There isn’t only one way to be elegant. As modern brides, we choose what makes us feel comfortable and confident, not what trends or commercial beauty standards like to convey. Fashion evolves and high heels are not the only shoes that will help you feel beautiful on your wedding day. Whether you prefer more contemporary fashion or you simply prioritize comfort above anything else, you don’t have to wear high heels to feel beautiful. From loafers to block heels, your style should shine on your special day. As they say, “If the shoe fits, wear it.”
Photography, Haley Nord
BLOCK HEEL PUMPS
Block heels offer comfort in a chic way. The Valentino Garavani design with the gold stud is a simple accent that makes a statement. Wear a dress or cropped trousers that will show off every detail of these block heels.
Mules are the “it girl” shoe. There are many designs to choose from and consider one with an eye-catching pendant that can double as a stand-out wedding accessory. The shoe's satin fabric and design will make you feel like you’re floating.
KITTEN HEEL MULES
This shoe is understated in the most perfect way! From its creamy white color to the classic silhouette. This shoe is versatile enough to wear from your ceremony, to the reception, and even on your honeymoon.
BLOCK HEEL SANDALS
The jeweled embellishment is what makes this shoe special. Gems and precious, accented stones are a high-fashion design that will continue into the new year. Along with its stylish design and the short heel of these sandals, they can be worn comfortably on your wedding day and on other special occasions to come .
KNEE HIGH BOOTS
You might not think boots are chic wedding shoes but they can be just the style you’re looking for. Especially if your wedding is at a rustic or desert-like location. Knee-high boots with a flowy, midi-dress will be your perfect wedding day look.
MINI-POINTED TOE BOOTS
Another chic wedding shoe option is ankle boots with a kitten heel. Wear these boots with an oversized blazer and cuffed trousers for a modern, chic wedding look. The white leather and kitten heel can complete almost any ensemble.
From knee-high to ankle boots, calf boots are in between that offer a high-fashion look if styled well. Wear these boots with a midi or maxi skirt, but whatever you decide to wear on your wedding day, these calf boots can give you the ease and comfort you’ll need as you strut throughout the day.
CHIC COWBOY BOOTS
Cowboy boots are a big, streetwear trend, but for the contemporary bride, you can make it even more modern. If you are already into cowboy boots, find a pair of cream-colored or white to make a big fashion statement on your special day.
Sequins aren’t for everyone, but if you're feeling brave enough to wear them. Find one with a flat or kitten heel design and they’ll be your dancing shoes. The extravagant design reminds you to shine and that your wedding day is a celebration.
Looking for no heels at all, then wear loafers on your wedding day. Loafers are a classic style fit for everyone. Most importantly they’re a shoe that can be worn all day, and all night.
Chunky loafers are just loafers with more edge. Arguably, a chunkier sole is better for a high-fashion look. Wear patent leather loafers for a fashion-forward wedding outfit.
Platforms are in and the fashion world opens its arms to its many forms, including penny loafers. Platforms have a way of elongating your legs, but still offering height and support. Wear these platforms with extra, wide-legged pants for a classy, yet retro wedding outfit.
Sleek and slender mules with dainty bows can be your perfect wedding shoe. It can be worn during your ceremony, or serve as the pair you change into later in the evening to keep your feet comfortable, yet fashionable.