You’ve got a lot of options when it comes to green dresses. Not all shades of green work with the same colors or styles. You can wear a colorful dress as long as you’re wearing the right shoes with it. Don’t try to match your dress exactly and instead play up your features (like wearing gray shoes with a green lace dress because of the gray in your hair). Matching shoes to dresses can be hard since many don’t come in pairs, but you can still find options for any shade of green. Keep that in mind when picking out first or even second shoes for your new green dress.
There are lots of shoes that can match a green dress:
Closed-Toe Pumps: You can set the tone for your outfit with a great pair of closed-toe pumps. High heels make you look taller, no matter what color your dress is. Try basic black to match any shade of green. If you have tan or dark skin, consider brown or nude too. A heel makes everything more formal, but some open-toe styles work well too if you want to show off your toes. Long open-toe shoes also look great, but be careful! Wearing open-toe shoes with a green dress will make you look like a tourist in the tropics.
Sandals: Be careful when wearing sandals with a green dress. Not all dresses have high enough hemlines to work well with sandals. The dress you picked has a slim silhouette and will likely show off your feet and ankles. But if it’s not so high, there are many options that can work well with this shade of green. Cushioned platforms are perfect for showing off your feet while still keeping a sleek look to the dress. Chunky platforms or wedges can also be great if you’re wearing a casual outfit. Toe rings and exposed ankles can look good with sandals, but make sure you keep the dress simple for a sophisticated look.
Open-Toe Sandals: No one wants to feel like a tourist, so stick to shoes that are more classic and stylish. Open-toe sandals are a great way to wear something casual but still sophisticated, that’s why they go perfectly with a casual green dress. You can pick heels or flat options for comfort and style. The shape of the shoe will work well with the shape of your legs and dress, so choose what looks good with your dress first. If you have short legs but a wide top, narrow strappy sandals will flatter you while still being fashionable. If you don’t, go with something more open so that the dress doesn’t show off too much.
Boots: Boots are a great way to rock a girly look. Forgo the knee-highs and instead try short boots for a cute but still mature look. Booties are also great, specifically ones that match the texture of your green dress. They’re cute and easy to wear, though you might want something with more heels to match it with the rest of your outfit. Just be careful that they don’t look too dated or childish when worn with a green dress.
Do match your skin tone to the color of your shoes. If you have fair skin, go for light-colored shoes and the same is true for dark skin tones when dark colors are involved in your outfit. Keep other shades in mind, like red and white for fair-skinned people, but never try black if one or more of your features is dark unless you want to look like Dracula in sunlight (which can be cool during Halloween but will make you look silly anytime else).
Do match shoe textures with fabric textures. Leather is a great way to go formal while keeping things simple and showing off stylish skin tone and a killer outfit. Think two-toned shoes when wearing fabrics that don’t have much texture, too—like leather and silks or prints and solids. Don’t go overboard when it comes to this; too many textures on your shoes will look tacky. If you want to wear bright colors on your feet, stick with fabrics that already have a lot going on like prints or lots of textures in the pattern or material.