Your wedding shoes style guide
After finding the perfect dress, you need to do it justice by pairing it with the perfect wedding shoes! There are as many types of wedding shoes as there are wedding dresses, so here is a general guide to help you find the perfect bridal shoes for your big day…
Heels are the traditional choice for bridal footwear and can range in style, heel height and type to fit your needs. Examples include court shoes, strappy sandals or vintage styles. Heel heights can extend from kitten heels to skyscraper and are available in several heel thicknesses such as stiletto or block heels. With this variety of styles, heels are an option that can be tailored to please anyone.
If you’re getting married outdoors, or you’re expecting to spend a lot of time on lawns or in gardens, then we recommend a block heel or wedges to avoid sinking into the ground. If you don’t usually wear heels, then we recommend sticking to a lower heel height. You could also choose a strappy court or Mary Jane style to give you greater stability. On the other hand, if you’re never without your high heels, then don’t feel you have to choose something demure and bridal! Pick a heel that suits your personality, even if it’s not traditional. Just remember to let your seamstress know how high you’re aiming for so she can adjust your dress hem accordingly!
Dulcie by Rainbow Club
If you’re not comfortable in heels, flat shoes are a popular substitute. Styles such as pumps or ballet flats provide excellent alternatives while looking just as glamorous and elegant as heels. For something a little different, brogues or satin loafers are a chic alternative to a classic pump. If you’re marrying on the beach or abroad, then the right pair of sandals or flip flops could be the perfect pick for you. Simply add sparkle and you’re in business! Even if you’re wearing heels during the wedding ceremony, we recommend having a comfortable pair of flats on hand to change into.
Trainers have become a popular alternative for both less traditional brides or those who wish to make a fun statement. They are perfect for outdoor or casual weddings, or simply for those brides who value comfort. Also, there are a variety of styles ranging from typical casual trainers to a more formal shoe, depending on preference, with ample opportunity for customisation. We love Converse-style high tops and delicate styles like Kate Spade’s Keds collection.
Josephine by House of Elliott
Another unconventional style is boots. Similarly to trainers, these provide a comfortable option which are also highly customisable. There are a variety of types which can be adapted to fit your personal style such as lace-up knee highs, ankle boots, cowboy boots or wellies. This variation means boots are fitting for elegant or casual weddings, and are ideal for autumn/winter weddings or destination weddings in a colder climate.
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