The 15 Best Wedding Shoes You Can Buy at DSW

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The shoes you wear on your wedding day help tie your nuptial look together, whether you can see them under your dress or not. They’re also a great way to have some fun with your style and bring in touches of your personality through sparkle, feather, pearl, or rhinestone detailing.

If you’re looking to find a sole mate but don’t want to overspend on a pair of shoes you’ll only wear once (and might not even see under your wedding gown), DSW has some incredibly elegant, stylish, timeless, and affordable wedding shoe options to choose from. 

Meet the Expert

Gabbi Maragos is a bridal fashion stylist based in Chicago.

We scoured DSW’s formal shoe selection for the best wedding shoes and considered everything from style—including nuptial-worthy sneakers and flats—to comfort to design details like strappy sandals and sparkly heels. We also tapped stylist Gabbi Maragos for her styling expertise.

Without further ado, here are the best wedding shoes at DSW.

Best Sparkle: Journee Collection Idda Sandal

Journee Collection Idda Sandal

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If you’re going to go sparkle, we say go all in with a pair of dazzling heels. These from Journee Collection boast a comfortable 3.5-inch block heel style with a comfortable ankle and toe strap so that your feet feel safe and secure. The wedding shoes are completely covered with glistening rhinestones, giving them a major sparkle effect. And, apart from looks, they feature a Tru Comfort Foam insole, which gives your soles some extra support and cushion. These sparkle wedding shoes come in rose gold, silver, and black and sizes 6 through 12.

Size Range: 6-12 | Heel Height: 3.5 inches

Best Stiletto: Journee Collection Marlowe Sandal

Journee Collection Marlowe Sandal

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There are tons of different options for stiletto wedding heels, but we loved the simple and chic design of the Marlowe Sandal from Journee Collection. The 4-inch wedding shoes come in a bunch of great colors—including classic white and a beautiful blue for that “something blue” moment—in sizes 6 through 12 and have a comfortable medium width. They also feature a touch of modern with the open square toe design and are designed for long-wear with the Tru Comfort Foam insole.

Size Range: 6-12 | Heel Height: 4 inches

Best Flats: Steve Madden Veloche Flat

Steve Madden Veloche Flat

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When choosing a pair of wedding flats, go with something comfortable that also has a little bit of flair—after all, it is your wedding day. These gold Veloche Flats from Steve Madden are made with a mesh material in a pointed almond toe design with beautiful rhinestone detailing. They’re elegant with a touch of glam and a pair of wedding shoes you’ll feel comfortable in all night long.

Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: Flat

Best Sneakers: Betsey Johnson Suton Highwall Bling Platform Sneaker

Betsey Johnson Suton Highwall Bling Platform Sneaker

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If you want to wear sneakers with your wedding look, we fully support you—and we highly recommend these sparkly Betsey Johnson kicks. The sneakers are completely blinged out in various-sized rhinestones, adding a ton of sparkle and texture, which is nicely offset by the clean white rubber platform sole. They're designed with a classic Oxford silhouette that you’ll want to wear long after your wedding day.

Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: Flat

Best Kitten Heels: Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk Maisie Sandal

Touch Ups by Benjamin Walk Maisie Sandal

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These 1.75-inch kitten heels boast a timeless strappy style and enough height to give you a little lift without sacrificing comfort. Available in a silver metallic and golden champagne color, these classic wedding shoes come in both medium and wide widths and sizes 5 through 12. The heels were specifically designed for maximum comfort and long wear, so you can dance the night away and mingle with friends and family without the nagging feeling of achy feet.

Size Range: 5-12 (also available in wide) | Heel Height: 1.75 inches

Best Strappy: Unisa Marika Sandal

Unisa Marika Sandal

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We love this strappy sandal because it’s a good mix of timeless design and modern style. These wedding shoes from DSW come in silver, gold, and black in sizes 6 through 11 and feature a 2.5-inch block heel—which is ideal for long-lasting comfort—and a sophisticated square toe. The shoes are elegant, stylish, and look stunning under a wedding dress, but can also be worn again as a wedding guest shoe.

Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 2.5 inches

Best Sequined: Kelly & Katie Jadzia Sandal

Kelly & Katie Jadzia Sandal

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If you want a hint of sparkle under your wedding gown, these slip-on sequined sandals are it. We love the strappy style, which features a twisted detail at the center. The 3.25-inch shoes also blend sleek material with sparkle straps, giving them a ton of great texture. And, most importantly, they are so comfortable. The heel has a slight block design, which helps ensure stability, and the padded footbed adds additional cushion and support for your soles.

Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 3.25 inches

Best With Feathers: Steve Madden Karoo Sandal

Steve Madden Karoo Sandal

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For a pop of personality, we love a feathered shoe moment. These from Steve Madden come in a beautiful “something blue” color, which makes them all the more special. Available in sizes 5 through 11, the 2.5-inch slide heel sandals are fun, unique, and boast a height that is comfortable enough for long wear.

Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 2.5 inches

Best Blue: Kelly & Katie Blaken Pump

Kelly & Katie Blaken Pump

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We wanted blue, and these Kelly & Katie shoes from DSW delivered. The cobalt blue makes for a bright pop of “something blue” color, while the sparkly bow detailing and almond toe design keeps it elegant. These 3.25-inch wedding day heels also come in silver, black, and fuchsia in sizes 6 through 11 with a padded footbed and adjustable ankle strap for added comfort.

Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 3.25 inches

Best Nude: JLO Mandrea D’Orsay Pump

JLO Mandrea D’Orsay Pump

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If you want a nude wedding shoe, we love this pair from JLO’s collection at DSW. The classic pointed-toe pump features mesh detailing that creates a cut-out feel that is sleek, stylish, and—even better—something you can get a ton of use out of. The shoes also come in black and are available in sizes 6 through 11.

Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 3.5 inches

Best Block Heel: Journee Collection Lirryc 2 Sandal

Journee Collection Lirryc 2 Sandal

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Block heels are one of our favorite styles for weddings because the stability of the block heel ensures hours of comfort. We love these particular ones because the heel isn’t too high, which also makes them easier to last in. Plus, they have a minimalistic feel with a sleek and strappy design. The 3-inch heels come in black, white, nude, and fuchsia, in sizes 6 through 12, with both medium and wide widths available to choose from.

Size Range: 6-12 | Heel Height: 3 inches

Best Clear: Steve Madden Vary Pump

Steve Madden Vary Pump

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Clear shoes are super trendy right now, and that extends to wedding day heels. The Steve Madden Vary Pump is a clear almond-toe stiletto heel with clear ankle straps adorned with rhinestones that appear to float around the heel for an added touch of sparkle. The see-through heels are sleek, dazzling, and such a fun way to tie a trend into your wedding day look.

Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 4 inches

Best Gold: Vince Camuto Roellan Sandal

Vince Camuto Roellan Sandal

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White is a go-to option for wedding shoes, but you can also go with a metallic finish that ties in your wedding day jewelry. For the best gold wedding shoe, look no further than the Vince Camuto Roellan Sandal. These feature a timeless heeled sandal silhouette with a modern square toe and slim 3.75-inch block heel. These wedding shoes are one of our most size-inclusive picks, too, with sizes ranging from 4 to 14.5.

Size Range: 4-14.5 | Heel Height: 3.75 inches

Best Silver: Nina Fawn Pump

Nina Fawn Pump

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The Fawn Pump from Nina is a must-try for those searching for the best silver wedding shoes. With their open-toe design, mesh material, and sparkle detail, they combine a few different styles in one, giving us the best of both worlds. Plus, they have a 3.25-inch heel that gives slight height while remaining secure and comfortable around the feet. The shoes are also available in navy blue—which makes them another good contender for “something blue” shoes—and are available in sizes 6 through 11.

Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 3.25 inches

Best Trendy: Betsey Johnson Ellah Pump

Betsey Johnson Ellah Pump

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Pearls are one of the most popular accessory trends of 2022, and they are considered a timeless wedding detail, too. These Betsey Johnson pumps are a nod to the trend with their smooth and slightly see-through satin almond toe and pearl-encrusted ankle strap. The 3.75-inch heels are also available in black in sizes 6 through 11 and feature a pop of baby blue on the soles.

Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 3.75 inches

What to Look for When Buying Wedding Shoes at DSW 

Heel Height

“While shopping for wedding shoes at DSW, I would first consider heel height,” says bridal fashion stylist Gabbi Maragos. Considering heel height is important because you want a wedding shoe that you feel comfortable and confident in. On top of that, your shoe should complete your overall bridal look, so if it’s too tall or too short, it might throw the styling off. 

Formality

In addition to heel height, Maragos says to consider formality. “Keep your dress, the venue, and the time of year in mind,” she suggests. For a formal event, Maragos says a pump or closed-toe heel is best. And, if your wedding is more informal, she says a sandal or wedge fits.

FAQ
  • Do wedding shoes have to be white?

    According to Maragos, wedding shoes do not have to be white. “I am here for a bold shoe and pop of color, especially one that ties in with your color scheme,” she says.

  • What shoes do you wear to a beach wedding?

    “Barefoot on the beach is ideal, in my opinion,” says Maragos. “If that’s not an option, I would consider a shoe that is easy to walk in and comfortable—perhaps a slide or mule with a platform or thick heel or a flat sandal.”

  • Can you see shoes under a wedding dress?

    This depends on the length and silhouette of the gown, but Maragos says wedding shoes typically aren’t visible at first glance. “That being said, when you walk down the aisle or dance, your shoes will be seen,” she explains.

  • Can you return wedding shoes?

    “If they are worn even once, they are likely not eligible to be returned to a retailer,” says Maragos. If that’s the case, she recommends exploring the option of selling them on Poshmark or another resale platform should you plan to only wear them once. “This also means you broke them in, and they could even be slightly more comfortable for the next bride,” Maragos notes.

    According to the DSW return policy, shoes must be unworn and in the original packaging with the receipt or shipping invoice to qualify for returns.

Why Trust Brides

Contributing writer Jessie Quinn is a bridal-obsessed lifestyle journalist with a bachelor’s degree in fashion journalism. At Brides, she puts a style spin on wedding day fashion and covers everything from sparkling diamond accessories to dance-floor-worthy shoes. Speaking of, shoes are Jessie’s favorite part of any outfit, and when it comes to nuptial kicks, she puts her fashion experience to use, sourcing options that are stylish and comfortable enough for long-wear.

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