The Best Dress-and-Shoe Combinations for the Holiday Season

What shoes do I wear with this dress? If you’ve ever asked yourself that question, you’re certainly not alone this time of year. To help you navigate the holiday party scene in style, we’ve picked our favorite holiday shoe-and-dress combinations to ensure you never need to ask that question again when getting ready for a festive soirée. From the universal dress silhouette to the season’s must-have shoe fabric, each shoe-and-dress combination here is sure to make you the most stylish dresser at your next holiday get-together. Whether your style is super flirty or slightly grunge, we’ve found a pairing to match every style personality. Ready to test out these fresh ideas? Scroll through for 13 party-ready dress-and-shoe pairings, and be sure to show us what you’re wearing this holiday season by using the hashtag #WhoWhatWearing on Instagram.

Plunging Neckline + Sleek Pumps

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Pair a plunging-neckline dress with sleek pointed-toe heels for an elongating and polished evening look.

Fringe Dress + Open-Toe Heels

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The Urban Spotter

A fringe dress is always a playful option for holiday season and lends itself to a great Boomerang opportunity. 

Long-Sleeve Minidress + Pointed-Toe Flats

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Balance out a long-sleeve minidress dress with a pair of pointed-toe flats. We love the idea of styling the look with a statement bag à la Alexa Chung's outfit here.

Dark Dress + Eye-Catching Heels

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If you plan to wear all dark colors to your next holiday event, try some eye-catching heels for a festive vibe.

Printed Minidress + Patent Leather Shoes

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Go for an on-trend look and wear an animal-print dress with cool ankle boots this party season. 

Velvet Dress + Suede Heels

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Vanessa Jackman

Play with textures by mixing different fabrics like suede and velvet.

Sequined Dress + Ankle Boots

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Collage Vintage

Tone down a sparkly dress by pairing the glitzy number with casual ankle boots.

Lace Dress + Ankle-Strap Heels

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The Urban Spotter

We love the idea of wearing a lace dress with simple two-strap heels. It's a truly timeless combination.

Black Maxi Dress + Strappy Black Heels

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Follow Bella Hadid's lead and style a long black dress with strappy black heels. 

Conservative Dress + Playful Heels

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Vanessa Jackman

For an unexpected outfit, try a conservative dress with a playful heel style. 

Slip Dress + Leather Boots

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You can't go wrong with a slip dress during the holiday season, and leather boots will never disappoint.

Midi Dress + Dainty Heels

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Dainty heels paired with a flowy midi dress lend to this perfectly effortless holiday look.

Flirty Dress + Menswear-Inspired Shoes

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Candice Lake

Swap your sparkly heels for a menswear-inspired look paired with a fun dress style.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, shop 10 fuss-free outfit ideas you'll love.