You may have found the
perfect wedding dress, the one that makes you feel like a princess. But to
look your best, you also need to pay attention to the details. Small
Shopping World has the lowdown on how to choose the perfect wedding
sure your wedding shoes are comfortable. You will spend hours and hours on
your feet, and if your shoes are uncomfortable, you will feel exhausted by
the time the reception starts. Not to mention the dance!
or satin are traditionally the two most popular choices for wedding
shoes. If you want to wear the shoes later, you can also try metallic. Metallic shoes are more
versatile than white, and can be paired with other dresses in the
For figure flattery, slingback shoes
are going to be better than ankle-wrap shoes. Slingback shoes create a longer, leaner leg line. But unfortunately, they can fall off!
Remember that all whites are not created equal! When choosing your wedding shoes, be sure to take a swatch
of fabric from your wedding dress. If the shoes don't match, a bridal rinse can help tone them down to work with your
The bottom of your wedding dress can help
you determine which fabric to choose for your bridal shoes. Satin shoes
work great with shiny fabrics, while crepe shoes would be smashing for
dresses with a matte sheen. If your wedding dress is lace, then of course, lacy
shoes would be a perfect choice.
Play on contrasts when
you choose your shoes. Wear fancy shoes with a simple dress; or simple shoes with an
elaborate gown. This is always a good rule of thumb.
If you do choose to wear embellished shoes with an embellished dress, the
details should coordinate. For example, rhinestones or crystals on your
shoes will go well with bejeweled or shiny sequined dresses, while beaded
shoes will work nicely with pearled dresses.
The heel height is of great importance. Your dress will be fitted to accommodate the
height of your bridal shoes, and if you're not comfortable in really high
heels, your wedding may not be the best time to try them out.
If you want a bit of added height, but aren't used to stilettos, you can
consider platform heels, or lower kitten heels. If you
prefer a flat shoe, satin ballet slippers make beautiful bridal shoes.
When trying on wedding dresses, take along shoes in a height similar to the
ones you'll be wearing at the wedding. For final alterations, have your actual bridal
shoes with you if possible. A last minute change to shoes with lower heels
could leave your gown too long.