For most brides, coordinating a wedding wardrobe is one of the most exciting things to do when preparing to get married. Once a dress has been chosen, the next step is to select the best pair of shoes. And if sparkly wedding shoes are a must-have on your wedding list, then we are here to help! No matter if you’re hosting a beach wedding, a casual ceremony, or a black-tie affair, there's a shimmering option fit for brides of all styles.
Those looking to add major shine and sparkle to their look, opt for heels with all-over glitter and rhinestones. And if the thought of wearing heels at your wedding doesn’t excite you, remember that there are no rules when it comes to your big day. Instead of donning heels, look for flats or sneakers with lots of embellishments. This way, you’ll have comfort without sacrificing style. Shoes with kitten heels and block heels, with crystal adornments, are also a great alternative to glittery pumps and stilettos. But then again, if heels are your usual modus operandi, there are a multitude of options to choose from.
Ahead, we’ve compiled 21 of the most stylish and sparkly wedding shoes for every budget, comfort level, and wedding venue.
For a Beach Wedding: Loeffler Randall Camellia Bow Heel
For the bride who wants a pop of color that still shimmers, these gold shoes will elevate any look. The gold lamé bow is also a great accessory if you're looking to incorporate more details.
For the Glamourous Bride: Aminah Abdul Jillil Soleil Sandal
We can't stop thinking about how radiant these shoes are. The color is a staple neutral for any bridal wardrobe, and if the four-and-a-half-inch heel doesn't grab your attention, then the luminous stone embellishments will.
Most Classic Style: Stuart Weitzman Nearly Nude
Sandal? Check. Block heel? Check. This shoe contains subtle sparkles that make it look nude—but don't worry, you'll still be able to see it shine. One thing to note, according to Stuart Weitzman, the shoe runs a bit large in size.
For a Formal Ceremony: Badgley Mischka Galia Metallic Crystal Stiletto Sandals
These sparkling heels are offered in three colors: champagne, soft white, and silver. With a four-inch heel and adjustable embellished ankle straps, these shoes are a perfect pick for a formal affair.
Best Silk Shoe: Bella Belle Mariee Heels
For a simple shoe that still has sparkle, opt for this pair of heels from Bella Belle. Crafted with satin, this gorgeous shoe has a floral crystal strap at the front and a silk bow that cascades down the shoe.
For Something Blue: Betsy Johnson x David's Bridal Satin Peep Toe Stiletto Pumps
If you haven't decided on a "something blue" yet, opt for these statement-making shoes by Betsy Johnson x David's Bridal.
Best Kitten Heels: Miu Miu Glitter Slingback Pumps
For a touch of 90s-inspired fashion, these Miu Miu kitten heels are the definition of elegance and style. The shorter heel is optimal for comfort and the glitter applique packs on the most ultimate shine.
Most Stunning Bow Detail: Aminah Abdul Jillil Glitter Silver Open Toe
With an open-toe silhouette and elaborate bow detail, these shoes bring the drama. Even better, there's glitter on every part of the shoe for larger-than-life sparkle.
Most Comfortable: Betsy Johnson x David's Bridal Glitter Double Strap Sandals
If you are a bride that prefers optimal comfort, then these sandals are an excellent option. Wear it for your beach wedding, reception, after-party, and beyond!
For a Summer Wedding: Stuart Weitzman Amelina Square Toe High Heel Sandals
These Stuart Weitzman heels cater to all brides, as it comes in sizes based on your foot structure: either wide, narrow, or medium. Glitter specks of dust also serve as a playful detail.
Best Color: Betsy Johnson Mari Crystal Ankle Strap Sandal
Looking for a more non-traditional shoe option? Then try purchasing these Betsy Johnson sandals. Comfort is key with these sparkling shoes, and the color will turn heads on your big day.
Best Ruffles: Badgley Mischka Siene Heels
These shoes have a rich neutral shade that contrasts beautifully with the added embellishments. The slingback strap for ankle support makes it easy to slip into the shoe, and the satin ruffles on the front add extra style.
Best Designer Shoe: Jimmy Choo Sacora Champagne Coarse Glitter Fabric Sandals
This V-cut and peep-toe glitter shoe will have you feeling like a disco ball. The stiletto heel will elongate your leg and also help your dress move effortlessly throughout the night.
Best Metallic Statement Shoe: Miu Miu Metallic Technical Fabric Slingback Pumps
These metallic shoes from Miu Miu speak for themselves. The technical fabric covers the shoe to give a lustrous look, while crystals embellish the exterior for a chic sparkly finish.
Best Wedding Sneakers: Keds x Kate Spade Bridal Triple Glitter
If we've learned anything over the last year, it's that you should wear what makes you comfortable no matter the occasion. This Keds and Kate Spade collaboration has so much sparkle and you won't be disappointed with how much you shine!
Best for Dancing All Night Long: Aquazzura Tequila Metallic Embellished Platform Sandals
Modeled after dance shoes in the 1940s, the Tequila sandals from Aquazzura are the perfect choice for brides who plan to move all night long.
Most Unique Heel: Miu Miu Glitter Pumps
These pumps have a unique heel that truly makes the shoe a statement piece. They're also wrapped in glitter to provide the most shine from every angle.
Best Closed Toe: Bella Belle Emma Embellished Crystals D'Orsay Wedding Shoes
These embellished beauties are effortlessly sleek and sophisticated. The sheer detailing, with crystals, also provides extra shine and sparkle.
Most Statement-Making: Miu Miu Glitter Slingback Pumps
There are a multitude of slingbacks on the market, but these specific ones from Miu Miu will catch everyone's attention. The entire shoe is wrapped in glitter and the straps are filled with crystals.
Most Embellished: Gianni Bini Annina Rhinestone Embellished Dress Booties
These booties offer a practical solution for brides who plan to wear heels all day—memory foam inserts for added comfort. The allover rhinestones are also an added bonus to these stylish shoes.
Can I wear sparkly wedding shoes?
Absolutely; though it may be traditional to wear white or neutral nude shoes with your wedding dress, adding embellishments, glitter, and other types of adornments will help elevate all shoes of any style and color. You don't have to stick to the basics!
Which type of sparkly wedding shoes should I wear?
For spring and summer backyard or park weddings, flats, wedges, and block heels will prevent you from sinking into the grass; the same goes for beach weddings, where you can also wear embellished flip-flops. For an indoor, black-tie affair, elegant stilettos will make a statement, and if you're getting married in the colder months, a closed-toed shoe is optimal.
How do I match my shoes to my dress and accessories?
While it's more common to stick with one metal color when accessorizing, you can always experiment with mixed metals and embellishments for a bolder look. That being said, if you mix it up, make sure your accessories complement each other.