The perfect wedding shoes will complement your attire and also make a statement without being too overwhelming. You probably don't want your shoes overshadowing your dress, even if you do want them to stand out a bit. For this reason, pearl wedding shoes can be a lovely option. Pearl embellishments come off as elegant, timeless, and beautiful. They have a bit of a vintage flair, and they add a little something extra to your look!
You can opt to get shoes that only feature subtle pearl details, like sandals with pearls all over the straps or a pair of pumps with one large pearl accent. You can also go in the opposite direction, like opting for clear vinyl shoes that feature pearls all osomver your foot. We've found a wide variety of options for pearl wedding shoes that will photograph beautifully and add something timeless to your wedding day outfit. Take a look below.
Best Kitten Heel: Bella Belle Lucia Heels
Size Range: 6-10 | Heel Height: 2.5 inches
The T-strap detail of these kitten heel shoes is dotted with pearls and crystals for some subtle sparkle. We love the oversized white bow in the back.
Best Heeled Sandal: Jessica Simpson Omilra Sandal
Size Range: 5-12 | Heel Height: 4 inches
A stiletto heel and delicate ankle strap detail make these elegant and sexy all at once. Clusters of different-sized pearls along the strap only add to the look.
Most Trendy: Aqua Dazel Slip On Embellished High Heel Sandals
Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3 inches
Between the square toe and the lower heel, this silhouette looks stylish and modern. Pearl-like embellishments make it perfectly bridal.
Best Floral: Jimmy Choo Sacora 85
Size Range: 4-13 | Heel Height: 3.3 inches
Lace floral details and a large pearl embellishment make these peep-toe sandals appear dainty and feminine. The ankle strap adds a little extra stability.
Most Comfortable Heel: Kate Whitcomb Lola Ivory
Size Range: 5-10 | Heel Height: 2.75 inches
The most beautiful high heels can feel like absolute torture by the end of your wedding day. But these? They're gorgeous and super comfortable, thanks to the small block heel. A pretty bow and bedazzled heel only make them look great in photos, too.
Best Flats: Bella Belle Lulu Wedding Flats
Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 0.5 inch
If heels aren't your thing, these feminine flats are a perfect choice. Delicate pearl and crystal straps and a small bow on the back give these pointy-toed shoes a bit of vintage flair.
Most Unique: Freya Rose Martina Midi Pearl Heel
Size Range: EU 35-42 | Heel Height: 2.4 inches
Instead of actual pearls adorning your shoes, try these unique heels: The block heel is made of the brand's signature mother of pearl in a mosaic design. This makes for a really pretty, interesting, and elegant shoe.
Best Ankle Strap: Stuart Weitzman NearlyNude DemiPearl Sandal
Size Range: 3.5-12 | Heel Height: 3.2 inches
A block heel and ankle strap make these shoes a bit more sturdy than some other heels. The tiny pearl accents along the strap are subtle but sweet.
Best Champagne: Jimmy Choo Amara 85 Embellished Block Heel Sandals
Size Range: 5-12 | Heel Height: 3.3 inches
There's no rule that says your wedding shoes have to be white. These champagne-colored sandals are a subtle glittery hue that will look beautiful with an ivory gown. Faux pearls and crystals on the straps make them extra special.
Best Budget: Deblossom Collection Allover Iridescent Pearl Low Block Heel Sandals
Size Range: 5-11, 6W-11W | Heel Height: 2 inches
These low block heel sandals take pearl embellishments to the next level. The shoe is covered in iridescent pearls for an ethereal glow. And at under $60, these are truly a great buy.
Best Something Blue: Betsey Johnson Ellah Pump
Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 3.75 inches
This has to be the cutest way to do the "something blue" tradition; a subtle hint of turquoise along the inside of your heels. A mesh forefront, pointed toe, and pearl-accented ankle strap makes these so feminine and unique.
Best Lace: Badgley Mischka Koko Ankle Strap Sandal
Size Range: 5-10 | Heel Height: 3.25 inches
These ivory-colored block-heeled sandals have the prettiest details that will photograph beautifully. A crystal and pearl embellished ankle strap looks lovely alongside the subtle lace detailing on the front strap.
Best Vintage: Jimmy Choo Aurelie 65 d'Orsay Pumps
Size Range: 5-12 | Heel Height: 2.5 inches
The d'Orsay style of these pumps, along with the pearl embellishments, gives these shoes a perfect vintage feel. We love the small heel, pointed toe, and off-white shade that makes them more versatile.
Best Design: Bella Belle Jasmine Embellished Silk Pump
Size Range: 5-10 | Heel Height: 4 inches
These silk pumps are made even prettier with a floral design. Tiny crystals and pearl bead embellishments create little flowers for shoes that would look great for a warm weather wedding.
Best Statement Maker: Betsey Johnson Halo Pump
Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 3.5 inches
The clear lucite on these shoes makes it appear as if the different-sized pearl embellishments are just sitting on your feet. A flared heel makes them even more interesting to look at.
Best Mules: Jimmy Choo Samantha 35
Size Range: 4-13 | Heel Height: 1.4 inches
Mules are another comfortable option if you don't want to wear pumps or other heels. This pair has a tiny and adorable kitten heel and a vintage feel that make them so cute.
Most Embellished: J. Renee Desdemona Floral Pearl Ornament Ankle Strap Pumps
Size Range: 6M-12M | Heel Height: 2.5 inches
Between the floral design, the pearl embellishments, and the lace, these shoes are definitely the most embellished of the bunch. But we mean that in the best way possible!
Best T-Strap: Bella Belle Carolina Crystals and Pearl Heels
Size Range: 5-10 | Heel Height: 4.25 inches
A pointed toe and T-strap make these shoes an instant and elegant classic. Crystal and pearl embellishments add some sparkle.
Most Elegant: Bella Belle Audrey Heels
Size Range: 6-10 | Heel Height: 3 inches
These pumps are simple and traditional—until you get to the heel. Small pearl embellishments make up the heel, making them both elegant and unexpected.
Most Glamorous: Cult Gaia Roxy Pearl Vinyl Pumps
Size Range: 5-8.5 | Heel Height: 1.5 inches
There's something so special and elegant about the teeny tiny kitten heel on these pumps. We also love the vinyl that makes it look like the pearls are simply floating.
Are pearl wedding shoes on trend?
Yes, pearl wedding shoes are very popular right now! We love them because they are equal parts traditional, elegant, unexpected, and fun.
Where can I purchase pearl wedding shoes?
With their rise in popularity, many designers and retailers now carry pearl wedding shoes. Check out stores like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, or BHLDN either online or in-store for a variety of options. Bridal designers like Monique Lhuillier also offer pearl wedding shoes.