40 Neutral Bridesmaid Shoes That Go With Any Dress

From nude tones to metallic shades and so-now PVC

Updated 05/24/18

Photo by Sylvie Gil Photography

Whether you’re nearing professional bridesmaid status or dutifully serving for the first time, every bridesmaid needs a versatile shoe that she can pair with any type of dress. When buying a new pair of shoes, you likely select a style that you know you can get a lot of wear out of whether you have a taste for strappy stilettos, slip-on mules, or comfortable block or kitten heels. And while neutrals may not always seem like the most exciting choice, there are many styles to be had that are more than clean and classic, but ultra-stylish, too.

Naturally (no pun intended), a nude heel with a simple strap across your toes is easy for pairing with any type of bridesmaid dress. It’s simple, effortless, and always refined. You truly can’t go wrong with this silhouette and tone even after wedding events as it pairs effortlessly with literally everything in your wardrobe—can’t be a shoe that works overtime like that!

If you’re a fan of simplicity but want to kick it up a notch, go for a style in a metallic shade like gold, rose-gold, pewter or silver. If you need an alternative to sandals, a classic pump is timeless and elegant. For those already fanatical for this fail-safe silhouette, spruce things up with a fresher option with lace-up straps—in nude, the effect remains graceful.

Perhaps you’re stocked with the basics and want to explore newer silhouettes. Feminine bows, unique knot ties, crisscross straps, and lace-up styles all feel fresh, but still versatile enough to pair with myriad dress styles. You can even go for something touched with glitter or with a few rhinestones as a fanciful way to dress up a frock without going overboard. What’s the harm in a little extra shine?

For a super trendy take, consider PVC. In pared-back silhouettes, translucent straps bring a bit of edge to any look and feel unexpected in place of trusty nude and metallic sandals. Plus, they’re super fun and playful. Why not shake things up?

If you’re the type who needs comfort, an easy espadrille, sleek wedge, or low block or kitten heel will keep your feet from falling apart within an hour and pair well with every dress style.

Whatever neutral shoe you’re drawn to, all are flawless for summer, so wear them for more than just weddings but with all your breezy dresses and warm-weather separates. Yes, even your shiniest options. Summer is about fun, so don’t be afraid to pair metallics with everyday wares.

Ahead, scroll through 40 heels to suit all your neutral needs. From under-$50 finds to designer takes—and in every silhouette imaginable—you’ll undoubtedly find the perfect neutral shoe for you.

01 of 40

Boohoo Orla Asymmetric Strap Sandals

Courtesy of Boohoo

SHOP NOW: Boohoo, $23

02 of 40

Anne Michelle Asymmetrical Cross-Strap Metallic Heels

Courtesy of Anne Michelle

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $29.95

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A New Day Ema High Block Heel Pumps

Courtesy of A New Day

SHOP NOW: Target, $29.99

04 of 40

Lulus Nene Rose Gold Lace-Up Heels

Courtesy of Lulus

SHOP NOW: Lulus, $30

05 of 40

Missguided Barely There Heeled Sandals

Courtesy of Missguided


06 of 40

Who What Wear Truth Ankle Strap

Courtesy of Who What Wear

SHOP NOW: Target, $34.99

07 of 40

Who What Wear Accent Heeled Ankle Strap Sandals

Courtesy of Who What Wear

SHOP NOW: Target, $37.99

08 of 40

Glamorous Gold Block Heel Sandals

Courtesy of ASOS


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David's Bridal Crisscross Strap Block Heel Sandals

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $39.95

10 of 40

ASOS Hatty Barely There Heeled Sandals

Courtesy of ASOS


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Raid Pamela Ankle Tie Block Heeled Shoes

Courtesy of Raid


12 of 40

Topshop Wide Fit Marcelle Sandals

Courtesy of Topshop

SHOP NOW: Topshop, $55

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Mango Ankle-Cuff Sandals

Courtesy of Mango

SHOP NOW: Mango, $59.99

14 of 40

Zara Gold Leather High-Heel Sandals

Courtesy of Zara

SHOP NOW: Zara, $69.90

15 of 40

Express Square Toe Heeled Sandals

Courtesy of Express

SHOP NOW: Express, $69.90

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Simone Satin Sandal

Courtesy of MICHAEL Michael Kors

SHOP NOW: Michael Kors, $74.25

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LOFT Ankle Strap Edge Sandals

Courtesy of LOFT

SHOP NOW: LOFT, $79.50

18 of 40

Aldo Myly

Courtesy of Aldo

SHOP NOW: Aldo, $85

19 of 40

Nine West Itsoff Ankle Strap Sandals

Courtesy of Nine West

SHOP NOW: Nine West, $89

20 of 40

Soludos Tall Wedge

Courtesy of Soludos

SHOP NOW: Soludos, $95

21 of 40

Steve Madden Mallory

Courtesy of Steve Madden

SHOP NOW: Steve Madden, $99.95

22 of 40

Dolce Vita Helana Heels

Courtesy of Dolce Vita

SHOP NOW: Dolce Vita, $100

23 of 40

Sam Edelman Yaro Block Heel Sandal

Courtesy of Sam Edelman

SHOP NOW: Sam Edelman, $120

24 of 40

Imagine Vince Camuto Dacia2 Ankle Strap Sandal

Courtesy of Vince Camuto

SHOP NOW: Vince Camuto, $129

25 of 40

Nina Calynda Heels

Courtesy of Nina

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, was $130, now $80

26 of 40

Kendall + Kylie Enya Ankle Strap Sandals

Courtesy of Kendall + Kylie

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $130

27 of 40

Sol Sana Ashley Heel

Courtesy of Sol Sana

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $140

28 of 40

Kenneth Cole Bellamy Strappy Sandal

Courtesy of Kenneth Cole

SHOP NOW: Kenneth Cole, $150

29 of 40

Schutz Lizzy

Courtesy of Schutz

SHOP NOW: Schutz, $170

30 of 40

M.Gemi The Pilone 70mm

Courtesy of M.Gemi

SHOP NOW: M. Gemi, $278

31 of 40

Sarah Flint Perfect Pump 85

Courtesy of Sarah Flint

SHOP NOW: Sarah Flint, $355

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Neil J. Rodger Karla

Courtesy of Neil J. Rodgers

SHOP NOW: Neil J. Rodgers, $375

33 of 40

Tamara Mellon Frontline 105 Nappa

Courtesy of Tamara Mellon

SHOP NOW: Tamara Mellon, $395

34 of 40

Stuart Weitzman The 45SquareNudist Sandal

Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman

SHOP NOW: Stuart Weitzman, $398

35 of 40

Brian Atwood Sienna Sandal

Courtesy of Brian Atwood

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $425

36 of 40

Marskinryyppy Pauwau Sandals

Courtesy of Farfetch

SHOP NOW: Farfetch, $521

37 of 40

Alexandre Birman Bow-Tie Leather Sandal

Courtesy of Alexandre Birman

SHOP NOW: Bergdorf Goodman, $595

38 of 40

Marion Parke Leah

Courtesy of Marion Parke

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $595

39 of 40

Christian Louboutin Jonatina Sandal

Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $795

40 of 40

Aquazzura Galaxy 105mm Sandals

Courtesy of Aquazzura

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $825

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