26 Beautiful Nude Wedding Shoes to Match Any Bridal Look

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When it comes time to pick out wedding shoes, brides typically gravitate towards the traditional: white, lace, or maybe something a little bit embellished. There's absolutely nothing wrong with this, of course—especially since white matches a bridal gown perfectly—but if you want to do something different that works just as well, you could opt for nude wedding shoes.

Nude shoes work well with basically any kind of wedding gown, whether it's pure white, off-white, cream, blush, or a more vibrant color. They're subtle, yet versatile. You can continue to wear them past your wedding night because they won't scream "It's my wedding!" and won't stain as badly. When looking for the perfect nude shoe, you'll want to search for something that is beautiful to look at, but also something that feels comfortable enough to withstand hours of standing, taking photos, and dancing. And don't forget to wear them in (even if it's just around the house) before the big day.

We know the shear quantity of nude styles available can be overwhelming, so we already put in the legwork and ranked the most wedding-worthy options by their unique selling points. Here's a look at some of the best nude wedding shoes you can buy now.

Best Ankle Strap: Steve Madden Shaye Ankle Strap Sandal

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Size Range: 5.5-11 | Heel Height: 4" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 365 days

Strappy heels are the epitome of barely-there sexiness. A slim ankle strap like this one is a minimalist classic that will work with almost any dress.

For a Little Sparkle: Blue by Betsey Johnson Mel Bejeweled Satin Block Heel Dress Sandals

sparkle embellished shoes

Courtesy of Badgley Mischka

Size Range: 5-12 | Heel Height: 2.25" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 30 days

A low block heel and ankle strap make for a comfortable and supportive option without sacrificing style. The bejeweled embellishment on the strap is a pretty touch without going overboard on the glitz.

Cutest Bow Detail: Lulu's Sagaa Light Nude Patent Pointed-Toe Pumps

slingbacks with bow detail

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Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.5" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 30 days

The delicate bow detail on these shoes is subtle but special. Not to mention it can be worn two different ways: Place the bow strap in the front of your ankle for more of a mule style, or around the back of the foot as a slingback.

Best Splurge: Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed Toe Pump

christian louboutin nude pumps

Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

Size Range: 4-12 | Heel Height: 5" | Runs: Narrow | Return Policy: Within 30 days

If there was ever a time to splurge on shoes, it would be your wedding night. These classic Christian Louboutin pumps are timeless and elegant and just risque enough to turn heads. Plus, that red sole is always a showstopper.

Best Platform: Stuart Weitzman Ryder 95 Platform Sandal

platform nude shoes

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Size Range: 3.5-12 | Heel Height: 3.7" | Runs: Narrow | Return Policy: Within 14 days

These platform sandals make a bold statement with their retro vibe. Plus, the sturdy platform (just over one inch high) and block heels make them more comfortable than a stiletto without giving up any glorious height.

Best Slingback: Kahmune Becky Pump

ankle strap low heel

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Size Range: 5-14 | Heel Height: 2.5" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 14 days

These simple slingbacks are as comfortable as they are sophisticated thanks to two layers of memory foam padding. Kahmune was specifically made to design nude shoes for women of all skin tones, so a wide variety of shade options are available.

Best Pumps: Jeneba Barrie Mink

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Size Range: 4-13 | Heel Height: 2-4" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within seven days

The tried-and-true pump is a staple that never goes out of style, and you'll be able to wear it countless other times. Plus, this is just one shade of nude available—these pumps come in a wide variety of nudes to match nearly every skin tone.

Best Crystal: Vicenza Deena Crystal Heels

crystal embellished shoes

Courtesy of Vicenza

Size Range: 6-10 | Heel Height: 3.5" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 60 days

There's really no better night for a little sparkle than your wedding night. These nude crystal heels offer a perfectly balanced hit of glam without being too over the top.

