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Be Inspired by Popular Bridal Shoes & Shop Your Favorites

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

From timeless pumps to sheer styles covered in crystals, more brides are choosing to wear statement heels for their nuptials. To help inspire your wedding-day heels, we've gathered some of our favorite styles. Start shopping these trendy looks for your ceremony, reception, or after-party, and even your engagement party, bridal shower, or bachelorette party!

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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!

1. Mesh Pumps with Crystals

Sheer Shoes, Earrings & Perfume

Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography; From Real Wedding: Rooftop Ceremony + Glam Reception with Chic Blooms in New York City

Follies Wedding Shoe by Christian Louboutin

“Follies” mesh pump with allover embellishments, $1,195 by Christian Louboutin; Buy here at net-a-porter.com 

2. Crystal-Embellished Pumps

Crystal-Encrusted Bridal Heels

Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; From Real Wedding: Classic Church Ceremony + Soft, Romantic Reception in Santa Monica

Kiara Wedding Shoes by Badgley Mischka

“Kiara” peep-toe pump, $245 by Badgley Mischka; Buy here at bloomingdales.com

3. Sandals with Feather Tassels

Bridal Shoes with Feathers

Photo by Milanés Photography; From Real Wedding: Glamorous White & Gold Wedding at a Private Estate in Georgia

Voila 110 by Jimmy Choo
“Voila 110” sandals with ostrich feather tassel, $1,895 by Jimmy Choo; Buy here at jimmychoo.com

4. Modern Studded Pumps

Blush Valentino Stud Shoes

Photo by Painted Peacock Photography; From Real Wedding: Romantic Wedding with Crystal Elements at a Chateau in Houston, TX

Rockstud Wedding Shoes by Valentino

“Rockstud” slingback pump, $995 by Valentino Garavani; Buy here at neimanmarcus.com

5. Bow-Embellished Sandals

Shimmering Bow Bridal Sandals

Photo by The Day; From Real Wedding: Diana Ross Helps Plan Daughter Chudney's Maui Destination Wedding

Rene Caovilla Bow Sandals

“Bow Embellished” sandal, $1,095 by René Caovilla; Buy here at neimanmarcus.com

6. Crystal-Embellished Sandals

Large Crystal Designer Sandals

Photo by Collin Pierson Photography; From Real Wedding: Beach Wedding Ceremony + Romantic Reception Inspiration in Cabo

Jimmy Choo Karima Crystal Heels
“Karima” crystal sandals, $1,102 (on sale) by Jimmy Choo; Buy here at neimanmarcus.com

7. Jeweled-Toe Heels

Crystal Heels with Ankle Straps

Photo by Anya Kernes Photography; From Real Wedding: Outdoor Wedding with Dusty Rose, Powder Blue & Lavender Palette

Filipa by Bella Belle Shoes
“Filipa” nude jewel-toe shoes, $259 by Bella Belle; Buy here at bellabelleshoes.com

8. Elegant Bow-Strap Heels

White Pumps with Ribbon Ties

Photo by Roey Yohai Studios; From Real Wedding: Luxury Destination Wedding in Palm Beach with Almost 700 Guests

Christian Louboutin Toubinana

“Toubinana” satin pumps, $995 by Christian Louboutin; Buy here at net-a-porter.com

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.