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How to Choose Evening Shoes


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How to Choose Evening Shoes
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With such a wide variety of evening shoes to choose from, it can be a little daunting to select the best pair for your outfit. Here is a bit of advice on how to choose the right evening shoes.

Elaborate Evening Shoes / Simple Dress

My first rule when it comes to shopping for evening shoes is a very simple one: only the shoes or the dress should be overly embellished.

If you're wearing a dress that's covered in sequins, fringe, or other eye-grabbing details, then nothing will set it off more than a pair of simply dynamic shoes. But a pair of shimmery, glistening, over the top evening shoes will really add punch to basic evening dress.

Of course, every rule has its exceptions, and I've even been known to break this one myself. But evening shoes that complement your outfit are always going to be an easier choice than shoes that compete with it.

Next: Evening Shoes or Dress Shoes?

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