Alternative Bridal Shoes

Who said wedding shoes have to be plain, white and satin?

The Classic

I’m rating these Aruna Seth darlings as alternative because they’re still a little different to the usual, as well as having a very radical price tag…*ahem* £620 *ahem*. They’re a wedge, which means they’d be more comfortable than stilettos or platforms for such a day where you’ll be on your feet a lot, and they’re peep-toe so you can show off a pretty pedicure.

The Hipster

You can’t be fussed with slingbacks, glitter, Swarovski crystals or diamantes. You just want a shoe that’ll match your dress, keep your feet from bleeding dry, and potentially help someone else. These TOMS ivory wedges are part of the bridal collection and are proving quite popular judging by some of the reviews on the site.

The Pin-Up

These are my favourite. By Pinup Couture, these polka dot peep-toe slingbacks have a concealed 2cm platform and a 4.5″ heel. Did I mention they’re super cute? They have a cushioned lining too, so you can guarantee having the comfiest feet of everyone at your wedding! I can imagine these going beautifully with a short 50s style dress with full skirt and petticoat – maybe seamed stockings too. Hmm, I think I’ve sorted out what I’m wearing for my big day…

The Rockabilly

Screw white/ivory, stuff designer soles, forget sparkles – you want leopard print…and lots of it. Cue Bettie Page. These gypsy sandals are absolutely perfect for rockabilly bridal style and they’re a snip at £57.99 from Attitude Clothing too. I love the red ruffle along the sides and the fact they’re a t-bar. One of my weaknesses, t-bars are ideal for brides because of their ankle support. You won’t suffer with slippage and they’re a lot easier to walk in!

The Goth

Black and chunky. Yep. The Amazonianic from Irregular Choice ticks all the goth boxes. A 14.5cm heel ensures you’re towering above your guests, and the zig-zag design gives such a simple shoe an unusual edge.

The Ecoist

Everything you’re using is recycled and you’re embroidering your own bunting. These Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Button Sandals are perfect for you because they’re adorable and eco-friendly. How? Melissa shoes are made from a hypo-allergenic, recyclable and flexible PVC called MELFLEX, and the company is completely cruelty-free as well as recycling 99.9% of their factory water and waste. Amazing.


6 comments on “Alternative Bridal Shoes

  1. Angharad says:

    Ooh, I’d not see those Aruna’s before – love ’em! xxx

  2. Leanne says:

    Oh Charley. I think you have just found my perfect wedding shoes. If only I were getting married!!!!!

    Those leopard print ones will be mine…..

    How long til they don’t stock them?? *looks at clock. looks at Bear. looks at shoes…*

  3. Found my wedding dress today, and I think those polka dot shoes will work 😀

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