Be Inspired by Popular Bridal Shoes & Shop Your Favorites

View eight styles real brides love and consider them for your own nuptials.

In fashion, it's often thought that shoes make the outfit, and many brides feel as though this statement is true on the wedding day – even though most bridal gowns cover the feet. Regardless of the length of your dress, your wedding shoes will make an appearance at the celebration, even if just in the photos comprising your album. If you must have your heels on full display at some point during the festivities, consider donning a second, shorter bridal gown for the reception or after-party – a perfect opportunity to show off your favorite heels to all of your guests.

In the past year or so, we've noticed quite a few bridal footwear trends. From timeless peep-toe pumps with crystal embellishments on the heel for a classic look to sheer styles covered in crystals that allow brides to feel as though they're a modern-day Cinderella, more and more women are choosing to wear statement heels for their nuptials – in lieu of more simplistic nude or white designs. To help inspire your wedding-day heels, we've gathered some of our favorite styles and found out where to purchase them online. So start shopping these trendy looks for your ceremony, reception, or after-party, and even your engagement party, bridal shower, or bachelorette party!

Below, take a look at five popular heels chosen by real brides and shop for your favorites (you may even score some holiday sales)! To see more from each of these celebrations as well as item details, click on each photo!

1. Mesh Pumps with Crystals
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Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography

Christian Louboutin follies mesh pumps crystal rhinestones red bottom sole popular wedding heels
“Follies” mesh pump with allover embellishments, $1,195 by Christian

2. Crystal-Embellished Pumps
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Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

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 peep-toe pump, $245 by Badgley

3. Sandals with Feather Tassels
Wedding photo of popular wedding shoes jimmy choo voila 110
Photo by Milanés Photography

Voila 110 crystal wedding heels with ostrich feather tassel jimmy choo popular wedding shoes
“Voila 110” sandals with ostrich feather tassel, $1,895 by Jimmy

4. Modern Studded Pumps
Light pink wedding shoes with studs valentino heels popular wedding shoes
Photo by Painted Peacock Photography

Popular wedding shoes valentino pump with studs slingback sling back
“Rockstud” slingback pump, $995 by Valentino

5. Bow-Embellished SandalsChudney Ross wedding heels rene caovilla bow embellished sandal popular wedding shoes
Photo by The Day

Rene Caovilla wedding shoes bow embellished sandal crystals popular wedding heel ideas
“Bow Embellished” sandal, $1,095 by René

6. Crystal-Embellished Sandals
wedding inspiration shoot with crystal sparkle wedding shoes jimmy choo
Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; Planning & Design by Michelle Durpetti Events

Karima crystal sandals by Jimmy Choo wedding shoes bridal shoe ideas
“Karima” crystal sandals, $1,102 (on sale) by Jimmy

7. Jeweled-Toe Heels
nude blush wedding shoes with jewel crystal toe detail sandals
Photo by Anya Kernes Photography

Filipa nude jewel toe shoes by Bella Belle Shoes wedding shoe ideas
“Filipa” nude jewel-toe shoes, $259 by Bella

8. Elegant Bow-Strap Heels
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Photo by Roey Yohai Studios

christian louboutin white toubinana satin pumps with ribbon ankle straps bridal wedding shoe ideas
“Toubinana” satin pumps, $995 by Christian

For more inspiration, discover wedding shoes worn by real brides that definitely aren't boring, shop classic, timeless styles, and find out how to choose the right heel height for your wedding day. Also, be sure to check out the heels worn by real brides in our photo galleries for more ideas.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy