Whether you’re searching for simple, elegant prom shoes, or shoes with plenty of pizazz — from high heel prom shoes to kitten heels, these top picks in 2013 prom shoes will help get you started towards finding the perfect shoes for the big night.
And, when you’re done checking out the picks, don’t forget to view this prom shoes checklist.
Here are my top picks in 2018 prom shoes.
RSVP ‘Cailyn’ – High Heel Prom Shoes fit for a Princess
If you want a look that’s right on par with the hottest trends, but you still want to wear the shoes after the prom has come and gone, these RSVP pumps might just do the trick.
With 4″ heels, 1″ platform soles, silky satin uppers, and dramatic bow embellishments, these high heels look as if they were made to be prom shoes for a princess, and they come in loads of great colors like black, silver, fuchsia, purple, red — and this season’s hottest shade: mint.
Vigotti ‘Metis’ – Prom Shoes in Large, Small, Medium and Wide Sizes
One hundred percent feminine and pretty, these classic d’Orsay pumps feature satin uppers; shimmery rhinestone embellishments; and extremely wearable 2.5″ heels. The classic, glamorous design makes them easy to pair with just about any kind of prom dress, and the color choices are perfect: black, gold, ivory, navy, pewter, purple and red
But these shoes also have one other huge advantage, and that’s their accessibility. Not only are these pretty shoes available in women’s sizes 4-13, but they also come in regular/medium widths, as well as in slim, narrow, wide and extra-wide widths!
Audrey Brooke ‘Erica’ – Affordable and Pretty Prom Shoes
These shoes have just about everything going for them: luxurious satin uppers; feminine, vamp bows; and a price tag that is just under $70. But the best part is that these open-toed pumps feature a classic design that will work season after season, year after year. Available in five prom-perfect colors, including gold, silver, white, mint green and pink, these pretty shoes are as dynamic as they are affordable.
Lulu Townsend ‘Blossom’ – Pretty and Wearable Wedge Prom Shoes
With 3.5″ wedge heels, satin uppers, and an extremely feminine design, these shoes have pretty floral embellishments on their open-toed vamps. Available in black, ivory, navy, purple and red, these classic prom shoes get extra points for having wedge heels, which are hot right now, as well as being easier to wear than stilettos — and even more extra points for costing less than $55 per pair.
Nina ‘Forbes’ – Classic Prom Shoes with Mid-Height Heels
If you were to read the 150+ customer reviews at Zappos.com, you’d believe that these shoes were just about perfect, and even without reading the reviews, you might come to the same conclusion. The heels are very wearable at 3 inches; the satin uppers make these perfect for evening wear; the gathered bowed vamps and open toes give them a classically feminine look; and the price is right at between $50 and $80 per pair. They’re also perfect as prom shoes, because they come in loads of great colors, including black, gold, and silver, as well as several other, brighter and pastel shades.
Pretty and Versatile Prom Shoes – J. Renee ‘Queenie’
Simple, pretty, and versatile, these open-toed slingback pumps come in black, purple, red, silver and taupe, and they’re quite a bargain at less than $55 per pair.
With covered 4″ heels, these shoes would be a great addition to any wardrobe, as they’re formal enough for prom, but not so fancy that they wouldn’t work well for other dressy occasions.
Nina ‘Blanche’ – Glitter Prom Shoes in Mint or Rose
Looking for something a little more… eye-catching? Have a look at these shimmery prom shoes from Nina.
Offered in mint green, light pink, white or black, these dynamic shoes feature glitter-embellished uppers and classic pumps styling.
While shoes like these would be a bit too much for really fancy prom dresses, they’d be great for adding a touch of glamour to a simple, elegant prom gown.
J. Renee ‘Dayna’ – Low-Heeled Prom Shoes with Rhinestones
If you want your prom shoes to have a bit of bling, but don’t want sky-high heels, then you should check out these stunning and elegant shoes from J. Renee. Adorned with rhinestone-accented bows, these open-toed pumps have glimmer fabric uppers, and heels of 2.75 inches. Available in black, gold, pewter, and silver, there is a choice for nearly any color gown, and they come in a wide selection of sizes and widths, including narrow, medium, and wide.
Sole Obsession ‘Berne-06’ Platform Pumps – Sexy Rhinestone Prom Shoes
If you’re a fan of sky-high heels, thick platform soles, and shoes that demand attention, then there’s a good chance you’re going to love these platform pumps because they’re just so glamorous and shimmery. The suede uppers and open-toes make them perfect for evening wear, and the rhinestone embellishments make them certain to turn heads.
Available in hot pink, off-white and champagne, they’d be great as prom shoes, but only for those who are used to wearing very high heels, as these pumps feature heels that are 5.5 inches tall. Granted, some of that height is offset by 1.75″ platform soles, but still, these are really, really high, and they probably won’t be terribly comfortable for dancing, either. Yep, these are definitely “sit and be seen” shoes.
Zigi Soho ‘Musique’ – Sexy, Strappy Sandals for Prom
Gold prom shoes are always a popular choice, but these gorgeous sandals have a lot more going for them than just their versatile color. The style is very flattering; the multiple straps will help to keep them in place while you’re dancing the night away; and the sky-high heels and unique styling are sure to turn heads. Also available in light blue, black, and white, these stunning prom sandals have satin uppers and 4.75″ heels.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.