A Hidden Splash of Color

We don’t touch on bridal shoes very often here at Manolo for the Brides because our own namesake has the shoe blogging market cornered. I have to say, however, that I am thoroughly enjoying the established trend that has brides wearing vividly, sometimes shockingly colored bridal shoes underneath their wedding gowns. While colored bridal shoes are nothing new, I remain delighted by them.

Should you find yourself in the market for such shoes, here are eight pairs that are particularly striking.

Moschino - MA1616BC1O FX0 (Fuchsia) - Footwear

These Moschino peep toe pumps are on sale for almost half off! What’s not to love?

Stuart Weitzman - Gigi Ritz (Fucshia Satin) - Footwear

Stuart Weitzman Gigi Ritz pumps have a lower heel than the traditional Gigi and are perfect for dancing.

Apepazza - Piave (Terracotta) - Footwear

The velvet Apepazza Piave — which combine femininity with a hint of the grunge aesthetic — are on sale for a mere $94.

Steven - Brunella (Coral Leather) - Footwear

Brunella by Steven are just a touch (but not too) exotic for the bride who wants an unusual bridal shoe.

Jessica Bennett - Havana (Yellow/White Patent) - Footwear

A chic square toe and white embellishments are combined in Jessica Bennett’s Havana (which are on sale for almost half off).

Gabriella Rocha - Katye (Green Satin) - Footwear

For the traditional bride who wants a twist, Katye by Gabriella Rocha offer up artful style and beauty. Plus, the price is right at $65.

Seychelles - Reservations For Two (Teal) - Footwear

Seychelles’ Reservations For Two are as fierce as they look, but oh so comfortable.

Steve Madden - Beauti (Purple Suede) - Footwear

Then there are Steve Madden’s Beauti in deep purple suede, which look a whole lot more expensive than they actually are.

My favorites are the square toe Havanas, and as always, the best piece of bridal shoe advice (taken here from my very own iDo) is this: No matter what style of shoes you eventually choose, don’t forget that they’ll need to be broken in. You’ll want to get used to your footwear a few weeks before the wedding so they aren’t cutting into or otherwise hurting your feet on the big day. If you’re worried about dust and dirt, don your wedding shoes and then put on a clean pair of men’s tube socks over them. You’ll look silly, but your shoes will stay pristine.

5 Responses to “A Hidden Splash of Color”

  1. KTB says:

    I work in an office building, so I’ve been breaking in my wedding shoes (which are these: http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7380453/c/4250.html) by bringing them to work in my bag and then wearing them around the office all day. It’s seven hours of break-in time per day, and I don’t have to worry about them getting dirty before the big day!

  2. Twistie says:

    Those are adorable, KTB! I commend your choice.

    NtB, I’m a huge fan of colorful wedding shoes. The other day I saw a glorious wedding photo where the bride was wearing a pair of awesome chartreuse shoes. I was captivated.

    Of course, a good pair of shoes is always an excellent investment in my book, no matter what the color or purpose.

  3. I love the colored shoe trend! These are fabulous! I never thought I’d be asking should I wear my red pumps or my Converse?! http://dynamiteweddings.blogspot.com/2009/02/trend-perfect-match.html

  4. I would send you guys to the photo of my friend Ilene in her wedding dress and fabulous red shoes, but unfortunately, my former bloghost (journalspace, spit on the floor, those jerks) lost FOUR YEARS worth of blogging in December so it’s gone, all gone.

    But Ilene did look great and her shoes were perfect.

  5. KTB: Supreme idea! And I absolutely looooove the Kate Spade puzzle shoes. Sweet!

    Dynamite Weddings: How about your red pumps during the ceremony and then Converse for the reception? That way you get the best of both worlds!

    class factotum: A friend of mine wore beautiful red heels under her wedding dress, which also featured red accents. All in all, it was so beautifully coordinated, with red and white being her wedding colors.