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What Color Heels Would Go With a Fuchsia-Colored Dress?

by Stacey Kole, studioD

It’s easy to coordinate footwear when you’re wearing basic black or white, but when a bold fuchsia dress is your choice, the heel options aren’t quite as evident. Going head-to-toe fuchsia might be a bit of overkill, but there are still plenty of viable choices to complete your pretty in (bright) pink look.

All That Glitters

A special occasion, like a cocktail party or birthday dinner, might call for a fancier frock. If your fuchsia dress is made from a luxe fabric or has a bit of embellishment, a metallic shoe is an ideal choice. Pair a silk sheath with a brushed gold or silver, strappy, high-heeled sandal, and complete the ensemble with similarly toned jewelry. Silver shoes work well when your dress is adorned with clear crystals, rhinestones or silver beadwork, while gold is an excellent match when the dress lacks embellishments or has gold-plated stones.

Neutral Territory

You can’t go wrong by teaming fuchsia with either a tan pump in the color of your skin or a black statement shoe. A sleek wrap dress is made professional with the addition of basic nude footwear, while a fuchsia body-con dress takes on an edgy vibe when teamed with black cage heels or open-toe booties. Consider both the occasion and the dress style itself when selecting your neutral pairing; for example, nude works during the day, while black communicates evening glam. Complement your neutral footwear with a matching bag, or introduce a clutch in a bright color like yellow or teal. Whatever you choose, rest assured that neutral shoes are a fail-safe approach to sophisticated styling.

About the Author

Stacey Kole worked for five years as managing editor of the style and pop-culture magazine Savvy, where she traveled coast-to-coast covering all things fashion and beauty. In addition to daily writing and editing duties, she interviewed and penned cover stories on such celebrities as Avril Lavigne, Julianne Hough and “Twilight” star Ashley Greene.

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