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Go Green! Best Color Shoes to Wear with Green Dresses & Emerald Outfits

Go Green! Best Color Shoes to Wear with Green Dresses & Emerald Outfits

Not only is green a fashionable color, but it's also the perfect holiday hue to celebrate Springtime, St ediPatrick's Day, Christmas & New Years. Not including among other celebrations such as summer weddings! And why not?

Today I'm lining up the best color shoes to wear with green dresses & emerald outfits in 2022. Bright or Dark green are such under-appreciated colors, don't cha think?

Whether you're looking to clothe your bridesmaids in the perfect shoes to match their emerald green dresses, you'll get some great options.

One of the great things about green dresses is that aside from a couple of exceptions, the following shoe choices will go emerald green dresses, hunter green dresses, apple green, lime green frocks, and any similarly colored dark green outfit. Below is the complete shoe guide to green dresses of all shades of green!

If you're specifically looking for what color shoes to wear with teal dresses, or what color shoes with a mint green dress, or what color shoes to wear with a khaki dress? Click on the respective links for relevant shoes & accessories advice on those specific shades of green!

This is great news, because khaki is the trendiest of all greens this coming Spring/Summer. So if you're looking to wear a green outfit or flowing gown & having trouble deciding which colored sandals or pumps to pair with it, you've come to the right place!

While putting this shoe styling post together, I noticed that almost all of my top colors to pair with shades of green are almost the same color shoes that go with red dresses. It might be due to green & red being complimentary colors & whatnot, but it was surprising nonetheless!


10 Best Color Shoes to Wear with Green Dresses

Text reading best color shoes with green dresses over collage of 6 women wearing different green dress outfits.

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1. Silver Shoes with Green Dress

Best Shoes to Wear with Green

Shop Silver Shoes:

Whether it's a minimalist sandal, brogue or pump, it doesn't matter. Silver looks exceptional with green anything & absolutely any shade of it.

This includes emerald green, hunter green, khaki green and bright apple green. Just as you can see from the pictures above. This color combo makes for a great bridesmaids dress + shoe pairing.

Not only that, it's a shade that works with almost every outfit color (& my fave color shoes to wear with navy dress!), so silver is a great metallic option to have in your shoe closet.

Popular silver-heeled designs at the moment are Leith's Chinese Laundry from Nordstrom (priced for under $100) & J. Renée's Maressa metallic silver pointy pump.

Shoe Styling Tip: Mirror metallic silver is my top choice material for your silver shoes, giving it an up-to-date feel & modern edge.

That being said, even opaque or sparkle silver metallics will look great with green (they're just not my favorite choices!)

2. Gold Shoes with Green Dress

Best Shoes to Wear with Green

Shop Gold Shoes:

A warmer alternative to silver, gold is one of the most sophisticated shoe colors you can wear with all green dresses. Whether a dark green dress, hunter green dress, emerald green or vibrant green! 

And as the trendy metallic of the moment, you really can't go wrong with gold!

A light, almost silver-gold will look fab. Rose gold shoes with a green dress is also a great pairing. Especially when pairing it with a lighter green dress like the one pictured above right.

If you're looking for a pretty gold sandal, check out Sam Edelman's Yaro. Out for a pump? Vince Camuto's  Gabe pump is a great contender. If gold loafers are more your thing, these gold Gucci-inspired loafers are amazing!

Shoe Styling Tip: Gold shoes look elegant with emerald green evening looks such as gowns & prom dresses. When wearing gold heels, opt for matching gold accessories such as jewelry.

3. Black Shoes with a Green Dress

Best Shoes to Wear with Green

Didn't think I'd omit this one, did ya? Black shoes are almost guaranteed to look great with anything, so this one is a true no-brainer!

I especially like a hunter green dress with black shoes. Check out the two hunter dark green outfits, above as an example.

The only thing black heels or flats with a green look won't do is add much contrast, especially when pairing it with darker, muted greens. 

Minimal black heels & sandals are a great choice when you want your green clothes to take the spotlight!

I love Stuart Weitzman’s NudistSong strappy sandals (available at Nordstrom). If you’re looking for a lower price, Steve Madden makes a nice minimal sandal called Stecy that you can also buy here.

Sam Edelman makes a great, simple but comfy pointed pump called the Hazel. It comes in many colors & you can take it from ballroom to boardroom, to the bar!

Shoe Styling Tip: If you want to add a little punch to your black footwear, look for either patent uppers or textured materials such as a reptile print.

A black shoe with a plexiglass or metallic heel will also add a little something to your little black shoe!

4. Green Dress with Nude or Beige Shoes

Best Shoes to Wear with Green

Nude, beige or blush shoes are a great go-to shoe for any outfit & one of the best color shoes to wear with green. The nude should be the nude for you: whatever matches or is a slightly lighter tone vs your skin color.

In terms of beige, I prefer a beige heel or sandal to a blush one, but if you only have a blush pump to choose from in your closet, rest assured it will still look good with your green frock. Or pantaloons!

Shoe Styling Tip: The best ‘nude' is a flesh tone that matches your own complexion (and it doesn't hurt that this will give you a leggy-er look in your short hemline!).

