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)
The classic “Meredith” in simple silk by Diane Lynn is
also available in light ivory. ($115)
The “Ceci Air Rose” ballet flat by Cole Haan is made of luxurious
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
on these “Olivia” flats by Shannon Britt! ($260)
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)