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
Let’s 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 after Labour Day. You can also flirt with colour during the warmer months, as well as trying 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 colour 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.
Autumn Bridal Shoes
With the arrival of autumn comes the cooler, crisper, air, so its best to put away summers sandals once the leaves start to change colour. Gold shoes can still be worn, as gold is an integral colour in the autumn spectrum, but its best to put the stark white shoes away. While it’s 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 colour for autumn. It’s an ideal colour to match with the colour scheme of your autumn ensemble.
All metallic shoes work well in autumn, but if you're having trouble choosing, bronze is better than gold, and silver is out. Silver is a wintry colour, reminiscent of snow, while bronze evokes the sun-dappled leaves of the autumn season. You can also try more muted colours if you're looking to inject a bit of spice into your outfit. Consider a thicker heel and a more significant shoe than those of whimsical 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. To match this romance, go with silver shoes. Strappy, peep toe, anything will do, so long as it’s the colour of snow. White can work for winter, but silver is the best way to compliment the colours of the season.
Closed-toe shoes 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 autumn bridal shoe 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 shoe with a bow is both seasonally appropriate and perfectly romantic.
Spring Bridal Shoes
Come spring, the bridal season is almost in full swing. Brides blessed with a spring wedding date can be treated to perfect weather (not too hot, not too cold) and the opportunity to try the daring floral patterns offered by many of today’s top bridal retailers. Spring is also a great time to try dying your favourite shoes to match the dresses, whether it be a bright yellow bridesmaid’s frock or a bride’s blush pink gown. The warmer weather of the season means that its once again appropriate to don strappy shoes. If the bright colours and florals seem too like too much, consider a champagne-coloured shoe. Such shoes look especially pretty in satin.
You now see that its simple to find bridal shoes for any season! When shopping, consider both the appropriate colours and the appropriate styles for the season and before you know it, you'll be walking down the aisle in the most perfect bridal footwear imaginable.