Step Up Your Style:
The New Wedding Shoes

Wedding Dresses

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Just because you opt to wear traditional white heels with your wedding gown doesn't mean you're stuck playing it safe. Even the most classic of pumps can be spiced up with design details, like ruffles, bows, or rosettes. Beyond white, bold-colored heels maintain their rank as the most popular trend in bridal footwear, although we suggest narrowing the field to richly saturated jewel tones for the strongest impact. But the adventure in shoeland doesn't stop there—practically any style can be paired with the right gown, from naughty-but-nice lace booties to shimmering slingbacks doused in glitter to some seriously outré Alexander McQueen sandals, the likes of which only Lady Gaga might wear down the aisle. (Not that it should stop you, too.) For all of those styles and more, check out our lineup of the season's best bridal shoes. —Phillip B. Crook

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