Your little black dress has a big reputation as your best wardrobe friend. It’s consistently there for you when nothing else in your closet will do, and it makes you feel comfortable during friendly festivities or manager meetings. To make a bold statement every time it’s worn, your little black dress needs to cozy up to a few different pairs of substantially stylish shoes. When accessorized correctly, your little black dress will remain a historic hit instead of a one-hit wonder.
Sophisticated and Smart
A little black dress that hits the knee is perfect for bartering in the boardroom. Try pairing this workplace length with a loafer-style pump like Luscious from LifeStride, which features a smart square toe. Another conservative yet stylish choice is a suede kitten heel or a small-wedge style with a patent-leather peep toe, such as the Timber from Nickels. While these heels may be short on height, they are tall on appropriateness.
Sassy and Sultry
For occasions that call for a little more glam, check out a pair of cheetah-print heels, a strappy stiletto or a colorful platform shoe in red rose like the Denny by Nickels. When wearing black leather or a tight-fitted matte jersey dress, don’t be shy about showing off your legs. Choose a nude-colored heel that matches your skin tone or a pointed toe that can do wonders for lengthening your leg line.
Rise Up in Flats
You can easily rise to the occasion wearing the perfect pair of flats. The key to pumping up your flats lies in the details. Make sure the shoes feature a bow or a flouncy flower at the toecap to draw the eye downward. In addition, the right gladiator-style sandal is sure to call attention to your toes. You can also add a surprising burst of color to the outfit with candy-colored or metallic ballet flats as seen on the Mimi by Rocket Dog.
Dressed Up With Embellishments
Studs, cutouts and mesh can elevate your little black dress to movie star status. The key is to balance the dress’ cut with a shoe that complements the dress’ overall style. A tweed dress with leather ribbing deserves a gladiator heel with rocker-chic studs, while a slim-fitting sheath might call for a feminine bootie with flirty detailing like ruching, shiny sequins or rhinestone accents.