Once the gown has been chosen, the next choice to make is what to wear on your feet. There aren’t really any rules or traditions around what kind of shoes a bride should wear, so I’ve had a hunt through the shops to find my favourites…
White/ivory shoes are the ‘traditional’ option for brides for no other reason than they match the colour of the gown. White ‘bridal shoes’ can be a bit dowdy, but thankfully all the big designers have recognised the niche and a bride can now get some pretty hot white/ivory shoes if that is what she is looking for.
Ann Taylor, Badgley Mischka
Charlotte Olympia, Jimmy Choo
Blue shoes are a popular way for modern brides to hide a bit of colour in their ensemble and take care of their ‘something blue’. The other advantage of blue shoes is that they are easy to integrate into your regular wardrobe after the big event.
Blue by Betsey Johnson, Christian Louboutin
Proenza Schouler, TOD’S
Coloured shoes are a great, fun option for the not so traditional bride. Whether it’s a pop of your favourite colour or matches in with the bridesmaids, there’s a pretty big chance that you will be able to wear them again and again, and remember your big day every time you do.
Charlotte Olympia, Christian Louboutin
Manolo Blahnik, Sophia Webster
SHOES FOR A BEACH WEDDING
Beach weddings are beautiful, but lets face it heels and sand don’t mix! Don’t fret though, there are plenty of gorgeous beach wedding appropriate shoes out there.
Giuseppe Zanotti, Melissa
Rene Caovilla, Rene Caovilla
SHOES FOR A FIELD/GRASSY WEDDING
Outdoor weddings are incredibly popular, and many of those weddings are taking place in barns, mountain fields and other grassy plains. While these weddings are beautiful in their locations, they are not good for many heeled shoes. Luckily the wedge is a girls best friend, so there are plenty of fabulous options for the outdoor bride on her big day.
Jimmy Choo, Seychelles
Stuart Weitzman, TOM’S