Obviously the colour of the bridesmaids’ shoes will depend of the colour of the dresses. That is not to say they need to match the dress colour but simply to complement it. For a summer wedding, shoes in a lighter tone of the dress work beautifully. Neutral colours like nude, whites and blacks can also be considered. Alternatively for a winter wedding, a darker shade of the dress colour looks more fashion forward than an exact match.
Keeping up with the strong metallic trends of today silver is a colour that will go brilliantly with, and highlight effectively, whatever colour bridesmaids’ dresses are selected. Gold or bronze will also look stunning, will go with any colour bridesmaid dress, and double up as party shoes after the wedding.
The next step is to consider how comfortable the shoes are. You may fall in love with some beautiful shoes but it is the bridesmaids who will have to decide whether they will be able to walk and dance in those shoes the whole day long. For someone who has never worn heels before, choosing a day when they could be on their feet for 12 hours is not the ideal first time in heels
Another consideration to keep in mind that everyone’s feet are different and some people find it very difficult to wear uncomfortable shoes for an extended period of time. The bridesmaids’ role is to support the bride on her wedding day. She will not be help if she is hobbling up the aisle.
The length of the bridesmaid dress should also determine what type of shoes to choose. Longer bridesmaids’ dresses give more leeway in the type of shoes you choose as they will not be on display all day. However if the dress length is short then the shoes are an essential part of the outfit.
The fabric of shoes is another important aspect that you need to consider before buying. Satin shoes work well with shiny fabrics, while crepe shoes would be great for dresses with a matte look.. If you choose a dress which is shiny, choose shoes with diamante or crystals on them. For pearled dresses, beaded shoes will work best.
Where to buy
Online shopping for bridesmaid shoes is a perfect opportunity for the bridesmaids to co-ordinate their shoes without the need to all go shopping together which can be difficult given destination and time constraints..