What Your Wedding Shoes Say About You

Jewelry & Accessories
What Your Wedding-Shoe Says About You

Photo: Greg Marino

Your wedding dress may get all the attention, but the right footwear is your secret style weapon. Whether you prefer a classic pump, modern stiletto, or romantic sandal, the perfect wedding shoe can help define your bridal style and expertly accessorize your whole look. Here, we found six killer pairs of shoes for every kind of bride.

1. "The royal wedding's got nothing on my bash."
A pristine white ball gown, top-shelf champagne, and a grand hotel ballroom call for a "something blue" that's as elegant as you are. Let a deep-hued pump with a hint of sparkle peek out from under your gown as you hit the floor that well-rehearsed first waltz.
Silk satin peep-toe pump, $225, Badgley Mischka

2. "We're serving cake and cupcakes. And macarons."
Match the satin bow on these oh-so-sweet peep-toe sandals to the grosgrain ribbon around your bouquet of fluffy peonies. Then lose the shoes before joining the très preppy cocktail-hour croquet game.
White satin peep-toe pumps, $395, Kate Spade New York

3. "My mom vetoed the barefoot-on-the-beach thing"
After your surfside ceremony, take a break from bopping to reggae and sipping umbrella drinks to grab your groom for a walk by the water. These bejeweled beauties are so comfy, your arches won't object!
Bejeweled leather sandal, $235, Stuart Weitzman

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4. "Signature cocktail? You must mean our artisanal martini list."
Mod architectural booties are right at home in a city loft filled with sculptural orchids and fashion-forward revelers. Just make sure not to scuff the white leather as you climb onto your getaway Vespa.
Leather booties with mesh detail, $995, Monique Lhuillier

5. "I'm just not a stiletto kind of girl."
Whether you don't love towering over your groom or heels simple slow you down on the dance floor, these jewel-encrusted flats are a splurge your feet will thank you for, and they're glam enough for even the dressiest ball gown.
Napa leather flats with jewel crystals, $3,250, Jimmy Choo

6. "I've been doing a smoky eye since high school."
Graphic cutout pumps are begging to share real estate with an edgy tea-length dress and a punchy bright lip. Do them justice with a first dance to your favorite '80s girl-band jam.
Leather pumps with netting overlay, $225, L.A.M.B.

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