The 8 Best Shoe Styles to Wear With Black Dresses

The reason little black dresses are such a prevailing fashion trend is their versatility. That’s the beauty, right? You have last-minute plans or nothing else seems to be working or you don’t feel like buying another of-the-moment dress only to be tired of it next season, and—voilà—there’s that noir number in your closet that never seems to let you down. In case you need a refresher on how to style this timeless item, we found eight key shoe style choices that look especially inspired right now.

It doesn’t necessarily matter what your LBD looks like, as the outfits ahead show us how unexpected, bold, and sometimes classic shoe choices each elevate your look. And since each of these eight black dresses shoes feel so different, expect them to transform your look even if you’re wearing the same LBD for the 40th time.

Peruse your options below.

Lug-Sole Boots

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@alyssainthecity

A delicate dress and a pair of shoes you can mosh in? Sounds like a perfect match to us.

Black Classic Heels

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@emilisindlev

Classic, simple, and elegant. You know the drill: These shoes are winners.

Bright White Boots

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@maria_bernad

Dramatic black dresses look modern and fresh with a starkly contrasted shoe.

Simple Strappy Heels

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@nadiaaboulhosn

Take a cue from ’90s fashion and stick with a clean, strappy silhouette.

Your Everyday Sneakers

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@karenbritchick

A pair of sneakers—no matter the silhouette or shade—make any LBD daytime-ready.

Bold Booties

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@itsmekellieb

Black dresses—especially when worn multiple times—can start to feel a bit expected. Choose a shoe style that can transform even your most worn pieces.

Statement Flats

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@ariviere

Add a bit of personality to your look without compromising your comfort.

Pointed-Toe Mules

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@tayehansberry

We love the elongated shape of this It shoe trend—it will elongate the legs, no matter the height of the hemline.

In case you’re ready to restock your dress wardrobe as well, these 55 affordable styles hit on all the fall trends.