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Q. I would like to know if black strappy sandals will be okay to wear with a yellow dress?  I know that black goes with everything but I just want to make sure.
-Color Confusion 

A. I’m a little concerned about the severity of black sandals with a yellow dress and the unfortunate reminder of a bumble bee.  I don’t know if your yellow dress is formal or not, but there are so many light, bright, and soft colored sandals for Spring that would work with a yellow dress.  Consider pastels, metallics and even a pattern to brighten up the look of your dress rather than create a heavy sullen effect with black sandals. Here are just a few gold and white selections to give you a head start:


MAXSTUDIO ´Orient Express´ Sandal
$138.95 at

Nine West ‘Emerie’ Sandal
$68.95 at


Laundry by Shelli Segal ‘Syna’ Sandal
$155 at

Q. I’m having a garden wedding this spring and am having a really hard time finding shoes.  I originally bought some silver ballet flats to wear with my simple, elegant A-line gown.  My toes peek out when I walk and the closed flats do not look very good. I really need to find something that looks great, won’t sink into the lawn and won’t make me tower over my fiancé (less then 2 1/2 inches). As far as color goes I’d love silver or white, but I’d even wear pink shoes. 
-Standing my ground   

A. Trying to navigate the outdoors on your wedding day can be tricky - you want a fabulous shoe that will fit the look of your dress, but you don’t want to get stuck in the dirt and lose your graceful poise.  Here are a few silver sandal suggestions that won’t have you sinking into the lawn or towering over your fiancé.

Barely there heels that easily navigate the grounds:


kate spade ‘boisterous’ sandal
$295 at


kate spade ‘bauble’ sandal
$350 at


A small heel to give you some height and still show off a pretty pedicure:


Lumiani ‘Quarto’
$89.95 at

Nina ‘Whist’
$82.95 at

Q. I am a 38 D, and I need a bra to lift up. I have noticed lately they are starting to droop.
-Need a Lift 

A. Weight fluctuation, pregnancy and age can create a myriad of changes in our bra size.  Before you go ahead and buy a new bra, get fitted by a bra specialist.  Many department stores have trained sales women in the intimates department.  Once you know your correct size, start looking for support or minimizing bras that will give you gravity defying effects.  The Bali Live It Up bra is one of our favorites for it’s lifting capabilities.

Bali-Bal001-3353-GsBali Live It Up Underwire
$29  (currently on sale for $23.20) at

Q. I am 5’ 2 and love the new wedge shoe look. But I read that short people should not wear shoes with ankle straps that come around the ankles. What do you suggest?
-Harried Over Height

A. Ankle straps on a gal of any height usually don’t look good unless you have a slender leg and it can, on some bodies, look as if you’ve been cut off at the ankles. But don’t stress—there are options to get the leg-lengthening high heel of a wedge without the ankle strap:

Kate Spade ‘Ariel’ Sandal
$350 at


Daniblack ‘Amalie’
$133.95 at




Aerosoles ‘Thready Bear’
$69 at

Check out more wedges in our ultimate shoe guide

Q. I like wearing narrow legged jeans/pants with cowboy boots. How can I get the bottoms of my pants to stay snug and neat inside my cowboy boots?
-Leg Up

A. The best way to keep pants snug inside boots is to cuff your jeans and fold over the excess to the back of your calf.  Then bring your sock over the jeans so it holds it all in place.

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