Footwear for formal occasions. Dress shoes are usually made of more delicate materials such as suede, silk, satin, patent leather, or peau de soie. Dress shoes often feature eye-catching designs, richer colors, and decorative ornamentation. Examples are business shoes, evening shoes, bridal shoes, and prom shoes.
Heels are shoes featuring an incline on the heel. Heels could be a separate piece from the outsole or a wedge heel that runs the entire length of the outsole. The heel provides elevation and can be found in many different shapes, including block, tapered, blade, and wedge. Heels can also be many different heights such as kitten heel, stilleto heel, low heel, mid heel or high heel.