What Color Shoes To Wear With A Yellow Dress

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Yellow is an attention-grabbing color. It pops like sunshine against any backdrop!

That’s why it’s commonly used for warning signs and fire hydrants. If you plan on wearing a yellow dress, all eyes will be on you. So if your shoes don’t go with your dress, that, too, will be noticed!

In this article, we will go over what color shoes to wear with a yellow dress. We are also going to look at different shoe styles, so no matter what kind of dress you have, you are sure to find a color and a style that will go with your yellow dress.


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What Color Shoes To Wear With A Yellow Dress

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Yellow is already an attention-grabbing color in itself. So it’s best to go for shoes that will complement your dress, rather than compete with it. 

Yellow is already an attention-grabbing color in itself. So it’s best to go for shoes that will complement your dress, rather than compete with it. 

You can actually wear a surprising amount of different color shoes with a yellow dress.

White, black, brown, nude, silver, gold and really any other complementing bright, saturated color, like red, green, blue, orange or pink can be worn with yellow.

But of course, it all depends on the occasion, the season and the specific yellow tone of your dress.

To find out whether all of these colors go with your yellow dress, keep reading.

We’re going to go through a whole host of colors of shoes that will look good with yellow, so you will never again be staring into your closet, scratching your head wondering – what color shoes go with a yellow dress.

Although we have not added ‘yellow’ to our shoe color list, you can wear yellow shoes with a yellow dress. But only if it’s the exact same color yellow as your dress.

It’s not always an easy task to make an exact match, but not to worry, we have a lot of other options of shoe colors for a yellow dress below.


1. White

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White is great for summer and looks good with yellow. Although white is a neutral color and goes with everything, it can often be too much of a contrast when paired with other darker colors.

But with yellow, white shoes definitely work.

You can go for a white sneaker for a fun, casual look, or something with a bit of a heel of a more sophisticated style if you’re going somewhere like a baptism.

The style of shoe you choose will depend on the style of your dress and your overall style aesthetic.

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The Drop Women's Amelie Strappy Square Toe Heeled Sandal, White, 7.5
The Drop Women's Amelie Strappy Square Toe Heeled Sandal, White, 7.5
Staples by The Drop; Heel measures approximately 2.6" inches; Smooth faux leather; Padded footbed
$49.90 Amazon Prime
DREAM PAIRS Womens Open Toe High Chunky Elastic Strap Dress Heel Sandal, White-9 (Victoria)
DREAM PAIRS Womens Open Toe High Chunky Elastic Strap Dress Heel Sandal, White-9 (Victoria)
Elastic strap is easy to put on and off, flexible and convenient.; Latex padded insole for added comfort.
$41.99 Amazon Prime
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DREAM PAIRS Womens Hi-Chunk High Heel Pump Sandal White Pu - 7.5
DREAM PAIRS Womens Hi-Chunk High Heel Pump Sandal White Pu - 7.5
Buckle at ankle closure.; Heel height: 4" (approx); Platform height: 0.25" (approx); TPR rubber sole
$39.99 Amazon Prime

2. Black

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Whether the dress is a solid yellow or there are black embellishments on the dress, black looks fantastic with yellow.

Black shoes make a striking contrast to yellow, but still let your yellow dress take center stage.

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Kenneth Cole REACTION Women's Great Gal T-Strap Wedge Sandal, Black, 7.5 M US
Kenneth Cole REACTION Women's Great Gal T-Strap Wedge Sandal, Black, 7.5 M US
Padded foot bed; Faux stacked wedge; Non marking outsole; 1.5 inches heel; Buckle
$58.95 Amazon Prime
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LifeStride Women's Yolo Wedge Sandal, Black, 8.5 M US
LifeStride Women's Yolo Wedge Sandal, Black, 8.5 M US
LifeStride Soft System; Available in Medium and Wide Widths; Soft System comfort package provides all-day support, flex, and cushioning
$44.99 Amazon Prime
The Drop Women's Avery Sandal, Black, 8.5 B US
The Drop Women's Avery Sandal, Black, 8.5 B US
Staples by the Drop; The Drop: influencer-designed fashion and the staple pieces to complete the look
$54.90 Amazon Prime

3. Brown

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Brown is always a win for a casual look. It pretty much goes with everything, including yellow!

Add a brown matching handbag and you’re good to go.

