Wedding shoes are the pedestal of the bride and deserving of some special attention, even if you think they won't be noticed. There are so many options with style and color, making it a challenge to find the perfect shoes. These tips should help you find the wedding shoes to complete your look.
Dress Before Wedding Shoes
Always find your dress first. The dress is the focal point as you walk down the aisle, and should be the first decision you make. The silhouette and color of your dress will make some important decisions about your shoes. You might choose a ballerina slipper with a ballgown or a slender heel with a mermaid gown. Beyond matching the style of the shoe, you will also need to consider the right color and designs. Your wedding shoes should compliment every aspect of your dress, including style, arch, height, heel, accessories, texture, color and shade.
Tips for Matching
If you are wearing an A-line gown, mermaid gown, trumpet gown or slit skirt, then your sophisticated look demands a classy shoe. If you can command a higher heel, select a sophisticated shoe with thin straps, a deep arch and a tapered stiletto heel. If you have difficulty walking in heels, a small platform in the shoe can decrease the arch and make balancing easier. If you are taller, have a shorter groom or want to reduce height for another reason, choose a shorter heel and make up the difference with straps or sparkles. The height of the heel is less important and more forgiving than the style.
If you are wearing a ballgown, there are a couple considerations to be made. The volume of a ballgown can have an undesired effect for a shorter bride. Even if your wedding shoes will not be as visible, consider higher heels to add height and correct the illusion. Otherwise, a ballgown covers the shoes and will usually only offer a brief glimpse beneath. When you are wondering what to wear with your ballgown, think about Cinderella. It is unlikely that you will wear a glass slipper, but clear shoes can create the illusion. Consider a simple closed toe shoe that matches the fabric and overall style of the dress. Some brides choose a ballerina slipper with sparkles and glam.
Matching the color of your wedding shoes to your dress is important. Have you ever placed a navy shirt next to navy pants to realize the color was slightly off? This is because there are different shades of every color, and different fabrics absorb color differently. If you are unable to match the shade exactly, select a contrasting color that coordinates with the dress. Silver and gold will compliment and contrast other colors well.
The Important Part of Choosing Wedding Shoes
The most important part of choosing your wedding shoes is to consider how they make you feel. This is a day for smiles and celebrations. The memory of your wedding day should not be a painful one. Make sure your shoes are comfortable and your feet can command their movement. Wear the shoes that make you smile the most.
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