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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 eight popular heels chosen by real brides and shop for your favorite, perfect pair of shoes (you may even score some sales)! To see more from each of these celebrations as well as item details, click the link below the photo!
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography; From Real Wedding: Rooftop Ceremony + Glam Reception with Chic Blooms in New York City
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; From Real Wedding: Classic Church Ceremony + Soft, Romantic Reception in Santa Monica
Photo by Milanés Photography; From Real Wedding: Glamorous White & Gold Wedding at a Private Estate in Georgia
Photo by Painted Peacock Photography; From Real Wedding: Romantic Wedding with Crystal Elements at a Chateau in Houston, TX
Photo by The Day; From Real Wedding: Diana Ross Helps Plan Daughter Chudney's Maui Destination Wedding
Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; From Real Wedding: Beach Wedding Ceremony + Romantic Reception Inspiration in Cabo
Photo by Anya Kernes Photography; From Real Wedding: Outdoor Wedding with Dusty Rose, Powder Blue & Lavender Palette
Photo by Roey Yohai Studios; From Real Wedding: Luxury Destination Wedding in Palm Beach with Almost 700 Guests
For more inspiration, discover wedding shoes worn by real brides that definitely aren't boring, shop classic, timeless styles of white wedding shoes, 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.