Saturday, June 13, 2009

If The Shoe Fits

They should definitely be stylish, and coordinate with the dress. It’s also a plus if they don’t slip and slide or chafe and bind. But what if a bride needs more from her wedding day footwear than just the standard requests?

Over the years, I have met many wonderful couples that fall into the “Tom & Katie” or “Tony & Eva” category – know what I mean? A wide difference in height is no big thing when it comes to true love, but it can certainly pose a challenge on the big day. For a wedding, with all its photo opportunities and romantic kisses before the crowd, it makes a lot of sense to choose a pretty pair that can level the playing field, so to speak.

That is not to say, however, that you have to sacrifice form for function if you’re shopping for something a little outside the norm. Quite the contrary! Below you’ll find my top picks for bridal flats and height-enhancing heels. Enjoy!


The Flats (and Almost Flats)

also available in light ivory. ($115)

Italian silk. It also features Nike Air technology 
for added comfort. ($300)

Coloriffics’ “Andie” isn’t completely flat, but the modest 1” kitten heel 
gives a little height without going overboard. ($64)

Finally, just for fun, I love the fanciful feathers 

The (High!) Heels

These sandals by Stuart Weitzman combine classic style 
with a 3 ½” heel. ($375)

The “Caroline” by Badgley Mischka, a Rachel Zoe pick at Piperlime,
is absolutely stunning. ($225)

Benjamin Walk’s “Bianca” is a great-looking way to add height 
without breaking the bank. ($60)

…And who could possibly resist these 4” peep-toe Cole Haans
covered in delicate silk rosettes? Not me! ($430)

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