Now that the holiday season is upon us, party looks are in full swing – check out the best shoes to wear with a velvet dress or outfit!
Velvet has been a popular fabric for over two thousand years. In the past, velvet was reserved for royalty and the wealthy, but today it’s available to everyone. Velvet can be used to make pants, skirts, dresses, shirts, jackets, and even suits.
If you’re looking to add some luxury to an outfit that already uses velvet as one of its key components (such as a dress or blazer), the right pair of shoes is a great way to take your look up a notch!
Velvet has been everywhere lately, and we’re not mad about it. It’s romantic, it’s luxurious, and —most importantly— it pairs well with a lot of our favorite shoes, especially for an upcoming holiday party.
From suede loafers to metallic heels and everything in between, here are eight shoes that will look perfect with your new velvet dress or outfit for your next cocktail party or formal event.
The Best Shoes To Wear With A Velvet Dress Or Outfit
1. Metallic/Rhinestone Shoes
If you want to add some more sparkle to your velvet outfit, then metallic shoes are a great way to do it. Metallic shoes range from golden shoes to silver shoes and even bronze, so there are plenty of options for you to choose from.
For an elegant look, we recommend a pair of crystal-embellished metallic shoes or strappy sandals, especially if your outfit is plain and neutral. These shoes could easily be a statement piece!
For extra style points, make sure to accessorize with a matching bag, such as the rhinestone Hera bag from Cult Gaia.
2. Suede Shoes
Suede and velvet are a match made from heaven. The combination looks sophisticated and polished, and because suede is typically warm, shoes made of suede can be worn in the winter months as well.
Plus, you can get suede shoes in any color. While black and light brown are popular options, there are suede shoes in multiple statement colors as well, and they’re a good choice if you want to look classy while still being comfortable.
There are lots of suede shoe styles, but for a chic velvet dress look, we recommend a nice pair of thigh-high or over-the-knee boots. If boots aren’t your thing, you can also go for a pair of black suede pumps!
3. Leather Boots
For a hint of rugged chic, leather shoes are a great choice. Leather is a versatile shoe material that can be worn in any season and will last for years. Furthermore, leather shoes are comfortable and durable, so they’re perfect if you plan on standing for long periods of time during an event or other occasion.
The most important thing about leather shoes is that they go with almost anything, especially if you opt for black leather booties! If you have an emerald green velvet dress, we recommend pairing your look with black leather ankle boots and a chic statement clutch!
4. Clear Shoes
A pair of clear shoes is a great way to dress up your outfit and make it stand out. Clear shoes look good with velvet dresses because they can help offset the richness of the fabric, creating a clean and minimalist look.
Clear heels are also easier to match than colored ones, as they quite literally go with everything. You can wear them all year round without feeling like your style is restricted by seasonal trends.
5. Velvet Shoes
If you want to add a bit of excitement to your outfit, then velvet shoes are another interesting way to make your look more fun.
While velvet on velvet makes for an interesting overall look, this can also backfire if you’re not careful. A good pair of heels or boots will make your outfit pop while still keeping it classy and sophisticated. We recommend playing it safe and choosing a pair that’s in the same color family as your dress.
6. Nude Shoes
Nude shoes are often the best choice when it comes to just about anything. They look great with any dress color, so you don’t have to worry about which colors work together and which don’t. When you have a pair of nude stiletto heels or block sandals, you’re pretty much set for anything.
Nude is also very versatile, so if you want to change up your look later in the day, it won’t matter if you’re wearing black jeans and an olive green shirt from earlier in the day because nude shoes will still complement whatever other colors are involved in your ensemble for that day.
7. Knee-High Boots
If you’re looking for a pair of shoes that will really make your outfit stand out in the winter season, we suggest knee-high boots. They either come in leather, suede, or even embellished with rhinestones and other extra flair to make your outfit even more interesting.
Choose black leather boots to go with a mini dress or skirt and top it off with a statement necklace. If you’re feeling bold, knee-high boots with crystals are also great for an eye-catching Christmas party look!
8. Sleek High Heels
If you want to show off your legs, a pair of simple heels are the way to go. These gorgeous and sleek shoes will complete your outfit and make it look elevated, sultry, and mature. You can also wear them with any other type of dress or outfit, as they look great with any style – we recommend wearing them with a chic velvet jumpsuit!
You can wear them to work, or you can wear them on the weekend. They look good whether you’re dressed up or dressed down, and there are a variety of ways to style them too.
These shoes are also great for special occasions because of their classic style—they work well in formal settings where you might want something more elegant than your usual sandals.
Velvet dresses are such a classic look and they can be worn with so many different types of shoes. It’s hard to go wrong with them when you have so many options, but these 8 shoe styles have proven themselves time and time again.
When in doubt, neutral shoes will make the perfect complement to any velvet outfit you choose to wear this season – whether that’s in the form of nude heels or black biker boots.
And there you have it! We hope you found this style guide on what to wear with a velvet dress helpful. If you’re still looking for more fashion tips and inspiration, check the posts down below!