SHOES. Shoes. Shews. Most of us love them. Sometimes they hurt. But for occasions in which high heels are necessary (say, prom, perhaps?), we have some options.

Here’s our shoe guide: let’s make you sparkle like Cinderella! Or her self-sufficient feminist modern day equivalent – that’s cool, too!

The biggest tip we can give to you is test drive your shoes prior to your prom. You want to break them in and make sure they will be comfortable for you to dance all nigh in! The last thing you want is to sit at your table and watch others having a good time. So no matter how cute the shoes are, make sure they are comfortable or fold a pair of ballerina flats inside your purse!

Want to know which shoes look best with which colored dress? We can help you out! You know, hopefully.

For a black dress, gold, silver or black shoes are the safest options. Try to match your shoes with your accessories (so if you are wearing gold accessories, go for the gold!) Or find shoes that have it all, like these:, $89.95.

Or add a little flirty print to your plain black dress.

BCBGeneration, $98.

When wearing a white dress, pastel or bright colored dress, we recommend wearing a shoe that matches your skin tone. “Nude” heels are known to be the best leg extender! So take advantage of them especially when wearing a short cocktail dress.

Chinese Laundry, $59.95. 

If you’re tall and your date isn’t, no worries, that’s just another excuse to be comfortable and wear flats while still looking gorge! Or if you just need to give your feet a little break, these flats fold in your purse!

Tieks, $195. 

Now go out there and step on things, or whatever you do in shoes.

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