Best Wedge: Stuart Weitzman Aleena Square Toe Wedge Sandal

wedge sandals

Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman

Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 2.25" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 90 days

If you're looking for something more casual and chill, these wedge sandals are a gorgeous pick. The wedge is small enough to keep things super comfy while still providing a hint of height.

Best Embellishments: Bella Belle Elsa Nude

embellished sparkly shoes

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Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 4" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 30 days

Cinderella's glass slippers—isn't that what we all want in a wedding shoe? Sheer detailing and plenty of sequins create just that effect while offering a far more comfortable stride than glass.

Best Block Heel: Marc Fisher LTD Zala Block Heel Pump

block heel nude shoes

Courtesy of Marc Fisher LTD

Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 90 days

Sometimes, you just need a practical shoe for a big event and life in general. These low block heels are versatile and comfortable, so much so that you won't even need to swap them out for flats later in the night. Win!

For a Beach Wedding: Badgley Mischka Reed Slip On Embellished Sandals

flat glittery sandals

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Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 0.2" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 90 days

Getting married on the beach? The last thing you need is a pair of heels sinking into the sand during your grand entrance. These flat nude sandals are absolutely heaven-sent and look the part with glittery bejeweled straps.

For the Trendsetter: Larroude Gloria Sandal

lace up clear heels

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Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.8" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 30 days for Continental US, items shipped outside Continental US are final sale

Want your shoes to stand out just as much as your dress? These trendy heels feature a modern mix of clear PVC and acrylic with supple leather accents to inject a whole lotta oomph without completely taking over.

Best Flats: Jewel Badgley Mischka Tessy Embellished Sandal

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Size Range: 5-13 | Heel Height: 0.25" | Runs: Large | Return Policy: Within 90 days

If heels aren't your thing, don't worry: These flats exist. With a sweet crossover detail and bejeweled strap, every guest will be coveting your level of comfort and style!

Best Mules: Kurt Geiger London Duke Embellished High Heel Mules

mules with diamond strap

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Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 4.25" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 90 days

Mules are a great alternative to regular high heels and we think they're oh-so chic with a bridal jumpsuit. The glittering embellished strap elevates these beauties to all new heights, and the covered toes make them perfect for a winter wedding.

For a Vintage Vibe: Kate Spade Adelaide Pumps

nude pumps with bow

Courtesy of Kate Spade

Size Range: 5-10 | Heel Height: 3.5" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 30 days

Inspired by the polish and sophistication of the '40s, these heels definitely have a touch of vintage flair. The playful bow detail and slingback keep with the retro vibe, but that chunky heel will have you singing hallelujah when you're standing in them all day.

Most Comfortable: Naturalizer Vanessa Strappy Crystal Detail Block Heel

sparkly nude heels

Courtesy of Naturalizer

Size Range: 4-12 | Heel Height: 2.56" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 30 days

Take note: The signature Contour Fit cushioning system here makes for an unbelievably comfy fit that allows these heels to become tolerable for hours on end. Science, but make it fashion.

Best Basic: Rebecca Allen The Two Strap

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Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 4" | Runs: Slightly large | Return Policy: Within 14 days

Strap in, wedding babes! These scintillating heels are as slinky as they come. We'd consider this the anything-but-basic, basic heel you'll reach for again and again.

For a Touch of Sparkle: Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Pointed Toe Pump

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi

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Size Range: 3-13 | Heel Height: 4" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 14 days

Given the SATC reboot we couldn't not include the cult-favorite Hangisi in this mix. Elegant and understated, these pumps are the delectable nude version to Carrie's bodacious blues.

Best Small Heel: Nine West Arlene Pointy Toe Pumps

kitten heel shoes

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Size Range: 5-12 | Heel Height: 2.48" | Runs: Slightly large | Return Policy: Within 30 days

Towering heels can be really uncomfortable, but if you don't want to opt out of heels completely we suggest you try a small kitten heel. These darlings have a pointy toe to elongate the legs and will surely become a wardrobe staple.

