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The Perfect Shoes For Your Wedding Locale

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    Beach - Satin-pom-pom raffia sandals, $585, Lanvin.

    Quick Tip: Size things up.
    If it's been a while, have your feet measured by a salesperson. Weight gain or loss, as well as age, can affect the size of your feet.

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    Ballroom - Satin peep-toe pumps with a tulle bow, $215, Badgley Mischka.

    Quick Tip: Take them for a test run.
    Wear your shoes around the house to break them in. Remember to scuff the soles with sandpaper to create traction and prevent slipping.

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    Vineyard - Peep-toe ballet flats with a crystal-and-pearl brooch, $80, Pink Paradox London.

    Quick Tip: Keep cool and dry.
    Apply a gentle sprinkling of powder to the soles of your feet before putting on your shoes. It will help keep your feet dry and blister-free throughout the night.

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    Loft Space - Silk ankle boots embellished with Swarovski crystals, $265, Diane Lynn by Saugus Shoe.

    Quick Tip: Give yourself some wiggle room.
    As you try on shoes, remember that your toes and heels shouldn't feel locked. You should be able to move them.

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    Night Club - Lace-and-satin peep-toe platform pumps with a Swarovski-crystallized heel, $2,595, Christian Louboutin.

    Quick Tip: Work the late shift.
    Shop for shoes in the afternoon. Feet expand throughout the day, and you'll be standing, dancing, and working the reception for hours. You want to be sure that your shoes feel good well into the evening.

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    Garden - Silk platform peep-toe heels with rosette, $340, Kate Spade;

    Quick Tip: Don't sacrifice comfort for style.
    You'll be wearing these shoes from your walk down the aisle until the last dance, so if a pair doesn't feel good on your feet right from the start, forget it.

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