5. White Shoes with Green Dresses/Outfits

Best Shoes to Wear with Green

Shop White Shoes:

White shoes work well with green clothes & the less minimal the shoe, the more casual it becomes. If you'd like to wear white heels with a more formal green look, I'd opt for a basic sandal such as Stuart Weitzman's Nudist, or a simple leather pointed-toe pump.

Shoe Styling Tip: As basic white running shoes are a Spring staple, they'll make your green t-shirt dress & emerald sweats look on-point!

6. Brown Shoes with Green Dresses & Outfits

Best Shoes to Wear with Green

Shop Brown/Tan/Caramel Shoes:

Another great shoe color to wear with green in order to create a more laid-back & “earthy” feel, is a brown shoe.

All shades of brown work well with green, but I think caramel brown hues look best with darker shades of green. Or you can go the opposite route with a light taupey-brown. Lighter greens colors contrast better with deeper espresso shades.

7. Black and White Shoes with Green Dresses

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Of course, if black or white shoes pair well with green dresses, so will a mix of the two. I love polka dotted shoes, snake print shoes in white/black/beige hues as well as a contrasting zebra print shoe.

All of these shoe choices make for a fun look with green dresses and outfits, and are ideal for a lively event! White snake print remains a fairly neutral choices, polka-dots and especially zebra prints may be a little much for a conservative office setting.

Purse Styling Tip: pair a purse color of the same shade as your shoes: black, white or one of the neutral beiges from a snake or similar reptile print.

8. Leopard Print Shoes with Green Dresses

Shop Leopard Print Shoes:

I looove leopard print shoes & booties with green! This animal print works really well with any bold colour, really. As you can see from the pics above (which happen to all be leopard print pumps by coincidence), emerald & apple green make a great pairing with it!

And if the ladies from the top-tier blogs Atlantic-Pacific (left) & Pink Peonies (center) are pairing this print with their green garb, then you know can't go wrong 😉

Shoe Styling Tip: Although most greens look ravishing with classic leopard or cheetah printed shoes, the bolder the color, the better. Check out my guide on what to wear with leopard print shoes!

9. Contrast Color Shoes with Green Dresses

Best Shoes to Wear with Green

If you want to go the opposite direction of neutral, pairing green ensembles with a contrast color is a fun way to do it!

This will certainly get you noticed, as both your outfit & your shoes complement each other further to make you stand out–just guessing here–black-clad crowd. These are my top shoe color picks to wear with green:

Yellow Shoes

Any shade will do. I love pale yellow with all shades of green, while vibrant sunshine yellows hues are fab with emerald green and & lime greens. Love this color shoes with emerald green dresses especially!

Pink & Coral Shoes

Barbie or bubble pink looks great with a lime or bright green dress. Fuchsia or coral looks fab with darker shades of green like hunter green and army green. A coral shoe is great choice for darker greens, but make sure it's more pinkish than orange, otherwise you might look dressed for Halloween.

Blue Shoes

Not the most appreciated color with green, but it can work! I love a contrasting light blue shoe or heel with a darker green dress, or a deeper blue cobalt shoe with a medium to light green dress.

Purple Shoes

Amazing contrast with greens of any sort, especially apple & emerald, if the purple hue is vibrant or closer to a magenta shade.

What Color Shoes Not to Wear with Green Dresses?

There are the best color shoes to wear with green dresses and outfits & then there are the not so much! The three no-no colors with green include, in no particular order:

  1. Red Shoes – unless you're aiming for a Christmas-themed outfit. Yikes. Which is my exact advice on my post about how to wear red shoes!
  2. Navy Shoes– too similar to a dark green shade to look great. However, it can work with a lighter blue dress.
  3. Orange Shoes – could make you look a bit pumpkin-like when wearing a bright or medium green dress or pants, but it can work with very dark green colors. Or, you can choose a lighter, almost yellow-orange hue instead.
  4. Green Shoes – unless you're pairing 2 completely opposite shades of green together, or are going to be making an appearance on a red carpet somewhere, getting all matchy-machy with your greens will just be waaaay too much (just google Kim+Kardashian+green to get an idea!).

4 women wearing different green color shoes with green dress outfits.

Final Thoughts on What Color Shoes to Wear with Green Dresses

Oh & green shoes are so fun in the summer with a white dress! Check out the full round-up of shoes to wear with white dresses here.

And if you love green shoes & unsure how to wear them, here are some outfits with green shoes to inspire you!

xo ShoeTease


Saturday 27th of February 2021

This was very helpful, I appreciate the information


Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Glad to hear and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday 8th of November 2020

Wow! Dis was so helpful. Was contemplating if gold shoe will go with mint green gown. But now, av gotten my answer. Thanks


Saturday 7th of March 2020

This is soooooo helpful to me


Wednesday 11th of March 2020

I'm so glad! Green dresses for the win xo

Best Color Shoes to Wear with Green Dress – FRESH LIFE

Friday 15th of July 2016

[…] One of the great things about green is that aside from a couple of exceptions, the following shoe choices will work with any shade of green. Yep, this includes, mint green, apple green, emerald, even teal & khaki green! READ MORE… […]

Kayleigh Fernie

Wednesday 15th of June 2016

Thank you for your advice.I have a fancy work awards event,gowns and all and I have been fretting over shoes! Gold it is x


Friday 9th of December 2016

So glad I could help! Green is a tricky colour to style, that's for sure! xo Cristina

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