While your wedding dress is the sartorial star of your big day, it’s unlikely you’ll ever wear it again. Your wedding shoes, on the other hand, are a whole other story. There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to choosing them (colour, style, comfort and more) so I’ve done all the hard work and found the best ones for you, from timeless pumps to statement sandals.
Designer wedding shoes
Low-key brides can’t go wrong with simple classics by Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo, while jaw-dropping heels by Simone Rocha or Prada will have you looking runway ready in no time. A pop of colour is always a welcome touch, as well as being easier to wear again. Look to Jacquemus, Bottega Venetta and Gucci for unexpected shapes and details.
High street wedding shoes
Spending a fortune isn’t a necessity either as MANGO, ASOS, Zara and COS have really upped their game this season with snowy shades, pastels and soft metallics dominating the colour palette.
Comfortable wedding shoes
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 maximalists and mimimalists, from flats to kitten heels and mules.
For beach weddings or laid back summer affairs, a chunky flip flop (the shoe of the season) will go surprisingly well with a slip dress or simple design.
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 – you’ll want to rewear them for any special occasion, from post-lockdown parties to wedding anniversaries.
A simple mule sandals goes a very long way.
Crafted from lustrous satin containing an element of silk, Jimmy Choo's ivory Sae sandals exude glamour. They're made in Italy with an alluring open toe and a crystal-embellished ankle strap that secures with a discreet silver hook, then set on a stiletto heel.
Inspired by Kurt Geiger London's Kingly, the Princely is ideal for those look for a fuss-free flat shoe on their special day. Detailed with a crystal-encrusted strap for a hint of sparkle as you walk down the aisle.
Not only with these sandals go with any wedding dress style, from full skirted to slinky slip dresses, they'll work as your 'something blue' too.
These platform shoes are a best seller for the brand, Sophie Turner even got married in the gold version.
The decorative knots stop these sandals from looking too plain.
These V-neck low mules feature a playful egg-shaped heel and look incredibly flattering on.
These crystal-embellished satin flats are just as elegant as the heeled version Carrie Bradshaw gets married in.
These white A.W.A.K.E. Mode Agatha 75 tassel leather mules have been made in Italy and feature a square toe and 75 mm heel.
These barely-there silver sandals are a great all-rounder, wedding or no wedding.
These white Amina Muaddi X Browns 50 Romy 105 leather pumps have been crafted in Italy with a wavy silhouette, crystal embellishments, pointed toe and 105 mm heel height.
For the more casual bride, I love these textured trainers.
This cute collaboration couldn't be more perfect to say 'I do' in.