I don’t know if it was the glass slipper or the romance but since childhood I have been obsessed with great shoes and one of my favourite details to capture at a wedding is most definitely the bride’s choice as her ever after shoe. Some choose practical and other go for WOW! but it definitely gives you an glimpse into the personality of a bride.
Shoes however have a time and season to them and I am excited to see the trends in Bridal Shoe design for 2017, closely resemble what we have seen with the wedding dress trends.
The Something Blue
For the more traditional bride following the old English tradition of something old, something new , something borrowed something blue adding this with your shoes is a special touch and can definitely turn some surprised heads as you walk down the aisle.
For the elegant, demure and classic styled bride the nude shoe is a great option to add to her look book. Understated and a shoe she can wear after the wedding with different coloured outfits.
Peek – a- Boo
A lacy shoe has always been a favourite for brides as it just adds that vintage touch to her day. Especially if she has lace detailing on her dress too.
Birds of a Feather
As seen with the wedding dress trends and the new Jimmy Choo Bridal Collection feathers are making a big comeback in the bridal style book in 2017 . Extravagant , luxurious and maybe too Va Va Voom for some but definitely a must have for the fashionista bride.
The Modern Victorians
Comfortable and a go to design for brides through the ages; the classic lace up court shoe is back with a bang and been given a new life as a must have bridal shoe.
The Pinterest Shoe
The shoe that got a million pins or more. A big trend with brides this year is the uniquely embellished shoe. Most famously from Ralph & Russo Shoe Designs these intricate embellished heels are taking the bridal world by storm. From floral, to angel wings or just beautiful embellishments these designs are suited to the bride looking to add that something truly unique and buzz worthy to her wedding day.
Flowers everywhere ! Florals are big in 2017 , from art, interior, fashion and even in shoes. Added to wedding shoes in different ways like floral printed fabric, floral appliques or even the floral embellished heel as mentioned before. No matter what you preference and style , you can not go wrong by adding a bit more flower power to your bridal look book.
Take A Bow
This is your moment to define your style, to stand out and to be the bell of the ball. Bows are coming through strong in all genres of fashion in 2017. I did not list it in my previous article regarding 2017 Bridal Dress trends because I felt it has been quite a go to staple of wedding dress design but now its even bigger and better. The bigger the bow the better ! Wrap yourself up as a stylish present for your husband-to-be.
The Bold & The Beautiful
A great trend that has emerged in the last couple of years is for brides to choose a coloured shoe that compliments their wedding’s overall colour scheme. From soft pinks to bold purples this stand out trend is here to stay and turns heads.
A Cut Above
Most brides like to be in style and on trend with what is out there and emerging more and more in 2017 is the intricate lazer cut shoe. A new favourite design emerging more and more in the fashion world. The shoe is constructed from intricately lazer cut material to create quite a unique shoe design that can be very designer specific. Intricate and detailed for the bride who likes to focus on the details of her big day.
” Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world ”
~ Marilyn Monroe ~
Let Your Sparkle Shine
Sparkle shoes have been a bride favourite since early 2010 but it definitely worthies a mention as nobody can deny the Cinderella moment it created when a bride slips on a pair of sparkling heels to go live her Happily Ever After.
Whichever shoe style you choose for our big day remember :
“Always put your best foot forward, because you never know where your next step may lead you.”