Setting the date of the big day is a huge deal – it’s one of the most exciting and, at the same time, overwhelming experiences in the life of a bride-to-be. With so many wedding plans about the ideal location and decoration aspects, and all sorts of purchases to take care of, it’s easy to overlook some details regarding the bridal look.
And one of these happens to be footwear. While the dress is undoubtedly the star of the show, good shoes are the supporting crew that make it all happen. They do everything – act as accessories either mixed or matched with the beauty of the dress, and they also provide adequate foot support and comfort.
You may not be all too concerned about the latter now, but you certainly will when you find yourself on your feet greeting guests, doing photoshoots, and dancing for hours on end. You need shoes that you like and want to wear, so the best of both worlds. With so many designs available, it may be hard to decide what to complete your wedding day ensemble. Here are some trendy and timeless options:
Shoes with Bows
Bows are accessories that carry a flirty and romantic vibe. They can add distinct character to the shoes and the overall wedding look. Not surprisingly, elegant ribbon bridal shoes are among the popular choices year after year. What’s not to love about them?
Bow shoes can be found in various styles and designs, from high heels to open and closed-toe sandals and flats, so there’s the perfect option for every bride’s taste. There are also variations with the ribbons themselves, both in the material choice and the styling. From something as dramatic and luxurious as lace at the back and flashy silk bows at the side to subdued petite lace-up bows at the front – these shoes have many faces!
Regardless of the style and length of your dress, you can rest assured the fancy ribbon bridal shoes would complement it well either as the fashion statement pieces or as the sophisticated accompaniment. And if you feel like going minimal with the jewellery, you can choose a shoe design with some bling in the form of crystal jewels paired with ribbons.
Shoes with Lace
What could be more delicate than lace bow wedding shoes, you ask? Full-lace shoes! It’s an utterly feminine fabric and offers tonnes of flexibility and opportunity for uniqueness, especially if you consider the varieties of lace patterns. This is true even if you don’t choose to wear a lace dress, as this fabric is enough to create an impact even in small doses.
While some bridal design experts may advise you not to choose something too different from the fabric of your dress, go for it if it makes you feel happy – it’s your big day! Lace is also the kind of option that brings about a lovely vintage feel which works great with traditional types of weddings, or those “fairy-tale” inspired where you get to be a Disney princess.
Shoes with Pearls
To put it in Coco Chanel’s words “pearls are perfect for every occasion”. More so when it’s your wedding! They’re as elegant, classy and timeless as both lace and ribbon bridal shoes and there’s a regal air about them that would make you look and feel like one of the royals – even if for a day.
Because they’re truly the stars of a look, you can make them pop by wearing them with a mini or midi dress in a fitted or ball gown style. You also have a variety to choose from when it comes to the pearls considering they’re available in small and subdued forms as well as large and attention-grabbing designs.
Depending on what you choose as accessories, have in mind this would weigh in on the decision you make regarding the size of the pearls. If you choose a pearl necklace, earrings, or bracelet then something smaller and more refined would do, as opposed to flashy pearls used only on shoes.
Shoes with Straps
Any practical bride-to-be dreams of buying pieces that she would get to use and reuse time and time again, even after the big day. Such is the case with shoes with straps which turn out to be quite the wise and cost-efficient purchasing choice when you consider how stylish they are and all the ways you can use them for your daily ensembles.
What’s more, they can be found in all sorts of designs and styles, ranging from princess-like stilettos to lower kitten heel sandals so you can find something to your liking and the ideal degree of comfort. Struggling with wide feet? This is where these shoes come to the rescue too, as there are some stylish and flexible flat models available on the market with a wider fit so you can take that weight off your shoulders and be prepared to shine!