When dressing for your most important formal or smart casual occasions, the details like shoes and accessories can be the most vital part of making the impression you are looking for. A designer suit is only as handsome as the dress shoes you pair with it; and no matter how glamorous that glittery dress might be, if you pair it with a pair of cheap dress shoes, you risk ruining your look and maybe even your evening.

While men's dress shoes are almost exclusively black, on the right occasion navy blue or white men's dress shoes are acceptable as well. Oxford, monk strap and derby stand out on the list of dashing men's styles, and a stylish pair of designer leather loafers might be just the trick for head to toe style without going overboard on a business casual or dressy casual occasion. For a man's dress shoe to truly impress, it doesn't necessarily have to be from the trendiest designer's latest collection, but it certainly has to be in high quality leather. Let's be honest here, a truly paparazzi-worthy look can only perfected by a pair of Italian leather dress shoes. Whether soft smooth leather, patent leather or exotic skins like crocodile or ostrich, Italian designers are masters of the trade. Names like Pakerson, a.testoni, Fratelli Rosetti, and Dolce and Gabbana dominate today's most stylish looks. The ability of Italian cobblers to craft a spectacular style in a relatively comfortable dress shoe merits the wide acclaim they have received since the Middle Ages.

Women's dress shoes, on the other hand, are not limited to black or white, but some of the most elegant styles come in gold, silver, red and even less obvious colors like yellow and navy blue. Most often they come in the form high heel pumps or sling backs to elongate the legs and accentuate whatever style of dress may have been chosen. Recently however some of style's most diligent mavens have sported elegant ballerina flats for a spectacular dressy casual look. Flat dress shoes can often feature pointed toes as well with bows or patent leather to create a one-of-a-kind look. Many popular styles feature Swarovski crystals or semi-precious stones for a glimmering beauty from the feet up. Designer brands like Rodo or Casadei, popular among some of today's leading stars add crystals to high heel sandals or beautiful suede pump shoes to complete their most elegant creations. Other brands like Loriblu stand out for brightly-colored leather and unique dress shoes for special occasions like a girl's wedding day or prom.

Selecting the perfect pair of shoes to complete your formal evening wear is no easy task. Shoe shopping online can be a useful tool for finding the perfect style without wearing your feet out before you slip those new shoes on. With today's technology and the latest styles, finding the right accessories to step up your presence on the red carpet of life is more fun and more varied than ever. Italian Designer Shoes are never out of reach when you can order them straight from Italy!


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