Whether you're a country girl at heart or simply want to kick up your heels in style at the prom, go with cowgirl boots. For this elegant occasion, leave the mud-covered kicks at home. This is an event to show off some high fashion, blinged-out boots. When shopping for the perfect prom dress, keep this uncommon formal footwear in mind. Not all formal dresses pair well with cowgirl boots.
Boot Cuts and Colors
Pick a pair of traditional Western cowgirl, mid-calf height boots. The shaft portion of the boot is usually 12-inches tall with an inch-and-a-half heel, perfect for dancing comfortably. For a higher heel, choose a Western riding boot. Pick out a pair of boots to complement the color of the prom dress. For example, shiny silver rhinestone-encrusted boots look adorable with a pastel pink gown. Or, try freshly shined black leather boots with a black satin prom dress.
Choosing a Prom Dress
The whole point of wearing cowgirl boots with a prom dress is to show them off! Choose a tea-length dress that falls just above the ankles to highlight the decorative toes of the boots. Or, go a bit shorter in a midi-length dress, which lies a few inches below the knees. Feeling daring? Slip into a knee-length or mini thigh-baring prom dress to make the cowgirl boots the focal point of your prom outfit. Dresses with loose, flowing skirts look best with boots.
When wearing cowgirl boots to a formal occasion, slip on a pair of cushioned cotton socks (over panty hose) to avoid blisters or painful rubbing on your toes. Choose a pair of ankle-length socks to keep your comfortable secret hidden below the tops of the boots.
Accessorizing the Look
Tie the Western-style prom look together with a matching clutch or hair accessories. A sequin-covered purse looks great with sparkly boots. Or, choose a colorful leather headband to coordinate with bright-tinted cowgirl boots. Hues such as robin-egg blue or lavender really pop during this springtime formal event.