Believe it or not, your prom shoes can easily make or break your special look. Finding the perfect prom dress is just the beginning of your ultimate prom quest, not the end. Accessories are where the true style queen will shine; since prom is just another way of describing a formal dance, so prom dress shoes are going to be an important accessory.
In terms of both fashion and comfort, everything may boil down to the shoes you decide to wear with your prom dress. Though some girls may be able to survive in uncomfortable shoes, most of us need a great fit. Nothing ruins your appearance faster than limping around an event. Flats or stiletto heels, you need shoes that you can walk and dance in for a whole night.
Sexy, strapped heels are fantastic as far as looks go, but can be very difficult to move in. If you're going for a sexy shoe, such as strapped, tied or almost bare, make sure it stays on your foot when you walk. These styles tend to slip and slide unless they're a perfect fit.
Only wear open-toe, sling-back or mule shoes if your prom dress doesn't require any pantyhose. Pantyhose look absolutely tacky with any style of shoe that shows the heel or toe seams. If you do need to wear pantyhose, make sure to stick with close-toe shoes and covered heels.
Never let your shoes upstage your prom dress. An elaborate and fancy gown always needs subtle shoes that echo the gown style, not compete with it. Elaborate, fancy shoes may go with demure gowns, but classic shoes go with anything.
You don't always have to match your shoe color to your dress color, though it's a popular choice. However, a black dress with blue beading looks smashing with blue heels. If you do want to match colors exactly, the standard, dyable, prom shoes are always a good choice. This type of heel isn't going to last long, but that's why they're reasonably priced. Dye to match prom shoes are meant to be affordable fun for that one big night.
Buying a prom dress can be tons of fun, but make sure whatever you buy is acceptable for any dress codes or dancing. Try sultry instead of skimpy, and pick the styles that flatter your figure instead of following the trends. If you want to make your own dress, stick to techniques you know so you don't risk ending up with an ugly gown that doesn't even fit.
Elegant updos don't require a trip to the salon, but they do take research and know-how. By considering how the hairstyle will complement your dress and finding a style that suits your hair type, you can save yourself money and still feel like the belle of the ball.