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Tips When Looking for Both Comfort and Style

Years ago, many women thought that flat wedding shoes would not be perfect for their special day. This fashion was considered boring and out of fashion. But it is quite different now since there are lots of flat shoes in the market that are stylish and comfortable at the same time.

Why do most brides prefer flat bridal shoes? The best explanation is because they find flat shoes more comfortable to wear especially during a wedding where they are required to stand up longer.

Below are some things you need to remember when shopping for the perfect pair of flat bridal shoes:

Designs and Fabrics – You will need to determine the type of wedding you want. Certainly, your wedding gown and wedding shoes should always match the theme of your wedding. If you are worried that people might laugh seeing you wearing flat shoes, then don’t. You can look for strappy and sexy sandals to match your wedding dress. It can either have rhinestones, beads or laces depending on the wedding gown you are going to wear. Check the bottom of the gown. For instance, if the gown has laces then consider lacy flats.
Color – The general rule is to always choose wedding shoes that are of the same color or a bit darker than your dress. Avoid choosing bridal shoes that are brighter than you gown.
Length of the Wedding Gown – If you are going to wear a long wedding gown, then you might want to consider buying two pairs of wedding shoes, one that is flat and a high-heeled.
Additional Tips:

1. Where to shop for flat wedding shoes?

Boutiques – There are lots of malls and shops you can check out. There are even well-known designers producing flat shoes for weddings.
Online – If you don’t like to shop around and visit boutiques personally, you can find websites that offer wedding needs such as wedding shoes.
2. You can ask friends and family members for suggestions and recommendations. You can also ask them to help you design your own wedding shoes. You can even purchase simple flip-flop shoes and design them to your own liking. You can add stones and laces to make it more elegant and stylish. All you need is pure imagination and creativeness.

3. Last but not the least, make sure to wear your shoes at home to help you get used to them. It is also best to bring your flats to your final gown fitting. Just like your wedding dress, you might also need to make some changes or adjustments before your big day.

With these tips in mind, you will find the task of looking for the perfect flat wedding shoes easier than you expected. Keep in mind that flat shoes are also perfect for special occasions such as your own wedding day. You just need to be creative to come up with a fashionable solution.

How to Choose Wedding Shoes

“Give a girl the correct footwear and she can conquer the world” – Bette Midler

Women have a strange relationship with their shoes. On a gloomy day, give the woman a pair of sexy high heels and all her blues will vanish into thin air! Since shoes can have such an impact on a woman’s psyche, she should think ten times when buying a pair for the happiest day of her life i.e. her wedding day. Everything, right from look to color to feel of the wedding shoes has to be perfect. The shoes should be such that they enhance the beauty of her dress and at the same time, make her so comfortable that she can truly enjoy her special day!

Tips for Selecting Your Wedding Shoe

Fashion and style, if you thought that these are the only two criteria for choosing wedding shoes, think again! You would need a whole lot of common sense to go with it, when selecting your wedding shoes. So, here is tip number one for selecting the perfect bridal shoe, look at the wedding venue and the weather in which the wedding is taking place. For instance, if it’s an outdoor wedding in the summers, strappy sandals would be a good choice and that too minus the pencil heels, as they might dig into the ground, making you uncomfortable while walking! On the other hand, if the wedding is in winters, closed shoes, which protect your feet from the cold, will be the ideal choice. Peep toes are one option that can go in any weather.

The kind of wedding that you have planned is an important criteria in determining your wedding shoes too. For instance, if you have planned a beach wedding or are having a casual affair, flip flops, which today are available in plethora of designs and colors, will suit your wedding dress. On the other hand, if you are having a formal wedding, at the church or at a banquet, go in for classy, elegant, high-heeled shoes or sandals.

Next, consider your wedding gown. Here, one very important tip is that when you are deciding on your wedding gown, take a pair of shoes which have the same heel lengths as the shoes that you plan to wear at the wedding. This will unsure that the shoes fit in nicely with the wedding dress. Secondly, when you set out for shoe shopping, carry a sample of your wedding gown fabric with you, so that the shoe color matches exactly with your wedding dress color. Remember, all white shades are not the same! Another thing to look for is the kind of embellishments that are there on the gown. If the gown is too lacy or has a lot of embroidery, crystals, etc. on it, go in for plain looking (yet smart) shoes, to even out the effect. However, if the wedding gown is slightly simple, go for fancy shoes with embellishments, to spice up the overall look!

Last, but not the least, choose the material of the shoes carefully. If you want a different kind of look, go in for leather shoes. If you want to look all feminine, get shoes made in fabrics such as silk, velvet, satin and lace. When choosing the fabric, see to it that it complements your wedding gown. The material of the hemlines will help you decide the fabric of your shoes. For instance, if the hemlines have lace on them, shoes made from the same would gel with it. On the other hand, if the wedding dress is made from a soft, shiny material, satin shoes would look more appealing.

Here’s hoping that with these tips, you will have a pair, which will make you feel desirable, happy and sexy, on the most special day of your life. One last tip before I sign off – walk in your wedding shoes a couple of times, before your wedding. This will ensure that you get used to them and there are no surprises or glitches on the D day!

