What Color Shoes Goes With a White & Gold Party Dress?

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White and gold are reminiscent of holiday parties and sophistication. These dramatic colors make a statement of their own and, when worn together, create a clean look. A white-and-gold dress is versatile -- it looks elegant on a woman at a ball and fresh at a springtime soiree. The key to wearing this pristine combination is pairing it with shoes that blend with both colors.

1 Go for the Gold and White

Choose a strappy gold sandal with a t-strap if the dress is of the summer variety -- strapless, halter style or spaghetti straps. A party dress in chiffon, satin, silk or polyester should be complemented with dainty embellishments so as not to overpower the lightweight fabric; white flats, kitten heels, pumps or stilettos in a matching white hue can show off a dressy-occasion dress simply and well.

2 Play It Neutral

Nude-colored shoes go with all colors, including gold and white; the trick is to match your skin color to the shoe color to elongate your leg. Delicate details and embellishments, such as a bow, straps or textures, add interest to a nude shoe and provide a minimalist accessory to party attire.

3 Pop in with Color

The right gold-and-white dress can use a hint of shoe color when done tastefully. Add black to this combo by wearing a shoe with a zebra-printed toe, or show a touch of teal on a sandal's white heel. Navy shoes, for example, shift a white-and-gold party dress to a pristinely nautical look.

Based in Los Angeles, Lisa Finn has been writing professionally for 20 years. Her print and online articles appear in magazines and websites such as "Spa Magazine," "L.A. Parent," "Business," the Famous Footwear blog and many others. She also ghostwrites for mompreneurs and business owners who appear regularly on shows such as Ricki Lake, HGTV, Carson Daly and The Today Show.