Finding the perfect bridal shoes can be just as important as finding the perfect wedding dress. We get it. Have no fear, here are some tips to help you find the best bridal shoes:
Ultimately, choose shoes that make you feel confident and comfortable on your special day. Wear them for you. And y’know, maybe your fiànce… But, choose what you love. And keep scrolling to see what we absolutely love when it comes to trending wedding shoes.
Loeffler Randall Daphne tied bow flats
Pleated flat slide sandal in cream botanical floral print fabric topped with our signature knotted bow. Features a padded footbed with gold stamped logo and an open, squared toe. Slips on. Made completely from vegan-friendly materials.
Guilhermina Knotted Platform Heels in Gold
Leather upper, insole, sole
Aura 105 flared-heel leather sandals
These white Aura sandals are handmade in Northern Italy with a flared heel, then embellished with Gianvito Rossi’s distinctive Ribbon buckle at the ankle strap.
Pink, silver: leather upper, leather wrapped heel
Black: suede upper, suede wrapped heel
Leather insole, sole
Astrinodo 100 ankle-tie satin sandals
Christian Louboutin’s ivory Astrinodo sandals feature draped satin ankle ties and PVC straps punctuated with crystal-embellished bows, imparting a romantic mood.
another gold pair, with a higher arch. Way more height for those daring brides. Almost identical style.
Larroude Valerie Platform Sandals
Valerie XX 80mm platform sandals from Larroude featuring gold-tone, calf leather, open toe, knot detailing, buckle-fastening ankle strap, platform sole and block heel.
We absolutely LOVE sharing bridal inspiration. In fact, that’s honestly my favorite part about blogging is all for the wedding inspo. The internet is such an amazing place and I am so happy to have you here. Thanks for reading 🙂
But wait! I’m going to start sharing fun facts, too. So here’s our very first one.
Did you know Loeffler Randall was a woman-founded business? Read their story: “I [Jessie] created Loeffler Randall in 2004 out of my garden apartment in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn with my husband, Brian. All these years and three children later, we are still doing what we love – making distinctive products in small, considered batches with attention to every detail. Since then, we have expanded from shoes, adding handbags, ready-to-wear & accessories to our collection. Creativity is at the heart of what we do, we are always thinking about new designs we can offer to our customers from our signature point of view.”
And this was too fascinating to not share. History of fashion!!! Should we set this up as a blog category?! (I’m def thinking about it now)
“The history of fashion shoes dates back thousands of years, with evidence of shoes being worn by ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. However, the modern concept of fashion shoes and high heels as we know them today didn’t emerge until much later.
High heels, in particular, have a long and fascinating history. The first known high heels were worn by men in ancient Persia around the 10th century. These shoes, called chopines, were designed to protect the feet and elevate the wearer above muddy or dirty streets. By the 16th century, chopines had become popular among women, who wore them to add height and a sense of elegance to their appearance.
However, it wasn’t until the 17th century that high heels became a true fashion statement. The invention of the high heel as a purely decorative item is attributed to Catherine de Medici, the wife of King Henry II of France. She introduced high heels to the French court in the 1560s and their popularity quickly spread throughout Europe.
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, high heels continued to evolve and become more elaborate. Different styles of heels, such as the Louis heel and the stiletto heel, were developed and popularized by fashion icons such as Marie Antoinette and the legendary shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo.
Today, high heels remain a popular fashion item, worn by both men and women for a variety of occasions. While they have evolved considerably over the centuries, their basic purpose remains the same: to elevate the wearer and add a touch of elegance and sophistication to their appearance.”
Fashion history, continued (because I love history so much)
The price differences for shoes over the past 100 years can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including inflation, changes in manufacturing techniques, and shifts in consumer preferences. However, here are some general trends in shoe pricing over the past century:
1900s-1920s: In the early 1900s, shoes were largely handmade and expensive. Most people had only one or two pairs of shoes and often repaired them rather than buying new ones. By the 1920s, the introduction of mass production techniques led to lower shoe prices and increased availability of more affordable styles.
1930s-1950s: During the Great Depression of the 1930s, shoe prices remained relatively stable, but people generally had less money to spend on clothing and footwear. In the post-World War II era of the 1940s and 1950s, shoes became more affordable and available, with a wider variety of styles and materials becoming popular.
1960s-1980s: The 1960s and 1970s saw a rise in the popularity of athletic shoes, particularly with the introduction of brands like Nike and Adidas. This trend continued into the 1980s, when sneakers and other casual styles became more fashionable. Shoe prices varied widely during this period, with some athletic shoes being quite expensive while other styles remained relatively affordable.
1990s-Present: In recent decades, advances in technology and manufacturing have led to lower shoe prices overall. The rise of fast fashion has also made it possible to buy shoes at very low prices, although there is growing concern over the environmental and social impact of this trend. High-end designer shoes, on the other hand, can be extremely expensive, with some luxury brands charging thousands of dollars for a single pair.
Now, the question is how different was the fashion industry years and years ago?
“The fashion industry has played an important role in the history of weddings, with bridal fashion evolving over the centuries to reflect changing cultural norms and fashion trends.
In ancient times, weddings were often simple affairs, with brides wearing their best dress or a traditional garment of their culture. It wasn’t until the Middle Ages that wedding dresses began to take on a more specific form, with white being a popular color for brides in many European cultures.
The modern concept of the white wedding dress is often attributed to Queen Victoria, who wore a white gown for her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840. The trend caught on quickly, and white became the dominant color for wedding dresses in Western cultures.
Throughout the 20th century, bridal fashion continued to evolve, with new styles and trends emerging in response to changes in fashion and society. In the 1920s, the flapper style became popular, with shorter hemlines and looser silhouettes. The 1950s saw the rise of the full-skirted, princess-style gown, while the 1960s and 1970s saw a trend towards more bohemian styles, such as the popular “flower child” look.
In recent decades, bridal fashion has become more diverse, with a wide range of styles and colors available to suit different tastes and cultural traditions. There is also a growing trend towards sustainable and ethical fashion in the wedding industry, with more brides seeking out eco-friendly and socially responsible options for their wedding attire.
Overall, the fashion industry has played a key role in shaping the history of weddings, with bridal fashion evolving over time to reflect changing cultural norms and fashion trends.”