Picking Prom Shoes

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated October 6, 2014)

Prom can be one of the most memorable parts of your high school career, and so you want it to be as perfect as possible. It's so much fun going shopping for the dress, picking out the jewelry, getting your hair done, doing your makeup, and coming down the stairs to meet your date looking absolutely stunning. One of the other aspects of getting ready for Prom is picking out your Prom shoes. As a high school student, it's very important to have everything in your ensemble absolutely ideal. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind as you go about picking out those Prom shoes to make for a perfect night.

Picking out Prom shoes is different from picking out shoes for any other formal or evening wear occasion. Where normally perfectly matching shoes might be a little unnecessary (and dare I say dorky), Prom shoes that match perfectly can really pull your look together, showing that this is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Now that we know that perfectly matching shoes are perfectly acceptable for Prom, we need to figure out exactly how to find that perfectly matching shoe, because normal shoe shopping can be frustrating; just imagine how frustrating it can be to shop for shoes for Prom. If you have a relatively common color for your Prom dress, then finding the perfect shoes is definitely possible; it might entail some frustration, but chances are, you'll be able to find perfectly matching shoes without too much trouble.

Colors that are easy to find in dress shoes include black, white, chocolate, red, and certain shades of pink. For other brighter colors, perfectly matching shoes may be hard to come by. One of your options if you're in this situation is simply to buy a cheaper pair of white shoes and have them dyed. There are businesses that cater to formals and Proms and the like that will do this dye job for you. This will probably cost you a bit more money, but if your Prom look is worth it, then go ahead and spend the money.

Something you should always keep in mind as you shop for your Prom shoes is what you're willing to pay for Prom perfection. Do keep in mind that you don't need perfectly matching shoes for your Prom night to be a memorable one; if cost is an issue for you or you're in a time crunch, picking Prom shoes can be as easy as picking the best pair of dress shoes from your closet or raiding your sister's shoes. It's acceptable to go out and buy special shoes and to make due with what you have.

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