Ever been stumped by what shoes to wear to a winter wedding? How about how to find shoes that can handle a slightly muddy spring ceremony in the park? We have all been there. Finding the right shoes for the season is hard enough; finding the right bridal shoes for every season can be quite the conundrum. Luckily, with the amount of variety out there, with a little luck (and some style suggestions), you're sure to find the shoe that is right for your season.
Summer Bridal Shoes
Lets start with the hottest season of all, summer. Summer weddings often mean heat and humidity, so its important to wear shoes that can keep your feet cool come heat or high water. For this reason, peep toe heels are the way to go. They're just as classy as their closed toed sisters, but they're also more seasonally appropriate. Plus, peep toe shoes show off your pedicure!
Summer is also a season during which its totally acceptable to do sandals flat or heeled, this form of footwear keeps your feet cool and is still classy enough for a wedding. Note: this includes brides as well, not just bridesmaids! White sandals are great for summer, especially for weddings that take place before Labor Day. You can also flirt with color during the warmer months, as well as try florals! The warm weather offers a sense of being footloose and fancy free; don't be afraid to let this influence your footwear decisions! Sandals in just about any color of the rainbow are perfect for summer weddings, as are peep toe or open toed shoes.
Beach weddings are also prevalent come summer, and these are the perfect occasion to add some glitz and glam to your wedding ensemble. Try gold shoes instead of the average white you'll be surprised at how much they jazz up your outfit.
Fall Bridal Shoes
With the arrival of fall comes the cooler, crisper, air, so its best to put away summers sandals once the leaves start to turn. Gold shoes can still be worn, as gold is an integral color in the autumn spectrum, but its best to put the stark white shoes away. As they say, no white after Labor Day! While its tempting to don white shoes to match your white dress, consider burnished bronze options. Even black shoes can work (though black shoes work best in the winter). As with gold, bronze is an important color for fall, and its ideal to match the color scheme of your ensemble to the season during which your wedding is taking place.
All metallic shoes work well in fall, but if you're having trouble choosing, bronze is better than gold, and silver is out. Silver is a wintery color, reminiscent of snow, while bronze evokes the sun-dappled leaves of the autumn season. You can also try more muted colors if you're looking to inject a bit of spice into your dress routine. Consider a thicker heel and a more significant shoe than the whimsical counterparts of summer shoes.
Winter Bridal Shoes
Winter weddings evoke a serious sense of romance that you can't find during any other season. The season is guaranteed to make any bride feel like a queen, with the snow-covered hills and sparkly streets. To match this romance, go with silver shoes strappy, peep toe anything will do, so long as it's the color of snow. White can work for winter, but silver is the best way to compliment the colors of the season.
Close toed pumps are recommended simply so that your toes do not freeze; flats can also be sweet, especially for brides who don't need the extra height or have difficulty walking in heels. More substantial designs, like those mentioned in the fall bridal shoes section above, are encouraged. Instead of going for the strappy sandal-like styles of spring and summer, swing for something with a bit more heft. A peep toe pump with a bow is both seasonally appropriate and perfectly romantic.
Spring Bridal Shoes
Come spring, all the snow and the ice has melted and bridal season is almost in full swing. Brides blessed with a spring wedding date are treated to perfect weather (not too hot, not too cold) and the opportunity to try the daring floral patterns offered by many of todays top bridal retailers. Spring is also a great time to try dying your favorite shoe to match your dress, whether it be a bright yellow bridesmaids frock or a brides blush pink gown. The warmer weather of the season means that its once again appropriate to don strappy shoes. If the bright colors and florals seem too like too much, consider a champagne colored shoe. Such heels look especially pretty in satin.
You now see that its simple to find bridal shoes for any season! When shopping, consider both the appropriate colors and the appropriate styles before you know it, you'll be walking down the aisle in the most perfect bridal footwear imaginable.