Spring bridal shoes
The best wedding shoes reflect her personal style, match well with the mood of her gown and provide comfort along with all that feminine flattery. Read on for the perfect pair. — Shannon McCarthy
Bing Shopping | Shine
Time-tested and terrifically flattering, the pump is a popular choice to finish off a bride's finery. In fact, the sumptuous lines of a high-heeled, closed-toe pump are the footwear look for a formal wedding and a floor-grazing gown. Go super-shiny for spring with a gilding of metallic color, sparkling sequins, bright beads or mirror finish.
Bing Shopping | Bows
Generous embellishment is always welcome on a wedding shoe. Whether you choose a silk, other fabric or leather upper, an extra touch of luxe makes your big-day footwear stand out. No accent is more classically feminine than an oversized bow perched over the toe, so look for soft silken versions or bows made of bling.
Bing Shopping | Slingbacks
If your wedding will lean toward the formal side, the ankle-baring charm of a slingback pump is perfect for spring’s warmer weather, while still not skewing too casual. The trendiest pairs show off pointed toes and mid-heel heights, with ornately jeweled buckles on the adjustable straps.
Bing Shopping | D'Orsay
The swooping lines of d’Orsay pumps are the very definition of elegant, but there’s a certain flirtation there, too: It’s the bridal shoe equivalent of Grace Kelly. Ideal when your hem length ends above the ankle, the silhouette alone is so eye-catching that an unembellished pair in white satin is better than anything blingy.
Bing Shopping | Metallics
The idea of a heeled bridal sandal may conjure up images of super-casual ceremonies held outdoors, but this seductively feminine category of footwear is actually the second most popular style that women wear at their wedding. (“Evening sandals" denote especially elegant pairs.) Consider wearing a rich metallic gleam in place of the expected ivory.
Sandals: Floral accents
Bing Shopping | Floral accents
Spring’s most beautiful blooms decorate on-trend pairs of bridal sandals, but we’re not talking colored embroidery or printed patterns. The flowers here are all plucked from the glam garden, with broochlike jewels or fanciful silken petals festooning some of the most exquisite footwear we’ve seen in ages.
Bing Shopping | Mid-heels
Also known as the kitten heel, this footwear style is gaining in popularity -- and not just for wedding shoes -- due to its walking ease and sweet hit of femme delicacy. Pearl-bedecked ivory sandals are a lovely choice for brides, or go for a pair in a more modern metallic hue: Silver works well with white wedding gowns.
Bing Shopping | Platforms
The return of the single-sole high heel is a hot trend. While we love the sophistication of that style, it’s still a lot harder to walk in than an equivalent heel height paired with a platform. For brides who want the trifecta of height boost, sexy look and easy balancing, the platform sandal is still the go-to shoe.
Bing Shopping | Satin
Sure, a wedding wedge may not have quite the allure of a stiletto heel, but the newest variation on the bridal shoe provides soaring stability so even the most high-heel-averse can rock that lovely long gown or flatter legs with a bit of a lift. Choose satin-wrapped wedges for the prettiest effect.
Bing Shopping | Strappy
Get height without fright in a gorgeous wedding wedge made spectacular with lots of strapping. Spring is the right time to expose your toes, and bridal wedges that are appropriately glammed out with a fine coating of glimmer, or crafted from gleaming white or metallic leather, will meet your fancy.