There's no better something blue than the perfect pair of 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.” The "something blue" traditionally represents purity, love, and fidelity.
The good news? There are tons of stunning styles to choose from. More formal brides may opt for a classic navy pump or glittery details whereas a minimalist bride will 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, there's a "something blue" shoe for every bride-to-be.
To help narrow down your search, we've researched the best options available–keeping comfort, style, budget, and overall quality in mind. Glamorous brides will love the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pointed Toe Pumps and the Nina Dora Sandal. Want something classic and simple? You'll love the Sam Edelman Hazel Pointed Toe Heel.
Read on for the best something-blue wedding shoes.
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 pair will quickly become your go-to summer sandals.
Price at time of publish: $395
Size range: 2.5-14 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
Nina Dora Sandal
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.
Price at time of publish: $99
Size range: 5-11 | 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 option from Badgley Mischka feels at once classic and glamorous.
Price at time of publish: $109
Size range: 5–13 | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Returns accepted
Stuart Weitzman Nudistcurve Espadrille Wedge
Espadrilles are undeniably the most stylish solution for a beach or garden wedding. They're supremely comfy yet still elevated enough for special events. We love this pair from Stuart Weitzman for the sturdy ankle strap and peep-toe design.
Price at time of publish: $395
Size range: 3.5–12 | Shipping: Free ground shipping | Return policy: Returns accepted
Bella Belle Shoes Blue Lace Heels
Classically bridal and subtly sexy, lace heels are an emerging bridal footwear trend for good reason. We love the romantic sky blue color and pretty bow detail of these Bella Belle shoes.
Price at time of publish: $405
Size range: 5-10 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
For the Stylish Bride
Ma'am Marsha 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.
Price at time of publish: $290
Size range: 4.5–11 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
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.
Price at time of publish: $1,195
Size range: 33–43 | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Free returns within 14 days
For the Romantic Bride
Anthropologie 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.
Price at time of publish: $355
Size range: 6–10 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
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.
Price at time of publish: $1,045
Size range: 34–42 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
Loeffler Randall Camellia Blue Pleated Bow Heel with Ankle Strap
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—soyou can dance the night away!
Price at time of publish: $395
Size range: 5–12 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
Something Bleu Cliff Bow D'orsay Kitten-Heel Pumps
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.
Price at time of publish: $375
Size range: 6-10 | Shipping: Shipping rates vary | Return policy: Returns accepted
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 for an ultra-romantic touch.
Price at time of publish: $327
Size range: 5–11 | Shipping: Free standard shipping | Return policy: Returns accepted within 30 days of delivery
Malone Souliers Blue Satin Kitten Heel
These kitten heels are unique and unexpected in the best way possible. The vibrant aqua blue and metallic feather detail, in addition to the vintage pointed toe, are unmistakably memorable.
Price at time of publish: $348
Size range: 35–41.5 | 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.
Price at time of publish: $90
Size range: 4-14 | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: Free returns accepted
Marc Fisher Brista Ankle Wrap Heeled Sandal
A subtle metallic sheen adds dimension and sophistication to this pair of Marc Fisher sandals. Crafted with thin wrap-around straps and a stiletto heel, this style would look impossibly chic under a simple slip dress.
Price at time of publish: $160
Size range: 6-12 | Shipping: Free shipping | Return policy: 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. 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. For a shoe that combines comfort and style, we love the Something Bleu Cliff Bow D'orsay Kitten-Heel Pumps and the Bella Belle Daisy Blue Flats.
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.
Can I wear blue wedding shoes?
Absolutely! Not only are blue wedding shoes a stylish way to incorporate something blue into your wedding day look, but they also pair beautifully with a white wedding gown—not to mention, you can wear them again and again long after the wedding!
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?
Of course! You can wear your shoes after the ceremony is over. Blue wedding shoes are an excellent investment, as they can go from accessorizing a wedding dress to complementing a party dress.
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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.