Written by Agnes Los Last updated: August 21, 2012
The wedding dress may be the first thing on your mind, but your shoes shouldn’t be an afterthought. Your choice of footwear can help you show off your personality and put a modern or quirky twist on a traditional wedding. Here are a few ideas to help you choose the perfect shoes for your big day…
Coloured wedding shoes
Shoes by ASOS, from left to right: Ted Baker Mayter | Miss KG Josephine | Hollywood
The trend for wearing coloured wedding shoes has gained momentum over the past few years. Great for a thrifty bride, this trend enables you to choose a pair that you can wear again and again. After all, who says you have to choose a pair that you only wear once? Either match your shoes to the colour theme of your wedding, or show off your rebellious side with a pair of vibrant hued shoes. This season’s on-trend colour is blue, a perfect good luck charm for any bride to be. For something a bit more subtle and whimsical choose a pastel shade such as mint green or rose-pink.
Vintage inspired wedding shoes
Shoes by ASOS, from left to right: Chinese Laundry Head Over Heels | Miss KG Lolita | POP
Vintage is huge right now… in fashion, film and our homes, and this has spilled over into the world of weddings. From the dress right down to the table decorations you can step back in time to the 40s or 50s for a sophisticated, romantic feel. But whether you’ve chosen a vintage themed wedding or something more modern, vintage inspired wedding shoes can add a feminine, elegant touch to your look. Opt for antique lace, satin and delicate embellishment. Styles include retro peep toe Mary Jane’s, mid heeled court shoes and sling backs. Match the colour of your shoes to your dress with ivory or pure white.
Wedding shoes that break all the rules
Shoes by ASOS, from left to right: HOORAY | HELLO | Gienchi Gapo Gold
If you’re an alternative bride, the rule-breaking type that likes to go against the curve, why not try something completely different? If you’ve never been a fan of delicate heels or vibrant hued platforms there’s no reason why you should start now. Of all days, on your wedding day you should feel yourself and comfort is such an important part of this. So, since your dress will most likely be covering your feet anyway, why not break the rules and wear a pair of high tops? We’re not suggesting the scuffed, grubby pair you wear at the weekends. Perhaps a pair of wedding inspired ones in metallic, or a cream pair with gold studs or diamante detailing. Worth a thought! Whatever wedding shoes you choose trend-led or not, it’s important that they represent who you are and make you feel special on such a beautiful day.
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