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Ollio Women's Shoe Gladiator Strap Flat Zori Sandal M1052 (10 B(M) US, Brown)
Ollio Women's Shoe Gladiator Strap Flat Zori Sandal M1052 (10 B(M) US, Brown)
Manmade Material; Gladiator Strap Zori Sandal; Heel Height: 0.31"; Origin: Made in China
$34.99
Amazon Essentials Women's Two Strap Heeled Sandal, Brown, 5
Amazon Essentials Women's Two Strap Heeled Sandal, Brown, 5
DETAILS: 2.25 inch heel with non-slip sole.
$28.50 Amazon Prime
Lhamo Latso Women's High Heel Open Toe Espadrille Wedge Sandals With Micro Suede Upper Cross Ankle Adjustable Buckle Strap Non Slip Soles, Tan Size 7.5
Lhamo Latso Women's High Heel Open Toe Espadrille Wedge Sandals With Micro Suede Upper Cross Ankle Adjustable Buckle Strap Non Slip Soles, Tan Size 7.5
Stylish Elegant Micro Suede Upper with Skin Friendly Faux Leather Lining; Eye Catching Cross Ankle Buckle Strap Adjustable for Better Fit and Securer Wearing

4. Nude

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Nude shoes will work for every occasion.

A nude color that matches your skin tone will blend in and let your dress be the star of the show.

A nude color that matches your skin tone will blend in and let your dress be the star of the show.

While a yellow dress and fuchsia pink shoes might look amazing for a night out on the town, it might just be a bit much for the office or a trip to the grocery store. 

Nude shoes also work to take your outfit down an ‘in your face’ notch.

There are lots of different shades and nuances of ‘nude’. The right nude shoe for you will be the one that matches your skin tone.

Nudes that have more of a pinkish tone are better for cooler skin tones. Nudes that veer a little more towards peach are best for those with warmer skin tones.

You can go a shade or two lighter or darker, but keep it in the same range and tone.

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CUSHIONAIRE Women's Lido asym slingback sandal +Memory Foam, TAN 8
CUSHIONAIRE Women's Lido asym slingback sandal +Memory Foam, TAN 8
Vegan Leather Upper; Inside stretch gore for great fit; Premium Memory Foam Insole; Lightweight and flexible outsole
Amazon Essentials Women's Square Toe Slingback Flat, Light Beige, 5
Amazon Essentials Women's Square Toe Slingback Flat, Light Beige, 5
Modern sling back flat with square toe and ankle strap perfect for any occasions; soft faux leather and lining

5. Clear

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Clear shoes are almost invisible. Much like nude shoes, they are meant to hang back and let your outfit shine, which is why they go with everything.

And like nude shoes, clear shoes will also make your legs look longer.

They are a great choice if you can’t decide on a color, or you’re having a hard time finding the perfect color of nude shoes to match your skin tone.

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vivianly Womens Clear Heels Sandals Transparent Chunky Heels Backless Open Toe Slip on Mules Heeled Slipper Dress Shoes size 8
vivianly Womens Clear Heels Sandals Transparent Chunky Heels Backless Open Toe Slip on Mules Heeled Slipper Dress Shoes size 8
Open toe clear mule heels are made of fashion transparent TPU and soft PU material.; Clear mid heel sandals can match all the clothes and bring you more fashion sense.
$38.99 Amazon Prime
DREAM PAIRS Women's DHS217 Two Strap Open Toe High Block Chunky Heels Sandals Slip on Dress Shoes Nude Clear Size 9.5
DREAM PAIRS Women's DHS217 Two Strap Open Toe High Block Chunky Heels Sandals Slip on Dress Shoes Nude Clear Size 9.5
Durable TPR outsole with non-slip design provides steady support.; Latex padded insole and soft pu footbed for great comfort for all day wear.
$39.99 Amazon Prime

6. Gold

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Metallic hues are very much on trend these days. Gold shoes will take your yellow dress from day to night. Just remember that when you are going gold with yellow – less it more.

Look for a strappy sandal, open-toed heel, or a shoe with not so much coverage.

Gold ankle boots would be too much, for example.

You can also go bronze instead of gold.

