Post # 1
I’m having a casual wedding outside. In fact, it’s my second wedding and I didn’t really want to wear white. I found this Vera Wang bridesmaid dress on the rack for $75 and thought it’d be perfect. It’s the Vera Wang Olivia bridesmaid dress from last year – antique gold color. Our colors are yellow and gray and we have a bit of a vintage theme. It’s a little vintage-y and is light yellow. Perfect…or so I thought. I’ve had it for a few months and have looked everywhere for shoes. I can’t find anything that matches. I’d also really like something comfortable. I was thinking a brighter yellow to make the dress look more yellow and not a blah shade or green shoes. I’m planning on wear some silver diamond earrings, so don’t want bright gold shoes. My other problem is I wear a 5 1/2 and a lot of shoe brands start at a 6. The wedding is 8 weeks away and I really need to get the dress altered. Can’t do that until I have shoes. Help!
There’s a great picture on the following blog. http://iloveyoumuch.com/wordpress/2010/02/im-the-decider/
Any ideas would be appreciated it!!
Post # 3
It may be just my computer but the antique gold does not at all read yellow to me.
I would have a hard time recommending yellow or gray to wear with that dress.
Have you thought about bronze? It’s ok to mix metals these days. You could still wear the earrings you have chosen.
Cole Haan Tiana Air
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Post # 5
I think a nude sandal would look nice. I think a brightly colored or different colored shoe would take away from the dress. With a nude shoe I think your dress would stand out.
Post # 6
@2ndtime: I agree! Champagne or nude would look very nice.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone. I tried on some champagne/nude shoes already. Some looked better than others. Just have to be careful with the shade. I went ahead a ordered a few pairs online, so I’ll know in a few days how they look.
I guess I was wanting to wear yellow shoes to make the dress look more yellow. (It does look more yellow in real life, by the way. Still a light yellow though.) Understand that it may not look right. If anyone else has suggestions, please let me know! Appreciate it!
Post # 8
I realized that I overlooked the fact that your wedding is outside.Something like this Elie Tahari in antique gold might work.
It’s close to the color of your dress so won’t interfere with your choice of jewelry.
Or this Kenzie wedge from DSW
Otherwise, I would look at a pewter color shoe. I think it would work with your dress and is a variation of the gray of your color scheme.
Post # 9
After looking at the picture, I’d say a nude shoe would probably work best. But, if the dress is truly a light yellow and NOT the color in the picture, I’d think since your colors are yellow and gray and you are wearing silver jewelry, silver shoes might look really nice. They’d match your jewelry and the contrast against the dress might make it look more yellow by comparison.
Post # 10
I didn’t read any of the replies… but when I can’t find shoes that match, I just go with a delberate non-matching color. Red. Green. Purple. Something awesome.
Post # 11
Go for a splash of colour to contrast! Red, blues, even white will go!