The lead-up to your big day can be just as exhilarating as the wedding day itself. Bridal showers, bachelorette parties, even getting your hair and makeup done the morning of—all of these festivities come together to create a mood and a moment that makes your walk down the aisle feel all the more special. Speaking of the latter, when you and your bridal party are prepping for the ceremony, a few items should be in attendance: a great playlist, silky robes, and last but definitely not least, a stylish pair of bridal slippers.
Even if you're not the slipper-wearing kind in normal life, there's something about investing in a pair of luxurious, soft slides to leisurely stroll around in the a.m. hours before you say "I do" that just feels right. Lined with shearling or crafted in a soft fabric like cashmere, you can wear any color slippers you like, but many brides opt for a white hue.
Read on for the best bridal slippers.
Most Bridal: Capelli Metallic Embroidered Bride Slippers
If you just want a cheeky shoe to wear on your wedding morning, then go for these embroidered slippers featuring a diamond ring and the word “bride.” Nothing will show off your soon-to-be-wed status more.
For the Playful Bride: Joules Honey Faux Fur Slide Slipper
These ultra-fluffy faux fur slippers might make it hard to change into your wedding heels. They also make a great gift for your bridal party in case you want to match the morning of.
Best Under-$50: Parachute Soft Rib Slippers
Parachute’s gloriously soft assortment of home goods also extends to slippers, which is reason enough to swiftly add to cart. It'll feel like walking on a cloud.
Cleanest Silhouette: SKIMS Hotel Slipper
Keep it sleek and easy with these simple slides from cult-favorite Skims. And while you're at it, peruse the brand's other offerings like cozy pajamas and the perfect shapewear to wear under your wedding dress.
Most Comfortable: Madewell Sherpa Scuff Slippers
These simple shearling slippers crafted in an ivory hue and simple silhouette are equal parts versatile and stylish. Did someone say cozy?!
Most Fluffy: By Anthropologie Teddy Slide Slippers
Fluff is the name of the game when it comes to slippers, and these shearling beauties don’t disappoint. This is definitely a pair you won't want to take off!
Best Kitten Heels: Sleeper Pom Kitten Heel Mules with Feathers in Pink
Fact: Your bridal slippers don’t have to be white! If you prefer, go for something fun and colorful like these flirty pink kitten heels. The feather accents make this style feel equal parts romantic and retro.
Most Minimalist: Flattered Nina Teddy Slippers
This shearling ballet slipper from the Scandinavian brand Flattered is the kind of shoe you’ll want to wear indoors and outside. It's a fuzzy ballet flat—what's not to love?
For the Cottagecore Bride: Margaux The Ballet Slipper
If you live for a puff sleeve or a full-skirted silhouette, these dainty bow-embellished slippers ought to entice. Made with wool and cashmere, these slippers are no stranger to comfort.
Most Luxe: Loro Piana Venice Embroidered Sashmere-Blend Flannel Slippers
If fuzzy fabrics aren’t your aesthetic but you still want something on your feet, consider these simple yet ultra luxe slippers by Loro Piana. But don't worry because while they look sleek and sophisticated on the outside, these slippers are lined with cashmere-blend flannel so you don't have to sacrifice comfort.
Most Versatile: Sleeper Shearling Slippers
Leave it to Sleeper to make the coziest, cutest pair of shearling slippers that perfectly translate to a bridal moment. Just add your getting-ready robe and a mimosa!
Most Plush: Dearfoams I Do Slide Slipper
We know, we know: All slippers are comfortable (or at least they should be). But this one takes comfort to the next level with an ultra-plush furry footbed, and memory foam insoles. We love the 'I Do' embroidery, and the stone embellishment adds an extra layer of pizazz.
Best Designer: Christian Louboutin Coolito Shearling Backless Loafers
A pair of shearling and leather backless loafers from Christian Louboutin is just what the doctor ordered. The best part? You'll want to wear these designer slippers long after you say "I do!"
Best Spa Slippers: Serena & Lily St. Helena Spa Slippers
These waffled slippers from Serena & Lily will make you feel like you’re at your favorite spa—what’s not to love? Be sure to stow these in your honeymoon bag, too.
Most Fun: Robe by Monika Blank White Bridal Slippers with Feathers
If you envision getting ready the morning of your wedding alongside a fun playlist and a dance or two with your wedding party, you’ll want these feather embellished slippers in tow. They are so bridal and oh-so-fun.
Best Hint of Sparkle: EMU Australia Rhinestone Mayberry Slippers
These fluffy shearling slides from EMU Australia feel just as good as they look. Embellished with rhinestones and faux pearls, we love this style for the bride who's looking to add a little sparkle to their getting-ready look.
Most Photogenic: Birdies The Swan Snow Crystal Bracelet
While these slides may not be as cozy as shearling or furry slippers, the dramatic sparkly bracelet would look beautiful in getting-ready photos. Pro tip: These would look gorgeous down the aisle, too! Plus, they come in over 10 different colors and patterns to suit all tastes.
What to Look For in Bridal Slippers
Bridal slippers add the perfect finishing touch to any great getting-ready look. Whether you’re looking for something practical and cozy or sleek and stylish, this comfortable accessory is worth the investment. After all, unlike some bridal accessories, you'll probably wear these slippers again.
For those throwing a winter wedding, slippers lined with shearling, sherpa, and even cashmere will keep your feet warm without sacrificing style. Looking for something less practical and more photogenic? Go for fashion-forward silk slides or kitten heels adorned with playful feathers. And since comfort is key when prepping to walk down the aisle, make sure to look for slippers that have soft linings and padded footbeds.
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