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What are they really? And is there is specific guideline to make sure that your shoes are ‘dressed up’ enough?
Well, this may differ for men and woman, or at least would traditionally, but in the traditional (and very British) sense, a dress shoe is the type of footwear that would be worn to a black-tie ball or similar formal event.
For men, this would translate as a highly polished black leather or velvet derby or patent plain-toe oxford or even a black velvet slipper (the formal slipper, not home slipper of course!). For women, there isn’t as much of a strict guide, but this would translate into an elegant shoe, high heel or flat, that would commonly depend on the type of venue.
In the increasingly more casual world (and more American sense too), dress shoes are often categorized as shoes worn with smart-casual or formal attire. This would encompass most footwear that is not a sneaker, boot or open shoe for men (like a sandal).
In today’s world, where we are more occupied by self-expression and personal taste, we are much less occupied with labeling, and more inclined to select the items we choose to style and wear based on personal preference. That’s not to say I encourage sneakers at a black-tie ball (for men or women), but rather that a certain level of respect to razzle dazzle at a formal event is something special that we should enjoy.
So, with the aim to give a concise overview on different types of dress shoes, I thought it would be a good idea to mix it up and give ideas for both classic and atypical options.
Here is what I would identify as the Top Dress Shoes for Women:
You can easily find a great deal of dress shoe options in an array of colours, materials and heel heights, the challenge is to find the right one for you. I would recommend investing in a pair that are true to your style and that will remain relevant in your closet for many years (and outfits) to come.
After all, even for women, a beautiful leather brogue in a patent black might look absolutely fabulous with a cocktail dress. At the end of the day, for you to enjoy your event or party, it is important that you are comfortable in your shoes and that your feet are kept happy – how else will you dance the night away without a care in the world?
Signing-off: Rana Cheikha for The Shoe Advisor
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