School ball season is here, and it's not just about finding the right dress; it's also about stepping into the perfect pair of shoes! While you're busy picking out the perfect dress, don't forget about your prom shoes! We're here to help you step into the spotlight with style with our How to Find the Perfect Pair of Shoes Guide. and we've got all the practical advice you need to make sure your prom night is a foot-tapping success. This blog is the perfect complement to our School Ball Shoe Style Guide which talks about different style options. We’ve got you covered to help you pick the perfect pair!
Before You Shoe Shop
- Size Matters: Make sure you know your shoe size. It's a big night; don't let an ill-fitting shoe cramp your style! To ensure a comfortable fit, measure your foot size accurately using a foot measuring device or a ruler. When shopping online, check the brand's sizing chart and compare your measurements to it. It's also a good idea to try on the shoes before the event to ensure they fit comfortably and don't cause any discomfort while dancing the night away at the ball.
- Dress First: Choose your dress before your shoes. You'll want your footwear to complement your gown.
- Theme Tweaks: If your prom has a unique theme, think about how your shoes can tie into it. Maybe some sea-inspired sandals for an "Under the Sea" theme? Alternatively, consider themed shoe accessories like shoe clips with rhinestones or pearls, lace ankle wraps, or even customised shoe decals. These additions can transform your shoes into perfect complements to the theme of the night, adding that extra touch of elegance to your outfit.
- Sustainable Shoe Rentals: Consider sustainable fashion choices by renting your shoes for the ball. Belle of the Ball offers a wide range of stylish shoes available for rent in sizes 5-12. This not only saves you money but also reduces your environmental footprint, as it promotes the reuse of quality footwear. Plus, it’s a convenient way to find the perfect pair of shoes that match your dress and ensure you’re comfortable throughout the night.Sustainable fashion is always on-trend.
Choosing the Right Shoes
- Heel or No Heel?: Heels can add elegance, but flats can be comfy for dancing. Decide what's best for you.
- Comfort Zone: If you're not used to high heels, don't go for skyscrapers. Opt for a height you can handle.
- Colour Coordinated: Match your shoes with your dress colour. It's a classic choice. Silver and gold also match everything.
- Style Guide: check out our School Ball Shoe Style Guide to help you pick the perfect pair
Shoe Shopping Shenanigans
- Shop Early: Don't leave shoe shopping to the last minute. Popular sizes can vanish like Cinderella at midnight.
- Bring a Friend: Shopping is more fun with a friend, and they can offer a second opinion.
- Test Run: Once you've found a pair, take them for a test spin at home. Make sure they don't pinch your toes.
- Accessorise: Think about how your shoes will pair with accessories. Maybe a matching bag or bling?
- Rent: Keep in mind that rental shoes can shine just as bright as new ones. Rent your shoes and help your wallet and the planet.
Prom Night: Keep Your Feet Happy
- Emergency Kit: Pack a tiny kit of blister plasters and band-aids.
- Backup Flats: Slip a pair of foldable flats or sneakers into your bag, just in case.
- Dance Off: Get ready to dance the night away! Comfort is key.
After the Prom
- Shoe Care: Clean your shoes if needed and put them back into their boxes. You never know when you'll need them again.
- Donate or Recycle: Consider donating your prom shoes to a good cause or recycling them responsibly.
- Memory Keeper: Snap a photo of your fabulous shoes as a keepsake.
Prom is all about having fun and making memories. So, step out in style, and dance like no one's watching, because your perfect pair of prom shoes is waiting to take you on an unforgettable journey!
Belle of the Ball have a stunning collection of school ball shoes for rent in NZ sizes 5-11. And if you’re based in Auckland, get in touch with us to find out how to get a discount on ball dress and accessory rentals for all those students on the Ball planning committee! 💃🕺
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