60 of The Prettiest Wedding Heels For Summer Brides

Sandals, pumps, and kitten heels for every budget

Updated 06/27/18
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Regardless of the fact that most wedding shoes barely show from beneath a wedding dress, choosing a gorgeous shoe to put a literal spring in your step on the big day is exciting. If you’re a heels girl, countless options abound and summer is an exciting time to experiment with something fresh whether you’re into classic pumps, whimsical heels or sleek sandals.

From optic white to nude and metallic variations—maybe you’re one for a colored or delicately printed bridal heel—summer is rife with pumps, sandals, and mules for a multitude of styles. If you’re a classic bride, pearlescent satin, lace, and smooth leather are elegant in the form of a pump, stiletto or mule and offered in a range of heights from sky-high to kitten heels. For brides-to-be craving something a bit glitzier, consider a metallic or jewel-adorned heel. Everything from silver to rose-gold to pewter will add a fanciful touch to your wedding dress whether you keep it pared back with a simple two-strap slide or lace-up kitten heel or go for the gusto with glamorous crystal, pearl or sequin embellishments. Tulle, bows or ruffle detailing is pretty as can be, too and great for an ultra-feminine bride. For a super summery moment, seasonal hits like raffia, woven leather, stacked wooden heels, and pompom accents feel right in warm weather, especially if you’re a casual backyard or beach bride. Everything from slingbacks to slide sandals and mid-heel mules are tasteful yet easy—these are also great if you’re aesthetic is unfussy or you’re simply not comfortable in high heels. Modern brides will feel drawn to the return of PVC, square-toe shapes and minimalist heels á la the 90s. While totally nostalgic, these silhouettes feel fresh and modern whether you opt for a see-through Mary Jane with rose-gold trimming or a barely-there toe-strap stiletto.

To inspire you as you search for the perfect wedding heel, ahead, we’ve curated an edit of 60 styles for every bridal aesthetic and budget. Whether you’re in need of an affordable find (we’ve got options under $50!) or want to splurge on a designer pair (plenty of those, too), you’re sure to find your perfect bridal heels ahead.

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A New Day Aleksa Low Vamp Kitten Heeled Mules

Courtesy of A New Day

SHOP NOW: Target, $24.99

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Anne Michelle Sheer Lace Cutout Shooties with Metallic Trim

Courtesy of Anne Michelle

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $39.95, now $29.96

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Dress Up Elsi Ruffled Mules

Courtesy of Dress Up

SHOP NOW: Dress Up, $32.99

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Who What Wear Truth Ankle Strap Heels

Courtesy of Who What Wear

SHOP NOW: Target, $34.99

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David's Bridal Pearlized Platform Sandals with Scalloped Edges

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, was $49.95, now $37.46

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Express Strappy Heeled Sandals

Courtesy of Express

SHOP NOW: Express, was $59.90, now $41.93

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Zara Shimmery Mid-Heel Slingback Shoes

Courtesy of Zara

SHOP NOW: Zara, was $69.90, now $49.99

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Vince Camuto Petina Cutout Sandal

Courtesy of Vince Camuto

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, was $98.95, now $59.36

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Touch Ups Emery Strappy Crisscross Low Metallic Heels

Courtesy Touch Ups

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $59.95

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Chinese Laundry My Girl Slide Sandal

Courtesy of Chinese Laundry

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $59.95

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Be Mine Bridal Mae Ivory Satin Embellished Ankle Strap Sandals

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $64

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ASOS DESIGN Hypnotic Bridal Embellished Heeled Sandals

Courtesy of ASOS

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $72

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Nine West Nakato Open Toe Sandals

Courtesy of Nine West

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $78.95

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Mango Flowered Heel Leather Sandals

Courtesy of Mango

SHOP NOW: Mango, was $119.99, now $79.99

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Topshop Nashville Strappy Sandals

Courtesy of Topshop

SHOP NOW: Topshop, $80

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Aldo Petruro Heels

Courtesy of Aldo

SHOP NOW: Aldo, $85

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LOFT Metallic Block Heel Sandals

Courtesy of LOFT

SHOP NOW: LOFT, $89.50

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Banana Republic Pom Pom Bare High Heel Sandal

Banana Republic

SHP NOW: Banana Republic, was $138, now $116.99

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Vanessa Wu Metallic Wave Heeled Sandals

Courtesy of Vanessa Wu

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $118

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Sam Edelman Platt Ankle Strap Sandal

Courtesy of Sam Edelman

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $120

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Massimo Dutti Multi-Strap Nude Leather And Wood Sandals

Courtesy of Massimo Dutti

SHOP NOW: Massimo Dutti, $120

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Chappel Diamante Ribbon Stiletto Lace Court Shoe

