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Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.
 

Last Update: May 9, 2017
 

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Sandals
Designer Shoes
Flats & Skimmers
Fashion Boots
 
Hosiery
Shapewear
 
Desk to Dinner Dresses
Vintage Style Dresses

J Renee
Criss Cross Strap Sandals
Size 5 - 12 N, M, W

Block Heel Dress Sandal
Size 6 - 11 W, WW

 Classic Pumps
Size 5 - 12 N, M, W
 

Special Occasion Dresses
Red Dresses

Dress shoes come in a variety of styles.  Open toes and sandals are popular choices for more formal evening and evening occasions.  Classic closed toe and pump styles are often preferred in more formal office environments.

Finishes and colors can be both classic, neutrals that mix with a wide variety of looks and styles, or trendier and more colorful options that are distinctive conversation starters.

High heels are generally considered dressier options in most social situations, but some women have both preferences and medical need for low heel or flat dress shoe styles.  Some of the most popular styles include dress sandals which are often metallic, satin, or black with sparkling embellishments.  Wedge style shoes can also offer more support and are often more comfortable for heavier women, since heeled styles put the pressure of your body weight on a single pressure point. 

White Dresses
Floral Dresses
 
Designer Dresses
Designer Formalwear
 
Office Parties
Club Wear
Evening Pants & Sets
Evening Skirts
 
Formalwear with Sleeves
Evening Gowns
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Embroidered Platform Sandals, Wide Width | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick

Jewel Strap Flat Sandals
Size 8 - 12 W
 

 Floral Embellished
Peep Toe Pump
Size 5 - 11 M

Betsey Johnson
Embellished Satin Flats
Size 5 - 12 M

 
 Embroidered Platform Sandals
Size 5 - 10 W
 

 

Some women, especially for extra special occasions such as weddings, will splurge on designer shoes more readily for just the right the look to go with a dressy outfit.

 Wide-widths and sizes larger than 10 can be difficult to find off-line, making the internet a go-to source for hard-to-find sizes and styles.
 

 

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Cage Sandals, Wide Width | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Floral Applique Slingback, Wide Width | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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Touch Ups, Beaded Low Wedge Dress Sandal, Wide Width Available | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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  Cage Sandals
Size 7 - 13 W
 

 Satin Evening Pumps
Size 5 - 12 M, W

Floral Embellishde Slingback
Size 6 - 12 M, W, WW
 
Touch Ups
Low Wedge Dress Sandal

Size 5 - 12 M, W 
 

Shopping Resources to Help You Find the Right Pair of Wide Width or Large Size Dress Shoes

The upscale department stores are often some of the best places to find dress shoes, especially from designers.  A majority of them, however, have very limited selections beyond size 10, nor do they carry a variety of shoe widths.  A notable exception is Nordstrom which started as a shoe specialty retailer before becoming the apparel juggernaut that it is today.  They've maintained their roots with one of the most diverse size selections available from the department stores and a range of brands from moderate to upscale and luxury designer.

Shoe shopping internet super sites stock the widest selection of sizes and styles, and most offer free shipping on orders both ways.  Zappos has some of the richest product information and customer feedback sections to help make purchasing decisions. 

 

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Suede Wrap Block Heel Sandals, Wide Width | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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 Wrap Suede
Block Heel Sandals
Size 6 - 13 W
 

 Strappy Dress Sandals
Size 5 - 1
1 M

Jeweled Espadrilles
European Size 36 - 41
Applied Floral Mary Janes
European Size 36 - 41

Retailers that carry specialty size clothing will also carry shoe inventories that not only complete outfits, but also are available in a greater variety of sizes and widths.  Long Tall Sally, a tall shop for women, now offers the Barefoot Tess shoe collection for sizes 12, 13, 14,  and 15.  Plus retailers Torrid and Lane Bryant offer shoes in wide widths at low to moderate prices in styles that are trendy to contemporary up to size 13. 

Shoe brand shopping sites offer the entire size range and styles available, with mark downs available at end of season or past season's merchandise.  Nine West is one of the best for dress shoe styles with a contemporary, fashionable edge that are moderately priced.  Meanwhile, Naturalizer has classic to contemporary styles with the most styles available in both larger sizes and wide widths. 

 Young and trendy fashionistas will find a whimsical and vintage inspired collection from indie designer web retailer Mod Cloth.  Meanwhile, plus trend setting hot spots such as Ashley Stewart and Eloquii usually carry small, yet unusual collections of fashionable shoes in wide widths to complement their collections.

 

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