Anyone who’s ever gotten married will be quick to tell you the hunt for bridal shoes is not an easy one. Type “bridal shoes” into anything and you’ll likely end up with a selection of styles that you would never dream of wearing normally – let alone on one of the biggest (and most fashionably planned) days of your life! Clunky toes, clunky heels, shocking 80’s style ornamentation… And to make matters worse this is all happening in bright shiny WHITE no less – eek!
(You may also like to read our tips for finding the perfect wedding dress right here.)
I don’t know why brands make wedding shoes this way, however when you look at the prices of coveted brands such as Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, Vera Wang and other high end designers ($1500 for wedding shoes anyone?) it’s obvious why people resort to buying them. It’s enough to put you off getting married. Well, almost.
To assist all the soon-to-be-brides out there, we’ve scoured the web and put together a selection of wedding day-appropriate shoes that you may actually like (and several of the options are completely wearable after the big day passes too) Lets face it, you don’t want to spend a fortune on a shoe you’ll wear ONCE, right?
Classic Wedding Shoes:
Top left Alessa Pump $148.55 from theiconic.
Top Right Badgley Mischka $259.70 from Zappos
Bottom Left Ann Taylor Slingbacks $238.50 from Ann Taylor
Bottom Right Khloe Peep-Toe Heels $49.95 from theiconic
Metallic Wedding Shoes:
Top left Carvela Gosh Gold Sandals $209.14 from ASOS
Top Right Nine West $139.95 from theiconic
Bottom Right Hands Down Sandals $91.26 from ASOS
Conservative vs Strappy Wedding Shoes:
Top Left Kate Spade Low Pumps $364.86 from Shopbop
Top Right HAMPSHIRE Heeled Sandals $66.55 from ASOS
Bottom Right Aimer Strappy $168.36 from theiconic
Why not also read: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL HAIR TRENDS FOR 2014/2015
And, our guide to beautiful wedding makeup here: THE TOP BRIDAL MAKEUP TRENDS FOR 2014/2015
Let us know what you wore to your wedding in the comments below! If you are not yet married, what would your wedding day shoe preference be? (Comfort over looks, great value, or it just has to be perfect?)