Looking for a nice dress color to wear for the summer season? Try coral! Plus, to style it the best way possible, check out our guide on the best shoe colors to wear with your coral dress.
Coral is a great color, especially for summer outfits! It is a type of pinkish-orange shade that ranges from light orange to deep red. It is often used in jewelry and clothing because of its beautiful, eye-catching color.
Coral has grown in popularity ever since it became 2019’s Pantone Color Of The Year, and we can see why. Because there are shade variations within coral itself, it looks good on a range of different skin tones, all the way from fair to deep.
Though it might seem tricky to find the cute shoe colors to pair with a coral outfit, trust us – it’s pretty easy! In this article, we will discuss eight different shoe colors that will look great with your coral dress, no matter what style of dress it is. Whether you are looking for something flashy or something simple, we have you covered.
Let’s get started, shall we?
What Color Shoes To Wear With Coral Dress
1. Nude Shoes
If you want to play it safe, always go for nude shoes – you can’t go wrong with these classic shoes! These shoes are a great option if you want your coral dress to be the star of the show. Neutral colors will also help to elongate your legs, which is always a plus!
If you decide to go with skin-tone shoes, we recommend choosing a pair that has a bit of texture or interest to them. A boring nude shoe will just blend in and become invisible, so it’s important to choose something that will complement your coral dress without taking away from it.
For example, shiny patent nude pumps or strappy heels would look excellent with your coral dress.
2. White Shoes
Another neutral shade that we love to wear in the summer is white. Wearing white shoes with a coral dress is a great way to make a statement, no matter how casual your actual outfit is. White shoes will really help your coral dress pop and will turn heads for sure!
If you choose to wear white shoes, we recommend pairing them with a coral dress that is on the lighter side. A dark coral dress can look a bit heavy when paired with white shoes, but it can still totally work – like the dress featured above.
For a casual look, go for flat shoes like white lace-up sneakers and flat sandals, or white strappy heels for formal events. Don’t forget your statement earrings!
3. Gold Shoes
Golden shoes are the perfect way to dress up a coral dress. Gold shoes will add a touch of glamour and elegance, which is always nice. In our opinion, metallic shoes still fall under the “neutral color” category, and therefore they will pair well with any color outfit.
If you choose to wear gold shoes, we recommend sticking with a simple style. Too much detail on your gold shoes can be too much for a coral dress unless you’re going for a statement look for a special event. Balance the look with some gold accessories like a dainty gold necklace or belt.
4. Tan/Brown Shoes
Brown shoes are another great option for anyone who loves neutral shoes. Brown shoes can range from light tan to deep chocolate, so there are many different options to choose from, depending on what vibe you are aiming for.
If you want your coral dress to stand out, we recommend choosing a pair of brown shoes that is on the lighter side. A dark brown shoe is usually more casual, so those are best reserved for your more relaxed outfits.
If you want to go for a pair of dark brown shoes that are fit for more formal events, make sure there are metallic embellishments in them like gold or silver for added visual interest.
5. Black Shoes
Black shoes are always a classic choice, and they can be paired with just about any dress color. Black shoes will help to ground your coral dress and create a chic, sophisticated look.
If you choose to wear black shoes, we recommend going with a sleek style like a pair of black patent leather heels or heels with thin straps. A more embellished black shoe can be too much for a simple coral dress.
6. (Light) Blue Shoes
Looking for a way to add a pop of color to your outfit? Blue shoes are the perfect solution! Wearing these colorful with a coral dress will create a fun and unique look, as well as an interesting contrast.
Coral pairs well with blue since coral has an orange hue. It’s a casual, coastal color combo that is light and easy on the eyes.
If you choose to wear blue shoes, we recommend choosing a pair that is either light blue or turquoise. Turquoise and coral are a classic tropical color combination that even features in coastal weddings!
7. Silver Shoes
Looking to add a touch of sparkle to your outfit? Then silver shoes are the way to go! Wearing silver shoes with a coral dress will create an eye-catching and unique look.
If you choose to wear silver shoes, we recommend going for metallic silver sandals, ankle strap heels, or flats.
If you have a bit of budget, why not check out Mach & Mach’s designs with their beautiful box detail on the end of the shoe? These shoes have been trending all over social media this year, and they’d look so beautiful with the right dress!
8. Animal Print Shoes
Animal print shoes are a fun and trendy way to add personality to your outfit. They can be paired with just about any dress color, but we think they look especially great with coral dresses.
If you choose to wear animal print shoes, we recommend choosing a pair that is on the more subtle side. A loud and over-the-top animal print shoe can be too much for a simple coral dress, but it really depends on your personal style and statement!
You can go for snakeskin pumps, leopard print sandals, and zebra striped heels – they’ll all look great! (Although, we have to say that we love the classic leopard print and snake print the most!)
Peach Vs Coral
Now that we’ve covered the best shoe colors that you can wear with your coral dress, let’s quickly touch on the differences between coral vs peach. Both of these beautiful hues are shades of orange – although coral has a bit more range.
As we mentioned earlier, coral ranges from light orange to salmon pink and even red. So it’s possible that a lighter orange hue still falls under coral even though it’s similar to peach.
Peach is a light orange-ish pink or yellowish-orange inspired by the fruit of the same name, while coral is a more vibrant color that is orange with tones of red, similar to coral reefs.
Commonly Asked Questions
Is coral a summer color?
Coral is typically associated with summertime, but it can really be worn year-round! It is a very vibrant color that you can substitute with red. Coral is a great color for weddings or sunny garden weddings.
What color nail polish goes with a coral dress?
Almost any color goes great with coral, but we especially love light pink, nude, and white nail polish with coral dresses.
What jewelry goes well with a coral dress?
Again, almost any color goes great with coral. But some of our favorite options are gold, silver, and light turquoise.
We hope you found this article about the best color shoes to wear with a coral dress helpful! Be sure to experiment with different colors and styles to find what works best for you. And most importantly, have fun!
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