24 Perfect Bridal Pumps to Wear for Your Wedding

For when you say "I do" and beyond!

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Usually, a wedding day wardrobe checklist consists of a gown, veil, jewelry, and shoes. While the dress might seem like the biggest challenge to nail down, bridal footwear is surprisingly more important than you might think. For starters, you'll be on your feet all day so it's absolutely essential to wear shoes that are comfortable. Beyond that, everything from the heel height to the color, and even fine details like fabric and embellishments, can make a big difference when it comes to the overall aesthetic of your look. 

One specific heel that never goes out of style—for brides or otherwise—is the pump. The classic silhouette of a pump can be worn for all dress codes and works for every type of wedding dress. It also comes in a myriad of iterations, such as slingbacks, multiple heel heights, and open or closed-toe. It's a no-brainer choice for walking down the aisle and taking a spin on the dancefloor, no matter what season you choose to say "I do". Pumps are also versatile enough to be worn again (and again) post-nuptials. Throw on a pair of skinny jeans, a vintage top, and your bridal pumps for an effortless everyday look.

Ahead, discover and shop from 24 perfect pumps to wear for your wedding day, with styles from footwear legends like Christian Louboutin and Dolce & Gabbana, to of-the-moment names including Brother Vellies, Cult Gaia, and Khaite.

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For the Classic Bride: Gianvito Rossi 85 Leather Pumps

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Everything about these sleek white pumps screams timeless—the silhouette, the height, and the leather. Plus, they’re so versatile you’ll definitely wear them again.

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Best Embellishment: Badgley Mischka Cher Pumps

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If you want to add a hint of glamour to your wedding day footwear, consider these bejeweled pumps from Badgley Mischka. The crystal buckle on the front adds a splash of elegance, and it's the perfect shoe for a black-tie or formal affair.

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Most Stylish Slingback: Fenty Don’t Be Square Slingbacks

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These ivory-hued slingbacks, featuring ruching near the front, are the perfect balance between trend-driven and classic. Wear them with an ivory lace wedding dress, or don a pair for the after-party.

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For a Semi-Formal Wedding: Prada Croc-Effect Leather Slingback Pumps

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If you’re not usually a high-heels person, you’ll want to wear these stunners from Prada. Featuring a mid-length heel, they're equal parts chic and practical.

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Most Vintage-Inspired: Balenciaga Drapy Leather Pumps

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Leave it to Balenciaga to create the best, knotted pump we’ve ever laid eyes on. For brides looking for a mixture of vintage and modern aesthetics, these shoes are for you!

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Best Block Heel: Jacquemus Les Chaussures Basgia Pumps

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There’s no need for a stiletto pump when this block heel iteration from Jacquemus is on the market. Plus, the extra straps make it feel especially fashion-forward.

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Best Kitten Heel: Sam Edelman Dori Kitten Heels

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Despite what you may have heard, kitten heels are back in style, and are a great choice for brides who prefer to wear a shorter length heel on their big day.

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Most Unique Silhouette: Malone Souliers Liva Slingbacks

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If you tend to opt for unexpected footwear trends, these pumps from Malone Souliers are right up your alley. Wear them with a mini or midi dress to show off the crystal strap and bow embellishment.

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For the Boho Brde: Miista Taissa Coffee Milk Courts

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For those who love all things handcrafted, these woven pumps are well-suited for your bridal aesthetic. This pair would look especially lovely with a tea-length lace dress.

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For the Non-Traditional Bride: Reike Nen Woven Ankle Strap Pumps

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These ankle-strap heels, from buzzworthy designer Reike Nen, are perfect for the bride who wants something super sleek. An unconventional bridal shoe, this pair is an excellent choice for the non-traditional bride.

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Most Sexy: Bella Belle Anita Ivory Lace Pumps

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We recommend these pumps for the bride who has a bold wedding day wardrobe. The hand-sewn illusion mesh and elegant lace details make this shoe completely swoon-worthy.

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Best Everyday Pump: Jimmy Choo Mair 90 Point-Toe Leather Pumps

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Aside from your wedding day, these classic ankle-strap pumps will go with everything in your wardrobe. The pin-thin straps and pointed toe lend this shoe a timeless aesthetic.

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Most Unique: Khaite Seville Satin Pumps

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These asymmetric pumps from NYC-based Khaite are perfect for the bride who wants to eschew tradition.

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Best Lace Pump: Dolce & Gabbana Belluci Embellished Lace Pumps

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Bring on the lace and crystals with these embellished pumps. Made with Taormina lace, and featuring a Swarovski crystal brooch, these heels will sparkle as you walk down the aisle.

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Most Romantic: Christian Louboutin Follies Pointed Toe Pump

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You'll certainly feel like a princess in these lace pumps by Christian Louboutin. These shoes are especially romantic for brides who plan to say “I do” beside a bed of flowers in the springtime.

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For the Minimalist Bride: Neous Kuma Cream Pumps

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For a bride who prefers a more pared-back look, keep it chic and simple with these low-heel minimalist pumps, crafted in a bright shade of white.

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For a Summer Wedding: Kate Spade New York Marseille Pumps

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A silky bow sits atop these open-side slingback pumps, making them a dreamy pick for summertime nuptials.

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Best Budget: Nine West Cache Pointed Toe Pumps

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You’d never guess that these strappy pointed-toe pumps were under $100. These shoes from Nine West show that you don't have to break the bank for style and comfort.

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For the Fashion-Forward Bride: Brother Vellies Ribbon Pumps

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We live for a lace-up heel moment, and this option Brother Vellies is the definition of perfection. Show off the ribbon lace and wear these with a midi-length wedding dress.

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Best Beadwork: Sarah Flint Parker 50

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If you're looking for a shoe that falls between minimal and glamourous, then opt for these Sarah Flint Parker shoes. The delicate beadwork elevates this bridal pump without providing too much embellishment.

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Most Trendy: Cult Gaia Wendy Mules

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You can always count on Cult Gaia for a chic architectural heel, and this t-strap pump is no exception. Modern and eye-catching, these shoes are great for brides looking to wear something unique.

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For a Spring Wedding: The Attico Venus Lace-Up Leather Pumps

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Another lace-up option, these pumps from The Attico are fun and flirty. They will be sure to add an alluring element to any wedding day look.

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For a Fall Wedding: Vince Leather Tova Pumps

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If you plan to get married in cooler temperatures, wear a pair of enclosed pumps that show minimal skin. The off-white ivory color on these shoes, from Vince, is also a great alternative to a classic white heel.

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Best Color Options: Seychelles Neve Heels

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These fun and flirty slingback pumps are great for the bride who plans to dance all night long. Even better, they come in pink, blue, and ivory color options.

FAQ
  • What pumps should I wear to my wedding?

    If you're throwing a seaside or garden wedding, make sure to choose pumps that are sand and grass friendly like block heels. For more formal affairs, higher heels and embellished pumps always make for a timeless choice.

  • Are pumps comfortable wedding shoes?

    Yes, but it depends on the style and heel height. For brides looking for added comfort and support, pumps with a kitten or block heel will take you comfortably from the aisle to the dance floor.

  • Do bridal pumps have to be white?

    Absolutely not! Bridal pumps come in an array of sophisticated and statement-making colors and shades.

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