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You don’t have to be celebrity to wear a glittering gold gown. In fact, gold is a festive and sparkling color appropriate for both holiday parties and evening weddings. To make your gold cocktail dress shine, pair it with complementary hues that add a warm glow to your elegant evening ensemble.
Charcoal Gray Shoes
Unmistakably luscious and rich, charcoal gray is a versatile hue that's the perfect brown shoe alternative. For an evening event, choose a pair of gray sandals to wear with your floor-length gold gown. Pair these understated heels with a gold and metallic gray necklace and a crystal-encrusted minaudiere for and added touch of glam and bling. Amplify this opulent gold and charcoal color palette with a berry lipstick and boysenberry-colored nail polish.
A black shoe is the go-to color for white, black and red evening dresses. When you're wearing gold sequins for the evening, a black high-heeled satin shoe is the perfect complement to your glittery garment. To kick your evening ensemble up a notch, pair your black and gold combo with a small black and gold satin clutch and a bold red lipstick.
Think of a pair of cream shoes as a black heel substitute. This soft and feminine winter white shoe color complements the metallic nature of a pale gold silk frock without overpowering the golden gown. In fact, a pair of strappy cream high heels adds personality to your gold evening dress without being too loud or garish. If cream is not your favorite hue, slip into a nude-colored shoe for a similar sophisticated and elegant effect.
Olive Green Shoes
Olive green pairs well with colors that have deep undertones such as chocolate brown or gold. To keep your gold dress looking sweet instead of somber, wear a pair of satin olive pumps with a gold metallic heel. A shoe featuring a gold and green combination looks richer than a plain olive shoe or a gold pump. Finish the look with gold jewelry, a swipe of nude lipstick and two coats of black mascara on your lashes.