While matching your bridal shoes to your wedding dress and choosing white or ivory is still a popular option, many brides are looking for coloured wedding shoes. Here are some ideas for brides looking to wear white, ivory, or coloured wedding shoes.
Coloured wedding shoes
Many modern brides choose coloured shoes in order to add a touch of interest and personality to their outfit. You could choose shoes to match a particular flower in your bouquet or to match the bridesmaid’s gowns.
If you have any colour in your wedding dress, such as a sash, corsage, or embroidery, you could find shoes that would match that. A final option is to choose sapphire or cobalt and they can be your ‘something blue’.
Metallic wedding shoes
Metallic shoes are a popular choice and look great with most wedding gowns. The shoes should blend well with your jewellery and accessories, so if you are wearing gold shoes pick out a pair of gold earrings or a tiara to balance the outfit. Silver shoes work particularly well with a pure white dress, while bronze and gold complement ivory.
Metallic pink is a feminine, dainty look, and a nude or salmon metallic shade that is popular with dancers when they want to draw attention away from their feet, could be a clever tactic to keep guests looking at your face. If you choose metallic shoes, you could wear identical shoes as your bridesmaids to create a unified look.
White wedding shoes
Pure white wedding shoes are very effective with sparkling accessories such as diamante or crystal, which are currently very trendy, and look amazing on tanned legs.
If you’ve chosen a traditional white wedding gown, you will probably have an easier time finding shoes that match than if you had decided to wear an ivory dress. However, it still worth taking a swatch of wedding dress material shopping with you as there can be quite significant differences between whites, especially when the fabrics don’t match completely.
It is not that difficult to have white wedding shoes dyed after your big day if you are concerned that you will spend a lot of money on a pair of white shoes that you will only wear once.
Ivory bridal shoes
Ivory wedding shoes look wonderful combined with pearl accessories and girly pink toenails. There are lots of shades of ivory, so if you have decided to wear a pair of ivory bridal shoes that perfectly match your dress you will have to shop with caution.
Usually the easiest way to find ivory bridal shoes that match your dress is to have a white pair custom dyed. Most places that offer this service can get an exact match from a small fabric sample. If the bridal shoes by your dress designer are too expensive or not really to your liking, ask for a material sample that you can take with you when you go shopping for your shoes, or use to have a pair dyed.