It’s easy to forget about the shoes when there’s so many dresses to try on and choose from, but it’s still important for the overall look of the outfit!
Whether you’re wearing a long dress or short dress, you’ll need to know what shoes to go for. There’s plenty of things to take into consideration too:
Long or Short
If your dress is a shorter style, using heels will help to make your legs look longer and more elegant. Not only that, the short dress gives you plenty more space to show off your shoes – so you’ll just have to buy an amazing pair!
Luckily, if you’re wearing a more longer dress, shoes aren’t necessarily as important. It’s likely that you’ll only be able to see the tips of the shoes, so look for a pair that have something extra at the front – maybe some lace detailing or jewels. Stick to nude or ivory colours to match your dress.
Tall or Small
If there’s a dramatic height difference between you and your partner, you might want to try heels; you’ll feel sophisticated and beautiful on your special day. Alternatively, if you’re tall already (lucky you!), maybe stick to flats to prevent towering over your guests!
Soft or Hard
Another thing to take seriously into consideration, would be the terrain! If you’re planning a big, outdoor wedding on the lawn or on the beach, perhaps roman sandals or simple slip-ons would be the best choice. There’s plenty of options out there, and wedding shops will accommodate for a variety of different sizes, styles and colours so the only difficulty you’ll have is deciding which pair you love most!
Co-ordinate or Contrast
If shoes really aren’t the biggest deal for you, you might just want to find a simple pair that match the colour of your dress so they subtly blend in. But, if shoes are as important as the dress to you, look for a contrast! Choose an eye-catching colour to really bring out those legs and perhaps look for colours that tie in with the flower arrangements of the day.
Whilst many people might not agree, comfort is the most important thing. There’s nothing worse than blisters and sore feet, and as it’s going to be a long day, you need to feel comfortable enough to be standing for hours, meeting and greeting friends, and posing for photographs. If heels really aren’t something you’re comfortable with, there’s no rule saying you can’t wear flats! Whether it’s dolly shoes, sandals or any other pair that you like, it’s your day, and it’s your feet. If you’re desperate to wear heels, then go for it! There’s tonnes of options with varying heights and support – from wedges, to kitten heels, or something a little more boisterous. Don’t forget, there’s always the option of wearing heels for the ceremony and changing into flats after!
It really is up to you when it comes to the shoes; it depends on your personal style, needs and ideas for the whole day. Remember that comfort is the most important thing, and will help you feel a lot more relaxed and beautiful on the day.
Happy shoe shopping!