Finding the perfect wedding shoes
When you take time to think about it, these shoes have an important job to do: they need to walk you down the aisle, match the style of your wedding dress, pose with you in your photographs, not to mention one of the big moments of the day – the first dance. These shoes need to be perfect, be the right height, be comfortable and most importantly you must LOVE them.
Choosing the correct heel height is a very important part of selecting your wedding shoes. The heel needs to be comfortable to walk in, so try and stick to a height you feel comfortable with, now is not the time to experiment...and remember all eyes will be on you!
The length of your dress will also affect the heel height (and vice versa). You will need to be in possession of the wedding shoes, before final dress hemming. The typical rule of thumb for floor length gowns being: have the heel height so as to allow the dress to JUST skim across the floor. Those with shorter wedding dresses have more flexibility in choosing the height and style of wedding shoes.
Yours and your partner’s height are also important factors in determining appropriate bridal shoes. Some brides will wish to gain height to be closer to their partners, while taller brides may opt for a flatter shoe. It comes down to personal choice. Just remember, if you are tall, 10cm stilettos will only accentuate this.
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Shoe StyleThere are many styles of wedding shoes to choose from at Trousseau - open toe, pointed toe, sandal, stiletto, platform, wedge or ballet flats are just some of the options available. If you can, play around and have some fun. From there it becomes easier to eliminate what you don’t like and in turn find the style that you do want for your big day. If you are buying online, Trousseau is happy for you to choose a couple of style options if you are finding the decision tricky - and return the pair you are not going with (as long as it's in original condition).
Shoe FabricThe two most common fabric types for wedding shoes are silk and satin. Make sure you take care in your choice of fabric, as there is quite a range in quality and price. There is also often the added adornment of brooches, Swarovski crystals, lace and bows etc. Choosing a shoe in either silk or satin also generally means that they can be dyed. This is a preference for many brides, either to match the dress or bridesmaid’s dresses for the wedding or to work with your favourite outfit post wedding. Make sure you check when you buy the shoes that they can be dyed if this is part of your criteria. At the end of the day it will all come down to what you want out of your wedding shoes and what best suits the style/theme of your dress and of course the wedding itself.
Trousseau Bridal & Evening Shoes LOVES everything bridal shoes! To find your perfect shoes, we encourage brides in Auckland to come into our Showroom at B2/1 Beresford Square, Central Auckland, Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm and other times by appointment. For those brides around the country, visit our website and experience for yourself our attention to detail and excellent customer service. All information in this blog is original and the property of Trousseau Bridal & Evening Shoes.