Q. My best friend is getting married in January in Florida by the bay. The bridesmaids have long strapless taupe tissue taffeta strapless gowns with a wide black sash that accents the natural waistline and ties in the back forming a long trail. And it has a bit of fullness to it. We are so confused as to what type of shoe to wear. Should we go black and strappy to match the sash? We are stumped about what shoes are appropriate for the style dress and time of year and colors. Please help! -Shoe Stumped
A. The simple choice is a strappy black heel that you can all wear again and perhaps you can each choose your own style. You can narrow your choices by deciding together on a heel height and whether you want to wear open toe or closed toe. When it comes to weddings, it doesn’t seem to matter the time of year or city since it’s all about dressing up and looking great. And with the wedding indoors, it doesn’t matter if your toes show.
Another option is to choose a soft taupe or gold heel with perhaps a little rhinestone detail. Since black is easy, I’ve given a few suggestions if you opt to wear a little color:
Nina ‘Flo’ Pump
$78.95 at nordstrom.com
Calvin Klein ‘Milan’ Sandal
$129.95 at nordstrom.com