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Q.  What color shoe should I wear with solid white Bermuda  shorts when paired with a black or brown top? Also, I am only 5’4…what style Bermuda is best for a shorter person…are cuffs OK?
-Shorty Pants 

A. Cuffs on your shorts are fine, but keep the leg of the short cut straight and slim, you do not want a wide leg short on a petite frame - it will make you look shorter and wider.  As for length, choose ones that are at or above the knee.  For shoes, a wedge heel will keep the look stylish and give you a little height. You can look for a pattern, stripe or solid.  If you choose a pattern, you will have a better likelihood of wearing several solid colored tops with your shorts while upping the style quotient of your look.

Q. I am having a major problem looking for wedding shoes. HELP ME, I only have a budget of  $110.00 and I want a pair of low-heeled (kitten heel) shoes, light ivory or cream with a round closed toe. I don’t want an open back shoe, but I do want something stylish and definitely comfy, it can even be dyeable. 
-Help me, Help me 

A.  You’ve given yourself quite a list of restrictions for a day that is about love and merriment.  Perhaps you spent all your dough on the dress? Tsk, tsk young lady, you need the whole look to be fabulous!  Alas, I have found a few options that fit into your price, height, style and color requirements. Generally, I loathe dyeable shoes since there is rarely a need to match your shoe color perfectly to a dress, however, this seems to be your best option in your price range. Have a glorious wedding!

Touch Ups Breeze, $54.95Touch Ups Ginger, $54.95Dyeables Darling, $54.95


left to right, from onlineshoes.com: Touch Ups Breeze, $54.95; Touch Ups Ginger, $54.95; Dyeables Darling, $54.95

Q. I recently bought a pair of leopard print, pointed toe, high heels. I want to wear them with a black turtleneck and jeans, however I am not sure what stockings to wear with the shoes. I’ve tried opaque and black but am not sure what the correct style is. I live in an area that gets cold in the winter so I am unable to go without stockings entirely (like I see the stars doing in all of the magazines). If you could give me some advice as to what to wear with jeans and leopard print shoes I would really appreciate it.
-On the Prowl 

A. A black turtleneck, jeans and animal print shoes are a favorite look of ours, so kudos to your chic sense of style. You’ve already answered your own style question - opaque and  sheer hosiery both work, it just depends on how much coverage you want.

Lucite Shoe Search

Q.  I am hoping you may be able to help me find a pair of shoes that were made by Stuart Weitzman. Not too long ago I had gone on the Stuart Weitzman website and saw a pair of shoes that I fell in love with. The name of the shoe is called “EXPOSE“. The shoe looks like a Cinderella glass shoe. I really fell in love with that shoe and I am trying to find that shoe but I am not having any luck in finding it. I really hope you are able to help me.
-Cinderella Search

A. Best hope in finding the shoe is to contact Stuart Weitzman customer service on the website or contact a Stuart Weitzman store and they can do a computer search for the shoe. If it’s at the end of season for that shoe you may be out of luck.  But lucite will be around this Spring from other designers as well. Here are two to try:

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Nina ‘Rain’ Sandal, $97.95 at nordstrom.com; Stuart Weitzman Lucite Wedge, $298 at neimanmarcus.com 

Q. I am in a wedding and the dresses are latte colored with a chocolate brown sash around the waist. We are not sure what shoes to wear. The dress is long, and we have been looking for a trendy (but inexpensive) shoes to wear, and we are trying to stay away from the dyeables. What do you suggest?
-Girl’s Guess

A. Latte is a hard color to match. Shop for a cream or pale gold heel or a chocolate strappy shoe to bring out the color of the sash. Stay away from the dyeables. I’ve found a few options that are under $100 and also come in other color choices:

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left to right, all from nordstrom.com: BP. ‘Beauty’ Pump, $59.95; Nina ‘Cupcake’ Sandal, $59.95; Enzo Angiolini ‘Maylie’ Pump, $88.95

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