The 14 Best Shoes for Brides to Complete Any Wedding Look



14 of the best shoes for brides

Let's talk about shoes! Brides, are you on the hunt for the perfect shoes to strut down the aisle in? Look no further! From classic pumps to trendy mules, there's something stylish out there for everyone's taste.

When looking for the best shoes for brides, many people tend to treat themselves to designer brands such as Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo. If your budget doesn't stretch that far though, there are still plenty of stylish shoes for brides availavble on the high street - both Dune and ASOS have a huge selection of purse-friendly luxe-looking shoes for your big day.

What shoes for brides are best for you?

If you're comfortable in high heels, we say go for it on your big day, but perhaps remember to pack a smaller heel or flat shoe for when the dancing starts.

Some may prefer a smaller heel throughout the day and there is definitely plent of choice around from kitten heels to bridal flats.

Once the heel height is sorted, then it's time to get into the style. From pointed courts to embellished slingbacks, there are plenty of options to choose from. If you've chosen a shorter wedding dress, why not go for a pair of unique wedding day shoes as you can reallly show them off.

So walk this way, and check out some of our favourite stunning shoes for brides...

The classic court

For brides looking for a timeless and classic shoe, you can’t go wrong with a pair of classic ivory courts. These ones by Freya Rose are handmade with ivory Duchess silk satin and are 10cm/4inches in height, so best for those who can walk easily in heels. The low-cut silhouette gives a peep of toe-cleevage, which adds a little sexy touch to your big day look, while the simple look means they'll go with every style of dress around.

They're also avavilable in a large range of sizes, which is good for those brides with big and little feet. The major selling point has to be that because they're made from satin, you can dye your shoes after your big day and continue wearing them.

best shoes for brides - Freya Rose Charlie court

Charlie in White, £295, Freya Rose London

Lace heels are the perfect shoe option for brides who want a whimsical and romantic look! Whether you’re sporting an elegant gown or a trendy convertible dress, lace heels add charm to your bridal ensemble. We couldn't make a wedding shoe list without featuring Manolo Blahnik, and even though these are a bit pricey, a wedding is the perfect excuse to treat yourself. The thin heel is 4inches in height and probably best avoided if you're having a garden party reception - you do not want to ruin these beauties by sinking into grass.

shoes for brides - Manola Blahnik lace court shoes


White Lace Pointed Toe Pumps, £675, Manolo Blahnik

Up the romance factor on your big day with these shoes for brides. The beautiful chiffon bow ties around the ankle for an added injection of femininity, while the rest of the shoe is kept sleek and simple. The perfect pairing for a shorter dress, the mid-heel height allows for pain-free movement all day and night long.

shoes for brides - blaze by badgley mischka

Blaze Satin Bow Stilettos, £170, Badgley Mischka

The embellished sandal

If you're a summer bride, these embellished ankle strap sandals are a modern and fresh choice. TThey add height and sophistication while still being comfortable during the big day, thanks to the memory foam lining. The delicate pearl embellished ankle straps with ribbons that tie at the ankle give these gorgeous shoes for brides a really feminine touch. Perfect equally with a long slinky bias-cut dress or a tulle princess dress.

shoes to brides - Dune Martine embellished sandals

Martine Embellished Ankle Strap Heels, £195, Dune London

If you've ever wanted to feel like Cinderella, these are the shoes for you. Designed by Emmy to look as good from the back as the front, these embellished peep-toe sandals. Available in high or mid heel, the shoes are designed with a padded insole and T-bar strap is designed to provide support and comfort throughout your big day. While these are costly, there's a reason for that - each pair is hand-beaded with mirrored glass, crystals, and hundreds of bugle beads, a true labour of love.

shoes for brides - cinderella mid sandals

Cinderella Mid Sandal, £795, Emmy London


The block heel

If you want the height but also the stability, a block heel is a good shoe for brides and as these ones show, they can still be really pretty. Handmade in Spain with pieces of genuine mother of pearl, you'll want to wear these statement shoes long after you've said I Do. And because they're handmade, each pair of shoes are unique investment pieces as no two pairs will ever be the same.

Freya Rose London Martina Pearl Block Heel Shoes

    Martene Block Heel Sandal, £525, Freya Rose

    Proving that stylish shoes for brides don't have to cost the earth, are these chic block heels from ASOS. Available also in wide fit, they come in at under £30. They also come in pale blue and sage green if you want to either mix things up or get your bridesmaids decked out. With a heel height of 3 inches, these are manageable for a day on your feet, especially as the block heel gives you extra support.

    Be Mine Bridal Neima block heeled shoes, £29.99, ASOS

    The embellished mule

    For brides wanting to add a little sparkle to their wedding look, try a pair of ornate mules! Crystal embellished mules have become increasingly popular on the weddings scene and it’s not hard to see why. Slightly cooler than a court but with the same support, they give a contemporary look to any bridal dress. These mules come with subtle shimmer, adding a touch of glam without being too OTT.

    shoes for brides - Dune embellished mules

      If you don't want crystals, these pearl-embellished mules are a great alternative - and definitely want for the super chic bride. The pointed-toe design and unique slanted heel will help elongate your frame while ensuring a comfortable fit for hours on end - and for all that dancing later on. The heel height isn't restrictive either and the pretty design means you'll be able to wear them again. They're also available in silver if you fancy something different.

      shoes for brides - Charles & Keith embellished pearl mules

      Blythe Bead Embellished Mules, £85, Charles & Keith

      The super luxe flat

      For those brides looking for the perfect blend of comfort and style, luxe flats are ideal. These beautfiful satin flats come in a vast array of colours and are finished with bejewelled brooch detailing, which when mixed with the slender silhouette and pointed toe, create an undeniably glamorous finish. Who says flats can't be sexy?

      shoes for brides - Manolo hangisflat ballet shoes


      Satin Hangisi Flats in White, £765, Manolo Blahnik

      Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you can't have a gorgeous pair of flats for your big day. Whether you're choosing these to wear all day or just want a second pair for the reception, you can't go wrong with these embellished beauties, which come in at just £28. The slim ankle strap and cute embellished bow means no-one will not know that these aren't designer beauties!

      shoes for brides - ASOS embellished ivory flats

      Lavish pointed flats with faux pearl bow trim, £28, ASOS

      A flat sandal is a great choice for a destination wedding, especially if it involves walking on sand. Not only do they take up less room in your luggage, but they're chic enough to wear out and about after the ceremony. These ones by Paradox London have a super low heel and embellished straps across the toes that give a classic yet modern feel.

       shoes for brides - flat embellished sandals from Paradox London

      Paradox London Embellished sandals, £69, Debenhams

      The vintage platform

      A platform shoe or sandal will add a vintage touch to any big day outfit, plus they come with the added benefit of giving you height, but also being fairly easy to walk in. Crafted from smooth ice white nappa leather, this statement style has been set on a thick white platform sole, giving them true '70s style. Leather shoes for brides are sturdier and are less likely to be damaged from all that disco dancing you're bound to be doing, and are a good choice for rewearing after your wedding day.

       shoes for brides - Russell & Bromley white platform shoes

      Flawless Extreme Platform shoes, £295, Russell & Bromley

      Jimmy Choo is another popular bridal choice and while these beauties might blow the budget, their a real statement shoe. A perfect choice if you want something different from ivory, the solo pearl embellishment is both modern and retro at the same time.

      shoes for brides - Jimmy Choo platform sandal

       Socorie 120 Platform sandals, £750, Jimmy Choo



      February 01, 2023 by Jayne Cherrington-Cook

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