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If you're a girl who immediately gravitates toward a black evening dress or if you're commonly decked out in head-to-toe brights such as hot pink, you may have a desire for something new. This is where the dark blue evening dress comes in -- a beautiful, rich color that works for everyone. But if choosing a shoe color for this luxe frock begins to make you feel blue, don't fret -- you have more footwear options that you might think!
If your first instinct is to reach for your black dress shoes, but you immediately flinch backward, remembering that black and dark blue can never be friends -- think again. Black and blue may evoke thoughts of bruises, and therefore total disharmony, but this rule no longer exists. So step into a pair of black velvet stiletto-heel peep-toes with your dark blue evening dress. Oh, and if you're still feeling unsure, grab a black clutch to pull it all together.
Sure, when you're wearing a purple sundress to meet up with friends at a coffee house, the last pair of shoes you consider are matching purple pumps. But with evening attire, matching your shoes to your dress is no faux-pas -- go ahead and find a matching pair. If you're having trouble, purchase a pair of dye-able shoes and have them dyed to match your dress. Think satin pumps for your slinky, ankle-grazing gown. Beautiful.
Dark blue is deep and sultry, so if you're feeling a desire to liven your look up with some shine, adding a subtle pop with your footwear is ideal. Let's say you're wearing a silky dress with a midi-length skirt. When you slide your feet into a pair of silver ankle-strap sandals with slim, high-heels, your look goes from calm to dazzling in a matter of seconds. Finish your ensemble with a pair of silver chandelier earrings.
If you're the type of girl who likes to add a subtle surprise to her outfits, a neutral shoe with your deep blue dress is just not going to cut it. Just like a top with full coverage in the front and a revealing back, a pair of bright shoes under a floor-length gown catches onlookers by surprise. Ditch the neutrals and opt instead for a pair of hot pink shoes. Go with strappy, high-heels sandals for just a pop of color without overwhelming.