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!
Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography “Follies” mesh pump with allover embellishments, $1,195 by Christian Louboutin; net-a-porter.com
2. Crystal-Embellished Pumps
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography
3. Sandals with Feather Tassels
Photo by Milanés Photography
Photo by Painted Peacock Photography “Rockstud” slingback pump, $995 by Valentino Garavani; neimanmarcus.com
Photo by The Day
“Bow Embellished” sandal, $1,095 by René Caovilla; neimanmarcus.com
Collin Pierson Photography; Planning & Design by Michelle Durpetti Events
“Karima” crystal sandals, $1,102 (on sale) by Jimmy Choo; neimanmarcus.com
“Filipa” nude jewel-toe shoes, $259 by Bella Belle; bellabelleshoes.com Roey Yohai Studios
“Toubinana” satin pumps, $995 by Christian Louboutin; net-a-porter.com
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.