For The Label Lover: Saint Laurent Opyum High Heel Ankle Strap Sandals

ysl heels

Courtesy of Saint Laurent

Size Range: 4-12 | Heel Height: 3.34" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 90 days

With this unique design, these shoes are certainly no wallflowers. The gold YSL-shaped heel will definitely not go unnoticed but the beauty is in the rest of the understated accents that keep the shoe simple enough for only one feature to stand out.

Most Understated: Stuart Weitzman NearlyNude

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Size Range: 3.5-12 | Heel Height: 3.2" | Runs: Slightly large | Return Policy: Within 14 days

Embellished shoes are fun, but there's nothing wrong with something simple. These iconic ankle strap shoes come in a few different materials, like leather or suede, so you can match them to your wedding wardrobe perfectly.

Best Strappy: Bottega Veneta Leather Sandals

strappy heels

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Size Range: 4-11 | Heel Height: 3.5" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 28 days

What more is there to say? These heels manage to be trendy, impossibly cool, and timeless all at the same time. We love those unique twists for a little pedicure bondage.

Most Chic: Calvin Klein Halena Stiletto Slip-On Heel

Calvin Klein Nude shoes

Courtesy of Macy's

Size Range: 5-9.5 | Heel Height: 3" | Runs: Slightly large | Return Policy: Within 90 days

Sometimes the chicest option is the most basic—but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. These delicate sandals are an excellent basic and we love how minimalist they are.

For the Stylish Bride: Sergio Rossi SRL

Sergio Rossi sr1

Courtesy of Sergio Rossi

Size Range: 6.5-10.5 | Heel Height: 2.4" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 14 days

Square toe? Check. Delicate ankle strap? Check. Bold embellishments? Check. These heeled sandals are for the cool-girl bride who needs no introduction. The shoes do all the talking.

Most Versatile: Banana Republic Bare High-Heel Sandal

brown strappy shoes

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Size Range: 5-12 | Heel Height: 3.3" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 60 days

Available in Banana Republic's True Hues shades, these babies come in a variety of nudes to match every skin tone. In options of leather or suede and extra padding for comfort, they're perfect for the wedding, pre-wedding events, post-wedding brunch, and beyond!

What to Look for In Nude Wedding Shoes

When shopping for your ideal wedding shoe (regardless of color) it's important to first factor in the venue and season. Consider the type of flooring present whether that's grass, sand, or gravel for outdoor celebrations or carpet and tiles for indoor. Natural walkways require more robust materials like leather instead of fabrics that may stain or snag. Heel height is also worth noting. Uneven flooring, soft earth, or slippery indoor surfaces require different types of heels for a comfortable experience. Nude shoes can be especially tricky as the perfect nude can be quite elusive. We suggest trying on shoes in-store as hues can look different on a screen. Remember: Different materials and finishes can help adjust the shade so if you love a shoe but can't find your shade in leather, consider suede or patent or even a slight metallic.

  • What type of shoes should the bride wear?

    As the bride, you can wear any type of shoes you want, whether that's a pair of sky-high heels, open-toe sandals, glittering flats, or comfortable sneakers. Decide what you want to prioritize (maybe you want aesthetics over comfort, or vice versa), and go from there.

  • Should my wedding shoes match my wedding dress?

    Etiquette advises that the wedding dress and shoes should complement each other but don't necessarily have to match. We suggest you wear whatever feels the most you—go full contrast if that's what makes you smile!

  • Can I wear my wedding shoes after the wedding?

    Definitely. In fact, selecting wedding shoes that are versatile enough to be worn outside of your wedding night is an excellent way to get the most out of the money you're spending. That's another advantage to nude shoes: They don't look like they were made specifically for your wedding.

About the Author

Jessica Booth is a journalist with over 10 years of experience whose work has appeared on sites such as Bustle, Insider, and Refinery29.

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