The coral dress trend is in full force, but pairing this hue with the right shoes can be tricky. With this killer color that’s between pink and orange, the last thing you want is to overshadow it or distract from its beauty. So what color shoes can you wear with it? The possibilities are gorgeous.

Go Nude

Dare to go nude — nude shoes, that is. If you’re not sure about the right shoe hue for a coral dress, a nude tone will always look beautiful. It’s perfect if your shoe has a busy design such as strappy sandals: A no-color nude keeps the attention on your coral frock instead of stealing focus from it.

Color Done Right

If you’re in the mood for something more bold, consider colorful shoes. Celebs including Diane Kruger prove that coral and other brights go well together. Choose a color that complements your coral hue, not one that competes with it. For example, coral and pink might be too similar, but coral and blue can look just right. Gold shoes can flatter a coral dress without overdoing it.


When in doubt, stick with black. Black heels are a safe yet classic and chic choice. With a coral dress, black can be the subtle touch needed to finish off your outfit. For a day look, wear casual black flats or sandals. For a more formal evening look, go with black heels or even wedges.

A Perfect Look

Celebs like Jessica Alba and Kristen Stewart are just some of the Hollywood starlets flocking to the coral trend. Alba glowed at the Golden Globes 2013 with a mermaid-style Oscar de la Renta in coral with bowed satin stilettos in a color-matched fabric. Stewart posed in a short Herve Leger coral-and-black print bandage dress with classic black pumps. Whether you’re looking for a fab night out or just a chill summer day, a coral dress — and the right shoes — can be the perfect outfit.