9 Best Shoe Colors To Wear With A Purple Dress

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Are you having a hard time finding what color of shoes to wear with your purple dress? If so, this styling guide will help you choose the best option!

It can be hard to find the perfect shoe color that matches your dress, especially if you’re looking to style a dress in a bit of an unusual color such as purple or lavender. Both lilac and lavender have been trending colors in recent years, and we don’t see it stopping.

So, if you’re looking to stay on trend, it’s time to invest in the right pair of shoes. Purple has always been associated with regality, and with the right shade and style, it can look truly amazing when it comes to clothing. Below we’ll go over the best color shoes to wear with light and dark purple dresses, no matter the occasion.

You probably already have many of these colors in your wardrobe, but in case you don’t, we picked a few examples that are available online. Without further ado, let’s jump into the shoes!

What Color Shoes To Wear With Purple Dresses

1. Nude Shoes

What color shoes to wear with bright purple dress: nude
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Nude or beige shoes are well known for their versatility and ability to pair well with almost any color. You probably already have a pair of skin-tone shoes in your wardrobe, so there’s no need to go and purchase another pair, either.

In addition to being a versatile, budget-friendly option, nude, blush or tan heels also give the illusion of long legs. This is why it’s such a great wardrobe staple!

Alternatively, if you’re simply looking to pair a casual dress with a pair of brown or neutral sandals, loafers and other shoes work equally well for everyday looks.

Nude Shoes We Love
Beige crystal sandals

Crystal-Embellished Satin Sandals

At MyTheresa

Beige Jimmy Choo Dellena 100 raffia wedge sandals
Jimmy Choo

Dellena 100 Raffia Wedge Sandals

At MyTheresa

Beige slingback pumps
Roger Vivier

Virgule Leather Slingback Pumps

At MyTheresa

2. Silver Shoes

What color shoes to wear with lavender dress: silver
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Metallic shades are great to pair with outfits in general since they provide a little bit of extra shine and glamour for an elegant look. Silver high heels are a popular choice, especially when paired with bridesmaid dresses, but they can also be worn on other kinds of formal occasions.

This year, an impressive number of rhinestone heels have been released, thanks to the popularity of Mach & Mach shoes. If you have a higher budget, we definitely recommend checking out their selection, as well as Jimmy Choo’s beautiful collection of silver shoes.

Silver Shoes We Love
Silver mules with crystals
Magda Butrym

Crystal-embellished metallic leather mules

At Nordstrom

Mach & Mach

Double Bow Embellished PVC Pumps

At MyTheresa

Silver wrap up heels
Rene Caovilla

Cleo Embellished Leather Sandals

At MyTheresa

3. Matching Purple Shoes

Purple ombre dress with purple heels
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Monochrome outfits have been very trendy in recent years, and lavender on lavender may just be the best color to execute this trend. Purple shoes are very pleasant to look at, and soft purple shoes also give off a vibrant, youthful vibe to your overall look!

If you’re unsure about going full monochrome, you can opt for slightly different purple hues that are still quite close to one another in color.

Purple Shoes We Love
Lavender lace up heels with butterfly details
Rene Caovilla

Margot Embellished Satin Sandals

At MyTheresa

Deep purple Louboutin heels
Christian Louboutin

Hot Chick Patent Leather Pumps

At MyTheresa

Light purple YSl Lila 110 embellished satin sandals
Saint Laurent

Lila 110 Embellished Satin Sandals

At MyTheresa

4. Off-White & Cream Shoes

Purple maxi dress with cream flats
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Bright white shoes are best paired with light purple dresses such as lavender or lilac. This combo looks seriously amazing in the summer and adds a bit of youthful y2k vibe into any outfit.

However, despite being a neutral hue, crisp white shoes don’t tend to go well with dark colors since they will stand out too much. For example, if you wear a dark purple dress and you have white heels on, it might too contrasting to look at since the dark hues in your outfit will only bring attention to your feet. In this instance, it’s best to opt for off-white and cream shoes instead.

White Shoes We Love
Cream lace-up heels
Magda Butrym

Crystal-Embellished Satin Pumps

At MyTheresa

Tory Burch white Kira Leather Dual-Band Sport Sandals
Tory Burch

Kira Leather Dual-Band Sport Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

Cream lace-up heels
The Row

Graphic Strap leather sandals

At MyTheresa

5. Bright Green Shoes

Purple dress with green heeled sandals
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Most green hues go well with all shades of purple, but we’re particularly fond of the color match between lavender and bright green. Wearing bright green shoes will add a contrasting pop of color, that at the same time is very balanced and pleasing to the eyes.

