47 Wedding Shoes We Can't Live Without

Whether you walk the aisle in classic white pumps, boldly hued stilettos, or glitter-dusted booties, our lineup of the season's must-wear wedding shoes promises the perfect pair

Updated 03/02/12

Prices and other information in this story were accurate at press time, but are subject to change. Please confirm details with individual designers and vendors.

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The New White

Opting for a traditional white shoe doesn't mean you're playing it safe. Change things up with modern shapes, flirty details, and unconventional textures.

Fairy, $850, Jimmy Choo

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The New White

Peep-toe heels, $33, Apt. 9, available at Kohl's

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The New White

Crystal-embellished satin ballet flats, $670, Lanvin, available at net-a-porter

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The New White

Know Blinkie sandals, $90, Kenneth Cole Reaction, available at Dillards

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The New White

Natural crochet shoes, $58, TOMS

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Let It Shine

In need of bridal bling? Glittering, crystal-embellished shoes add a glamorous exclamation point to your wedding-day look.

Glitter platforms, $89, Nine West

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Let It Shine

Sparkk, $245, Steve Madden

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Let It Shine

Sugar, $1,495, Jimmy Choo

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Let It Shine

Penelope, $50, INC International Concepts, available at Macy's

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Let It Shine

Ephiphany, $80, Zigi Soho, available at DSW

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A Bit of Blue

Though tradition mandates "something blue" in your ensemble, your selection of shoes doesn't have to be stuck in the past. Prints, embellishments, and textures all offer you "something new."

Santo, $98, ASOS

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A Bit of Blue

Charm, $325, Kate Spade

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A Bit of Blue

Masako, $944, Charlotte Olympia

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A Bit of Blue

Kutzie knot pump, $30, Fioni, available at Payless

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Lovely in Lace

While Duchess Kate's custom McQueen pumps started the dash toward lace wedding shoes, the trend has since evolved to include a variety of styles—each royal-worthy in their own way.

Sendia, $80, Miss Selfridge

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Lovely in Lace

Crystal-embellished lace pumps, $1,045, Valentino, available at MyTheresa

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Lovely in Lace

Marais, $60, Topshop

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Lovely in Lace

Lininet, $191, Report Signature, available at Heels.com

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Pop It With Pattern

Patterned shoes put a playful spin on the standard pump. Strap on these styles and you're set to be the life of the party (as you should be!).

Polka-dot d'Orsays, $370, BHLDN

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Pop It With Pattern

Floral-print pump, $695, Oscar de la Renta, available at Neiman Marcus

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Pop It With Pattern

Viv printed flats, $198, J.Crew

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Pop It With Pattern

Blue stripe sandal, $95, River Island

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Precious Metals

More sedate than shimmer, but riskier than classic white, metallic wedding shoes pump up your style with understated oomph.

Mary Janes, $400, BHLDN

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Precious Metals

Vamp, $750, Jimmy Choo

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Precious Metals

Sitar tumbled metallic slingback, $275, Butter, available at Endless

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Precious Metals

Louisa 2, $225, Vera Wang Lavender, available at Piperlime

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Think Pink

Blush heels offer a soft, coquettish vibe that leans your look toward traditional without feeling too expected.

Hangisi, $945, Manolo Blahnik, available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Think Pink

Leather sandals, $595, Vionnet, available at StyleBop

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Think Pink

Platform peep-toes, $69, Dorothy Perkins

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Think Pink

Yasmin, $188, Bourne, available at Heels.com

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Think Pink

Winifred, $15, Mossimo Supply Co., available at Target

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Graphic Black

Trendy black-and-white color schemes offer a wealth of footwear inspiration—but we say go the extra mile and punch up the palette with graphic details, like sequins, polka dots, and cut outs.

Polka-dot sandals, $495, Dolce & Gabbana, available at Yoox.com

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Graphic Black

Rita 2, $44, New York Transit, available at Kohl's

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Graphic Black

Satin sequin pump, $865, Oscar de la Renta, available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Graphic Black

Lace sandal, $97, Chinese Laundry, available at Asos

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Wear the Rainbow

When it comes to colorful heels, there's no shortage of richly saturated styles to choose from, so try narrowing the search to hues within your primary palette—or go rogue and throw an unexpected color into the mix.

Latrice, $298, Kate Spade, available at Bergdorf Goodman

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Wear the Rainbow

Ballet flats, $158, J.Crew

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Wear the Rainbow

Babylonn, $100, Steve Madden

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Wear the Rainbow

Threshold slingbacks, $320, BHLDN

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Beach Bound

From the garden to the backyard to the beach, sophisticated sandals offer an appropriate amount of style for any relaxed affair.

Beaded thong sandal, $171, Mystique, available at pret-a-beaute

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Beach Bound

Florina, $143, Kate Spade, available at Footcandy Shoes

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Beach Bound

Plated diamante sandal, $36, London Revel, available at Asos

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Wild Side

Release your inner rebel with unconventional wedding footwear, be it a silver-studded ankle boot or the cutest pair of high tops we've seen.

Glass fiber boot, $2,415, Gianmarco Lorenzi, available at Farfetch

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Amore, $38, Miss Selfridge

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Wild Side

Tippi, $1,295, Jimmy Choo

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Wild Side

Basis, $140, Hush Puppies

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Wild Side

Studded heels, $80, Simply Vera Wang, available at Kohl's

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