What Colour Shoes with a Black & White Dress?

What Colour Shoes with a Black & White Dress

What shoes should you wear with a black and white dress? What Colour Shoes with a Black & White Dress

It’s a tough one isn’t it?
The black and white dress can leave us scratching our heads when it comes to shoes.
There are so many great options to choose from that it becomes confusing.
Nobody wants to look contrived or frumpy do they?
So what can we do?

I decided to choose a simple striped dress for today’s experiment.
The black and white dress is equal parts of both black and white.
This makes the experiment fair, but the principles are the same for dresses with different proportions. For example; a white dress with a black trim, or a black dress with white polka dots.

{See this striped dress styled HERE with floral flats and splashes of red!}

Choosing shoes can be a fun way to express your personal style, and give your already bold dress more of an impact.

Black or White (or black & white)

Obvious and super easy.
Depending on the style, black can look more formal and appropriate for cooler months.
White can look ‘summery’ and less serious.
Black & White shoes look contemporary and modern.
{I have a space in my wardrobe for a pair!}

Whatever you choose, you can’t really go wrong with a bit of matchy matchy!

What Colour Shoes with a Black & White Dress
What Colour Shoes with a Black & White Dress

Bold colours.

Bold and Bright colours are the most fun to wear.
Well, in my opinion anyway!
Red is an obvious (and classic) choice but any bright colour works beautifully.
The boldness of the shoe gives a modern and edgy feel to the dress.

What Colour Shoes with a Black & White Dress
What Colour Shoes with a Black & White Dress
What Colour Shoes with a Black & White Dress

This blue pair are my absolute favourite with this dress, BUT this post makes me really want a pair of bright yellow shoes!
How fabulous would a bold yellow look with these stripes?

These purple shoes have black and white gems on the front, working perfectly to tie the colour with the design.


Pattern mixing gets a HUGE thumbs up from me!
Leopard print and bold florals look perfect with stripes.
{As do polka dots…. which I don’t have.}

In fact, leopard can almost be classed as a neutral.


Grey is a perfect neutral to wear with black and white.
The colour tones things down slightly, and gives a more formal feel.
Silver also looks amazing with black and white, giving off a summer party vibe.

Nude can sometimes be accused of being a little dull with such a vibrant dress (ditto gold) but it all depends on the look you want, and your personality.

Maybe you want the dress to do all of the talking?
Or, maybe you just love the leg lengthening effect of a nude shoe!
It’s your call after all.

What colour shoes would you wear with this dress?
Please let me know in the comments… I would love to hear your opinion.

I thought I would leave you with the moment my green heels got stuck in between the slabs.
What a ninny!

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