We’re talking yellow dresses and what color shoes to wear with a yellow dress…

You know there are about a million reasons that people say you should never wear a yellow dress, but you saw a yellow dress on sale that you just couldn’t resist buying. And now you’re getting ready to try out your new yellow dress on the streets.  But what color shoes to wear with your yellow dress–that you are not sure about. So you’ve taken to the internet for ideas and your search has landed you here. 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 yellow dress.

Monique Ceccato blog editor and Content Creator from Perth Australia wears red sandals with yellow dress
Monique Ceccato blog editor and Content Creator from Perth Australia wears red sandals with yellow dress – Image via Lookbook.nu – Find her via her website: http://www.littlemissmonbon.com/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/littlemissmonbon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlemissmonbon
Liz Albuquerque fashion blogger form Sao Paulo Brazil wears black shoes with yellow dress
Liz Albuquerque fashion blogger form Sao Paulo Brazil wears black shoes with yellow dress – Image via Lookbook.nu – Find her via http://theredlilshoes.com/ – Instagram: https://instagram.com/theredlilshoes– Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theredlilshoes

Yellow is one of those colors that has a reputation for being risky to wear. It’s a bright color that stands out generally. Some people won’t wear anything yellow because it’s a color that draws attention to the wearer. If you prefer to remain inconspicuous when you go out in public, you might want to avoid wearing anything yellow. Even if all you’re wearing is a yellow scarf, you will fail to remain inconspicuous (unless the shade of yellow you’re wearing falls closer to the brown family)

Then again, hasn’t Beyonce made yellow a must wear color since her 2018 Coachella landing?

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I hear yellow is the new black. Or is it the new white? Beyonce wore yellow at Coachella this year, and so yellow clothes are now making their way into closets that previously had nothing yellow in them. Because, as you know, every one wants to be Beyonce.

Yellow dresses inspiration

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

Ranti Onayemi Ranti In Review Blogspot gold orchid pleated halter dress Banana Republic
Image via Lookbook.nu – Ranti Onayemi Ranti In Review (her blog) gold orchid pleated halter dress Banana Republic – Also find Ranti on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rantiinreview/ – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rantiinreview

You’re probably going to come across one article or another in which it is suggested that yellow is not a good color for women with this or that complexion. Ignore the advise in these articles. Yellow, like all other colors, even including black and white, has a variety of shade grades, and more than likely, there are shades on the spectrum that will look great on you. And really, the idea that colors look good or bad on one skin type or another is not scientific. It’s just the stupid opinion of some idiot who was in a position where his or her stupid opinion reached far and wide enough to get traction, and everyone else began to spread it and it just kept getting spread from one generation to another because that’s how we roll here on earth. We ingest all the BS and pass it on to our children who ingest it and pass it on to theirs and on and on and on.

So whatever your complexion, there will surely be a shade of yellow that will suit you.

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

So without further delay here are our answers…

What color shoes to wear with a yellow dress?

Wear black shoes with a yellow dress…

what color shoes to wear with a yellow dress - Blogger Musician Paula Deiros from Galicia Spain wears yellow dress with black strappy heels
Blogger Musician Paula Deiros from Galicia Spain wears yellow dress with black strappy heels – Find her via http://pauladeiros.com and on Instagram: http://instagram.com/pauladeiros – Image via lookbook.nu

Like we’ve said in every other article about what color shoes to wear with a particular color dress, when in doubt wear black.

Some might disagree, but we insist, you can never go wrong with black. Black will always be a safe color shoes to wear no matter what color dress you’re wearing. So if you’re having a hard time deciding on the best color shoes to wear with your yellow dress and you’re in a rush, just go with a pair of black shoes. Black shoes will go with your yellow dress no matter what shade of yellow.

Ecuadorean Dutch Fashion Blogger Virgit Canaz from the PreppyFashionist wearing black heels with a yellow dress
Ecuadorean Dutch Fashion Blogger Virgit Canaz from the PreppyFashionist wearing black heels with a yellow dress – Image via lookbook.nu Her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preppyfashionist/ / Her website: http://preppyfashionist.com/ / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PreppyFashionist / Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PreppyFashionist/videos

Here’s another black shoes with yellow dress look featuring Ecuadorean/Dutch fashion blogger Virgit Canaz. Whatever style, length, or shade of yellow, black shoes will always be a safe choice when you’re wondering what color shoes to wear with your yellow dress

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Yellow dress yellow shoes

fashion sewing blogger Erica Bunker wears yellow lace dress with yellow high heel sandals
fashion sewing blogger Erica Bunker wears yellow lace dress with yellow high heel sandals – Find more of this dress via this page on her website. Find her via http://www.ericabunker.com | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericabunker/ | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ericabunkerdiystyle | Twitter: https://twitter.com/ericabunker | Image via Google Images

You might be thinking to yourself that it would be too much yellow to wear yellow shoes with a yellow dress. But what better match can there be for a color than the color itself?

Yellow dress blue shoes?

