Burgundy is red’s more elegant cousin. It’s dramatic and impactful, but its deep richness makes it a little more understated and sophisticated than your traditional red.
The color is named after the wine made in the Burgundy region of France. It’s a full-bodied red with notes of blue that give it the fruity essence of woodland berries… no but seriously, it’s a really dark red that leans more toward purple than brown, basically.
With a complex color like burgundy, it can be hard to know what color shoes to wear with a burgundy dress.
Not to worry! In this article, we are going to take the guesswork out of trying to match shoes to your dress and show you all of the best color shoes to wear with burgundy.
Can I Wear The Same Color Shoes With A Red Dress As A Burgundy Dress?
There are some shoe colors that go with both red and burgundy dresses. But even though burgundy is a type of dark red, there’s a big difference between matching shoes to a red dress and shoes to a burgundy dress.
Matching shoes to a red dress is actually a little more complicated than matching shoes to a burgundy dress.
If you have a red dress, don’t worry we’ve got you covered there, too. Check out our article on What Color Shoes To Wear With A Red Dress.
What Color Shoes To Wear With A Burgundy Dress
Black literally goes with everything, including a burgundy dress. You can never go wrong with black shoes and a burgundy dress.
Black can be casual, but black is one of the few colors that can also go super formal.
White, too, is a neutral color that goes with just about everything. But white shoes with a burgundy dress can be a little tricky.
The problem with white and burgundy is that it’s such a contrast from light to dark, that you run the risk of your shoes competing for attention with your dress.
If you want to go white on the shoes, we recommend something strappy, as opposed to a shoe with more coverage.
Beige and burgundy go amazingly well together. Beige is a neutral color that will bring out the warmth and richness of your burgundy dress. It is the perfect complement without stealing the spotlight.
Whether you go boots with a burgundy sweater dress, cutouts with a burgundy dress you’re wearing to the office, or heels with a burgundy formal dress, beige can play the field from casual to professional to formal.
A nude shoe is meant to hang back and let your dress be the focus. Nude shoes can be worn for both casual and formal occasions. Nude shoes also make your legs look longer.
Just remember a nude shoe is meant to match your skin tone.
So, if you see a shoe in “nude” and it doesn’t match your skin tone, choose one that does! It doesn’t matter if it’s called beige or tan, brown, or camel.
Whatever matches your skin is your ‘nude’.
Clear shoes are similar to nude shoes. They are great for putting the focus on your outfit and give you legs for days!
But because they are clear, you don’t have to worry about trying to match your skin tone or accessories.
Clear shoes can be worn for both casual events and more formal, celebratory occasions, like birthday celebrations or a fancy night out.
But unlike nude shoes, which can work for even the most formal of occasions, clear shoes are not as appropriate for the more serious formal events.
Brown is pretty much a darker version of beige, so brown shoes look equally fantastic with a burgundy dress.
Brown shoes (or boots!) tend to be better suited for more casual styles of dresses. They are perfect for an office environment or social function.
If you are wearing your burgundy dress to a very formal or dressy function, stick with black, nude, or one of the other colors we have coming up that are better for more formal, dressy occasions.
Silver will bring a little bling into your outfit and can 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 burgundy dress.
Gold can look as equally amazing as silver with a burgundy dress.
Because burgundy is a dark color and sits on the cusp between warm and cool colors, it looks great with both gold and silver. It’s just a matter of personal preference.
If you are going to opt for gold, make sure if you’re wearing jewelry, that it’s also gold.
When you are trying to match shoes to a burgundy dress, you can’t go wrong with neutrals. Black, white, beige, brown, tan, nude and clear shoes all work really well.
And if you’re looking for a little extra festive bling, silver and gold both also work well with a burgundy dress.