I have one month to find shoes before my first fitting. Yay! Sounds like fun, right? It would be other than the fact that all of the shoes I like are way too high for me to walk in. As graceful as I try to be, I’m just not coordinated enough to balance on 3″ heels on a day when I’ll be on my feet for hours.
So, I’d love any suggestions from those of you out there who may have seen some heels that might work for me. I love peep toe, strappy heels…in gold, champagne, etc…a neutral that is not white or ivory as I’m not looking to match my dress. 2″ or 2-1/2″ heels would be perfect! Under $100. If you have any links or thoughts, send them my way! Thanks all you fashion-friendly folks!
TOP ROW: Bouquets Dionne in pink, Nina Camille in Powder
SECOND ROW: Vera Wang Kitten Heels, Bouquets Dessa in Nude
THIRD ROW: J. Renee Duet in Sandstone, Kate Spade Lover Heels in Gold
BOTTOM ROW: Enzo Angiolini Rydell in Light Natural, Nina Flo-GS in Gold
im all about the kate spade ones. go kate spade!
Take it from a bride (married in 2001), avoid sling backs if you can – they’re a pain and easy to fall out of when you consider all the moving around, dancing, jumping in and out of limos, climbing stairs, etc. that you’re most likely going to do. I’d opt for something that stays on, something strappy. 🙂 Love your post, I think these shoes are all lovely.
A good friend (who spent $$,$$$ having Audrey Hepburns Givinchy dress from Sabrina remade for her wedding) ended up buying ballroom/latin dance shoes in a gold/flesh colored satin to wear with it. If you look around you can find styles that have a great retro/vintage feel and a price that wont torture you. Also, since they are made for heavy duty footwork, your pups wont kill by the end of the evening.
Here’s an example, but if you google “ballroom” shoes you may find something you like… http://www.showtimedanceshoes.com/product_info.php/products_id/283
I am DROOLING…I especially love the Vera Wang kitten heels. So gorgeous!
I wore these to my wedding last year, but in a light pale gold. They were acutally pretty comfy for heels and I’m can be a big wimp when it comes to heels, so that is saying a lot!
Hi I just found your site recently. It is lovely! A suggestion I have not as a former bride, but as someone who loves heels but hates the pain they bring – You might try (don’t laugh) ballroom shoes from a company that makes dance shoes. The heels are usually 2-3 inches, they have an adorable retro look, and are very comfortable.
My coworker is a hardcore stiletto addict… she’s never in heels less than 3 inches. She swears by Dr. Scholls gel insoles. Whichever height of heel you decide on be sure to grab some of these. Love the ballroom dancing shoe idea. Would have never thought to look for those.
I love the J.Renee Duet and the Kate Spade. Kate would be an ok slingback since it’s doubled for a litte extra support, but the Duet has a wider heel (at the top especially) that will give your ankle more support for a long day.
The style of that shoe will also visually lenghten your leg; you know if you plan on flashing those gams! Best Wishes on your day!
Have you looked at Ann Taylor shoes? They are pretty comfortable, not too expensive, and they come in lovely styles.
Get something strappy, so you can dance!
I got married last November and had the hardest time finding cute shoes that wouldn’t kill my feet all day. I got these shoes from David’s Bridal a week before the wedding (when I realized my 150$ shoes were going to give me a blister on THE TOP OF MY TOE).
if the link doesn’t work they are the “marissa” style listed under bridal party shoes.
I have danced ballroom for many years now and this type of shoe is a few wonderful things,
Silver, Straphttp://danceshoesstore.com/product_info.php?products_id=767&osCsid=5503949c24575059c1a53c63a1c70db6py, affordable. COMFORTABLE.
thanks to everyone for the great suggestions! i’m so glad i asked! 😉
WOW – only one month already! How exciting! Love the Kate Spade!
Have you looked at any J. Crew shoes yet? They’re pretty inexpensive and they have a line for weddings and stuff. Here’s a shoe I thought you might like.
If you decide to run away to an island, you can always wear these (I find them quite sexy actually, they remind me of something my Turkish friends would be into)
Ditto on the gel filled “party feet” I swear by them! put some double sided tape underneath them and make sure you rough up the bottoms of your shoes if they are slippery, you don’t want to go A over T on your big day! best of luck
I second (or third?) the dance shoe idea. They make some great styles and are oh so comfy! Only thing I would say is that if you want to wear them out and about for everyday after the wedding you should take them to a cobbler and have them re-sole the shoes. Dance shoes have a soft leather sole that doesn’t hold up in rain and asphalt conditions.
Love your site! I am a fellow designer and Thai for that matter. I just got married Dec.2005 and wore the Nina Camille Powder ($68) with both my Thai and western dresses. As with any heels, they were comfortable for about 3 hrs. (which is pretty good). After all the walking and dancing to the fox trot…I just took them off and went barefoot. I bought them bec. they also look fabulous with jeans. Double usage! Congrats and have fun!
Carparros Jubilee in Champagne silk ($76.95) –
They’re really pretty in person (on the website they look a little overly-beaded and gaudy. They feel comfortable and secure on my feet. I got mine from Nordstrom.