10 Best Shoe Colors To Wear With A Burgundy Dress

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Burgundy is a gorgeous color, but do you know how to style it? This guide will show you what color shoes are the best to wear with a burgundy dress.

While burgundy is a color many often associate with fall and winter, it doesn’t mean that you have to – this rich color is the perfect alternative to black and other dark hues when you feel like switching up your style, no matter the season.

Long burgundy dress with thigh high slit and black shoes
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Burgundy is a shade of deep red that resembles wine, and it’s one of the most popular colors for bridesmaids and wedding guests alike.

However, its versatility and rich hue make it an excellent choice for various other occasions, too. Whether you’re attending a formal gala, a cocktail party, or even a casual gathering, a burgundy dress can help you make a bold fashion statement. Which brings us to this question: How should you style your burgundy dress?

The art of finding the perfect pair of shoes for your burgundy dress lies in striking the perfect balance between complementing and contrasting colors. In this article, we will explore various shoe color options that harmonize with burgundy, enhancing your overall ensemble. Whether you prefer a classic and timeless look or want to experiment with vibrant and contemporary pairings, we have you covered.

What Color Shoes To Wear With A Burgundy Dress

1. Black shoes

Few options rival the timeless and sophisticated appeal of a classic pair of black heels. As burgundy is a darker color itself, black shoes offer an easy, effortless way to style your dress without adding too much drama or contrast.

For evening wear or formal occasions, choose a pair of black high heels, and accessorize with a matching black bag for a classic look. Whether you opt for a pointed toe, a classic round toe, a strappy design, or pumps, high heels lend an air of sophistication to your ensemble.

For casual occasions, you can choose between black flats, ranging from flat sandals to loafers, or instead, a comfortable pair of boots, ranging from knee-high boots to combat boots if you’re styling your dress for colder weather.

Givenchy Black Platform Pumps with Lock Detail

G-Lock Pointed Toe Platform Pumps

At Nordstrom

Gianvito Rossi Black Vitello Glove Ankle-Strap Pumps
Gianvito Rossi

Vitello Glove Ankle-Strap Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

LARROUDÉ Olivia Black Platform Mary Jane

Olivia Platform Mary Janes

At Nordstrom

4. Nude shoes

If you’re looking for something subtle, nude shoes work best. Since nude shoes will match your skin tone, they will also do their job of giving the illusion of longer legs.

This shoe color works for both casual and formal occasions – just switch out a pair of nude heels for a comfortable pair of ankle boots, loafers or flat sandals when you’re looking to dress more casually.

Giuseppe Zanotti

Marinetti Mules

At Revolve

Cult Gaia Bijan Slingback Heels With Coral Detail
Cult Gaia

Bijan Sling-backs

At Cult Gaia

Bottega Veneta Nude Monsieur Calfskin Leather Bit Pumps
Bottega Veneta

Stretch Square Toe Sandals

At Nordstrom

3. Gold Shoes

Burgundy and gold are a gorgeous pairing, whether it’s for interior decoration, for nail designs, and of course, for fashion. They’re the perfect shoe color if you’re looking to add a touch of extra glamour while still keeping your color palette relatively neutral.

As gold shoes are very striking, we recommend reserving them for special occasions such as weddings, and other formal occasions. While you can of course wear a casual pair of gold sandals as well, sometimes they can look a little overbearing in everyday life – for casual affairs, we recommend opting for neutral shoes with gold accents instead.

Giuseppe Zanotti Gold Metallic Dual-Buckle Slide Sandals
Giuseppe Zanotti

Metallic Dual-Buckle Slide Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

Sophia Webster Gold Flo Flamingo Ankle-Strap Sandals
Sophia Webster

Flo Flamingo Ankle-Strap Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

LARROUDÉ Gold Strappy Heels

Annie Stiletto Heels

At Revolve

4. Brown & Tan Shoes

Brown shoes that lean on the same tones as burgundy are a popular choice to wear when the temperatures start to drop. As the two are very similar in color, they create visually appealing outfits, whether you choose a pair of light brown boots or darker brown boots.

ALOHAS Brown Croc Embossed Boots with Wooden Heels

East Boots

At Revolve

Bottega Veneta Brown Monsieur Calfskin Leather Bit Pumps
Bottega Veneta

Monsieur Calfskin Leather Bit Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

LARROUDÉ Brown Dolly Platform Sandals

Dolly Platform Sandals

At Nordstrom

5. Cream Shoes

If you’re looking to add a modern touch to your look, cream and off-white shoes can be a great choice for both winter and summer outfits. When worn with a burgundy dress, cream shoes offer less contrast than purely white shoes, which makes the color combination more visually appealing.

