Ask Belle: Black Shoes for Evening
Aug 10, 2015
My cousin is getting married next month and I need a pair of black shoes to go with a black cocktail dress. I’ve tried on close to 20 pair but they’re either boring or too sexy. Does every shoe need to have cheap glitter or a 6″ heel? I only have $100 dollars to spend. Please help.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when I go to a cocktail or formal occasion and see women wearing their basic black work pumps with cocktail dresses. But with so many gaudy choices on the market, it’s no wonder women default to a comfortable work shoe when in doubt.
To prevent you from suffering a similar fate, let’s find you something elegant and stylish in your price range. My favorite places to hunt for occasion shoes and accessories are 6pm.com, Macy’s, and DSW. Here are some choices that caught my eye.
I love these. I think they bring just the right amount of drama. The curved lines are terrific.
This is a more modern look, but the mesh brings a real lightness to it. I also like these simpler Qupid heels with a mesh cap toe.
Fringe is a pretty hot trend, and this price makes it possible to indulge inexpensively.