If you have thick ankles, steer clear of straps and other busy designs. Instead, opt for a streamlined silhouette in a hue that matches your natural coloringbut don't grab just any old pair of camel pumps. "You have to choose the right nude for your skin tone," says shoe designer Edmundo Castillo. If you have dark skin, for example, you may want to try a more caramel or cocoa shade.
At the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s benefit gala, Gabrielle Union showed up in a strapless styled Prada gown in a rich shade of emerald green. A diamond wreath at her neck and black T-strap heels completed her look.