later today. I'm now wondering whether they might look a bit odd on black/brown skin.

I really didn't think the dress through properly, did I? sad Reminder - DON'T buy dresses if you have no shoes that will go with them!

pickledsiblings Tue 14-Jun-11 11:30:17

Nude patent courts, very versatile.

EveHarrington Tue 14-Jun-11 11:31:51

The brown leather New Look ones are nice, but would definitely be heavy with the dress (though might still look into them as a possibility for a crochet dress that I'm also yet to wear grin Thanks for that, Jenny!)

BulletWithAName Tue 14-Jun-11 11:32:26

Eve I think they will look fantastic on dark skin, they'll really stand out.

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