Bridal shoes are always gorgeous, running the gamut from pumps to sandals to boots to flats. Depending on your bridal style and choice of wedding dress, it can be hard to figure out what shoe best fits your aesthetic and desired level of comfort. If you know a heel is definitely up your alley, we’re currently favoring embellished pumps.
The classic silhouette is fail-safe with any type of wedding dress and recently popularized thanks to Balenciaga’s cult crystal-embellished satin pump. With either an almond, pointed or slightly rounded toe, you can choose from various hues like an iridescent shade of white or a pearlescent off-white or go for a subtle but of color with champagne or pale pink. If you want to kick things up a notch, Miu Miu’s classic point-toe pumps with faceted diamanté adornment is a stunning way to incorporate your something blue and have a modern Cinderella moment. We even love embellished black for a bit of contrast against a white gown or as a tonal finish to an edgy noir gown. If you stick to bridal white, you’re in luck because white shoes are continuing to trend in fashion as a cool-girl finish to outfits fit for every occasion from work-appropriate to off-duty.
When it comes to re-wearing your embellished bridal pumps, jeans are the perfect way for doing so with modern panache. A brilliant juxtaposition to your favorite skinny jeans, vintage crops or modern straight-legs, a pump is elongating for your legs so long as your jeans hit just above your ankle. Then, add in the dazzling detail of crystal, rhinestone or glittering embellishment to a satin, leather or suede pair and you’ve got yourself a perfect outfit that’s at one laid-back yet polished. The ultimate outfit for appearing as though you didn’t even try, yet look incredible. Can’t beat that, right?
On casual days, style with a simple T-shirt or your favorite knit sweater. If you’re angling for more sophistication at work, for a party or date night, layer on a neatly cut blazer or leather jacket as the finishing touch.
Here, shop our edit of embellished pumps for every budget and style.
'Gorgeous' Crystal Embellished Pointy Toe Pump, $265, Badgley Mischka available at Nordstrom
Abel Ivory Satin Pointy Toe Pumps with Crystal Detail, $925, Jimmy Choo
Breanna Jeweled Square Brooch Pointed Toe Pump, $140, Dune London
Embellished Satin Pumps, $990, Miu Miu available at Net-A-Porter
Glass Material Point-Toe Leather Pumps, $365, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Kitten Heel Shoes with Bejewlled Straps, $69.90, Zara
Leather Pump with Crystal Bow, $ 1,890, Gucci
Nadira White Satin Jewel Buckled Pumps, $1,030, Manolo Blahnik
Lilico Crystal Pump, $650, Sophia Webster
Velvet Heels, $258, Vanessa Tao available at Anthropologie
Wynn Jeweled Bow Suede Pumps, $158, Ann Taylor
Tie The Knot in Rose Satin, $895, Tabitha Simmons