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 noir 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 eight key shoe style choices that look especially inspired right now.
It doesn’t necessarily matter what your dress looks like, as the outfits ahead show us how unexpected, bold, and sometimes classic shoe choices each elevate your look. And since each of these eight black dresses shoes feel 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.