With spring just around the corner, prom season will be here in no time — meaning it’s none too early to start planning your outfit. Not only will it take the stress out of putting together a look last minute, but it will also give you ample time to try on and return anything if the size or style isn’t as expected.
Nearly as important as the dress itself is your choice in footwear. Heels are always an elegant pick, and few are more versatile and glamorous than those done in gold. Like black styles, they’ll go with practically any color gown, but are a fun, shimmering alternative to the staple noir finish.
To help you assemble a stunning head-to-toe look, we’ve rounded up a range of gold heels perfect for prom night as well as every other special occasion on your calendar. From bejeweled strappy sandals to more understated metallic mules, these shimmering looks will complement any formal look — whether you’re going for boho, arty or old Hollywood vibes.
On top of all that, many of the options include features optimized for comfort, like lightly cushioned footbeds and stabilizing block heels, so you won’t need to ditch them when it’s time to hit the dance floor.
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Below, shop all the must-have looks from fan-favorite brands like Jewel by Badgely Mischka, Sam Edelman and more.
Pella Moda Moira Crystal-Embellished Sandal
Add art deco-inspired flair to your look with these sparkling sandals, featuring a curved demiblock heel and subtle crystal embellishments.
BP. Lula Block Heel Slingback Sandal
These classic block heel sandals — complete with a supportive ankle strap — can easily complement both formal gowns and more casual cocktail dresses.
Jewel Badgley Mischka Zamora
Offering a crystal-embellished halo strap, these standout heels are practically red carpet material. We recommend pairing the look with a tea length dress or slitted maxi so you can show off these beauties in all their glory.
Matisse Radience Block Heel Mule
If you’re looking for a style that’s a little more low-key, these Matisse mules are a great option. They offer a muted metallic finish, plus thick front straps and an easy slip-on design for elevated comfort.
Strategically placed studs along the toe and ankle strap and a moderate 3.75-inch heel make this pair especially sleek.
Jessica Simpson Pheona Pump
A curved side opening and pointed toe give this classic pump some edge.
Sam Edelman Neesa Wedge Sandal
When opting for loftier heels, a wedge style — like this high-shine pair from Sam Edelman — is great for staying supported throughout the night.
Imagine Vince Camuto Dash Dress Sandal
Boasting clear and waved straps that form a geometric front design, this lofty gladiator style is a bold choice.
Chinese Laundry Therese Platform Sandal
We love the look of a ’70s-inspired platform sandal, especially when it’s done in a brilliant velvet finish. This pair from Chinese Laundry is the perfect finishing touch to a more boho-forward ensemble.
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