An important journey in the life of a woman is probably strolling down the aisle during her wedding. This walk of her life surely deserves the best pair of shoes. Memorable bridal shoes with Cinderella perfect fit lend classic elegance.
Credit goes to Queen Victoria to have inspired millions of modern brides by choosing a white wedding gown and white shoes to go with it during her wedding in 1840 although blue was the color of choice for bridal ensembles earlier. The famous Princess Diana chose low heeled, pearl encrusted ivory silk flat footwear for her wedding.
Bridal shoes - Types and styles
Modern brides choose a pair of shoes in keeping with their individual style and taste. A trendy bride might prefer a bridal shoe with chunky heels, whereas a romantic at heart would go for a lacy white grandmother boots. The magical bridal shoes could be high heeled, low heeled, sandals, pumps or silhouettes, sling backs or ballet flats. Toes can either be open or closed, pointed, rounded or squared.
Bridal shoes come in bronze, silver, gold, pewter metallic shades. Soft pastels, ivory and white are also popular. Bridal shoes come in different styles, classic, strappy or just sling backs or elegant satin shoes that can be dyed to match the wedding gown. Embellishments such as jewels, beading, color trims, embroidery, lace and bows add a lot of attraction and glamour. A tiny crystal or a bead embellishment in a color similar to the flower on the bridal bouquet can add that touch of romance. The trend of the day is bridal shoes with ribbons. These shoes can be laced around the ankles.
Today's bridal shoes are designed to capture the atmosphere of the wedding in harmony with the wedding gown, be it a glamorous event or a Bohemian rhapsody or just a beach casual or a destination wedding. These days' brides do not choose to select a bridal shoe just to be worn on the wedding day. Instead their choice is to pick up a gorgeous shoe that can be reused again.
Designer bridal shoes
The season's hottest styles are strappy sandals and sling backs. Unique bridal shoes could be a Cynthia Rowley in white satin with bow fittings and padding, dyeable to match the color of her bridal costume; or it could be a Vera Wang with stunning 'purr-fect' kitty bridal shoe for a summer wedding accented with rhinestone buckles in fabulous offbeat colors; or it could be a Salon Venice silk satin sandal with a real heel height in definite colors.
Beautiful and stylish wedding shoes, with feminine designs in luxurious and romantic fabrics such as silk, organza and delicate lace and satin have been skillfully designed. Several novel styles including pretty, low heeled pumps, peep toes and ankle strap shoes should make any bride extraordinarily special. Some of the designs are guaranteed dyeable. This is to ensure that there is perfect harmony between the bride's dresses and her shoes. Designer bridal shoes could be embroidered, adorned with gems, bows and open toes.
Some top designer bridal shoes such as Vera Wang, Kenneth Cole, Jimmy Choo and Gina Shoes are the cream of the crop in wedding shoes and any bride would be thrilled to glide down the aisle in them. But not all designer shoes are as expensive. Some popular picks in designer bridal shoes are:
Designer bridal footwear also comes as adorable jelly sandals, crystal accented and with kitten heels, wedge heels and platform heels. One interesting feature with these designer bridal footwear is that though trendy, tradition still plays a key role and several designers line their footwear with azure colored fabric to meet the 'something blue' traditional requirement.
Dyeable bridal shoes
These are the best option simply because the fabric can be worn or even tinted to match the bridal dress. The white satin or silk dyeable shoe can be coated with special solution to allow the fabric to accept the dye. The coating is almost invisible and does not stand in the way of the look and feel of the fabric. Alternatively the shoe could be worn in white as well if the bride prefers.
Since most of the dyeable shoes come with a fabric swatch, one can pre approve the color before the shoes are actually dyed. These shoes could also be treated with water repellent in case the bride is caught up in the rain. Designer brands of dyeable shoes like Vera Wang, Cynthia Rowley, Stuart Weitzman and Filippa Scott can be dyed in darker shades several times according to one's choice.
Choosing bridal shoes
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