In the winter, choose a pair of chic knee-high boots to wear under a sweater dress, accessorizing the look with either a matching burgundy bag, a neutral brown bag, or a contrasting cream or white bag.

For a casual outfit during warmer months, pair a burgundy tank dress with a pair of white sneakers. You can throw on a casual denim jacket and a chic tan designer bag.

Raye White Knee High Croc Embossed Boots

Yasmin Boots

At Revolve

Golden Goose sneakers with gold star
Golden Goose

Super-Star Low Top Sneaker

At Nordstrom

Valentino Garavani VLOGO White Slingback Pumps
Valentino Garavani

VLOGO Slingback Pumps

At Nordstrom

6. Red Shoes

Burgundy dress with red shoes
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As both red and burgundy belong in the same color family, it should come as no surprise that the two pair well together.

If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your look, a pair of red heels is the perfect shoe choice.

Manolo Blahnik Red Fersen Transparent Ankle Strap Pumps
Manolo Blahnik

Fersen Transparent Pumps

At Nordstrom

Andrea Wazen Red Double Jeu Mary Jane Platform Pumps
Andrea Wazen

Double Jeu Mary Jane Platform Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

Christian Louboutin Red Satin Nicol is Back Slide Mules
Christian Louboutin

Nicol is Back Slide Sandals

At Nordstrom

7. Silver Shoes

Burgundy dress with silver shoes
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Burgundy is a neutral color, meaning that it can be paired with both cool-toned and warm-toned metals. While we love the look of burgundy with opulent gold jewelry, pairing silver shoes with your burgundy dress can lend itself to an equally elegant look.

Silver heels are perfect for events where you must look well put-together, ranging from weddings to other formal and semi-formal events.

Clear heels with silver details

Gatsby Shimmery Halter Slingback Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

Silver sandals
Jeffrey Campbell

Geometric Sandal

At Nordstrom

Silver lace-up strappy sandals
Black Suede Studio

Melanie Ankle-Tie Stiletto Thong High-Heel Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

8. Burgundy Shoes

If you don’t want to go for a contrasted look, you can always opt for a pair of burgundy shoes that are close to the hue of your burgundy dress.

To dress it up, you can pair this with statement gold jewelry and a gold clutch bag for a royal-esque look.

Manolo Blahnik Burgundy Maysli Suede Buckle Halter Pumps
Manolo Blahnik

Maysli Suede Buckle Halter Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

The Attico Burgundy Cheope Pointed Toe Pumps
The Attico

Cheope Pointed Toe Pumps

At Nordstrom

Versace Burgundy La Medusa Platform Point Toe Mary Jane Patent

La Medusa Platform Mary Janes

At Neiman Marcus

9. Pink Shoes

Cult Gaia Burgundy Dress styled with Pink Suede Boots and Pink Clutch
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Burgundy comes from red, as does pink – and so a burgundy dress with pink heels is an extremely well-coordinated look, and shows that you know your stuff when it comes to fashion.

Burgundy has blue undertones, so pairing your dress with a cool-toned baby pink boot or heel will look stunning for a day-time event.

Toral Pink and Blue Cowboy Boots

Western Boots

At Revolve

Rag & Bone Salmon Pink Brea Slouchy Suede Ankle Boots
Rag & Bone

Brea Slouchy Suede Ankle Boots

At Neiman Marcus

Gucci Pink Baby Horsebit Slingback Platform Pumps

Baby Horsebit Platform Pumps

At Nordstrom

10. Mixed Metal Shoes

Burgundy is a color that lends itself to being pair with many colors, and so for your burgundy dress you can really go crazy with your shoe color.

Wearing a mixed metallic shoe isn’t usual and so great if you like to make a statement, or like wearing mixed metal jewelry.

Pair these shoes with a shorter dress so as not to over power the look while also showing off your fabulous shoes.

Daniel x Diamond Glitter Ombré Western Cowboy Boots
Daniel x Diamond

Glitter Ombré Western Boots

At Nordstrom

Stuart Weitzman

Ombre Metallic Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

Black Suede Studio Gold and Silver Talia Heel Sandals
Black Suede Studio

Talia Strappy Sandals

At Revolve

In conclusion, there are multiple great shoe styles and colors that you can pair with your burgundy dress. From casual beige shoes to contrasting white and red options to glamorous metallic shoes, there’s an option for every personal style. Get creative, and don’t be afraid to try something new!

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