Fall's Biggest Shoe Trend Is Perfect For Brides

Maintain a directional aesthetic throughout your bridal journey in the season’s top trending shoe style for every occasion

Updated 10/28/17
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Photo by Jenny Haas

In the world of bridal fashion, seasonal trends can appear less relevant when you’re laser focused on finding the perfect wedding gown. Of course, you’ll consider a trendy silhouette, of-the-moment jewelry craze or It color when it comes to your engagement party, bachelorette weekend, or rehearsal dinner look, but one category in which a fashion-centric trend can feel most relevant is your footwear.

For fall, stark white shoes have been catapulted into the spotlight, and not in a traditional bridal sense: The newest styles are rendered in sleek silhouettes with minimal lines and modern sculptural accents. From boots to mules to pumps to loafers, optic white footwear gives off an undeniably fresh finish and we love it when considered for more than your wedding day attire, but for every occasion leading up to your I dos. Even on days when you’re dressing for work, a night out or dinner with friends, what can feel better than embracing a fashion-forward accessory and feel as though you’re celebrating your engagement with every outfit? A skosh of bridal for the everyday, if you will.

Fall’s white shoes are delivered with graphic elements to steer even the simplest to high-fashion territory—a Mary Jane is so-now with a pared-back chunky heel, stiletto mules appear nuanced with sharp lines, ankle boots are eye-catching by nil embellishment, block-heels are vivid with sculptural heels or when juxtaposed with black details. Worn with dresses, a suit, or even denim, a contrast effect is at play, feeling achingly chic yet wearable in every situation, and for the affianced, gratifyingly bridal.

Texture is another way to shake things up. Sumptuous velvet, slinky satin or dramatic paillettes do the trick. There’s the idea of a suit which is a smart and sexy option in myriad colors and fabrics. On the eve of your wedding, we’re for a set made entirely of sequins or in optic white with cascading frills. Another formula to consider: the PJ-style set. There’s something about champagne-colored silk with a boudoir aesthetic that reads playful and polished, whether it’s a camisole-and-trouser combo or robe-style jacket and pants. If you want to go sparkle—and we mean of the high-shine variety—we say mix it up in an alternative color (perhaps as an homage to your wedding colors or bridesmaid’s dresses) for an astonishing albeit sophisticated silhouette.

For consideration on the big day, this look is not reserved for modern brides. Even the most classic aesthetic can be set off with a pristine white pump, lace-up mule or unadorned kitten-heel. Stepping into a modernistic shoe only allows for brides to get continuous wear out of their shoe choice—no bride wants to buy her wedding day shoe and not be able to wear it again, right?

Ahead, peruse stunning white shoes for every style and budget and maintain a directional aesthetic throughout your bridal journey and beyond.

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Courtesy of Forever 21

Faux leather stiletto ankle boots, $27.90, Forever 21

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Courtesy of ASOS

"Priority" high heels, $40, ASOS

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Courtesy of Target

"Trisha" pointed toe silver heel mules, $34.99, Who What Wear available at Target

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Courtesy of Zara

Slingback leather high heel shoes, $59.90, Zara

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Courtesy of Express

Thin heel pumps, $69.90, Express

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Courtesy of River Island

White pointed cone heel mules, $90, River Island

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Courtesy of Mango

Buckle leather shoes, $99.99, Mango

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Jump bow slingback pump, $100, Topshop available at Nordstrom

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

"Karas" pointy toe slide pump, $118.95, Louise Et Cie available at Nordstrom

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Courtesy of Shopbop

"Lakme" square toe mules, $120, Jeffrey Campbell available at Shopbop

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Courtesy of Shopbop

"Marilyn" kitten heels, $128, Free People available at Shopbop

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Courtesy of Dolce Vita

"Adonis" block heel, $150, Dolce Vita

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

"Carrie" slouchy boot, $169.95, Steve Madden available at Nordstrom

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

"Tallis" flat loafer, $250, Via Spiga available at Nordstrom

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Courtesy of Shopbop

Ring square loafers, $330, Reike Nen available at Shopbop

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Courtesy of Need Supply Co.

"Andrea" mule, $386, Maryam Nassir Zadeh available at Need Supply Co.

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Courtesy of Aska

"Calvin" stacked heel mule, $395, Aska

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

"Cabriolet" leather mules, $455, Dorateymur available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Leather slingback pumps, $475, Mansur Gavriel available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

"Dana" leather mules, $475, Tibi available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Matches Fashion

"Antoinette" kitten-heel leather mules, $654, Gabriela Hearst available at Matches Fashion

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Courtesy of Matches Fashion

"Rilows" point-toe leather ankle boots, $522, Isabel Marant available at Matches Fashion

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Pointed toe pump, $540, Dries Van Noten available at Nordstrom

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Courtesy of Need Supply Co.

"Brassia" slide-in white mules, $545, Neous available at Need Supply Co.

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Courtesy of Need Supply Co.

Origami mule, $570, Gray Matters available at Need Supply Co.

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

"Amaliah" leather mules, $595, Alexandre Birman available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

"Romy 60" patent leather pumps, $595, Jimmy Choo available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Faux-leather Mary Jane pumps, $640, Stella McCartney available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

"Casati" embellished leather loafers, $695, Nicholas Kirkwood available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Suspended-heel patent-leather pumps, $890, Maison Margiela available at Matches Fashion

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

"Kait" pointy toe pump, $645, Calvin Klein available at Nordstrom

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

"Elsa" patent leather pumps, $765, Attico available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

"Aramis" patent leather mules, $785, Gianvito Rossi available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

"Eri" embellished leather ankle boots, $850, Alexander Wang available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Shopbop

Tie model thigh-high boots, $885, Stuart Weitzman available at Shopbop

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Lace-up leather mules, $990, Francesco Russo available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Eyelet-embellished leather mules, $995, Proenza Schouler available at Net-A-Porter

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Courtesy of Matches Fashion

"Alys" leather loafers, $937, The Row available at Matches Fashion

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

"Insopo" booties, $995, Manolo Blahnik available at Nordstrom

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Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Cylinder heel leather mules, $904, J.W. Anderson available at Matches Fashion

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

"Ciondolare" slouchy boot, $1,295, Paul Andrew available at Nordstrom

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Courtesy of Shopbop

"Kendas" tie boots, $1,325, Malone Souliers available at Shopbop

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Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Lighter heel leather ankle boots, $1,452, Vetements available at Matches Fashion

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