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There's no better something blue than the perfect pair of navy, cobalt, or pastel blue wedding shoes! Not only do they give your wedding dress a playful pop of color, but you'll get mileage out of the heels post-wedding, too. Plus, you'll be crossing two items off your to-do list: finding a fashionable pair of wedding pumps and your something blue.
What Does "Something Blue" Represent?
The tradition of brides wearing something blue on their wedding day comes from the Old English rhyme: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe.” "Something blue" traditionally represents purity, love, and fidelity.
One of the best parts about choosing a shoe as your "something blue?" You have tons of options—and they don't have to break the bank either. Browse Lulus, Nordstrom Rack, DSW, or Stuart Weitzman's collection for budget-friendly (yet jaw-dropping) options. Or, if you're like us, you'll take any excuse to splurge on an investment pair you can enjoy for years to come. If this may be the case, shop designers like Manolo Blahnik, Dolce & Gabbana, Louboutin, or Jimmy Choo.
But, no matter how many pennies you're willing to fork over, there is a shoe and a style for every bride-to-be. More formal brides may opt for a classic navy pump or glittery details whereas a minimalist bride is more likely to be drawn to simple silhouettes with barely there straps. For the bride with a bohemian sensibility, there are scores of laid-back shoes crafted from light and airy fibers like woven raffia and jute.
Whether you want to stun in stilettos or walk across the beach in espadrilles, we've rounded up the best something-blue wedding shoes for every style and budget.
Best Block Heel: Margaux The City Sandal
We love these block heel sandals for a casual yet elevated backyard wedding or for chic city hall nuptials. Comfortable and stylish, this style will quickly become your go-to summer sandals.
Size range: 33–45 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
For a Formal Wedding: Badgley Mischka Raleigh Heels
For just a hint of sparkle, opt for a pair of shoes with jewel-accented ankle straps. This satin navy pair from Badgley Mischka feels at once classic and glamorous.
Size range: 5–11 | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Returns accepted
For the Effortlessly Stylish Bride: Ma'am Marsha Sandal in Sky
Behold the perfect shoes for your seaside nuptials and destination honeymoon. Comfortable and sturdy, these strappy sandals will give you no issues when walking down the aisle.
Size range: 4.5–11 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
Most Iconic: Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pointed Toe Pump
If you're throwing a black-tie wedding, you can't go wrong with this classic pair of Manolo Blahnik pumps. At once regal and timeless, you won't regret the purchase of this investment piece.
Size range: 33–43 | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Free returns within 14 days
For a Summer Wedding: Soludos Classic Wedge Espadrilles
Espadrilles are undeniably the most stylish solution for a beach or garden wedding. They're supremely comfy, they tie beautifully, and they're usually reasonably priced.
Size range: 5–11 | Shipping: Free ground shipping | Return policy: Returns accepted
For the Romantic Bride: Something Bleu Elvie Mules
The brand behind these pretty pointy-toed shoes is aptly named "Something Bleu" and boasts unique and feminine designs for the romantic bride. This floral brocade shoe finished with a sheer bow would be right at home at a formal garden wedding.
Size range: 6–10 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
Most Statement-Making: Dolce & Gabbana Belluci Taormina Lace Pumps
It's all in the details when it comes to these Dolce & Gabbana pumps. From the bright blue hue to the allover lace to the crystal-embellished toe, these shoes are for the bride who isn't afraid to make a statement.
Size range: 34–42 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
Most Feminine: Loeffler Randall Camellia Pleated Knot Sandal
The statement bow and gathered organza fabric of the Camellia heel make for the most fun and feminine bridal footwear. Plus, the ankle strap and block heel allow for optimal comfort. So, you can dance the night away!
Size range: 5–10 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
For the Ultra Chic Bride: Jimmy Choo Aveline 100
We know what you're thinking. We're utterly obsessed, too. Elegant, chic, and fashion-forward in the most extravagant way possible, these dove blue bow-adorned heels are pure bridal magic.
Size range: 4-13 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
Best Kitten Heels: Age of Innocence Jacqueline Satin Blue Heel
These blue satin kitten heels give off a slight vintage flair and are effortlessly elegant and sophisticated. Plus, the soft leader insole makes them comfortable for all-day wear.
Size range: 37–40 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
Best Flats: Bella Belle USA Daisy Blue Flats
Hoping to find flats that still make you feel special on your big day? Your search stops here. These floral-embellished soft blue shoes incorporate luminous pearls and ivory beading.
Size range: 5–11 | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Returns accepted within 30 days of delivery
Most Comfortable: Dolce Vita Pailey Heels in Sky Blue Stella
These double-braided straps are intertwined with the most irresistibly soft fabric. Featuring a statement block heel, there's nothing we don't love about this something blue.
Size range: 4–11 | Shipping: Free shipping on orders over $50 | Return policy: Returns accepted
Best Lace Shoes: Monique Lhuillier Fatima Lace Pump
Classically bridal and subtly sexy, lace heels are an emerging bridal footwear trend for good reason. We love the sleek midnight blue color of these Monique Lhuillier heels.
Size range: 35.5–38 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
Most Unique: Malone Souliers Missy Heels
These mules are unique and unexpected in the best way possible. The net and mesh bonded fabric, in addition to the crystal-embellished buckle, are unmistakably memorable.
Size range: 35–42 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted within 14 days
For the Traditional Bride: Sam Edelman Hazel Pointed Toe Heel
If you're not sure of what style of shoe to wear, you can never go wrong with a classic closed-toe pump. This pair will give you the pop of blue you're looking for while remaining timeless in photos.
Size range: 4-14 | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted
What to Look for in Blue Wedding Shoes
Comfort and Style
After you've gained some bridal footwear inspiration, don't forget a few of the logistics. While it may not be as glamorous, comfort and sensibility are key. Trust us; this is not the day to wear those sky-high stilettos you've been eyeing if you're typically a sneaker type of girl. We know they're gorgeous, but it's important that you're feeling comfortable and confident, so you can truly soak in the day. Most importantly, go for the blue shoe that aligns with your personal style and allows for some fun photo opportunities.
In addition to keeping your personal footwear tolerance in mind, check out your venue's landscape. If you're outdoors on a lawn, cobblestone, sand, or even gravel, it's imperative that you can easily walk on the terrain no matter if you're walking down the aisle or down a pathway to your cocktail hour. If you know you'll be outside on uneven ground, it's probably best to opt for wedges or flats with an ankle strap for extra security. If you're set on heels, have another pair on hand for moments you need them. Better yet, purchase a heel grass stopper on a site like Amazon or DSW. This is a small clear accessory than can be placed onto the end of your heel to stop your stilettos from sinking into the ground.
Can I wear blue wedding shoes?
What color blue should I wear with my wedding dress?
Fashion-forward brides might gravitate toward unique silhouettes in bold cobalt or metallic blue, while minimalists might prefer sleek designs like barely there sandals in pastel blue. No matter your bridal style, there are scores of something-blue wedding shoes out there in every shade of blue imaginable.
Can I wear my wedding shoes after the wedding?
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Sophie Moore is a former Brides editor and now serves as a contributing writer. Her access to bridal designers and experience in the market has prepared her to bring the Brides reader not only the latest wedding dress trends but also a view of the ready-to-wear and accessories market from the lens of what a bride is looking for.