Choices, choices If you've already bought your ideal wedding dress, then it's time to start thinking about the accessories that will complete your look: the bride's shoes. To help you zero in on the best course of action, consider the wedding gown and location as starting points for your research.
Winter weddings set against a snowy backdrop call for luxurious footwear, such as lace booties or sumptuous velvet pumps. Short-sleeved wedding dresses in the summertime allow the bride to show off shoes made from airy materials like raffia or woven linen. Black-tie brides who want to make a statement in their wedding attire can do so with high-end accessories like mules and slingbacks made of fine satin and embellished with pearls and crystals.
We've scoured the web and rounded up the best bridal shoes for every style, venue, and budget, whether you're having an intimate backyard ceremony, a chic courthouse nuptials, or a destination wedding. Manolo Blahnik's Lurum 90 Mule and Loeffler Randall's Camellia Blue Pleated Bow Heel are two fabulous options for the bride who has yet to find her "something blue." Our top picks for wedding footwear are the Jimmy Choo Avery 100 Latte Pumps and the Christian Louboutin Desert 100 Satin and Glittered Tulle Sandals, both of which are perfect complements to opulent bridal ensembles.
What follows is a discussion of the top options for bridal footwear, broken down by price and aesthetic.
It's not easy to find wedding shoes that are both comfortable and fashionable, but this knotted mule does just that. The block heel of this sandal, along with the elegant bridal bow and ivory pearl fabric, will keep your feet comfortable and supported from the ceremony to the reception.
As of this writing, the price is $395.
Heel height: 3 inches | Sizes 5-12 | Narrow fit; order 1/2 size up for wider feet. 5.25 inches | Polyester upper | Man-made (PU) leather sole | Variable colorways
Because of their chic appearance and comfortable design, these Badgley Mischka sandals are a perennial favorite among future brides. This satin gown is ideal for the bride who wants a glamorous, feminine look. You can dance all night long without your feet getting tired thanks to the block heel and the structured straps.
As of this writing, the price is $245.
Shoe Sizes: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3 Heels: 5 inches; Upper: Satin; Soles: Leather; Colors: Black, Ivory, and Rose
These delicate lace-up pumps are the perfect choice for your wedding day. These wedding shoes are understated enough to go with any dress but fancy enough to steal the show.
At the time of publication, ivory fabric cost $325.
Heel height: 4 inches; upper material: textile; sole material: leather; color(s): ivory and black; sizes: 6-11
Stylish and affordable, this pair of shoes from Lulus is the best of both worlds. It has the same high-end appearance as much more expensive labels but costs much less. As an added bonus, this feathered design is as cozy as it is adorable.
As of this writing, the cost is $49.
From a size 5-11, with a heel no higher than 4 inches. Heel height:.25 inches | Outer material: Rubber | Colors:.25 White,.25 Pink,.25 Green,.25 Blue, and.25 Nude
This simple sandal from ASOS features chic block heels and is a safe fashion choice. Its ageless form means you can wear it for years after the wedding.
Range of sizes: 5 5-11 Score: 5 | Heel: 3 Inches The dimensions are 5"; the material is "other;" and the colors available are "white," "black patent," "beige," "black," and "gold."
These timeless flats are a shoe-in for brides with classic aesthetic preferences. Consider adding your new monogram to the shoe's sole for a unique and memorable keepsake.
Currently, the price is $305 (as of the time of this writing).
Women's sizes 3-14; heel height 3/8 inches; Italian suede and foam padding; a variety of ivory nappa, ivory satin, blush nappa, blush satin, ivory lace, and blue satin colors.
These sandals are the epitome of romance; they are adorned with glittered tulle ties that are reminiscent of a bridal veil. Any wedding dress, from a simple slip to a luxurious ballgown, would look stunning with this cut.
In the time of publication, the price was 5.
Shoes are available in sizes IT34–IT42; have a 4” heel; are made of tulle and satin; and come in white, red, and yellow.
This stylish option is perfect for brides of any season and any aesthetic preference who prefer the ease and convenience of flats. Plus, you can dance the night away without worrying that your flats will get stuck in the grass.
As of this writing, the price is
Shoe sizes 6-11; heel height 0; upper textile, lining and sole synthetic; color palette of beige, silver, gold, and black
These pearl embellished flats show that the shoe style can be chic and stylish. You can wear these beautiful flats to the ceremony or change into them for a night out on the dance floor.
The current price is $365 (as of the time of this writing).
Toe-Box to Heel Measurement: 5-11 | Heel Height: 0 Heel height: 5"; upper/lining/sole: Silk; color(s): Ivory
What could be more traditionally bridal than huge bows? You can't go wrong with these Jimmy Choo sandals as a wedding accessory, and they go with just about any bridal gown. These stunning ladies will steal the show on the dance floor if you decide to change into a short dress for the afterparty.
