What shoes should I wear with my royal blue dress?

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Registered: 04-16-2012
What shoes should I wear with my royal blue dress?
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Mon, 04-16-2012 - 10:45pm

Hey ladies. I am graduating from college, in May, and I am having trouble deciding what shoes to wear with the dress I bought. I don't want to go with black because I think that might be too boring under my black graduation gown. Here is my dress:
http://tinyurl.com/89pbkkt

I like this first shoe because I feel like it would really pop, but I wonder if it is too wild for the tailored dress (which by the way looks more tailored in person than on the model).

http://tinyurl.com/6t6s8dw

The next shoe is a very comfortable, basic, nude pump. Will a nude shoe look right under a black graduation gown? If so, will this one work, or is the heel too chunky for the dress?

http://tinyurl.com/82c9hoz

Please let me know which shoe you guys like, or if you have other suggestions. Thanks in advance!

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Registered: 04-28-2004

Hello and congratulations!

Accolade
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Registered: 12-17-1998

Congratulations, what did you major in?

Strangely I would go with the print shoe, I love it. I'm also very traditional, but I think the beige one is boring. My other suggestion is to see if you can find a shoe the same color as the dress.

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Registered: 04-16-2012

Thanks, girls. I majored in Psychology, which means I definitely have to go on to graduate school. I'm taking a

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Registered: 04-28-2004

The advantage to the blue shoes you selected are that they will go with the dress very nicely, and if you like them then you'll feel comfortable for all the photos that will be taken that day.

Accolade
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Registered: 04-18-2012
Congratulations!
The dress is lovely and this is tough because both shoes would look great. I say pick the ones you feel best in because they both look like a hit. The first pair are more "fun" and the second pair are more "polished". What are you going for?
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Registered: 04-09-2003

Congrats! That's awesome! I do like the dress but it almost seems more like a formal or party style of dress. Also, the dress will be hidden under your gown and is not really going to be seen so I'm not sure it matters that much. Considering this, I think you should go with the fun blue pump in your first link. It will add punch to the gown.

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Registered: 04-16-2012

Thanks for the congrats, and I believe I've decided to get the blue shoes! I talked to some other girls who are graduating, and they liked the blue shoes, as well. So, I guess that's enough positive feedback to convince me I should go for it. Thanks for the advice!