Black Dress Shoes Speak Volumes
Written by Sylvie Branch
Put yourself a step ahead of the competition by choosing a pair of shoes that completes your style. Whether you are headed to the office or have a big date, your shoes tell a lot about you.
Since the right pair of shoes speaks volumes about your sense of style, you can use this to your advantage. Black dress shoes come in a range of designs, so you can easily find a pair that suits your needs and personality. The following overview of styles will help you narrow down your search.
Oxfords are plain leather shoes with a low instep. This type of shoe does well in a variety of situations. They are as appropriate at the office as they are for formal affairs. In the case of a high-class event, be sure your oxfords are highly polished and do not have a bulky heel.
Cap toe shoes are an embellished oxford. While a traditional oxford is plain, this style features an extra band of leather with decorative stitching. This can be subtle, as in this pair of Freelance Cap Toe Oxfords, or more dramatic, as in the Otavio.
A monk strap is a popular style these days, known by the buckled-in strap on the upper quarter of the shoe. Because of the popularity, this shoe really transcends style and can be worn equally well with either dressy jeans or a suit.
Loafers are another popular style that is suited to many purposes. The distinguishing feature of a loafer is the lack of lace or buckles. Instead, this slip-on style either resembles a moccasin on top, has a penny loafer style strap, or sports tassels.
When choosing from these and other designs, keep in mind that although style is important, comfort is key. Regardless of how fashionable a pair of shoes are, if they do not fit properly, they will not do you any good. Take the time to find a quality pair and do not be afraid of the cost. As an investment piece for your image, black dress shoes are invaluable.
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Posted November 14, 2012