The Best Shoes to Wear With a Sequin Dress
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  • Writer's pictureBrenda

The Best Shoes to Wear With a Sequin Dress

Updated: Feb 13

With the holiday season fast approaching, I know a lot of us are getting our wardrobe on point for all the special occasions and holiday parties we plan on attending. A very common trend during the holidays is sequins. It comes back year after year and is a crowd favorite at formal events.

In this post, I would be focusing on the perfect shoes to style your sequin dresses with. If you are looking for different ways to wear a sequin dress or top, you can check out my blog post on how to wear dresses with sequins.


As I have mentioned several times on this blog, the type of shoes you wear with an outfit can make or break it, especially when you’re dressing for formal occasions. What’s great about styling sequin pieces is that they already do most of the work thank to their flashiness.

Styling the rest of your outfit becomes less daunting at this point. If you’re looking for ideas on the best shoes to wear with your sequin dress this holiday season, then you want to keep reading!

Before we jump right in, I would love to share some great websites to shop for the perfect shoes to wear with sequined dresses. These shoes come highly reviewed and so you are more than likely going to love them should you purchase any.

*Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means that I get a small commission if you decide to make a purchase through the links, at no cost to you.

i) DSW is a great website to checkout whenever you’re looking for new outwear. Their selection of shoes is impressive and their customers tend to leave reviews, which is great for new shoppers. I especially love their selection of black heels they currently have.

This heeled strappy sandal is the perfect heel height for anyone looking to add just a little glam to their outfit. The simple cut is also a classic look that would work with a range of dresses and skirts.

ii) Shein has been coming through with the affordable shoes options. Just make sure you don’t hesitate to place your order when you fall on a pair of heels you like because they tend to sell out quickly. They boast a wide selection of heeled gold shoes such as these snakeskin embossed stilettos. I love the snake detail around the ankle – so unique and eye-catching.

iii) I think it’s common knowledge that Nordstrom is a top destination for all types of clothing and shoes. Holiday footwear is no exception to this rule. Sam Edelman has created a great option for ‘nude’ pumps right here. I love the interesting heel on these nude heels as they’re different from the typical straight heel we see often. The best part? They’re currently on sale!

iv) Lulus has been able to create a name for themselves in the trendy clothes and shoes department. Their selection of holiday dresses is drool-worthy and so is their holiday footwear. These silver pointed holographic heels are sure to draw lots of attention. They combine two heel trends I’m currently obsessing over; clear heels and embellished shoes.

You must check out the other holiday shoe options Lulus is offering as they’re surprisingly affordable and have some excellent reviews.

Now that we’ve covered some websites you should check out to find the right shoes for your sequin dress, let’s talk about the best shoe colors to pair with a sequin dress. These shoe options would work whether you’re headed to a formal event, a birthday party or even a house party. You’ll always be ready for your close up.

1) Gold shoes

A pair of gold high heels is always my go-to when I’m styling a dress during the holidays. It’s so festive and adds some brightness to any look. I find that gold shoes also work with any skin tone and with all types of sequin dresses. It serves as a neutral color in many ways. Consider opting for a pair of gold strappy sandals to go with your gold or black sequin dress. Your accessories could also match your heels so grab that gold clutch before heading out.

Get the look HERE

2) Black shoes

Everyone’s favorite neutral color was bound to make it on this list. I would suggest you avoid wearing black heels with sequined dresses in bright colors just because of the great contrast this creates. Black stiletto heels would look great with a black, brown or dark green sequin dress because these colors are already darker.

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Pairing black shoes with a red dress could work but I feel like during the holidays, we should lighten things up. A classic black pump would be a great choice to pair with a cocktail dress featuring long sleeves. If dressing up on a cold winter night, opt for a pair of black booties to stay warm yet chic.

I also love this look HERE

3) Nude shoes

I like to use the term ‘nude’ loosely because it’s a very subjective color. My shade of nude is much darker than what Nordstrom and other brands offer and yours may likely be as well. Whatever your version of nude is, you can pair it with your sequin outfit to not only flatter your skin tone but also give the illusion of longer legs.

Get the look HERE

You may want to try this at your next New Year’s Eve party and watch how your night goes. A pair of nude heels would work nicely with sequin pieces in solid colors.

4) White shoes

White heels tend to be reserved for fancy occasions for some reason. You can dust off your white heeled sandals now and prepare to pair them with a sequin skirt to create a chic look this holiday season. You could opt for a top with spaghetti straps to go with your skirt and even add a black leather jacket on top (and black tights) if it’s a chilly night.

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If you’re concerned about comfort during the night, you could either choose white shoes with block heels, a platform, or just wear a pair of white sneakers if you’re done with heels for the night.

5) Clear shoes

I have professed my love for clear/ lucite heels several times on this blog and also included them on my list of shoes to wear with a cocktail dress. They are a great option to go with when you’re really unsure of which color of shoes to throw on for all those cocktail parties. They would go with the different colors of dresses you have lined up, saving you some money from buying more shoes.

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You could wear clear mules to a cocktail party and keep the clear pumps for a special event. The right accessories would make your look stand out and so you may want to go for the drop earrings and silver or gold bracelet. You could also make your clear heels have some more rotation in your wardrobe by wearing them for date night.

6) Silver shoes

Silver also helps to provide some neutrality to an outfit with a touch of shine. I find that silver shoes are not as bright as gold ones but they are great to pair with different colors when you want the dress to be the main focus. You could go for a monochrome look by pairing a silver sequin dress with a pair of silver heels for a chic holiday look.

Get the look HERE

Of course, this list is not exhaustive and you could go with a color not featured here but I just find that the colors mentioned on this list are the most versatile and the best shoe colors to work with most of your dresses. The type of shoe you go with ultimately depends on the type of dress you’re wearing. If you’re dressing up during the winter months and are concerned about snow and the cold, opt for a pair of boots, or taller ones.

You can check out my blog post on shoes to wear with an evening dress to get some more shoe inspiration.

I also have an entire post dedicated to gold shoes outfits which you can find HERE.

Until the next post,



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