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What Heels Are Good for a Lace Dress?

by Stacey Kole, studioD

Flirty and feminine lace dresses come in a variety of colors and styles. Traditional soft hues like ivory, cream and blush evoke romance, while black and vibrant shades exude an edgy or sophisticated vibe. Examine the length, silhouette and color of the dress to determine just the right pair of shoes to go with.

Sleek and Simple

When your dress is a bold color or has intricate detailing, choose shoes in subtle styles and colors to keep the focus on your dress. Wear simple pumps or high-heel stiletto sandals in a neutral color, and skip overly detailed shoes or clunky heels. For instance, pair a thigh-grazing, red-and-gold lace dress with sleek nude pumps or strappy brushed-gold heels. Accessorize with a gold cuff bracelet and small crystal earrings for a glam night out.

Strong and Sturdy

Complement an ultra-feminine, vintage lace dress with footwear that has a contrasting tough vibe. Wear a white fitted lace sheath with black tights and high-heel ankle booties for a modern, edgy take. Finish the ensemble with simple silver jewelry. For an easy spring look, slip on an ecru lace A-line frock with brown distressed-leather mid-calf boots. Add chunky turquoise and leather accessories to complete the boho vibe.

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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