Say yes to the dress (and the heels)
Words by Megan C. Hills
There’s no denying that your wedding dress is going to be the sartorial star of the day, but your footwear is where you can add a dash of personality to your outfit. There’s a lot of things to consider when it comes to your shoes (colour, style, comfort and more) and we’ve rounded up what we think are the best wedding shoes, combining classic cool with statement pieces fresh off our SS17 fashion trend report.
Gone are the days of the staid blocky heel, with both affordable high street retailers and luxe fashion brands jazzing up footwear for fashion-savvy brides. There’s all manner of styles for both the shoe-obsessed diva and demure princess and we’ve also thrown in a number of different heights depending on your comfort level – after all, you’re going to be standing around for photographs for an awful long time.
Low-key brides can’t go wrong with simple classics by L’intervalle or Rainbow Club, while jaw-dropping heels by Christian Louboutin or Diane Von Furstenberg will have you looking runway ready in no time. Spending big bucks isn’t a necessity either as ASOS, New Look, Miss Selfridge and Urban Outfitters have really turned things out this season with snowy shades and soft metallics dominating the colour palette. A pop of colour is always a welcome touch as well, whether that comes in the form of a romantic scarlet appliqué or subtle floral detailing. Destination brides, we haven’t forgotten about you either, how about trying on a pair of beachy sandals on for size?
With this edit of pumps, stilettos and flats, there’s no excuse for footwear to be a bland afterthought. Whether you’re wearing one of the most popular wedding dresses on Pinterest or striking out on your own in a bold coloured gown, these are the best wedding shoes that’ll see you through whatever your outfit choice. And be prepared to make these babies work hard – we fully expect to see you cutting a rug on the reception dance floor.
One of the best high street options, these pink heels are understated and classy.
Combine comfort, style and affordability with these satiny mules by Ego.
This shape is bang on trend and was seen all over the catwalks from Celine to Stella McCartney.
The wooden heel on these simple white heels are a dash of rustic charm.
Lace never did a girl wrong on her wedding day, here’s a cute way to get your heels in on the action.
These cage heels are a different take on the wedding shoe and would be a great choice for any bride to be.
These are stylish and comfortable; the two things you want to be on your wedding day.
The sparkles on these pair of heels are just subtle enough to help you shine on your big day, without competing with your dress.
Add a dash of class with demure white heels, embellished with pearls for touch of opulence.
A little something blue…
Shop now: Aeyde Palma sandals for £196 from Aeyde
This embellished pair of heels would perfect compliment a sleek column dress.
Shop now: Britton Heels for £420 from Kurt Geiger
These cute starfish sandals practically scream destination wedding.
Nothing’s more classic than a white strappy heel and the gold studs on these add an edgy touch.
Be the forest nymph you always wanted to be with these delicate floral sandals.
These pastel heels have our hearts all aflutter – the perfect touch of whimsy to any outfit.
You can’t go wrong with a classic sling back.
Shop now: Blade Heel for £560 from Casadei
Go for a distinctly modern look with these sleek Edies from Saint Laurent.
Shout your love from the rooftops – and from a swanky pair of heels. We love the eye-catching appliqué on these white sling backs.
If you want to treat yourself then this pair are the ultimate in bridal shoes.
We’re in love with Charlotte Olympia’s bridal range and these cut outs add a dash of sexiness to any wedding outfit.
For more bridal inspiration, take a look at our other wedding edits. Congratulations to those of you getting hitched!