Courtesy of Dune London

SHOP NOW: Dune London, was $180, now $126

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Free People Rosie Ruffle Slide Sandal

Courtesy of Free People

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $128

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Raphaella Booz Floral Lace Heels

Courtesy of Raphaella Booz

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $128

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Steve Madden Suzanna Heels

Courtesy of Steve Madden

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $129.95

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Tony Bianco Sierra Stone Lycra

Courtesy of Tony Bianco

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $143.95

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Ann Taylor Rosalyn Metallic Leather Leaf Heeled Sandals

Courtesy of Ann Taylor

SHOP NOW: Ann Taylor, $148

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Vicenza Metallic Bow T-Strap Heels

Courtesy of Vicenza

SHOP NOW: Anthropologie, $148

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Tory Burch Logan Slide

Courtesy of Tory Burch

SHOP NOW: Tory Burch, $169

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Via Spiga Evelia Sandal

Courtesy of Via Spiga

SHOP NOW: Dillard's, $177.50

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Etienne Aigner Layla Ankle Strap Sandal

Courtesy of Etienne Aigner

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $197.95

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Ted Baker Sandals Bow Detail White Leather Sandal

Courtesy of Ted Baker

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $222

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Kate Spade New York Ilise Heels

Courtesy of Kate Spade

SHOP NOW: Kate Spade, $350

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Neous Benzi Leather Sandals

Courtesy of Neous

SHOP NOW: My Theresa, was $549, now $384

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By Far Ilina White Leather Heels

Courtesy of By Far

SHOP NOW: By Far Shoes, $393.25

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Loeffler Randall Penny Pleated Knot Slide

Courtesy of Loeffler Randall

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $395

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SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Women's Cadence Glitter High Heel Sandals

Courtesy of SJP by Sarah Jessica

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $395

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Tamara Mellon Frontline 105 Patent Heels

Courtesy of Tamara Mellon

SHOP NOW: Orchard Mile, $395

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Neil J. Rodgers Celine Pump

Courtesy of Neil J. Rodgers

SHOP NOW: Neil J. Rodgers, $425

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L.K. Bennett x Jenny Packham Cecelia Sandals

Courtesy of L.K. Bennett x Jenny Packham

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $425

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Sarah Flint 24/7 Mule

Courtesy of Sarah Flint

SHOP NOW: Farfetch, $425

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Brian Atwood Sienna Sandal

Courtesy of Brian Atwood

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $425

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Marskinryyppy Open Toe Sandals

Courtesy of Marskinryyppy

SHOP NOW: Farfetch, $427

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Alexandre Birman Clarita Lamé And Tulle Sandals

Courtesy of Alexandre Birman

SHOP NOW: My Theresa, was $649, now $454

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Sophia Webster Rosalind 85mm Metallic Three-Strap Sandal

Courtesy of Sophia Webster

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $495

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Alchimia di Ballin Anaxa Patent Leather Sandals

Courtesy of Alchimia di Ballin

SHOP NOW: Barney's, $495

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Stuart Weitzman The 75FringeSquareNudist Sandal

Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman

SHOP NOW: Stuart Weitzman, $545

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Giuseppe Zanotti Ellie Heels

Courtesy of Giuseppe Zanotti

SHOP NOW: Giuseppe Zanotti, was $795, now $557

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Salvatore Ferragamo Two-Banded Flower Heel Sandal

Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $575

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Gray Matters Marmo Sandal Bianco Azzurro

Courtesy of Gray Matters

SHOP NOW: Gray Matters, $575

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Marion Parke Leah Heels

Courtesy of Marion Parke

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdale's, $595

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Aquazzura Palace Napa Leather Mule

Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

SHOP NOW: Bergdorf Goodman, $775

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Manolo Blahnik Caucedo Bride White Satin D'orsay Pointed Pumps

Courtesy of Manolo Blahnik

SHOP NOW: Manolo Blahnik, $795

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Brother Vellies Stell Mule In Lagos Lace

Courtesy of Brother Vellies

SHOP NOW: Brother Vellies, $825

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Casadei Plexi Blade Sandals

Courtesy of Casadei

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $895

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Sergio Rossi Milano Heels

Courtesy of Sergio Rossi

SHOP NOW: Sergio Rossi, $895

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Jimmy Choo Talia 100 Ivory Satin and White Lace Sandals

Courtesy of Jimmy Choo

SHOP NOW: Jimmy Choo, $950

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Gianvito Rossi Portofino 105 Satin Sandals

Courtesy of Gianvito Rossi

SHOP NOW: My Theresa, $995

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Charlotte Olympia Margherita Heels

Courtesy of Charlotte Olympia

SHOP NOW: Charlotte Olympia, $1,010

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Christian Louboutin Atonana Specchio Leather Sandals

Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

SHOP NOW: Barneys, $1,095

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