Say yes to the dress (and the heels)
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 SS18 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 Jimmy Choo, while jaw-dropping heels by Gianvito Rossi or Charlotte Olympia will have you looking runway ready in no time. A pop of colour is always a welcome touch as well, whether that comes in the form of a romantic scarlet appliqué, subtle floral detailing or something blue.
Spending big bucks isn’t a necessity either as ASOS, New Look, Topshop and Next have really turned things out this season with snowy shades and soft metallics dominating the colour palette. (Plus, high street wedding dresses have really stepped up their game in recent years.)
With this edit of the best high heels, pumps 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.
The devil’s in the details. These laser-cut courts have a distinctly lacy vibe, perfect for the miles of tulle and ivory lace weddings are known for.
These flirty heels are given a romantic touch with not one but TWO miniature bow details. We love.
If you’ve got a sense of humour and really can’t bear the thought of standing in heels all day, these witty flats will sort you out.
Stay golden with these rosy courts from Steve Madden. You’ll be reaching for them long after your wedding day.
These vintage-inspired lace-up kitten heels are your something old and something new, all at the same time.
These delicate low heels are giving us major porcelain vibes, with pastel blue florals that’ll provide a welcome splash of colour.
This Princess Diana-inspired shoe is the lovechild of Off-White and Jimmy Choo and is the ultimate cool girl wedding heel.
Shout your love from the rooftops – and from a swanky pair of heels. We love the eye-catching appliqué on these white sling backs.
We’re in love (sorry) with Dune’s new bridal collection, featuring satin pumps and shimmering designs.
If you need a little more stability, these pearl embellished block heels are a great shout. They’re also available in white, black and red – so go wild.
The baguette beaded straps on these metallic heels really take a simple silhouette to another level. Major destination wedding vibes.