Let's face it, grooms sometimes get left behind when it comes to planning wedding day fashions. Why? Well, the attention is mostly focused on the bride, and everything after that becomes secondary. What most people sometimes forget is that a wedding is about two people, and the groom should also get his time to shine. And for those looking for a unique way to stand out, consider sporting some velvet footwear.
Typically selected for fall and winter weddings, velvet is a tasteful and elegant option. They're also a great choice for black-tie and casual weddings and everything in between! So, to help kickstart your search, ahead, we’ve rounded up 13 velvet shoes for grooms, groomsmen, and wedding guests everywhere.
Paisley & Gray Party Bow Formal Loafers
Pump up the party with these fun velvet shoes by Paisley & Gray with a cool navy spackle texture.
Most Classic Splurge
Gucci Jordaan GG Velvet Loafer
Gucci’s classic Jordaan loafer is modernized in velvet fabric with a horsebit detail. Pair with classic tuxedo pants, and a velvet tux for an elegant black-tie look.
Stubbs and Wootton Men’s Scotch Embroidered Velvet Loafers
Palm Beach-born brand Stubbs and Wootton is a fashion-forward line, offering luxury slippers for men and women. The scotch and cigar embroidery on this loafer adds a personalized touch to any groom's big day.
Stacy Adams Valet Velour Slip-On Loafer
Perfect for the guy who isn’t afraid of a little color, the Valet slip-on loafer is under $100 and is available in burgundy, blue, or black. This modern design pairs beautifully with a tuxedo or suit.
ISSIMO x Allagiulia Petrolium Blue Velvet Loafers with Pellican Embroidery
A symbol of traditional footwear in Venice, The Friu loafer is handcrafted in Italy and perfect for any formal or casual occasion. With a rubber sole, hand-stitched from bicycle tires, this shoe is durable and stylish.
Best for Bare Feet
Duke + Dexter Loafer
If you are someone who'd prefer to not wear socks, this shoe is for you. Made specfically for bare feet, this clean and simple loafer is offered in an array of colors.
Valentino Bordeaux Velluto Slippers
Hand sewn, with limited quantities produced, the Valentino Bordeaux is manufactured in Italy by experienced artisans. Easily dressed up or down, this is a classic shoe you will cherish forever.
Brooks Brothers Velvet Crown Slippers
Feel like royalty on your big day with these crown embroidered slippers. Made in England (fittingly), not only are these beautiful on the outside but they're lined with red satin on the inside too.
Salvatore Ferragamo Seral Formal Slip-On Velvet Loafers
You cannot go wrong with a traditional Ferragamo loafer. Finished with Ferragamo’s signature buckle, the Seral is a formal loafer fit for any occasion, day or night.
Saks Fifth Avenue Collection Velvet & Patent Loafer
Mixing and matching materials can be a little intimidating, but thankfully Saks knew what they were doing. This velvet and patent penny loafer is trendy, yet classic, for an outgoing groom.
Mezlan Cap Toe Oxford
Patent leather and velvet compliment each other on this cap toe oxford, which will add a touch of sophistication to any ensemble. Suit options are endless with this two-tone shoe.
Santoni Men’s Muda Slip On Velvet Loafers
Easy to slip on and durable with a rubber sole, the Santoni Muda slip-on is perfect for a casual or daytime wedding. These shoes also pair seamlessly with denim for a more relaxed look.
CMM Men's Metallic Penny Slippers Flats Velvet Loafers
On trend and under $50, these slip-on loafers will be a sharp addition to your look.
Should a groom opt for a bow tie or a tie with velvet shoes?
This is totally up to you, your personal style, and if you're wearing a suit or a tuxedo. However, we should note that a velvet bow tie compliments a velvet shoe very well.
Can grooms wear velvet shoes with a suit?
Absolutely! A velvet shoe is a great addition to any outfit, formal or casual.
Should grooms pair velvet shoes with a velvet tux?
This all depends on personal preferences and the event's dress code. For a black-tie wedding, a velvet tux compliments velvet loafers exquisitely. For a more casual wedding, a velvet tux may be too much.