Most people think that wedding shoes only come in two varieties – heels and flats, both in white. However, once you enter the shoe boutique you’ll realise that they actually come in all shapes and sizes. There are endless options when it comes to wedding day shoes. So how do you go about choosing the right pair for you?
Before you rush out to the shops, consider our top tips.
As you will be wearing your shoes all day and into the evening, be sure to choose a pair that are comfortable as well as chic.
When buying your wedding day shoe, you may decide to cut costs by sourcing your own shoes rather than going to a specialist store. Even if that’s your plan, it can be a good idea to browse the selection available. They will be designed for style and comfort – wedding shoes have extra padding and support, in contrast to the shoes found on the high street.
You can absolutely find some gorgeous and comfortable shoes that have not been uniquely designed for a wedding. When shopping, it can be a good idea to opt for a well-known, trusted brand that specialises in shoes which look great. They won’t easily wear down and you could wear them all day.
Consider statement shoes
A white heel is subtle and elegant and will easily work with any wedding day dress. However, some brides may like to buy a pair of shoes that really stand-out and make a statement. If you are wearing a simple dress and have gone for low-key accessories, then you may like to add something special to your bridal look with a pair of statement heels.
When considering statement shoes, why not go for heels in a bold colour, such as cobalt or wine red? Adding a pop of colour to your outfit will look striking and fashionable. Be sure to go for a colour that complements your overall colour scheme.
As well as bold shades, you can also play around with fabrics, finishes and prints. Silks and satins are commonly used for wedding shoes, but you can easily bring in different textures for a unique look. When considering prints, you can find shoes in charming florals, or bold animal prints – whatever works with your personal style and wedding day theme.
Metallics can also stand out beautifully and silver tends to complement the traditional ivory and white hues of wedding dress.
Flats v heels
Before shopping, consider if you’ll be most comfortable in flats or in heels, as Elegant Steps notes:
“Our suggestion to brides is that they stick with what they are used to and comfortable with on their wedding day. So, if you normally wear 4 inch heels and you choose this heel height for your wedding shoes, then you know that you’ll be comfortable.”