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The shoes ____________ [suit you]!

Please, let me know other alternatives when people praise their friends' fine clothes.

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    For a friend or a stranger: I love your shoes! or Great shoes! For close friends only: Those shoes look good on you! or You look great in those shoes! (Commenting directly on the person's appearance, rather than the clothing itself, can be tricky, so save it for people who won't misunderstand.)
    – 1006a
    Mar 29, 2017 at 16:33
  • @1006a How kind you are! I'm loving it! I appreciate it for the additional description of situation!
    – L.Day
    Mar 29, 2017 at 16:36
  • @1006a — I quote: "Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid answering questions in comments."
    – David
    Mar 29, 2017 at 16:40
  • It would help us include answers that may be appropriate to you if you ammended your question to indicate your country of residence, age group and social class.
    – David
    Mar 29, 2017 at 16:43

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A more old-fashioned (and perhaps more elegant) construction uses ‘become’ rather than ‘suit’.

become 2. [with object] (of clothing) look good on or suit (someone)

‘mourning regalia became her’

Oxford Dictionary online

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    While it is "technically" correct, the term is, as you note, old-fashioned. I'd even go as far as to say it's pretentious, and if you do say it to someone nowadays, you're either going to: 1) confuse them because they won't know what you meant, and then you'll be stuck in the awkward situation of having to explain yourself or restate what you meant, or 2) distance them from yourself because they'll see you as someone who feels compelled to use archaic words to sound "smart", especially if you're saying this in an informal, casual setting with your friends. Mar 29, 2017 at 15:57
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    @AleksandrH — Depends on the company you keep. My friends would appreciate it. If the poster is not familiar with the usage of the word he shouldn't employ it (as for any word). But the aim of this SE is to accumulate a set of answers to questions, so this contributes.
    – David
    Mar 29, 2017 at 16:22
  • @AleksandrH Thanks guy! Could you give me another phrase? 😁
    – L.Day
    Mar 29, 2017 at 16:33
  • @David Your answer would help me out ! 😁
    – L.Day
    Mar 29, 2017 at 16:33
  • @David Touché, I guess it depends. Mar 29, 2017 at 19:33
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The shoes fit you to a T!

yourdictionary.com:

to-a-t

Adverb (not comparable)

(idiomatic) Precisely; exactly; perfectly; with great attention to detail.

The colors of your suit fit you to a T.

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