The reason 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 black 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 seven key shoe styles that work especially well with black dresses.
It doesn’t necessarily matter what your dress looks like, as the outfits ahead show us how unexpected, bold, and sometimes classic shoe choices elevate your look. And since each of these seven black-dress shoes feels so different, expect them to transform your look even if you’re wearing the same black dress for the 40th time. Peruse your options below.