The 11 Best Shoe Colors To Enhance Timeless Grey Dresses

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Got a grey dress but can’t find the perfect way to style it? If so, this guide will show you the best shoe colors to wear with a grey dress to achieve chic and timeless looks.

When styling neutral-colored outfits like a grey dress, the correct accessories can elevate your look from “meh” to “wow” if you know what you’re doing. The devil’s in the details, as they say.

One key element that can make or break an outfit is your choice of shoe color. While grey is a versatile hue that can be worn with most other colors, some shades work better than others, depending on the occasion that you’re attending as well as your personal style.

Grey Flowy Dress styled with Brown Boots
©Photo by Vlada Karpovich

In this article, we’ll dive into the top 11 shoe colors that beautifully align with different shades of grey. Whether you want to create a polished monochromatic look, introduce a vibrant pop of contrast, or strike a perfect balance, this guide will empower you to make informed fashion choices and exude confidence in your style.

Let’s get into it, shall we?

The 11 Best Shoe Colors To Wear With A Grey Dress

1. Black Shoes


Black shoes look great with a grey dress, or any dress for that matter! They are perfect for formal settings and go well with grey dresses of any shade, whether your dress is charcoal grey or a softer dove grey.

In our opinion, this color combination works especially well for work events and other special occasions that require a more conservative dress code. However, if you want to wear these colors together for more casual occasions, you can do that, too; we just recommend adding interesting details and accessories to your grey outfit, whether that’s in the form of a brightly colored bag, or perhaps a designer belt to cinch your waist.

Alternatively, if you’re dressing for cold weather, opt for a pair of chic black boots and black tights under a grey sweater dress.

BLACK SHOES WE LOVE
Naked Wolfe Black Daria Platform Pumps
Naked Wolfe

Daria Platform Pumps

At Nordstrom

Malone Souliers Black Maisie Lace Kitten-Heel Mules
Malone Souliers

Maisie Lace Kitten-Heel Mules

At Neiman Marcus

Stuart Weitzman Black Stuart Loveknot Bow Satin Pump
Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Loveknot Pumps

At Revolve

2. Blush Shoes


Blush pink shoes offer a delicate and feminine touch when paired with grey dresses, creating a beautifully balanced ensemble. In particular, they look exceptionally good with lighter shades of grey.

Blush shoes lend a subtle and refined touch to the outfit, making them an excellent choice for both formal and casual occasions, ranging from brunch dates to business meetings.

As both colors are easy on the eyes, you can easily add additional pops of colors if you wanted to. For example, how about a pale pink bag that fits in the trendy Barbiecore aesthetic?

BLUSH SHOES WE LOVE
Gucci Blush Jodie Star Spangled Satin Pumps
Gucci

Jodie Star Spangled Satin Pumps

At Nordstrom

Versace Blush Pink La Medusa Satin Slingback Pumps
Versace

La Medusa Satin Slingback Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

Stuart Weitzman Blush Plume Feather Ankle Strap Sandals
Stuart Weitzman

Plume Sandals

At Nordstrom

3. Hot Pink Shoes


If you’re looking for a fun way to add extra pizzazz to your grey dress, it’s hard to think of a better color than hot pink. Fuchsia, magenta and other loud pink shoes are fantastic for adding a vibrant touch to an otherwise understated outfit.

If you dare, pair a bright pair of coral pink boots with a matching bag as featured above, finishing the look with lipstick in a similar shade. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more wearable outfit idea, try a pair of hot pink ballet flats or sandals – both of them look amazing in the summer time.

HOT PINK SHOES WE LOVE
Toral Hot Pink Fiona Cowboy Boots
TORAL

Fiona Boots

At Revolve

Fendi Hot Pink Padded Leather Platform Wedge Slides
Fendi

Padded Leather Platform Slides

At Neiman Marcus

Versace Hot Pink Medusa Platform Pumps
Versace

Medusa Platform Pumps

At Nordstrom

4. White Shoes


You can never go wrong with a pair of white sneakers – they’re a wardrobe staple that go with anything and everything. However, if you’re looking to expand your shoe collection beyond them, consider adding a pair of white strappy heels, flat sandals and even boots to your wardrobe.

While white sneakers bring a casual and sporty vibe to your look, white sandals, on the other hand, lend an air of breezy elegance that’s ideal for warmer weather and more laid-back occasions.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a bit of an edgy vibe, a pair of white combat boots like these from Prada can add a cool twist to an otherwise casual look during the fall and winter months.

WHITE SHOES WE LOVE
Valentino Garavani White Rockstud Untitled Platform Sneakers
Valentino Garavani

Rockstud Untitled Platform Sneakers

At Neiman Marcus

Manolo Blahnik White Hangisi Blue Buckle Pump
Manolo Blahnik

Hangisi Blue Buckle Pumps

At Nordstrom

Gucci MAC80 White and Silver Metallic Leather Low-Top Sneakers
Gucci

Metallic Leather Low-Top Sneakers

At Neiman Marcus

5. Nude & Clear Shoes


Skin tone shoes are always a safe choice, especially if you want all of the attention to be on your dress. Along with black shoes, beige shoes are among the best shoe colors to wear with your grey dress for professional and formal events – you can never go wrong with this combination.

However, if you’re looking for a pair of shoes that adds a modern touch, you may want to opt for transparent, clear heels instead. Multiple designer brands, including Mach & Mach and Amina Muaddi have their versions of these jelly-like shoes, often embellished with crystals and other ornaments. You can’t go wrong with a pair from either brand if you’re looking for a cocktail party outfit!