Initial list price as of publication: 5.00
Sizes 34–43; run small; order one size up | Heel Height: 3 in. Inches: 9 | Contents: Mesh and leather lining | Colors: White and black
We can't get enough of these bridal sneakers with shimmering pearl details. This pair is the epitome of chic versatility, as it can be worn anywhere from the ceremony to the afterparty to the honeymoon and beyond.
Initial list price as of publication: $196
Ranging from 3 sizes Sizes 5–12 | 1′′ heel | Leather upper, rubber sole | Seashell, blush
White slingbacks are the perfect solution if you can't decide what shoes to wear on your wedding day. The straps of this Aquazzura pair are embellished with crystals, giving them an extra glamorous touch.
At the time of publication, the price was $1,195.
White and hot pink grosgrain pumps, with a heel height of 4 inches and a size range of IT34 to IT42.
Listen up, future Mrs. Beach: espadrilles are the footwear of choice for a nuptial ceremony on the sand. Not only are they extremely relaxed and supportive, but they also capture the spirit of a wedding on the beach. Everybody benefits.
The price is $250 at the time of publication.
Heel height: 4 inches; available in sizes IT35-IT41; made of broderie anglaise cotton and canvas; available in shades of white and beige
Message to all the brides-to-be getting married in the colder months! Whether you're getting married in the city courthouse or a grand ballroom against a snowy backdrop, these luxurious satin shoes are an absolutely chic choice. The fact that they can also serve as your wedding footwear is an added bonus.
At the time of publication, the cost is $1,395.
Heel Height: 3 | Sizing: IT33–IT43 Heel Height:.5 Inches | Fabric(s):.72% Viscose,.28% Silk; Sole:.50 Cow Leather; Lining:.50 Goat Skin | Color(s)
For the same reason that a pair of traditional white wedding pumps never goes out of style, they will forever be a staple of the bridal wardrobe. This Sam Edelman pump is so versatile, you can wear it with anything from a sleek and modern ball gown to a sheath dress covered in beads.
As of this writing, the price is $140.
There are sizes 4-14 (narrow, wide, and medium) and 3 inches of heel height available. Dimensions: 75 inches | Colors: Varied Materials: Leather, Suede, Fabric, Liquid Metallic, Linen, Patent, or Brahma Hair
The front is classic while the back is a dance party. The bride who wants a twist on the classic satin sandal will adore these
Current retail price is 0.
Approximately 5-11 inseam | 3 inseam heel Heel height: a full 25 inches; upper material: satin; lining and sole material: leather; colorway: ivory
What about "something blue" for the wedding? Try on this timeless pair from Margaux. You can wear these light blue sandals well beyond your wedding weekend because they are both classic and comfortable.
As of this writing, the price is $395.
The Size Variation is 2 (Sizes 5-14 | Heel Height: 2 Inches) 5 inches | Foam padding and Italian suede | Various colors
The slim heel of these stilettos is undeniably eye-catching, guaranteeing that they will remain a favorite pair of yours forever. Besides the price, the rhinestone embellished straps and elaborate rhinestone bow are the most eye-catching features of this heel.
The list price is $110 (as of the time of this writing).
Heel height: 4"; sizes 5-11" Measures approximately: 25 inches in height; upper is made of textile; sole is made of synthetic material; lining is made of faux leather; color is an off-white
Preferring a lower heel height It's all about the kitten heel, and this embellished pair from Kate Spade is the best. Its modest 2.5-inch height strikes a nice balance between practicality and elegance for your big day.
At the time of this writing, the price is $279.
Sizes 5-11 | 2 in. heel height Size:6 inches | Content:Satin and sheep leather lining | Color(s): ivory and black
Consider your wedding's setting, your dress, and your own sense of style when making your final shoe selection. Weddings on the beach or in the garden call for footwear that is easy on the sand and grass, like espadrilles, block heel sandals, or flats. Closed-toe pumps or embellished sandals are ever-classic options for weddings held in ballrooms. Finally, choose a pair of shoes that you feel confident walking in because that will be the pair you wear down the aisle. Find a pair that fits well and is comfortable by opting for a pair that has an ankle strap and padded insoles.
In search of the most hospitable bridal footwear,
The bride who wants to dance the night away in comfort and style should consider shoes with a kitten or block heel, flats, or bridal sneakers.
When getting married, is it required to wear white shoes?
Soft pastels to deep jewel tones—wedding shoes come in all of these and more. Colorful wedding shoes are a great way to have fun with your look if you're a bride-to-be with daring tastes.
Which footwear is ideal for a beach ceremony?
Shoes for a wedding on the beach can range from espadrilles and flats to sandals and even bare feet. Choose footwear that is appropriate for the beach, such as flat sandals, if your ceremony and reception will be held there.
As the former fashion editor of Brides, contributing writer Sophie Moore is an authority on all things bridal, from haute couture gowns to the ideal "something blue." She is an expert at finding and sourcing the most stylish wedding-related items for the happy couple, their guests, and the bridal party.