25 Best Nude Wedding Shoes to Match Any Bridal Look of 2022

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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.

"I love nude heels because they keep the leg really long. It helps elongate the lines on the leg and ankle," says Dani Michelle, celebrity stylist and style expert at DSW. "Also, if you decide to make a change for your ceremony and reception, the nude heel could go with both, instead of finding two white 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 and they won't stain as badly. Comfort is also key when it comes to any wedding shoes. Opt for styles that can withstand being on your feet for hours on end and dancing the night away–chunky block heels or nude flats are always a great choice if comfort is your top priority.

Meet the Expert

Dani Michelle is a celebrity stylist who has worked with stars like Maren Morris, Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, and more. She's also an expert style consultant for DSW.

To help create your dream bridal look, we've researched and narrowed down the best nude shoes available with these features in mind. For something simple and chic, we love the Christian Louboutin So Kate Pointed Pump and the Marc Fisher LTD Zala Block Heel Pump. Love a chunky shoe style? Go for the Kuhmune Audrey Sandal.

Read on for the best nude wedding shoes for every style, budget, and season.

Best Flats

Jewel Badgley Mischka Tessy Embellished Sandal

flat shoes

Courtesy of Jewel Badgley Mischka

Size Range: 5-13 | Heel Height: 3mm cushioned footbed | Runs: Large | Return Policy: Within 90 days

If heels aren't your thing, don't worry. Instead, go for these gorgeous embellished flats from Jewel Badgley Mischka. With a sweet crossover detail and bejeweled strap, every guest will be coveting your level of comfort and style.

Best Ankle Strap

Steve Madden Shaye Heeled Sandal

ankle strap heels

Courtesy of Steve Madden

Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 3.75" | 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.

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 time for a little extra sparkle than on your wedding night. These nude crystal heels offer a perfectly balanced hit of glam without being too over the top. We also love the simplicity and elegance of the strappy design.

Cutest Bow Detail

Lulus Sagaa Light Nude Patent Pointed-Toe Slingback Pumps

slingbacks with bow detail

Courtesy of Lulu's

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 Embellishments

Bella Belle Elsa Nude

embellished sparkly shoes

Courtesy of Bella Belle

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.

Most Understated

Stuart Weitzman Nearlynude Strap Sandal

Stuart Weitzman

Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman

Size Range: 3.5-13 | 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.

For a Little Sparkle

Blue by Betsey Johnson Mel Bejeweled Satin Block Heel 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. We especially love the bejeweled embellishment on the strap that offers a pretty touch without going overboard on the glitz and glam.

Best Splurge

Christian Louboutin So Kate 120 Patent Leather Pumps

Christian Louboutin So Kate Patent Pointed Toe Red Sole Pump

Saks Fifth Avenue

Size Range: 4-12 | Heel Height: 4.75" | 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 risqué enough to turn heads. Plus, that red sole is always a showstopper.

Best Platform

Stuart Weitzman Ryder 95 Platform Sandal

platform nude shoes

Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman

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 chic 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.

Most Versatile

Kahmune Audrey Sandal

block heel sandal strappy

Courtesy of Kahmune

Size Range: 5-14 | Heel Height: 2.75" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 14 days

These strappy block sandals are ultra-unique with a cool convertible design. This shoe offers three different styles in one. The ankle strap provides a beautifully classic look, and you can remove it to create a modern slide-on mule. Want to add a sexy touch? Attach the wrap-around straps to take it up a notch.

Best Pumps

Jeneba Barrie Mink

nude pumps

Courtesy of Jeneba Barrie

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, you can choose between three different heel heights to suit your needs and preferences for the big day.

Best Wedge

Stuart Weitzman Aleena Square Toe Wedge Slide Sandals

wedge sandals

Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman

Size Range: 3.5-12 | 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 comfortable while still providing a hint of height. We picture these at a destination wedding or an intimate beachside ceremony.

Best Block Heel

Marc Fisher LTD Zala Block Heel Pump

marc-fisher-zala-block-heel-pump

Nordstrom

Size Range: 5-12 | 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 the Trendsetter

Larroude Gloria Sandal

lace up clear heels

Courtesy of Larroude

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 Mules

Kurt Geiger London Duke Embellished High Heel Mules

mules with diamond strap

Courtesy of Kurt Geiger London

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

Journee Collection Olina Pump

vintage nude pump heels

Courtesy of DSW

Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 3.25" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 90 days

Posh and sophisticated, these heels definitely have a touch of vintage flair. The playful color-blocking detail and the round-toe shape keep with the retro vibe, while the adjustable T-strap closure offers added comfort.

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. These will certainly come in handy on your wedding day!

Best Basic

Rebecca Allen The Two Strap

ankle strap shoes

Courtesy of Rebecca Allen

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

Strap in, brides! 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 Glamour

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 70 Embellished Satin Pumps

tan embellished heel

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Size Range: 4-12 | Heel Height: 4" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 14 days

We couldn't not include the cult-favorite Hangisi in this mix. Elegant and understated with a hint of sparkle, these pumps are perfect for your wedding day and beyond.

Best Small Heel

Nine West Arlene Pointy Toe Pumps

kitten heel shoes

Courtesy of Nine West

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 nude and gold heel

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.

Best Strappy

Bottega Veneta Multi Strap Stretch High-Heel Sandals

black strappy heel sandals

Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

Size Range: 5-12 | Heel Height: 3.5" | Runs: Small | Return Policy: Within 30 days

What more is there to say? These heels manage to be trendy, impossibly cool, and timeless all at the same time. We love the unique strap design that makes for a modern look, while the ankle strap provides stability and comfort.

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 yet chic sandals are an excellent wedding wardrobe choice and we love how minimalist they are.

Best Suede

Banana Republic Arden Suede Pump

suede brown pumps

Courtesy of Banana Republic

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

Available in four different shades, these babies come in a variety of nudes to match various skin tone. The suede material is oh-so-elegant and timeless, while the classic pump style is something you can wear again. They're perfect for the wedding, pre-wedding events, post-wedding brunch, and beyond!

For a Casual Wedding

RAYE Sookies Heel

woven straw tan black heel

Courtesy of Revolve

Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.5" | Runs: True to size | Return Policy: Within 60 days

Hosting a backyard wedding or getting married on the beach? Opt for these adorable slip-on sandals, featuring a woven straw design with a leather sole. They're perfect for an outdoor ceremony with a laidback vibe. Plus, the block heel makes them comfortable for any setting.

What to Look for In Nude Wedding Shoes

Comfort

"When looking for the right wedding shoe, my first thought is always about comfort, to be honest," says Michelle. "It's a night about celebrating and dancing, and you want your feet to be as happy as you are!"

Shade and Material

"The next most important detail is probably material, I love something satin or patent," says Michelle. 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, as Michelle suggests, or even a slight metallic.

Venue and Season

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.

FAQ
  • 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?

    According to Michelle, "Yes for white heels. I would always always look into matching the color of the dress to the color of the shoe! It sounds silly, but there are many shades of white."

    Otherwise, 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.

    Michelle agrees, stating that, "nude shoes are a standard for a wardrobe, and after the wedding night, you certainly should re-wear them! I would style them dressed up with any skirts, dresses, or even a great trouser. Heels make any look more special!"

Why Trust Brides

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

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