Choosing The Perfect Bridal Shoes – Do My Shoes Have To Match The Color Of My Wedding Dress?

You’ve ordered yourself a stunning dress and it’s now time to shop for your bridal shoes which for most of us girls is equally as important!

But are you stuck trying to decide between matching your shoes to your dress and going for a contrasting colour? Read on for help in making your mind up.

Ivory shoes VS colour shoes: The great debate

Instinctively, the majority of brides will choose to match the colour of their dress which is often ivory but also sometimes cream, champagne or blush. This is perfectly fine, but have you thought of how likely are you to wear these ivory shoes again? Chances are not as often as say a pair of show stopping bright blue shoes. (Remember those stunning Manolo Blahnik shoes that Carrie from Sex and the City for her wedding?) Those of you who are a little more adventurous with colour will have tonnes of fun adding that pop of vibrancy to your outfit.

However, if you are a little worried about having a random colour on your feet but nowhere else in the wedding colour scheme you can overcome this easily. Have your shoes match the colour of your bridesmaid’s dresses or tie the same colour ribbon around the stems of your wedding bouquet. You could even have the chair sashes or chair covers at the wedding banquet compliment your footwear. That way they are in no way out of place for the wedding and can be worn many more times instead of collecting dust in your wardrobe. If they feel too precious to be worn on a regular basis then take them out for special occasions such as your wedding anniversary. These Charlotte Olympia pumps have a sweet little flower detail that is detachable giving you the option to change the your image from bridal to everyday.

Then again wearing coloured shoes can be a frequent event and so it may not feel particularly special. If you want a pair of shoes that you can have as a keepsake, there are some fabulous ivory shoes out there to choose from.

To match a glamorous dress these Farfalla shoes by Aruna Seth come in a range of bridal-esque colours including ivory, pearlised ivory, champagne, silver and gold. Not only do they come in the standard satin fabric like almost all bridal shoes but also in the option of leather, which is fantastic news for those of you who want slightly harder wearing shoes that will last longer than a day! They are a little on the pricey side at US$855 but they are certainly special. Notice how well suited they are to our Pnina Tornai 4076 dress!

Zali by Badgley MischkaFor a softer look, Zali by Badgley Mischka has a delicate tulle bow on the front of the satin peep toe. If attention to detail is your thing, look out for the tiny little pearls dotted across the bow that completes this romantic style. The price is also a lot softer on your purse at US$225.

If you do choose to go down the route of having shoes to go with your dress then remember matching them perfectly isn’t really a necessity. You can easily get away with shoes that are a shade or two lighter or darker than the dress. Quite frankly, if you’re wearing a full length dress, no one will even notice because no one can see them. Usually it is difficult to find an exact match to the dress as the shoes that you can buy in stores are often made of different fabrics to your dress.

The Perfect Shoes

Ultimately if you are adamant to go for shoes that are literally identical in colour and fabric then the solution is simple. We can supply you with the exact same fabric and colour that your dress is made from. All you need to do is take it to a shoe maker such as Sirena (www.sirenashoes.com) who can put together a pair of shoes with the matching fabric and voila, perfectly matched shoes. If you like the idea of matching your bridesmaid’s dresses we can supply you with that fabric too, so long as the dresses have been made through us. Fabric starts from as little as ฿300 per metre.

Did you know we also offer a decorative shoe service? If you have found a pair of shoes that fit well but feel it requires a little something to make it unique to you, we can spruce them up with some crystal detail on the heel or add some lace from your dress to it. The service starts from ฿1000 and as a result your shoes will be the only one of its kind.

You won’t get more exclusive than that.

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