You have found the dress of your dreams. Your thoughts soon turn to accessories, shoes being high up on the list. Shoes can very well be the Achilles heel for a bride, the glass slippers from fairy tales are not always possible!
What do you consider when buying? Price, colour and comfort? Is that possible? Where am I going to be walking? On cobblestones, field, a disco floor? Where on earth do you start?
If you have dreamt of a pair of Choos, red soles or Carries go-to pair, they really are what you should have. The rule of thumb with your choices for the big day is that everything you put on that day, is because you love it! They can be lipstick pink if you desire, or something blue and your something new.
Dolce & Gabbana
Trying to talk a Bride out of vertiginous heels is pointless, if that’s what floats her boat, end of, it’s the brides choice! But there are a few tips I’d like to share with you.
1. If you must go high, try to pick a pair that has an ankle strap or that holds the front of your foot. These will hold your feet back in the shoe, and should save your soles from burning. In fact this goes for anything with a strap high or low, it will always be more comfortable.
2. Flat shoes are great for comfort, but you can find that you are shuffling along or flapping one foot in front of another, you will need to be aware of your posture and gait.
3.In the evening the flip flops or converse come out, yes your feet will be comfy, but your gown will drive you crazy as it’s now all over the floor and under your feet. A wedge sandal close to the height of your day shoe is a good option.
4. Cushioned bridal shoes are a good choice, rather than a day to day shoe. I would say that the majority of purpose made bridal shoes, will be more comfortable. Unfortunately it is also true that the cheaper the shoe the more uncomfortable it will be.
Rainbow Club Bridal Footwear
5. Shoe, peep toe, sandal? Again go for something you like, don’t forget it doesn’t have to be the exact shade of your gown, anything satin will tend to reflect the colour of your gown, as a general rule anything described as “Ivory” should fit the bill? Both Nude, gold and silver should work well with your gown.
6. Please bring your shoes to ALL of your fittings, even if you don’t have the exact ones, it will make a huge difference to how you look and feel in your bridal gown, plus it’s really difficult for your Seamstress to guess how long your hem will be without!
I hope this guidance will help, my brides are welcome to bring as many shoes choices as they like to their fittings. We are always on hand for styling advice, or call, email if you need more advice.
Don’t forget that there is a direct connection between what you have on your feet and your best smile!