You can’t go wrong with a classic style in a classic color. Just make sure your whole outfit is well color-coordinated, and don’t forget that includes accessories. Especially handbags, since they traditionally should match the color of your shoes. Aside from color, the material your shoe is made of is also important. Leather and leather-like materials are usually well-suited to dress shoes.
Here’s a version I find looks quite classy – notice the open toe – love it!
Nine West Women’s Orissa Patent Dress Pump