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.
These Moschino peep toe pumps are on sale for almost half off! What’s not to love?
Stuart Weitzman Gigi Ritz pumps have a lower heel than the traditional Gigi and are perfect for dancing.
The velvet Apepazza Piave — which combine femininity with a hint of the grunge aesthetic — are on sale for a mere $94.
Brunella by Steven are just a touch (but not too) exotic for the bride who wants an unusual bridal shoe.
A chic square toe and white embellishments are combined in Jessica Bennett’s Havana (which are on sale for almost half off).
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 are as fierce as they look, but oh so comfortable.
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.