10 Outfits: What Color Shoes to Wear with a Taupe Dress

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How to Accessorize a Taupe Dress

When it comes to what color shoes to wear with a taupe dress and what color accessories go with a taupe dress, the options are seemingly endless. From classic black pumps and flats to bright statement heels in bold shades like yellow or cobalt blue, there are several options available when putting together an outfit featuring this neutral hue. However, the best way to accessorize a taupe dress really depends on the shade of taupe and the overall style of the dress. Keep reading for 10 taupe dress outfit ideas for various occasions.

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What to Pair with a Taupe Dress

A taupe dress is a versatile wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. But no matter what look you’re aiming for, adding a few stylish accessories to your outfit can make all the difference.  Whatever your style preference may be, there’s no wrong way to wear a taupe dress; as long as you feel comfortable and confident in your outfit choice! 

These are the 10 colors of shoes to wear with a taupe dress. Keep reading for full outfit ideas that I have personally styled with these colors, including shoes, handbag, and jewelry.

  1. Brown
  2. Light Blue
  3. White
  4. Yellow
  5. Black
  6. Gold
  7. Pink
  8. Animal Print
  9. Orange
  10. Nude

What Colors Match a Taupe Dress

Taupe is a classic and neutral color. When wearing a taupe dress, it is easy to match with white, black, pink, and animal print to complement a taupe dress for a stylish and trendy look. Check out these 10 outfits with a taupe dress below for some ideas of what colors can be worn with a taupe dress.

Whether you are wearing a light taupe or beige dress, or a dark taupe dress, the outfits below will show you what color shoes can complement a taupe dress.

Does silver or gold go with taupe?

Taupe can be considered a neutral color and, therefore, can match almost anything including both gold and silver jewelry, shoes, and accessories. However, gold matches taupe really well, and usually better than silver. Taupe and gold are both warm tones and complement each other. Depending on the tone of taupe, gold will go better with taupes that are closer to brown and tan. However, silver can also match taupe although silver is a cooler color. Silver goes better with taupe tones that are lighter in shade.

What skin tone does taupe look good on?

Taupe is generally considered to be a warm tone, although it can sometimes appear cool depending on what shades it is worn with. Taupe is also considered a neutral shade. Because taupe appears as a warm or cool tone, and is a neutral shade, it goes well with a multitude of skin tones, from light to deep.

For lighter skin tones, try wearing taupe with bold colors and jewel tones like purple, red and blue. For darker skin tones, try wearing taupe with lighter colors or pastels like yellow, pink and lavender.s

Taupe also works well with other neutral shades and earthy tones like white, brown and grey, so if you wear earthy tones, taupe will look good on you as well.

Where to Buy a Taupe Dress

There are so many retailers that sell taupe dresses in different cuts and styles. I really love shopping at Nordstrom, and Amazon for dresses. Find more of my go-to retailers on my Shop My Looks page.

If you like the taupe dresses featured in the outfit ideas below, you can find them here.

What to wear with a light taupe or beige dress: These light taupe dresses are perfect for a more casual and playful outfit. It’s perfect for a summer vacation or a date night.

What to wear with a dark taupe dress: If you’re looking for ideas on what to wear with dark taupe dress, I’ve got you covered. A dark taupe dress is a great way to add more color to your neutral wardrobe, and it can be paired with a variety of different colors and styles.

What to wear with a tan taupe dress: This tan taupe dress can go with almost anything.

Taupe Dress Outfit Ideas

A taupe dress is a versatile clothing item that can be dressed up or down. Here are a few ideas for how to wear a taupe dress with different color shoes.

If you are looking for more style inspiration and outfit ideas, check out my other posts in this outfit ideas series: what shoes to wear with a white dress, what shoes to wear with a gold dress, what shoes to wear with a blush dress, what shoes to wear with a black dress, and what shoes to wear with a royal blue dress where I share outfit ideas for these specific colored dresses.

