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If you've fallen under the spell of a beautiful peachy pink dress, the last thing that probably crossed your mind was what to wear with it. “A dress with such a soft, feminine color stands on its own!” you likely proclaimed. While this is true, you still need a pair of shoes, even if your dress grazes the floor. Fortunately, this light hue works with a wide variety of colors, so whether you prefer bold or barely there, there's a lovely shoe out there for everyone.
Just because you're donning a super-feminine frock doesn't mean you have to stick with light colors when it comes to accessorizing. Bringing in a deeper hue adds a tough, punk-inspired kick to an otherwise very girlie ensemble. Let's say you're wearing a peachy pink silk chiffon minidress with self-tie spaghetti straps and a tiered skirt. Step into a pair of super-saturated black platform pumps with a stiletto heel for added depth and attitude.
That desire you have for your dress to be the center of attention – it's very easy to accomplish. Instead of opting for a pair of pigmented shoes, go totally nude instead by searching for a color that most closely matches your natural skintone. Envision a midi-length dress with a deep V neckline and flutter sleeves. Slide your feet into a pair of nude, strappy high-heel sandals. Your legs will look super long as your dress takes center stage.
If you're a girl with a penchant for a vintage vibe, you need a shoe with a soft, antiqued tone. Stray from classic black and bold colors and opt instead for gray – it's soft and subtle. Imagine you're decked out in a peachy pink dress that falls to your knees, complete with cap-sleeves and a Peter Pan collar. Now step into gray T-strap Mary Janes with cone heels for a vintage-inspired kick to your ensemble.
If a neutral shoe is just not your cup of tea, a smoldering pop of color is just the ticket to a vibrant, pulled-together outfit. Think tunic-style, long sleeve shift dress with a round neckline and poet's sleeves. Add warm color to your dressy look with a pair of bright red platform pumps or high-heel sandals. Opt for satin shoes when you can find them for extra light-reflective decadence.