What Color Shoes Go With A Navy Dress?

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When it comes to navy blue, it’s so close to being a neutral color that goes with everything, but it’s not. Navy can take on so many different forms, from dark and moody to elegant and sophisticated to the perfect complement to pops of color to make it chic and stylish.

It’s understated, yet bold at the same time.

And unlike a neutral color like black, navy is a cool color. It can be a bit tricky if you are trying to figure out what color shoes go with a navy dress.

Presumably, you’re here because that’s exactly what you were wondering, in which case you’ve definitely come to the right place. Because not only are we going to show you 11 of our favorite color shoes to pair with a navy dress, we’ll show you where to get them.

Regardless of whether your navy dress is for prom, a bridesmaid dress, casual or cocktail, we have loads of different shoe inspirations for you, too!


What Color Shoes Go With A Navy Dress?

Navy is a cool color.

When pairing cool colors, it’s best to pair them with another cool color. But because navy blue is so dark, combining it with shoes in a warm color on the opposite end of the spectrum (i.e. bright and saturated) can work.

For example, yellow can work great, which is one of the colors we have coming up.

So keep reading to not only find out our other nine favorite color shoes that go with navy, but to get some ideas of different shoe styles to go with your navy dress.


1. Black

Black goes with everything, including navy blue, so you really can’t lose with this color combo. Black is perfect for both formal and casual occasions.

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Here they are:

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LifeStride womens Suki Pump, Black, 8 Wide US
LifeStride womens Suki Pump, Black, 8 Wide US
LifeStride Soft System; Available in Medium and Wide Widths
$49.99
RF ROOM OF FASHION Women's Stacked Heel Slouchy Knee High Boots (Regular Calf) BLACK SU Size.7
RF ROOM OF FASHION Women's Stacked Heel Slouchy Knee High Boots (Regular Calf) BLACK SU Size.7
Pull on wear, no zipper, almond toe, perfect 3 inch block heel for easy comfortable wear.; TPR rubber anti-slip out-sole finished with cushioned insole for comfort. Designed in USA.
$99.00
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Steve Madden Women's Gracey Heeled Sandal, Black Patent, 9
Steve Madden Women's Gracey Heeled Sandal, Black Patent, 9
Steve Madden; Strappy Dress Sandal; Square Open Toe; Stiletto Heel; Rhinestone Embellished Straps
$75.81

If you are wondering what kind of handbag to wear, go black as well, but maybe something with a little bling… not ‘bedazzled’ with fake jewels, just like black sparkly.

This way it won’t get lost in the dark dress. Here are a few handbag options that will work well for formal and casual occasions.

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2. White

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White is the summer season’s black and can be worn with a navy dress to make it both elegant and very stylish.

White shoes make for a stunning stark contrast against a navy dress. If you’re going to go for a white matching handbag, keep it a small clutch size, otherwise it will be too much white.

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3. Light Blue

Perfect for spring and summer, light blue keeps it in the same color family but offers enough of a contrast to make your shoes a crucial part of your overall look.

If your navy dress is leaning more towards indigo with red undertones, skip the light blue and go for our next color instead.

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Here they are:

Greatonu Womens Slingback Dress Pump Faux Suede Pointed Toe 2 Inches Low Kitten Heel Shoes Light Blue Size 10
Greatonu Womens Slingback Dress Pump Faux Suede Pointed Toe 2 Inches Low Kitten Heel Shoes Light Blue Size 10
Measurement : Heel height: 2.5" Platform height: 0.25"; Kitten heels: classic sexy kitten heels is best for dressy
$38.99
Allegra K Women's High Chunky Heel Buckle Ankle Strap Sandals 10 Sky Blue
Allegra K Women's High Chunky Heel Buckle Ankle Strap Sandals 10 Sky Blue
Vamp: Faux Suede(Black 1, Cream White Vamp: PU); Outsole: Rubber; Heel: ABS; Open Toe, Chunky High Heel, Adjustable Buckled Ankle Strap
$41.99

4. Blush

Blush is light blue’s alter ego.

Also perfect for spring and summer, blush shoes are fantastic for all the same reasons. But unlike light blue, blush will go well with both a navy with red undertones that leans more toward a dark purple, as well as cooler shades of navy.

