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Soles to covet this wedding season

The second toe meets aisle, a world awaits your walk. There's plenty of reasons why the art of the sole can make or break a wedding. I personally trend towards footwear of consequence. Stature and silhouette trumps comfort, any day. Any heel that can be manipulated into geometric, gravity-defiance draws me in, and I'm sure on the day of days this logic will remain intact. Yet I know I'm amongst the minority vote, when it comes to the matter of a wedding sole. So the question remains... are you opting for a ballet flat for a dressed down look? Or is an ivory pump more on your mind? Or for those brides with a hemline kissing the floor, is comfort the maximum groove you're after?

For whatever reason awaits, there's a world of shoe-shopping that comes with your most important day. To cut through the noise (and avoid any unseemly scenes), we've condensed the best of the best for you to peruse. Between flats, mules, pumps, or anything in between, there's something for all to fall back on. Without further ado, here's our selects of the best shoes for any bride on their big day.


For comfort and femininity...

Repetto White Sophia Ballerina Flats

The lace-up ribbon adds a delicate, festooned touch.


MARNI White Pablo Triple Buckle Mary Jane Mules


Magda Butrym Beige Mesh Ballerina Flats

These wispy, translucent mesh flats are delicate to behold. Now imagine them peeking out from under layers of satin and tulle.


For summery I dos...

Bottega Veneta Blink Mules

Wedding sending you south of France? These mules won't have you sinking into the grass.


Ferragamo New Vara Plate Slide Sandals


Jimmy Choo Jean Paul Gaultier White Corset Heels

Bone-in corsetry from head to toe. We'd expect nothing less from a Gaultier-Choo cross.


For the perfect pump...

Ferragamo Pumps

A heel shaped like a wishbone you could snap clean off. Sounds like a good omen to me.


Toteme Off-White The Wedge Heels


Jil Sander White Slingback heels


Ecco LX Sculpted Pump


Burberry Leather Duck Pumps


For avant-garde drama...

Bottega Veneta Knot Pump

This is the perfect choice for any bride who will be pairing her dress with gold accents. The knot pump provides a twinkle at the calf. It's unfaultable.


ALAIA La Sculpture Mules

I'd swipe these Alaia mules on for any occasion. The wedding can wait, these are coming out with me next Saturday eve.


Camilla & Marc Rhys Shearling Pump

So fluffy and ridiculously good you won't need shears. The diagonal slingback shape is practical and surprisingly cushiony.


Jean Paul Gaultier Jimmy Choo Bing 90 Heels



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