Prom night is fast approaching, and your look is almost complete. You’ve procured the dress and booked your beauty appointments. Now, all that’s left are shoes to match. Follow these tips to waltz into prom with style and comfort on your side.
First, don’t bet on finding the perfect pair just days before your big gala. Start your search early — at least a month in advance — and take the time to visit two or three boutiques every week to explore your options. It’s normal to feel indecisive when faced with countless pairs of ballerina flats, sandals and high heel pumps. Instead of trying on every pair imaginable, ask a sales associate for help. With a trained eye for style, they’ll suggest a few models that perfectly complement your dress while staying within your preferences and budget.
Second, there’s no reason why style and comfort should be mutually exclusive. To avoid having your magnificent evening spoiled by throbbing feet, invest in a pair of trendy shoes that are equally comfortable — especially if you plan on dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Opt for a pair of shoes fitted with a cushioned insole, for example, or choose a platform wedge over a stiletto. Finally, make sure to wear your shoes a few times before the big night — even if just around the house — to break them in and reduce the risk of agonizing blisters. Again, you’re going to want to shop in advance.
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