Your wedding shoe is the perfect opportunity to combine your wedding style and your personal style. But, like anything else, there are a few important things to consider before picking your wedding shoes. (Ahem, spiked heels may be the perfect way to show off your rocker style, but no one wants ripped tulle dragging behind them down the aisle!)
The shoe you choose for your wedding day should reflect your personal style, wedding décor and coordinate with your dress and wedding colors. They should also be comfortable for YOU. So what your best friend wore 4 inch heels on her big day- if you’re more comfortable wearing flats, then by all means do so! We’ve had brides wear everything from cowboy boots to slippers.
Once you’ve determined your comfort level, think about your gown’s silhouette. As much as you might want to wear that six-inch bright blue pump, if you’ve bought a ball gown, it’s going to be lost in tulle.
Follow this easy three step guideline, and you’ll be wearing the shoes of your dreams with no malfunctions:
Sheath or column: Sheath, column or mermaid gowns tend to focus on your curves, so you have the opportunity to wear a sexy stripy high heel sandal or embellished peep toe. We love the ankle strap and glittery leather on these Christian Louboutin’s.
Short or Tea Length: Short or tea-length gowns are a great opportunity to show off your individual shoe style. If you’re more daring, try a print or color. If your style is a little more retro, look for a pointy toe pump or pair of kitten heels with coordinating accessories like short gloves or a fascinator. These crystal-covered Rene Caovilla shoes are the perfect way to add a pop of color on your wedding day!
A-line or ball gown: A voluminous skirt on an A-line or ball gown might mean your shoes won’t be visible to your guests, but you can still wear something that is extra special to you. If your gown has lace detail or pearls, you may want to incorporate that look into your shoes. We adore these Stuart Weitzman lace pumps.
Good advice for any gown: Nix a skinny heel for a beach or outdoor affair, and consider a change of shoe. Buy yourself a second pair of shoes to change into at the reception. After dancing the night away, you’ll be thankful to change into a pair of flip flops or flats!
Our Favorite “Dancing Friendly” Shoes:
1. Rene Caovilla Pearly & Crystal Flat Thong Sandal
2. Kate Spade New York Brilliant Jewel-toe ballerina flat
3. Jimmy Choo Alina Point-Toe Glitter Flat
4. Ugg Australia I do! Bailey Short Crystal Button Bridal Shearling Boot
Special Thanks to Brides and Neiman Marcus