Let’s talk pink dresses. Specifically, let’s discuss the question “What color shoes to wear with a pink dress”?

So you’ve bought a pink dress and now you’re wondering what color shoes to wear with your pink dress. If you don’t want to sit through our little preliminary discussion, click here for our answers to the question what color shoes to wear with a pink dress.

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Pink is an interesting color. It has many associations. Most of us know it to be a color associated with girlhood. In fact, so much is the color pink associated with little girlhood, that there are women who avoid the color for fear of being accused of foolishly trying to hang on to their childhood.

Do you even have the right skin color to be wearing a pink dress?

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The fashion magazines used to discourage girls who did not have a particular shade of skin from wearing pink, claiming the color did not go well with their skin tone. That message permeated enough gullible minds to still have traction today. So there are girls who do not wear pink because they believe pink is only for girls who have a particular color of skin.

 

There are a quite a number of variations of the shade pink. So even if you might believe one particular shade of pink might not suit your complexion, you have a number other shades of pink to try. According to Wikipedia this list of names below are all known shades of pink:

Pink Light
Pink
Hot
Pink
Deep
Pink
Champagne
Pink
Pink
Lace
Piggy
Pink
Pale
Pink
Baby
Pink
Spanish
Pink
Cameo
Pink
Orchid
Pink
Fairy
Tale
pink
Cherry
Blossom
Pink
Light
Hot
Pink
Lavender
Pink
Cotton
Candy
Pink
Carnation
Pink
Baker
Miller
Pink
Tickle
Me
Pink
Amaranth
Pink
Charm
Pink
China
Pink
Mimi
Pink
Tango
Pink
Congo
Pink
Salmon
Pink
Pastel
Pink
New York
Pink
Solid
Pink
Gamma
Corrected
Silver
Pink
Queen
Pink
Pink
Lavender
Mountbatten
Pink
Pink
(Pantone)
Mexican
Pink
Barbie
Pink
Fandango
Pink
Paradise
Pink
Brink
Pink
French
Pink
Bright
Pink
Persian
Pink
Light
Deep
Pink
Ultra
Pink
Shocking
Pink
Super
Pink
Rose
Pompadour
Steel
Pink
Solid
Pink
So whatever your complexion, there will surely be a shade of pink that will suit you.

But this article is not about convincing you to wear the color pink. This article assumes you have already acquired a pink dress and you are now trying to get some answers to the question “What color shoes to wear with a pink dress?

So without further delay here are our answers…

What color shoes to wear with a pink dress?

Wear black shoes with a pink dress…

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As always, when in doubt wear black.

We’ve said it before and we will say it again, you can never go wrong with black. Black shoes will always be safe to wear, even when there might be other colors that will look better. If you’re not sure, go with your black shoes to play it safe. Black shoes will go with your pink dress no matter what shade of pink. Black shoes will go with everything from the most light of pink shades to the most dark of pink shades.

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Here’s another black shoes with pink dress look featuring a stock photo model who is wearing a pink dress with black ballerina flats.

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Pink dress pink shoes

Sasa Zoe from the blog shallwesasa wearing a pink pleated dress with pink pumps
Sasa Zoe from the blog shallwesasa wearing a pink pleated dress with pink pumps – image via Lookbook.nu – Find her on her blog Shall We Sasa

You might be reluctant to wear pink shoes with your pink dress because you think it’s too much pink. But as you can see from the above picture featuring ‘Shall We Sasa‘ blogger Sasa Zoe, you can wear pink shoes with your pink dress. It’s really all about wearing the right shade of pink and the right style of shoes to accent your pink dress. And perhaps even more importantly selecting the right accessories–the right handbag, the right jewelry etc.

Pink dress blue shoes?

Jenn Lake blogger at stylecharade wearing pink dress blue shoes
Jenn Lake, blogger at stylecharade.com, wearing pink dress blue shoes – image via lookbook.nu

Blue isn’t exactly a color that you might immediately think would go with pink. So when trying to decide what color shoes to wear with a pink dress, you probably won’t put blue shoes at the top of your list. But we came across this picture on Loobook.nu featuring Chicago-based blogger Jennifer Lake (stylecharade.com) wearing stylish blue striped heels with a pink dress. Note the pink straps on the shoes. That might be a hint of how to ensure that your blue shoes go with your pink dress.

Pink dress gray shoes

Sydney Australia fashion blogger Scarlett Vargas wearing gray shoes pink dress
Sydney Australia fashion blogger Scarlett Vargas wearing gray shoes pink dress – image via lookbook.nu

As you can see from the above picture featuring Australian fashion blogger Scarlett Vargas (her instagram), you can wear gray shoes with a pink dress, and the combination will look quite lovely. We’re sure any shade of gray will work nicely with any shade of pink.

Can you wear silver shoes with a pink dress?

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If you have any doubt about wearing silver shoes with a pink dress, this stock photo showing a model wearing metallic silver heels with a pink dress should clear up your doubts. Metallic shoes are usually a safe bet to wear with most colors. And silver goes very nicely with pretty much every shade of pink. So yes, you can wear silver shoes with a pink dress.

Pink dress with nude shoes…

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Nude shoes generally seem to work well with all colors. In fact, nude is by now considered in the same light as black. Nude goes with everything. So you can wear nude shoes with a pink dress. Of course, there are various shades that fall under the “nude” umbrella. Nude is a color that is intended to represent skin tone, and there are plenty of variations in skin tone across the human species. So nude refers to any color that is matched to a shade of skin. For some, one particular shade of nude might be too light to match their skin tone and for others too dark. However when it comes to nude shoes, whatever your complexion, you can wear just about any of the existing nude shades because they will all fall on the beige/brown spectrum. So what might be nude to one person will simply be beige to another person or brown to another person. And both beige and brown are often considered to be safe colors to wear with most other colors.

Burgundy shoes with a pink dress?

Why not?
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Shop til you drop! Leggy Jessica Hart is pretty in a pink mini dress as she goes shopping for expensive Jimmy Choo shoes with friends

Burgundy shoes can look good with a pink dress. To get ideas for wearing a pink dress with burgundy shoes, browse google images. You will come across examples of ladies wearing a pink dress burgundy shoes combination. A great example of how good burgundy shoes can look with a pink dress can be found via dailymail.co.uk in a 2016 article titled “Shop til you drop! Leggy Jessica Hart is pretty in a pink mini dress as she goes shopping for expensive Jimmy Choo shoes with friends”. The article includes pictures of the former Victoria’s Secret model out and about in New York City carrying a Jimmy Choo shopping bag and wearing a pink mini dress with burgundy shoes.

White shoes pink dress

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Screen capture from Google Images – picture featuring Rihanna back in 2014 wearing white claw Christian Louboutin shoes with a pink dress – x17online via google images

Yes, you can wear white shoes with a pink dress. The picture above shoes Rihanna out and about back in August 2014 wearing a pair of white Christian Louboutin heels with a hot pink dress.

Other colors that might work if styled effectively

  • Yellow shoes with a pink dress
  • Purple shoes with a pink dress
  • Lavender shoes with a pink dress
  • Red shoes with a pink dress
Colors we’re curious to put to the test
  • Navy shoes with a pink dress
  • Green shoes with a pink dress
  • Orange shoes with a pink dress
  • Neon green shoes with a pink dress?
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