In addition to this, bright green happens to be one of the trend colors of the moment, so you’ll be able to wear your shoes with lots of other outfits too.

To accessorize, either wear a matching green bag, such as the best-selling Mini Jodie in Parakeet Green from Bottega Veneta, or opt for a neutral bag instead.

Green Shoes We Love
Bright green wrap up heels
Alias Mae

Miffy Heel

At Revolve

Mint green sandals
Jimmy Choo

Indiya Embellished Leather Sandals

At MyTheresa

Gucci crystal sandals

Crystal-embellished satin sandals

At MyTheresa

6. Black Shoes

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When in doubt, always go for a classic pair of black heels. Chances are, you already have a pair of them in your closet, so you’re good to go without having to spend money!

Black shoes are a great choice for a variety of occasions, ranging from casual outings to formal occasions like a wedding, black is a staple color that will go well with almost anything in your wardrobe.

With this said, in our opinion, it’s best to pair black shoes with dark or royal purple dresses. If you have a lavender dress, opt for lighter neutral colors such as white or beige instead. This way, you’re not creating as much contrast, and the color pairing will be easier on the eyes.

Black Shoes We Love
Black heeled sandals with rhinestones
Jeffrey Campbell

Demonica Ankle Strap Sandal

At Nordstrom

Black YSL espadrille
Saint Laurent

Logo Espadrille 

At Nordstrom

Gucci crystal slide sandal

Galactica Crystal Embellished Sandal

At Nordstrom

7. Hot Pink

What color shoes to wear with bright purple dress: hot pink
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Hot pink and purple are the perfect combination for women who are looking to make an impact. As both purple and pink have red undertones, nearly all hues of both will go together well, no matter if you’re looking to style a lavender dress or a deep purple one.

Hot pink adds a touch of sass and femininity to outfits, and it brings joy to your overall outfit. Match your outfit with a bag in similar shades, go bold with a clear rhinestone bag, or opt for neutrals like black or beige to balance out the look.

hot pink shoes we love
Hot pink mules

Puffy Mule

At Revolve

Hot pink ballet flats
Bibi Lou

Embellished Flats

At Anthropologie

Hot pink tulle heels
Andrea Wazen

Katy Crystal Tulle Slingback Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

8. Gold Shoes

Purple dress with gold shoes
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If you’re not into silver shoes, metallic shoes in golden shades are an equally good match. These shoes are the perfect choice for formal events, such as a wedding, prom, homecoming, or even a gala.

In our opinion, the most beautiful golden shoes are minimalist strappy heels, but you can also explore other options. To accessorize, make sure to wear jewelry in matching tones, and either opt for a gold bag, or a neutral-toned one, such as a beige bag.

Gold Shoes We Love
Gold Jimmy Choo heels
Jimmy Choo

Azia 110 patent leather sandals

At MyTheresa

Champagne gold mules
Malone Souliers

Marla 85 faux leather mules

At MyTheresa

Gold Jimmy Choo platform heels
Jimmy Choo

Elyna 85 leather wedge sandals

At Revolve

9. Blue Shoes

Long purple Retrofete dress with blue heels
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If neither pink nor green shoes fit your personal style, consider opting for blue shoes for a fun, fresh injection of color. This is an especially cute look for a summer event!

As both purple and blue have similar cool hues, they go together very well – this goes for lavender, bright purple and dark purple. If you’re looking for a seamless pairing, opt for a lavender dress instead of a brighter purple, as lavender and light blue are quite similar in color.

Alternatively, for more of a contrasting look, go for a darker, brighter purple such as in the example above. To accessorize, we recommend matching your bag to your shoes, or for going with a neutral bag option.

Blue Shoes We Love
Blue and purple ombre heels
Mach & Mach

Crystal-Embellished Ombré Satin Pumps

At Net-A-Porter

Royal blue heels
Paris Texas

Lidia Mirrored Leather Mules

At MyTheresa

Cobalt blue lace-up heels
Femme LA

Barely There Lace Up 3.0

At Revolve

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