What Goes Well with a Taupe Dress

1. Brown

If you’re looking for an understated dress outfit, a taupe dress with brown shoes can be a great choice. Brown shoes are a timeless choice so I think they can create a classic and less dressy look if that is what you are looking for. I would wear this outfit to a nice event like a brunch or daytime date. Finish the look with some matching earrings and a handbag in a cream color to match. These brown heels can also coordinate well with a white dress.

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2. Light Blue

If you’re looking for a sophisticated outfit for your next springtime party, why not try a taupe dress with light blue shoes? The colors complement each other perfectly while still providing a pop of color. You can wear this outfit with confidence knowing that you look good! And, since taupe is such a versatile color, you can easily mix and match different pieces to create different looks. For example, try pairing the dress with a white denim jacket for a more casual look or add some sparkle with a shiny gold purse instead. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to feel confident and pretty in this outfit. This outfit is perfect for a baby shower, or for wine tasting.

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3. White

Finding the perfect dress to wear for a night out can be a daunting task. If you’re looking for a great taupe dress that will stand out from the crowd, check out this option with white shoes. The dress is figure-flattering and will be a fun and sexy look to wear on a night out. Whether you’re going on a date night or just out on the town with friends, this outfit is sure to turn heads.

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4. Yellow

If you want to make a statement with your outfit, go for a bodycon taupe dress with bright yellow shoes for a pop of color. An acrylic and gold handbag will really stand out and complete the look. I love how this outfit looks so pulled together, yet can still stand out from the crowd. This outfit can be worn for a night out or a date night.

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5. Black

If you want to keep your outfit neutral, go with a taupe dress and black shoes. This combination is perfect for a flirty and fun look. The black heels will dress up your look. You can wear this combination for any occasion, but I especially love it for an evening out.

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6. Gold

For a unique and elegant look, consider pairing a taupe jumpsuit with gold shoes. Gold shoes can add a touch of glamour to any outfit, and they pair perfectly with the color taupe or beige. You can find gold shoes in many different styles, so you’re sure to find the perfect pair for your dress. Whether you’re looking for something simple and understated or something flashy and glamorous, gold shoes will always elevate your style. I love the pairing of sparkly accessories to match the shiny texture of this jumpsuit. This outfit is perfect for a classy party or an evening event.

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7. Pink

Taupe is a color that can be both understated and elegant at the same time. A taupe dress with pink shoes can create a look that is both fun and sophisticated. This combination can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. This outfit will always make you look polished and put together. While this taupe dress is more simpler and plain, it allows you to really play with the shoes and accessories to bring that extra stylish factor.

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8. Animal Print

A dark taupe dress with animal prints shoes is a perfect outfit for any day of the week. This combination is perfect for work and can be worn any season. Add a heavy coat if you need an extra layer for fall and winter. This look is perfect for wearing to the office or an afterwork happy hour.

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9. Orange

If you’re looking for a great outfit for a brunch, consider a printed taupe dress with orange heels. This is a classic look that always looks stylish. You can wear almost any color of shoes with a taupe dress, but orange is a great complementary color to taupe. A taupe dress with orange shoes is perfect for any spring or summer event, especially as a wedding guest outfit. The matching earrings pull the entire look together.

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10. Nude

When it comes to picking an outfit for an event in the winter, it’s important to choose something that will make you look and feel your best while keeping you warm. Consider a taupe or beige sweater dress and a pair of chunky heels in the same color for a monochromatic look. The winter white handbag and earrings complete this look for a weekend out with the girls.

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Which outfit with a taupe dress is your favorite?

About the creator of My Favorite Hello, and author of this post:

Amy has over 10 years of experience working in beauty and fashion. She previously launched digital products for celebrity beauty brands Fenty Beauty and Glossier, and currently for a national fashion retailer. She also worked previously as a Senior Stylist at Stitch Fix, and currently moonlights as an independent virtual stylist, styling men and women for various occasions from everyday outfits, special occasions, to curating a complete closet. Amy is using her styling experience and expertise to provide general style inspiration and outfit ideas so that you can shop for yourself and put together stylish outfits on your own that make you feel confident and beautiful.

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