So, you’ve found your one-of-a-kind dream wedding dress. Now it’s time to get the perfect shoes to match. Of course, picking out the ideal pair can be a challenging task as there are a lot of factors to consider. From your personal style through to the theme of your wedding, every detail about your special day can influence your footwear choice. Whether you’re wearing a short wedding dress and need some killer kicks to complete your outfit or you are rocking a long gown and require a pair that will peak out from underneath with pride, your favorite designer labels have you covered.
Designer Bridal Shoes
For the classic bride who favors a traditional wedding, there are plenty of gorgeous heeled styles that will undoubtedly match your glamorous gown. If you plan on staying in your footwear all day, however, you may wish to invest in a lower pair. Heeled sandals make another excellent option and suit cocktail weddings to a tee. Outdoor weddings, on the other hand, will require flat sandals and if you’re a boho bride who’s spending her big day at the beach, you can even consider flip flops. Then, all that’s left to choose is the color and design. Whether you’re after classic white or ivory, understated nude, glamorous gold or silver, or even something blue, there are plenty of great options for you.
Heels are the traditional and timeless choice of footwear for brides. Thanks to their classic appearance, feminine appeal, and ability to add height, these shoes are a favorite amongst brides on their big days. While pumps are always an excellent choice, there are other styles to consider as well. If you want your shoes to grab attention as you sashay down the aisle and around the dance floor, try a non-traditional pair, such as heeled mules or booties. These surprising shoes are sure to catch the eyes of your guests in the best of ways. Don’t forget to pay attention to the material the shoes are made of. While satin is always a lovely choice, you should also consider other options, such as lace, leather, and patent leather.
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Low Heel Wedding Shoes
Low heels are another traditional shoe choice for brides. While they may not be quite as glamorous or decadent as high heels, they are still utterly chic and classic. On top of that, low heels provide the extra height and elegance that many brides crave without sacrificing too much practicality. As such, these shoes make an ideal choice for brides who plan to wear the same pair of shoes from the ceremony to the reception and even onto the dance floor later. As well as being more comfortable than their taller counterparts, low heels can also be incredibly stylish. The smart style of footwear has seen a tremendous resurgence of late with many new gorgeous designs on offer from some of the world’s top designers.
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Being a bride doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re restricted to wearing heels. Many ladies have worn flats on their wedding day and loved the choice. If your feet quickly feel uncomfortable when wearing heels, consider flats instead. A great alternative, flats will keep your feet fresh all day long so that you can thoroughly enjoy yourself. Additionally, if your wedding will be outdoors, flat shoes may be the best choice. You don’t want to sink into the grass or slip over on any uneven ground after all. To ensure that your flats appear more elegant than understated and appropriate for the day, choose a pair with a luxurious design. Flats with embellishments or applique can make a superb choice and add the glamorous touch that your bridal look requires. Likewise, metallics, such as silver or gold, can also make an excellent option.
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Wedding Sandals for the Bride
If you want to show off that pre-wedding pedicure, why not choose to wear a pair of sandals on your big day? Sandals can be a lovely bridal choice and have a chic appeal. Along with showing off your toes, these open shoes are also great for lengthening the appearance of your legs and keeping your feet cool on warm days. On top of that, sandals also have a slim aesthetic, making them a great alternative to bulky or chunky pumps, platforms, and more. When selecting a pair, start by finding the perfect height for your dress and day. While long gowns and traditional or cocktail weddings will suit heeled sandals best, shorter dresses and more relaxed ceremonies will work well with a small heel or flat style. Alternatively, wedges can make a great option for the bride who enjoys the height of heels without the pain.
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Wedding Flip Flops
Although flip flops aren’t a traditional choice of footwear for brides, they can make a good option under the right circumstances. Most importantly, your wedding must be in the right style and setting to suit these casual shoes. You can’t expect to have a formal wedding with all the bells and whistles and wear flip-flops. No matter how stylish your shoes are, the combination just won’t work. If you’re having a casual beach wedding, on the other hand, flip-flops can be an excellent choice for both practical and aesthetic reasons. That being said, no matter what your big day is like, if you’re not the type of bride who is easy-going and carefree, flip-flops probably aren’t for you.
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What are the best wedding shoes?
The best wedding shoes depend on your dress style, your wedding location, and your comfort. Some popular choices include embellished sandals, classic pumps, block heels, and heeled mules. Brides often opt for high heels, but this can be impractical and painful by the end of the night, and they may change into flats for the dancefloor.
What are the most comfortable bridal shoes?
The most comfortable bridal shoes are something with a mid to low heel, as this will ensure your feet don't get sore as you are wearing the shoes the entire day and well into the night. They may not make an ultra-glamorous appearance the way that high heels do, but they are classic and traditional. It is also important to wear your shoes around the house before your big day to avoid blisters and reduce discomfort.
What shoes should a bride wear?
Your choice of bridal shoes will be unique to you. You know what sort of heel height you are comfortable in, you know what will go best with your dress, and you know your own personal style. That said, there are some guidelines you can follow to ensure you are picking the perfect shoe. You should first find your dress before purchasing shoes, consider your wedding venue; for example, stilettos will not work with a woodland or beach wedding, and although the style is important, comfort is even more so. White, ivory, champagne, and nude tones are a popular and classic choice, but you can also embrace colors like light blue or silver if you are more daring.
Where can I buy wedding shoes for my bride?
You do not have to go to a specific store or bridal boutique to find the perfect wedding shoes. You can shop for them in highstreet or designer stores. You can also shop online, but this is a little riskier because comfort is of the utmost importance, and you will need to try them on before your big day.
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