When it comes to finding the right color of shoes and type of shoes for a dress, it’s always a difficult choice. But glitter dresses take the cake! Here you are stuck with an overly sparkly outfit that is going to be tedious to tame with a pair of shoes. Yet you must try.
I think of this like trying to lasso a wild tiger–the process of finding the right sensible shoes to wear with a glitter dress. Typically, these dresses go to places like parties and dance halls where shimmer counts. So that has to be considered, too, when deciding what type of shoes go with a glitter dress.
Silver Glitter Dresses and Red Glitter High Heels
For Dorothy and all of those with Wizard of Oz dreams, we give the red shoes to the silver glitter dress fans. This is not the typical dress that Dorothy would wear as a child, but now that she is all grown up and a grandmother, I say put her in a glittery gown!
Here is a pair of stunningly tall red glitter high heels with a Mary Jane style and adorable red bow on the outside. You get the sparkle and bling of the heels plus the dress. It’s all exactly what you would expect to see from someone who wants to shine and put on a show!
Glitter Minidresses Worn With Red Over the Knee Boots
I also like the idea of these Azalea Wang Euro Platform over the knee boots. They are very much like Dr. Martens but with a sexier vibe thanks to the overall red tone save for the black rubber soles. The boots cover the knee area completely, so these are best for a minidress made of silver glitter.
The overall effect kills it on the dance floor, but would also work well most anytime thanks to near total coverage. You also get the great benefit of having a decent pair of shoes that will serve you through all types of weather.
No worries about getting wet or dirty feet in these boots! Plus, even though a glitter minidress means you don’t have much clothing on, the boots cover the greatest majority of half of your body. This is going to keep you warm and cozy, especially if you feel self-conscious about your ankles or knees.
I know sometimes I have body-conscious issues with showing my knees with boots. This over the knee style covers that area quite well!
Rainbow Sequin Dresses and Clear Gelly Flats
These Jeffrey Campbell Gelly Flats are the ideal pair of shoes to go with a rainbow sequin dress. The shoes are clear and that’s the best part! They are ideal for a rainbow sparkly frock that is overly shiny and more than colorful. Yet perfect for a birthday or evening date night, which is also where I’d sport these clear jelly flats.
They look like the same shoes I wore as a child growing up in the Eighties, and I imagine they are as comfortable now as they were then! Also, if you are wearing a true rainbow sequin dress, the material will have rows of sequins in a rainbow pattern. This is very much like Starlight from that wonderful Rainbow Brite, also from the Eighties!
Pump up the excitement by getting light-up clear jelly shoes. Sure, you will look like your niece who is in preschool, but she will just love you more than everyone else for the entire summer and what’s wrong with that?
Green Glitter Party Dresses and Black Heels
While it can be tempting to go with a pair of red shoes when wearing green–especially in the holiday season–don’t do this to yourself. A green glitter dress will easily send you in the wrong direction with shoe selection. If you use red and green, that’s too cliche for the season or out of season if it’s April.
If you wear blue and green, you look as if you are going to an Earth Day event. For a green gown, I suggest wearing black strappy sandals or heels. Here is a good example of a green glitter gown with black shoes.
The shoes are perfect for dancing and having a literal ball. The black two-strap-heeled style is also elegant! Black heels are less likely to show wear and tear, too, which gives them more coverage for wearability.
Pink Glitter Dresses and Silver Glitter Block Heels
When you go out wearing a pink glitter dress, such as to a prom or a homecoming dance, I suggest wearing silver strappy sandals. These chunky heeled low block ankle strap and open toe silver glitter heels by Dream Pairs are similar to the black heels previously reviewed. The main difference is these are made of silver material and covered in silver glitter.
Here is a slightly different style shoe by Naturalizer, but also the same silver glitter material that I am talking about for the pink glitter dress outfit. Pink and silver are both bright and fun colors that pair well together. They are youthful and springtime friendly, and look great in photos.
Plus, this color combo of pink and silver has the added benefit of making you look like a bouquet of pink flowers with your legs as stems in silver metal pots. It works, especially for an Easter gathering.
Gold Glitter Dresses Go with Strawberry Slides
I know what you are thinking–what are strawberry slides? These are shoes that are slide sandals but feature an all-over pattern of cute little red strawberries. The fruits are lined up in a geometric formation and cover a white background.
The whole look is simply perfect for a picnic or a summer backyard barbeque–anywhere food is involved! Now, pair something like white Larroude Ivy Slide Sandals with a gold glitter dress and you have yourself a deal.
The combination is stunning and totally unexpected. Slinky or not, the shorter the dress the better with these slides. Otherwise, you do run the risk of making the ensemble feel too contrived. The vibe I get is that the shoes are summer and you want a summer-themed gold glitter dress to go with them.
If you wore a long gold glitter dress, the strawberry slides would actually be more of a focus and that’s not what you want here. The goal is to balance the sparkly gold glitter on the dress at the top with a mellower and more light looking base with the shoes. Since these are also white shoes with red accents, you can look at them that way and use a white slide without the strawberry print.