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Here they are:

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Madden Girl Women's Beella Heeled Sandal, Blush, 9
Madden Girl Women's Beella Heeled Sandal, Blush, 9
Madden Girl; Thermoplastic Rubber sole; Round open toe; Adjustable ankle buckle closure; Heel measures approximately 3.75"
$33.00
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Blowfish Womens Helm Leather Open Toe Ankle Strap Wedge, Blush Dyecut, Size 8.5
Blowfish Womens Helm Leather Open Toe Ankle Strap Wedge, Blush Dyecut, Size 8.5
Manmade; Imported; Synthetic sole; Platform measures approximately 1; Exude the confidence of a fierce fashionista in the posh Blowfish Helm wedges.
$39.95
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Bandolino Womens Kayte Sandal Rose 7.5 M
Bandolino Womens Kayte Sandal Rose 7.5 M
Open Toe; Slip on Closure; Imported; Strap type: slingback
$17.07

5. Brown

Blue’s complementary color is orange – we’re talking primary blue. But when it comes to navy, which is a much darker blue, its perfect complement is also darker.

Anything in a brown leather or a leather-esque material will look great with navy blue.

Anything in a brown leather or a leather-esque material will look great with navy blue.

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Lucky Brand womens Joal Pump, Macaroon, 8.5 US
Lucky Brand womens Joal Pump, Macaroon, 8.5 US
100% Leather; Leather and Rubber sole; Block Heel; Heel Height 3.25 inches
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Vionic Women's Perk Sami Strappy Sandals - Ladies Heels with Concealed Orthotic Arch Support Cognac 7 Medium US
Vionic Women's Perk Sami Strappy Sandals - Ladies Heels with Concealed Orthotic Arch Support Cognac 7 Medium US
Leather or Novelty Leather Upper. 3.1" Heel Height.; Vionic supports you, so you can Walk. Move. Live.
$39.99

6. Nude

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Nudes are neutral and will look good with any color, including navy blue. And while most shoe manufacturers will have a “nude” color that is nude for whiter skin, any color that matches your skin tone, regardless of how light or dark, will work.

A ‘nude’ shoe is meant to let your outfit shine without competing. So when looking for a nude shoe, it doesn’t matter what they call the color, look for something that is close to your skin tone.

A ‘nude’ shoe is meant to let your outfit shine without competing.

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DREAM PAIRS Women's NILE Nude Fashion Stilettos Open Toe Pump Heel Sandals Size 7 B(M) US
DREAM PAIRS Women's NILE Nude Fashion Stilettos Open Toe Pump Heel Sandals Size 7 B(M) US
FITTING TIPS: TRUE TO SIZE, NARROW WIDTH CUSTOMERS ORDER HALF SIZE DOWN.; Heel measures approximately 3 inches
$55.99
Allegra K Women's Strappy Straps Lace Up Chunky Heel Dark Brown Heels Sandals 7.5 M US
Allegra K Women's Strappy Straps Lace Up Chunky Heel Dark Brown Heels Sandals 7.5 M US
Vamp: PU; Outsole: Rubber; Heel: ABS; Strappy Straps; Lace Up; Open Toe; Chunky Heel; Padded Insole
$41.99

7. Gold

Navy and gold are a classic, timeless combination. Gold is the perfect way to make your navy dress both formal and dramatic at the same time.

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Steve Madden Women's Viceroy Ankle Boot, Gold, 7
Steve Madden Women's Viceroy Ankle Boot, Gold, 7
Ankle Bootie; Pointed Closed Toe; High Stiletto Heel; Mixed Size Rhinestone and Stud Detailed Upper
$90.23
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DREAM PAIRS Women's Oppointed-Mary Gold Glitter Fashion Dress High Heel Pointed Toe Wedding Pumps Shoes Size 9 M US
DREAM PAIRS Women's Oppointed-Mary Gold Glitter Fashion Dress High Heel Pointed Toe Wedding Pumps Shoes Size 9 M US
Designed in USA; Heel height: 4" (approx); Platform height: 0.5" (Approx); TPR rubber sole
$50.99

8. Silver

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Sliver shoes look amazing with a navy dress. This combo will add a little bling to take your style up a notch for a formal event, an evening out on the town, or to just inject a little unexpected shimmer to a more casual navy dress.

