Question: I have a dress similar to the one below. Almost exact same color (called currant) and the material is cotton/sateen. I really need help with what color shoes and what types of accessories to go with this dress.


Answer: From fire-engine red to burgundy, all shades of red dresses look smashing with black accessories. You could pair your dress with this season’s fierce, strappy heels for a modern look or find some elegant D’Orsay heels or peep-toe pumps to play up the ladylike feel of your dress. The choice is yours.

Add a black clutch or small shoulder bag, a piece or two of jewelry in either gold or silver (match the hardware on the purse for foolproof coordination), and you’re all set. Try adding further contrast with ebony onyx or black-lacquer jewelry.

Here are some hand-picked accessories that I’d consider pairing with your dress; everything’s $45 or less!

When was the last time you wore a red dress? Which of these dresses is your favorite?