Wedding Shoes

The wedding shoes are an integral decision to your wedding day as they will dictate your poise and your comfort. Don’t believe that you will magically be able to master a pair of 6 inch heels if this isn’t what you are used to, likewise don’t opt for flats if you know that you enjoy wearing heels for a sense of grandeur and posture; in short choose a heel which you would normally select for a special occasion.

A few points to consider

The style of shoe is most likely dependant upon your dress. If you have a ‘busy’ dress you may wish to choose a plainer wedding shoe and vice versa.

You will need to choose your shoes fairly early on as your dress maker will need to tailor the dress according to the height of the heels.

If you have a lace or delicate tulle bottomed dress you may wish to avoid beaded and crystalled shoes in case the material catches on the shoe.

Wear in your shoes. Couturier Christine Kendall advises that a shoe has up until 4 hours of wear before it looks worn, so aim to wear your shoes around the house (with stockings/tights on) for up to 4 hours prior to your wedding.

White or ivory are the most common colour choice for wedding shoes, but this is also a chance to bring a surprise splash of colour to your look. They could also be your ‘something blue’.

Wedding shoe styles

Pointed toe – Round toe – Almond toe – Square toe – Sling back – Closed back – Ankle strap – Kitten heel – Platform – Stiletto

Where to start looking for your wedding shoes

Emma Hope
Freya Rose

Paradox London
Elegant Steps