Nude SHOES WE LOVE
Stuart Weitzman Nude Noche Glitter Mesh Mule Sandals
Stuart Weitzman

Noche Glitter Mesh Mule Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

Amina Muaddi Nude Rosie Glass Pointed Toe Slingback Pumps
Amina Muaddi

Rosie Glass Slingback Pumps

At Nordstrom

Prada Nude Patent Logo Slingback Kitten Pumps
Prada

Patent Logo Slingback Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

6. Silver Shoes


If you’re looking to create a glamorous tonal look, you can’t go wrong with a pair of silver shoes. The metallic shimmer of the shoes beautifully complements the cool tones of grey, resulting in a harmonious and visually appealing combination.

As this look is very much a monochromatic one, feel free to add a touch of color in the form of a purse or earrings – playful shades like pink, green, blue and purple are especially striking and chic.

SILVER & Grey SHOES WE LOVE
Tom Ford Silver Strappy Lock Metallic Stiletto Sandals
TOM FORD

Lock Metallic Stiletto Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

Simon Miller Silver Chunky Slice Mules
Simon Miller

Slice High Heels

At Revolve

Cult Gaia Silver Valence Sandals
Cult Gaia

Valence Sandals

At Cult Gaia

7. Champagne Gold Shoes


We are head over heels with champagne shoes – they are gold’s more toned down, understated cousin.

Champagne shoes are classy, elegant, and sophisticated – all that you need for a formal event. They also pair beautifully with grey dresses, but more so with lighter grey shades.

CHAMPAGNE SHOES WE LOVE
Christian Louboutin Champagne Me Dolly Peep Toe Slide Sandals
Christian Louboutin

Me Dolly Peep Toe Slides

At Nordstrom

Ferragamo Sonya Metallic Champagne Ankle-Strap Platform Sandals
Ferragamo

Sonya Metallic Platform Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

LARROUDÉ Champagne Jackie Wedge Mules
LARROUDÉ

Jackie Mules

At Revolve

8. Grey Shoes

Grey dress with grey shoes
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One of the best colors to wear with a grey dress is obviously grey! There’s nothing more chic or ‘quiet luxury’ than a monochrome neutral outfit. 

Be mindful of the shade of grey of your dress and match your shoes accordingly. Silver accessories work very well here if you need to dress up your outfit for an evening event, otherwise, opt for a chic black handbag!

GREY SHOES WE LOVE
Rene Caovilla Grey Embellished Halter Cocktail Sandals
Rene Caovilla

Embellished Halter Cocktail Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

Saint Laurent Grey Mae Feather Slingback Cocktail Sandals
Saint Laurent

Mae Feather Slingback Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

Tom Ford Gunmetal Grey Padlock Ankle Strap Sandals
TOM FORD

Padlock Ankle Strap Sandals

At Nordstrom

9. Green Shoes


Because a grey dress is an understated neutral cool tone, it lends itself to wearing a pop of color. A cool-toned green boot or heel can work perfectly for a fashion ‘moment.’

For accessories, stick to cool-toned metallics like silver jewelry and [or] match a cool-toned green clutch for a well-rounded outfit.

GREEN SHOES WE LOVE
Stuart Weitzman Green Gemcut Curve Pointed Toe Slingback Pumps
Stuart Weitzman

Gemcut Curve Slingback Pumps

At Nordstrom

Amina Muaddi Green Rosie Crystal Bow Halter Pumps
Amina Muaddi

Rosie Crystal Bow Halter Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

LARROUDÉ Dark Green Portofino Sandals
LARROUDÉ

Portofino Sandals

At Revolve

10. Red Shoes

Red and burgundy shoes are a holiday classic that we love to bring out of the closet year after year when temperatures start dropping.

While you can wear red shoes of any variety with your grey dress, why not opt for a chic pair of red ankle boots like in the image featured above? Style them with a matching red beret for a look straight out of Emily In Paris, or opt for a bright red bag for a more wearable look.

Red Shoes We Love
Red sock boots
Tony Bianco

Kitty Bootie

At Revolve

Red Mac & Mach heels with bow
Mach & Mach

Crystal Double Bow Pointed Toe Pump

At Nordstrom

Red Louboutin lace-up heels
Christian Louboutin

Ribbon Ankle-Wrap Stiletto Sandals

At Bergdorf Goodman

11. Brown Shoes


Grey shades come in a full spectrum from cool-toned [derived from black] to shades that veer towards beige, taupe & brown. If your grey dress belongs to the latter color family, a pair of brown shoes can work perfectly.

If you’re concerned about overpowering the look, go for a ‘barely-there’ or sheer pair of heels with brown accents and pair them with a matching-tone bag to soften the look.

Cool-Toned BROWN SHOES WE LOVE
Fendi Brown Colibri 55mm FF Mesh Slingback Pumps
Fendi

Colibri Mesh Low Heel Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

Multicolor brown heels
Jacquemus

Leather Ankle-Strap Sandals with Metal Signature

At Neiman Marcus

Amina Muaddi Chocolate Brown Rosie Crystal Bow Halter Pumps
Amina Muaddi

Rosie Crystal Bow Halter Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

In conclusion, when it comes to choosing the perfect shoe color to complement a grey dress, there are so many options to suit every style and occasion.

From the timeless sophistication of a pair of black heels to the delicate femininity of blush, the bold contrast of hot pink, green and red, the fresh modernity of white footwear, or the glamorous allure of metallic shoes, each choice brings its unique charm and appeal.

The key is to consider the desired effect, occasion, and personal style when selecting the perfect pair of shoes. We hope that the many outfit ideas that we provided make the choice easier!

We hope you enjoyed our guide about the best shoe colors to wear with a grey dress, and found the perfect shoes for your occasion! For more similar articles, make sure to check out the posts below.

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