Leticia Oliveira Blogger designer photographer and singer from Cabo Frio Brazil wears blue shoes with a yellow dress
Leticia Oliveira Blogger designer photographer and singer from Cabo Frio Brazil wears blue shoes with a yellow dress. Image via Lookbook.nu – Find her via her blog: http://www.blogdaleoliveira.com/ | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blogdale.modaeestilo/ | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blogdaleoliveira

You probably wouldn’t ever imagine wearing blue shoes with a yellow dress. But, with the right accessories you can make just about any color shoes work with a yellow dress. You can see above how blogger, designer, photographer and singer Leticia Oliveira from Cabo Frio brazil makes blue heels work with her yellow dress by wearing earrings that have some blue in them and sunglasses that have a blue tint. It looks like her nails might be painted blue as well. So if you want to wear orange shoes with your yellow dress, for example, select accessories to match your shoes, including earrings, necklace, bracelets, a belt, your bag, sunglasses. And also choose a makeup look, if wearing make-up that works with both the dress and the shoes. So maybe an eye shadow look that has both yellow and orange, orange nails etc.

Yellow dress gray shoes

Peruvian Fashion Blogger Antonella Carvajal Santacroce wears gray booties with a yellow dress
Peruvian Fashion Blogger Antonella Carvajal Santacroce wears gray booties with a yellow dress – Image via Lookbook.nu – Find Antonella via her blog: http://meflipalamoda.com/ | On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meflipalamoda/ | Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTC1ov03CnOs9LdL58LNtDw | Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meflipalamoda | Twitter: https://twitter.com/meflipa_lamoda

As you can see from the above picture featuring Peruvian fashion blogger Antonella Carvajal Santacroce, you can wear gray shoes with a yellow dress. Gray is similar to black in its versatility and flexibility. It will usually work with pretty much every color.

Yellow dress green shoes?

Maria Lucia Barrueta Fashion Blogger and Youtuber Letters to Lucia Tachira Venezuela yellow dress green shoes
Maria Lucia Barrueta– Fashion Blogger and Youtuber from Tachira Venezuela–Letters to Lucia–wearing a yellow with dress green shoes – Image via her Lookbook page – Find her via her blog: http://www.letterstolucia.com/ | Instagram: https://instagram.com/letterstolucia | Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX3ffU6NqmVLvFc_OwvXD0A

Above you see an example of wearing green shoes with a yellow dress. Blogger and Youtuber Maria Lucia Barrueta wears a yellow dress with green high heel sandals. We’ve written before about wearing green shoes with a yellow dress. You can find our past article here.

Can you wear silver metallic shoes with a yellow dress?

what color shoes to wear with a yellow dress - Kim Kardashian mustard yellow dress with silver strap sandals
Screen capture from Google images showing Kim Kardashian wearing a mustard yellow dress with silver metallic sandals.

You certainly can wear silver metallic shoes with a yellow dress. You can wear silver metallic shoes with just about any color dress. Silver is similar to black in the way it can go nicely with pretty much everything. So you can consider it a relatively safe choice. Above, Kim Kardashian is wearing a pair of silver metallic high heel sandals with a body conscious mustard yellow dress. This look is from back in 2012.

Yellow dress with nude shoes…

Federova Kik Beauty Blogger from Bucharest Romania wears nude pumps with a yellow dress
Federova Kik Beauty Blogger from Bucharest Romania wears nude pumps with a yellow dress – Image via Lookbook.nu – Find Federova via her blog: http://www.federova.ro/ | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/federova.ro/ | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Fed3rova | Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ifederova/videos

You can definitely wear nude shoes with a yellow dress. Nude shoes work well with pretty much all colors. In fact, as we wrote in the post what color shoes to wear with a pink dress:

“Nude is by now considered in the same light as black. Nude goes with everything…. 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.”

Red shoes with a yellow dress?

Why not?
what color shoes to wear with a yellow dress
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If you’re bold when it comes to your fashion choices, then you should have no problem rocking red shoes with a yellow dress. Red and yellow are two of the most standout colors. You ordinarily don’t need one if you’re wearing the other and your intention is to stand out. You’re going to stand out wearing just yellow or wearing just red. But if you really want to make an emphatic statement about how deserving you are to be the center of everyone’s attention, wearing red shoes with a yellow dress will definitely get you noticed by almost everyone. There are always going to be those few people who are always minding their business no matter what. They don’t ever notice anything or anybody because they are either walking around looking down at the ground, or looking determinedly straight ahead into deep space nine. But other than those few people, everybody else will notice you in your yellow dress red shoes outfit. Some people are inevitably going to think you look ridiculous because red and yellow both have a reputation as loud colors that some people hate intensely enough to not care if your dress is nice or your shoes are nice. They’re just going to see a yellow dress and red shoes and think you look atrocious. But if you like the look and you feel confident in your outfit, strut your stuff. You’ve only got one life to live.

White shoes yellow dress

Solange Knowles wearing white shoes with a yellow dress
Solange Knowles wearing white shoes with a yellow dress – Image is a screen capture from Google Image search results


Yes, you can wear white shoes with a yellow dress. The picture above shows Solange Knowles wearing a pair of white shoes with a yellow dress. Solange appears to like the color yellow and has paired other yellow dresses with white shoes.

Other colors that might work if styled effectively

  • Burgundy shoes with a yellow dress
  • Purple shoes with a yellow dress
  • Lavender shoes with a yellow dress
  • Brown shoes with a yellow dress
  • Navy blue shoes with a yellow dress
  • Hot pink shoes with a yellow dress
  • Pink shoes with a yellow dress
  • Neon yellow shoes with a yellow dress
  • Orange shoes with a yellow dress
  • Neon green shoes with a yellow dress
  • Gold metallic shoes with a yellow dress
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