What color shoe should I wear with a midnight blue sequin dress to the theatre? The dress is off the shoulder & above the knee with a slit on the side. I cannot wear stilettos.

shoe_blk_low-heel_slingbackYour midnight blue sequin off the shoulder dress sounds like a show stopper. If you can’t wear high heels look for a pair of 2″, closed toe, black patent leather sling back style shoes. Slingback style shoes look dressy and you should be comfortable walking in them.

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