Wedding shoes: Styles for the fashion-forward bride

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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.

 

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