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DREAM PAIRS Women's Silver Rhinestone Ankle Strap Open Toe Stiletto Heel Sandals Cutout Dress Pump Shoes Size 8.5 B(M) US Paven
DREAM PAIRS Women's Silver Rhinestone Ankle Strap Open Toe Stiletto Heel Sandals Cutout Dress Pump Shoes Size 8.5 B(M) US Paven
Laser cutout ankle high stilettos are designated from most classic fashion ideas in US.; The soft upper and back zipper offers firm ankle support for easy on and off.
$51.99
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Amazon Essentials Women's Casual Strappy Sandal, Silver, 10
Amazon Essentials Women's Casual Strappy Sandal, Silver, 10
Leather-like material with soft and smooth touch; 5mm latex foam padding; An Amazon brand
$17.77

Does Gold Or Silver Go Better With Navy?

Both gold and silver can go amazingly well with navy. But if your navy dress has red undertones and is veering more toward a warmer indigo/purple, go for gold.

If your dress is more of a cooler slate blue, go for silver.

If it’s just navy and you can’t really tell, then the best way to find out is to hold some gold and silver jewelry next to it and see which looks better.

If your navy dress has red undertones and is veering more toward a warmer indigo/purple, go for gold.

If it’s just a deep, saturated, middle-of-the-road navy blue, both gold and silver can look equally fantastic.


9. Burgundy

Whereas red shoes would be a little too garish, burgundy shoes go amazingly well with navy. Burgundy, like navy, is a cool, dark color. It also gives an unexpected pop, without being over-the-top.

And because burgundy is also dark and understated, it’s elegant

That said, burgundy can also make a statement if you have enough of it. A pair of thigh-high burgundy boots and a navy mini dress are uber sexy, yet still sophisticated.

Over-the-knee boots are hard to pull off without looking like you’re an escort, which is why we’ve written an article about what dresses to wear thigh-high boots and how to style them, so you look chic and stylish rather than looking like you charge by the hour.

Best get the lowdown on how to style them right!

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Allegra K Women's Strappy Heel Platform Stiletto Burgundy Heels Sandals8.5 M US
Allegra K Women's Strappy Heel Platform Stiletto Burgundy Heels Sandals8.5 M US
Vamp: Faux Suede; Outsole: Rubber; Heel: ABS; Back Zipper, Strappy Heel Sandals, Gladiator Heel, High heel, Platform, Stiletto
$42.99
City Classified Invest Women's Cutout Side Strap Mid Block Chunky Heel Fashion Ankle Bootie Boots… (Vino New, 6.5)
City Classified Invest Women's Cutout Side Strap Mid Block Chunky Heel Fashion Ankle Bootie Boots… (Vino New, 6.5)
Made in USA or Imported; Shaft measures approximately 4 from arch; Platform measures approximately 0.25
$34.99

10. Yellow

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Like we mentioned before, it’s almost always best to pair cool colors with other cool colors. This is one of the exceptions to the rule.

Yellow is on the opposite end of the spectrum, so it complements navy very well while adding a fun pop of, let’s face it, the happiest color on earth.

How can you not love yellow?!

Yellow is great for spring and summer and will take your serious navy dress and inject it with a little fun and frivolity.

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Nine West Footwear Women's DARLB3 Heeled Sandal, Neon Yellow, 8.5
Nine West Footwear Women's DARLB3 Heeled Sandal, Neon Yellow, 8.5
Square Open Toe; Slip on closure; Imported; Simple sleek design
$89.00
DREAM PAIRS Women's Mustard Yellow Suede Cross Strap Open Toe High Stilettos Party Pump Platform Heel Sandals Size 6 US Charlotte
DREAM PAIRS Women's Mustard Yellow Suede Cross Strap Open Toe High Stilettos Party Pump Platform Heel Sandals Size 6 US Charlotte
Latex padded insole for added comfort; Crossed strap design with adjustable buckle closure
$46.99
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Nine West Footwear Women's MIX3 Heeled Sandal, Yellow, 11
Nine West Footwear Women's MIX3 Heeled Sandal, Yellow, 11
Open Toe; Ankle Wrap Closure; Imported; Strappy detail
$31.28

11. Hot Pink

Hot pink may be a surprising addition to this list, but it’s made our list because of how fantastic hot pink shoes look with a navy dress.

Like yellow, this is a super fun color that will liven up any navy dress.

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Conclusion

You need no longer ask – what color shoes go with a navy dress? We’ve given you 11 of our favorites above.

That’s not to say there aren’t other colors that will go, but these are our top picks, so if in doubt, choose one of the colors we’ve listed and you can’t go wrong.

Written by Kayla Young

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