Steppin’ into Prom: Your School Ball Shoe Style Guide 👠

Steppin’ into Prom: Your School Ball Shoe Style Guide 👠

Hey there, school ball-goers! We know you're buzzing with excitement as the big night approaches. You've got the dress, the accessories, and your dance moves are on point. But there's one crucial element you can't overlook: your shoes! 👡

At Belle of the Ball, we understand the significance of finding the perfect pair of shoes for your school ball night. It's not just about looking fabulous; it's about feeling comfortable, confident, and ready to dance the night away. Which is why we’ve put together this School Ball Shoe Style Guide!  Let's dive into the world of prom shoes and discover how to choose the ideal pair that suits your style, budget, and comfort needs. 💃🕺

Price Check: How Much Do Prom Shoes Cost?

School ball preparations can put a dent in your budget, and you might be wondering about the cost of prom shoes. The good news is that there are options for every budget. You can find stylish and affordable shoes that won't break the bank. At Belle of the Ball, we offer a wide range of shoes (and dresses) for rent to suit your price range, ensuring that you look stunning without overspending and by renting, you’re being sustainable and helping to save the planet too. 

Prom styles - top picks

Prom night is synonymous with dancing, and what better way to glide across the dance floor than in a pair of elegant heels? Here are some top picks of our favourite styles, from classic to edgy, so you can match them to your dress seamlessly:

  • Stilettos for Elegance and Confidence: Stilettos are the epitome of elegance and confidence when it comes to school ball footwear. These sleek, high-heeled shoes are designed to make a statement. They add a dose of sophistication to your prom ensemble and create a stunning silhouette. Stilettos can elevate your look and help you stand tall, both literally and figuratively. However, it's essential to practice walking in them before the big night to ensure you feel comfortable and self-assured.
  • Chunky Heels: Chunky heels are all the rage in the world of school ball fashion. They provide the best of both worlds: height and stability while still looking chic. With a wider base, chunky heels give you added stability, making it easier to dance the night away without worrying about wobbling. They come in various heights and designs, ensuring you can find a pair that complements your prom dress perfectly. Plus, they're less likely to sink into grassy outdoor venues, keeping you on solid ground throughout the event.
  • Dazzling Sparkles: Make a statement with glittering heels that add a touch of magic to your outfit.
  • Bold Colours: Complement your dress by choosing heels in a colour that contrasts or matches your attire.
  • Platform Pizzazz: Platform heels give you extra height without the discomfort of sky-high stilettos. Dance comfortably all night long.
  • Flats for Freedom: Not a fan of heels? No problem! Flats can be just as stylish and provide a comfortable and chic alternative to heels. If you're looking to dance the night away without any discomfort, flats are your go-to choice. These shoes come in various styles, from simple ballet flats to embellished designs that add a touch of glamour to your outfit. Pair them with a flowy prom dress, and you'll achieve a graceful and relaxed look.
  • Wedges for Style and Comfort: When it comes to school ball footwear, wedges are a fantastic choice. These shoes offer a winning combination of style and comfort. The wedge heel provides the elegant lift you desire, elongating your legs and adding a touch of glamour to your look. What makes them even more appealing is their stability,  making it easier to maintain your balance while dancing the night away.

Shoes and Bag Duos

Want to make a statement with your accessories? Opt for a matching shoes and bag combo. Coordinating your footwear with your clutch or handbag adds a touch of sophistication to your look. It's a small detail that goes a long way in creating a harmonious ensemble. Belle of the Ball has a gorgeous range of clutch bags for hire.

Dress Colour Matters

Consider your dress colour when choosing shoes. Different coloured dresses require different shoe styles. For example, gold or silver shoes can complement a black dress beautifully.

Dance the Night Away: Comfort is Key

Prom night means dancing, and lots of it! Comfort should be a top priority when choosing your shoes. Consider low heels and straps that keep your feet secure. Our collection includes extra-wide and no-heel options, so you can enjoy the dance floor without any discomfort. Your feet will thank you for it!

Shine Bright with Glitter and Glam

Who says prom shoes have to be plain? Add a dash of sparkle to your look with glittery or metallic shoes. They catch the light beautifully and add a touch of glamour to your outfit. It's your time to shine, after all!

Keep It Classic with Timeless Elegance

If you prefer a classic and timeless look, you can't go wrong with neutral-coloured pumps or sleek black heels. These versatile options go with almost any dress and are perfect for those who appreciate simplicity and elegance.

Make a Statement: Unique Prom Shoe Ideas

Want to stand out from the crowd? Consider unique shoe options like floral patterns, lace details, or bold colours. Your shoes can be a conversation starter and a reflection of your personality. Be fearless in your fashion choices!

The Power of Ankle Straps

Ankle strap heels are not only trendy but also practical. They provide extra support, making them an excellent choice for dancing. Plus, they add an element of sophistication to your look. Say hello to comfort and style!

Tall and Proud: Shoes for Tall Girls

Are you taller than your friends and looking for shoes that complement your height without making you stand out? Consider elegant flats or low heels. They offer comfort and stability while letting you rock your height confidently. Plus, they pair wonderfully with long dresses. 

After-Dance Comfort: Pack Sneakers

We know prom night involves hours of dancing, and your feet might crave some relief. Consider packing a pair of stylish sneakers for later in the evening. You can swap them out when it's time to hit the dance floor. This clever move ensures you enjoy every moment without any discomfort. 

So now you know your style, why not check out our How to Find the Perfect Pair of Shoes guide.

At Belle of the Ball, we've got you covered with a stunning collection of school ball shoes for rent in NZ sizes 5-11. Whether you're seeking chic heels, wedges or comfortable flats, we have the perfect pair to complete your prom look. Our shoes are designed with your comfort and style in mind, so you can dance, celebrate, and create unforgettable memories.

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! 💃🕺#PromShoes #BelleOfTheBall #schoolballGlam

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