Ask Belle: Special Shoes for an Overwhelmed Bride
Mar 13, 2013
I’m getting married in June and I’m having a really hard time choosing wedding shoes. I truly didn’t even know that a bride’s shoes mattered until I saw the hundreds of photos on Pinterest of women wearing special glitter, sequin and colored satin shoes. OVERWHELMING.
My bridesmaids are wearing pale gray and my gown is an a-line tulle with a pleated chiffon bodice. My bouquet is going to be a mix of pale pink and white peonies. Please help me narrow down my options because if I take my MOH to one more shoe store she may rethink her decision to be in my wedding.
Thank you so much! Barefoot and Clueless
I love Pinterest, but you’re right, the plethora of wedding ideas is really overwhelming. My friend K, who is getting married in October, says that it makes her want to find a justice of the peace and a white sundress and call it a day.
First, let me say that you don’t have to have fancy shoes, so don’t let Pinterest make you think that you do. There is nothing wrong with finding a pair of simple or jeweled white satin shoes. Feel free to choose a pair that you can dance the night away in but need to stay hidden under your gown.
Now, if you want pretty shoes, that’s another story.
Since your bouquet is pale pink, what about a pair of pink shoes? If hot pink is your thing, I love these Kate Spade heels. Want a deeper magenta? I like these inexpensive Nine West sandals. I also found two pair of gorgeous shell pink shoes, one with a very-peony-like flower on the front and one with art deco jewels. And last, but not least, I like these barely blush ankle strap pumps.
Because you chose grey for your bridesmaid dresses, why not choose a pretty silver for your shoes? These pricey but luscious Louboutins have a sheer trim and sweet bow on the front. This rhinestone-embellished pumps have a hint of burst of shine and a supportive t-strap style. And I love these pewter D’orsay pumps with a little small ruffle along the front for just a hint of texture.
Those are my suggestions, but I’m sure the former and future brides in the audience can also make some great suggestions. Leave your thoughts in the comments.