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The Drop Women's Amelie Strappy Square Toe Heeled Sandal, Gold, 10
The Drop Women's Amelie Strappy Square Toe Heeled Sandal, Gold, 10
Staples by The Drop; Heel measures approximately 2.6" inches; Smooth faux leather; Padded footbed
$38.00 Amazon Prime
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Chinese Laundry Women's Taryn New Metallic Heeled Sandal, Gold, 9
Chinese Laundry Women's Taryn New Metallic Heeled Sandal, Gold, 9
Dress Heel; Criss Cross Ankle Strap; Double Toe Strap; Thing Platform; Squred Toe
$69.59 Amazon Prime
NINE WEST Women's TILAS3 Heeled Sandal, Bronze, 8.5
NINE WEST Women's TILAS3 Heeled Sandal, Bronze, 8.5
Open Toe; Buckle Closure; Imported; Strappy detail; Water Resistance Level: Not Water Resistant

7. Silver

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Silver can also take you from day to night. Silver is best paired with bright, true yellow and paler yellows (see below for notes on gold and silver).

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Naturalizer Womens Vanessa2 Rhinestone Embellished Strappy Heeled Sandal ,Silver ,8M
Naturalizer Womens Vanessa2 Rhinestone Embellished Strappy Heeled Sandal ,Silver ,8M
All-day comfortable womens crystal embellished dress heeled sandals with slingback strap; Leather or fabric upper with an open toe women's shoes
$99.95 Amazon Prime
Allegra K Women's Open Toe Strappy Straps Stiletto Heel Silver Sandals 7.5 M US
Allegra K Women's Open Toe Strappy Straps Stiletto Heel Silver Sandals 7.5 M US
Vamp: PU; Outsole: Rubber; Heel: ABS; Strappy Straps Sandals, Buckle Closure, Stiletto High Heel
$38.99

Do You Wear Gold or Silver With Yellow?

You can actually wear both gold AND silver with yellow, but it will depend on the yellow.

Yellow that leans more toward golden/orange-yellow, or has a bit of a greeninsh tinge looks better with gold.

A bright primary, true lemon yellow, or a yellow that is a paler or less saturated tends to go better with silver.


8. Bright Colors

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Shoes in a fun pop of almost any bright, saturated color can be worn with a yellow dress in the summertime.

You can pair your dress with red shoes, or any other complementing bright color, like blue or green or orange for a little extra wow.

If you are going to mix bright yellow and another bright color for your shoes, go a little more neutral on the accessories, makeup, and nails.

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Chinese Laundry Women's Yanti Heeled Sandal, Orange, 10
Chinese Laundry Women's Yanti Heeled Sandal, Orange, 10
Dress Casual; Slip On; Double Strap Upper; Thin Block Heel; Square Toe
$50.52 Amazon Prime
Trary White Purple Black Nude Heels for Women, Chunky Heels for Women, Strappy Sandals for Women, Open Toe Womens Heeled Sandals, Wedding Shoes for Bride, Comfortable High Heels, Homecoming Prom
Trary White Purple Black Nude Heels for Women, Chunky Heels for Women, Strappy Sandals for Women, Open Toe Womens Heeled Sandals, Wedding Shoes for Bride, Comfortable High Heels, Homecoming Prom
Made of soft suede with 3 inch chunky heels for stability and comfort; Adjustable crisscross ankle straps prevent loose fit and provide security
$39.99 Amazon Prime
Women's Strappy Chunky Block Sandals 10 CM Ankle Strap Open Toe High Heel for Dress Wedding Party Evening Office Shoes Sandals Velvet Red Size 7.5
Women's Strappy Chunky Block Sandals 10 CM Ankle Strap Open Toe High Heel for Dress Wedding Party Evening Office Shoes Sandals Velvet Red Size 7.5
Heel measures approximately 10CM (3.94 Inches); Standard US Size,true to size fit, both in length and width.
Jessica Simpson womens Jexilla Heeled Sandal, Rainbow Multi Metallic, 7 US
Jessica Simpson womens Jexilla Heeled Sandal, Rainbow Multi Metallic, 7 US
Textile Material; Sandal - Heeled; Laces Closure


Conclusion

A yellow dress will always look good with neutral-colored shoes – that’s to say black, white nude, clear and brown. 

Bright saturated colors also look good with other bright saturated colors. So you pretty much have your pick!

Just remember there can always be too much of a good thing, so if you are going for bright shoes with a yellow dress, keep the shoes minimal (think straps, rather than full coverage) and your accessories, makeup, and nails neutral.

Written by Jacqueline Ames

Jackie is the resident fashion and nail design guru at Luxe Luminous. With a degree in Management and a deep-seated passion for the glamorous styles of the 50s and 60s, Jacqueline offers a unique fusion of business acumen and vintage fashion flair in her captivating articles.