Comfortable Wedding Shoes Choosing Caution Over Fashion

Why is it that there is so many bridal shoes that are designed to look great in the wedding pictures, but that can be terribly uncomfortable to wear on the ground in real life? When you’re getting everything ready, to do with what you will be wearing at your wedding, you usually have enough on your hands to worry about without having to take on any added concern of how to deal with aching feet on the day. No matter how perfect everything is working, aching feet can make an otherwise happy bride completely oblivious to everything around her. Comfortable wedding shoes, as trivial a consideration as they seem, are no small matter. If anything they should be the first thing you pay attention to planning your wedding attire.

As easy as it is to just say that you need to get comfortable wedding shoes for the bride, how hard is it to pull off exactly? Brides feel the need on their special day usually, to really wear shoes that count. If they can possibly pull it off, 3 inch heels are on the top their list. They make them look tall and regal, they feel. Now a bride needs to realize that she doesn’t have that much time to practice her wedding shoes before the big day comes around. There will just be too much to do to find time practicing walking around back and forth in 3-inch heels. Wearing those heels on the big day can be fine if she already has a lot of everyday experience wearing impossibly high heels. If she doesn’t, it’ll just be asking for a heel-related accident walking down the aisle in high heels. So choosing caution over fashion, it would be a good idea to take nothing taller than a medium heel. It’ll be comfortable, and it will be safe.

The choice of material that goes into a pair of wedding shoes is often not really in keeping with one’s needs in comfort at all. These shoes have pearls and beads, glitter and lace all over the place. These aren’t comfortable materials to have attached to shoes at all. There’s another downside to them – shoes with a lot of work done on them are difficult to match a wedding dress to. Pick something tastefully muted in your choice of shoes, and you should do much better. One reason you want to do that is, you don’t want to take attention away from your wedding dress. Shoes are supposed to do their job being the quietest part of your dress. They just complement your ensemble. You really wouldn’t lose anything going with comfort. Comfortable wedding shoes really bring your dress to the fore. And that is what it has to be about.

How to Dye Wedding Shoes

A few years back, the last thing on a bride’s mind, when planning her wedding, used to be her wedding shoes. Reason being that most brides opted for full-length wedding gowns, which concealed the footwear and hence, brides did not want to pay attention to something that no one could actually see! However, this trend is fast changing now, considering that so many brides today are opting for unconventional dresses which end at the knee, and flip flops, flat slippers, etc. instead of pumps, stilettos, and slingbacks, as footwear! Today’s brides are also very different in their thinking and want to wear and look the best on the most special day of their life, whether someone else notices or not! That’s why, lots of brides today are curious to know about ways to decorate their wedding shoes, so that they can brighten up and enhance the beauty of the otherwise very dull-looking, white shoes.

Pearls, Beads, Rhinestones, Lace…
The simplest thing that you can do is to add a few faux pearls or rhinestones or a delicate lace to them. For this, all you have to do is to get hot glue, put it on the area of the shoe where you want to add these embellishments and then stick them on. Choose amongst pearls, rhinestones, beads or lace, depending upon the wedding dress. If the dress has lace, use the same on the shoe. If the dress is a bit plain, add some rhinestones to up the glamor quotient. If you do not want to go over the top with embellishments, simply stick some beads to the shoe heels and give them an interesting twist!

Ribbons…
Add some colorful ribbons to your shoes. If your dress is knee or calf length, you can add the ribbons to your shoes, take them up to your lower leg and then tie attractive knots with them in the front, for everyone to see!

Painted Designs…
Want to attract the attention of all the invitees to your feet? Simply have a few unique designs painted on your white shoes in some bright color! You can either get it done by a friend who is good at painting or you can do it yourself by using stencils. Paint designs that are so you – fairies, butterflies, stars, paint anything or any symbol close to your heart!

Feathers…
Add feathers in different colors to your shoes. Stick a few in the front and some at the back, near the heel. The feathers can make the shoe look heavy, so consider this embellishment for a winter wedding or for a traditional wedding at the church.

Clip-on Accessories…
These days, there are clip-on accessories available, which are especially designed to enhance the look of wedding shoes. These accessories can be added to the straps of your shoes, to the toes and near the heel as well. You have a wide variety of designs and shapes in clip-on accessories to choose from. Flowers, hearts, stars – choose any shape and make your shoes attractive.

Silk Flowers…
Get a few flowers stitched in silk fabric and stick them on your shoes. Choose the same flowers as those you have selected for your wedding bouquet. Or get the flowers stitched in the same fabric color as is used in most of your wedding decorations. Stick these flowers on your wedding shoes, to lend them an airy, natural and spring feel.

Apart from decorating your wedding shoes, you should also choose the perfect one. So, when selecting shoes for your wedding, see to it that they are comfortable and weather/venue appropriate. For instance, do not go in for high-heeled shoes for a beach wedding as they will make you feel very uncomfortable. Also, once you have selected and decorated your wedding shoes, walk in them for a few days in your house, to get comfortable. This will ensure that you enjoy your wedding day to the fullest, without any worries, in your beautiful shoes!