Which Shoes for an Electric Blue Dress?

Actress Vanessa Romero stands out in blue -- with low-key nude shoes -- at a 'Green Lantern' premiere.

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When you put on something bright, you want to let it be the star of the show. That means your accessories should complement, but not overpower or clash. Cobalt blue can be an in-your-face hue. So with a cobalt dress, your shoes should blend into the background. Check out the best shoe colors that act as the ultimate wing-man to your cobalt blue dress.

Nude

Ladies, the best color shoe with a cobalt blue dress is arguably one of the nude variety. Nude shoes are one of fashion's hottest accessories right now, and they also do wonders for the bright blue of your dress. Nude shoes lengthen your legs and make them appear thinner, and having the appearance of long, lean gams like a supermodel is always a plus. These shoes don't take away from or clash with your blue dress; instead, they provide a fashion forward accent.

Black

You might hesitate to wear black shoes with such a bright frock because they could appear heavy and severe. However, black and blue are totally complementary colors. The style of shoe you choose will set the pace for your outfit. Avoid pumps with chunky heels or a lot of detail or embellishments. It distracts from the vibrant color of the dress, and as a result looks overly styled. Still, if there is one color shoe that fashionistas and casual fashion spectators alike seem to collect in abundance, it's black. So dig deep into your shoe arsenal for delicate black strappy sandals, or shoes with straps that wrap around your gorgeous ankles, for a look that's chic and polished with your cobalt dress.

Gold

Every girl loves a little sparkle and shimmer, and there's no better way to incorporate that into your wardrobe than wearing a fierce pair of gold shoes. Your cobalt blue dress demands all the attention, and it needs a shoe that enhances it in a subtle way. Gold shoes have enough sparkle to make them stand out, but they also don't clash or compete with the intense color of your dress. All that glitters is definitely gold, and with your cobalt and gold combo, you're sure to turn heads. Quick tip: Choose shoes in a pale gold, rather than yellow gold, so they won't clash.

Silver

While possessing the sparkle and shimmer that gold shoes do, silver ones do it in a more subdued manner. It's no secret that blue and silver look stunning together. Make sure there are no other details or embellishments, because the shimmery tone is more than enough of an accent. By strapping on your silver shoes, you can be your own personal disco ball -- and command all the attention in the room.

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