The Best Shoes to Wear With a Lace Dress

Lace in itself is a dainty fabric. It is often considered more feminine and tends to be reserved for special occasions. When a woman pulls out a lace dress, it’s usually to wear to a formal event such as a wedding or cocktail party. Lace dresses are some of the most popular dresses wedding guests will wear.

For an elegant look, the perfect lace dress needs to be paired with the right type of shoe. The shoes can make or break the outfit. In today’s blog post, I would be going over the best shoes to pair with a lace dress. I would try to cover as many different colors of lace dresses as possible, given how popular they are.

I would also be sharing different types of shoes you could pair with a lace dress. You don’t have to limit yourself to heels in order to pull off a formal look. It is true that heels would be the most popular choice, but a sleek pair of ballet flats would also go nicely with a lace dress.

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Where to find a good lace dress

i) Lulus

If you are looking for the perfect black lace dress, you have to check out Lulus. They have a wide range of lace dresses to choose from with most of them under $60. THIS black dress would be a great choice for cocktail parties. Pair it with a pair of open-toe heels and an evening clutch for a sexy yet classy look.

ii) Nordstrom

A lace dress in a bright color is a good choice during the warmer months. You could pair it with a pair of shoes in a neutral color or a bold color to create a fun look. Sleeveless lace dresses are a great option to war to a fancy brunch, a bridal shower or a summer wedding. This pink lace dress would look so good with a pair of nude heels.

iii) Pretty Little Thing

PLT is another great destination for trendy lace dresses under $50. A white lace dress is probably the most popular of all lace dresses. That’s because it’s easy to pair it with any shoe color and the color white adds a freshness to any look. Shorter white lace dresses are great to wear during the Spring or Summer. THIS lace bodycon dress would be a good choice if you want to stand out.

iv) Amazon

If you’re a little more conservative with your dressing, then you can opt for a midi lace dress with a long sleeve. THIS V-neck lace dress would be a great option to pair with an open or closed-toe shoe for a special occasion. If you are concerned about any problem areas, opt for lace dresses in dark colors.

Check out my post: How to wear a tight dress for more tips on appearing slimmer in a form-fitting dress.

v) Revolve

If you are looking to make a statement in your lace dress, then you have to checkout the selection on Revolve. Their lace dresses are on the higher price point but for good reason. A number of their dresses are designer brands and the styles would have heads turning. I love the floral detailing on this lace dress. A heeled open-toe sandal would be the best type of shoe to pair with it.

Now that you have a good idea of where to find the right lace dress for you, let’s talk about pairing them with the right shoes. This list is to serve as a guide if you need some shoe inspiration for your lace dresses. Remember, the shoes can make or break your lace dress outfit so you want to pay attention.

1) Stiletto heels

I believe stiletto heels should be reserved for special occasions. A stiletto heel in a bold color is a great choice to pair with a lace dress in a neutral color. For example, a pair of red heels would look great with a white or black lace dress.

Black stilettos work with all colors of lace dresses and are probably the most popular color of heels. A mini lace dress paired with a stiletto pump would make for a great date night outfit.

Get the look HERE

2) Black shoes

Hands-down the most common color of shoes as they’re known to go with every other color. I prefer to pair black heels and shoes with darker colors of lace dresses. This is just because I find black can be a little harsh against bright colors. For a classic look, try pairing a lace dress in a darker solid color with a pair of black heels. For a more casual look, throw on a black leather jacket.

Get the look HERE

3) Clear heels

Pair your lace dress with clear mules, sandals or clear pumps when you’re unsure which color you want to go with. This is a great neutral option to go with if color combinations are not your thing. These are the kind of shoes you wear during the warmer months but just be careful about staying in the heat for too long. Your feet may begin to sweat.

Get the look HERE

4) A pair of pumps

Pumps are a good option to go with if you want to give your lace dress outfit a more formal look. A closed-toe shoe gives off a more professional vibe. Choose pumps in neutral colors to pair with your lace dresses in bold colors. Unless you’re a pro at mixing and matching colors, you might want to not overdo it with the color combos.

Get the look HERE

Similar pumps available HERE

5) Ballet flats

A pair of ballet flats can also be worn with a lace dress to achieve a chic look. This is the perfect choice to go with if you’re dressing up for a casual day or if you can’t wear heels to an event for whatever reason.

If you’re dressing up for a special occasion, I encourage you to still keep your outfit elegant by opting for a pair of sleek flats. Pointed toe flats give off more of a dressy vibe than round-toe flats.

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Similar gold flats HERE

6) Nude heels

I have mentioned several times on this blog that nude is a color that depends on your skin tone. The right shade of nude heels is a good option to go with if your lace dress is in a bold print or a bright color. The nude color would soften up your look and also make your legs appear longer. This is because the shoes would look more like an extension of your legs.

Get the look HERE and similar stiletto heels HERE

7) Boots

Styling your lace dress with a pair of boots is your best option during the colder months. The height of the boot would depend on the length and type of dress you are wearing. Ankle boots are better paired with midi dresses and longer while short lace dresses can be paired with knee-high boots and other tall boots.

Add a pair of black tights or leggings for some extra warmth. For a more casual look, throw on a denim jacket.

Get the look HERE

8) Strappy sandals

Whether you are working with flat sandals or a heeled pair, strappy sandals look great when paired with a lace dress. Just avoid a maxi lace dress as its length would hide the beauty of your shoes. These are the kind of shoes you need to show off.

Save the gladiator sandals for a beach wedding where these would be appropriate wedding shoes. A short lace dress would look great with a pair of strappy sandals in a different color.

Get the look HERE

9) With a pair of white sneakers

Create the ultimate summer casual outfit by styling your lace dress with a pair of white kicks. Sneakers make your whole look less formal so ensure you’re headed somewhere casual if you’re choosing this option. White shoes are also the next best thing to black in terms of neutrality and being able to go with any color of dress. Add a denim jacket to turn up the cool factor.

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I hope this post has inspired you to step out in a lace dress knowing you most likely already own the right shoes to go with it. Pay attention to the length and color of your dress especially before deciding on a pair of shoes. Let me know which was your favorite look.

Check out my post: 10 best colors of shoes to go with a yellow dress if you struggle with pairing shoes with your yellow dresses.

I also have a post titled: 7 shoes to wear with dresses in the winter if you need a little winter outfit inspiration.

If you need some outfit inspiration when wearing a white lace dress, check out my post: 10 Best Shoes to Wear With a White Lace Dress.

Until the next post,