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ShoeMall’s Shoes to Say I Do – Princess Wedding Dress

Photo Courtesy of Carlee

I have no less than six weddings to go to so far this summer, by far the most I have ever had scheduled in the same year before! Somehow, I don’t think things will be slowing down for a couple of years – not that I’m complaining! I love everything about weddings – from the ceremony to the fashion to the food. Plus, it’s always fun to have an excuse to visit with friends and family that you otherwise don’t get to see very often.

 I’m lucky enough to be a bridesmaid in my friend Dana’s wedding this coming July. She is pictured here in her beautiful princess wedding dress at her final fitting last week. She has always been a fan of ballgown style wedding dresses. I’m glad she was able to find a dress, tiara and veil to help her feel like a princess on her big day! I couldn’t resist using this side view to show off her fun bustle. You can also take a look at the front of her dress to see some of the beading and trimming details.

Princess or Ballgown Wedding Dresses

If you’re looking for a princess style for your wedding as well, you’re certainly not alone! Ballgowns are one of the top trends for 2010 wedding dresses. One of the fun things about this style is that you can go all out with fun accessories or keep it simple and let the dress speak for itself. The same can be said for your shoe choices. Play up the details of the dress with shoes embellished with beading similar to your skirt. Or, stick with a plain pump and know that it will make your dress’s details stand out even more.

Unlisted With Charm Sandal

Our fashionista Pepsi selected three shoe styles she thinks will go well with ballgown or princess wedding dresses this summer. The first is the Unlisted With Charm Sandal. This is a style that will really keep the focus on your dress. Although this shoe is fairly simple, it does include a fun knotted detail – a nod to the nautical trend that is so big this summer. TIP: You never know how your feet will feel on your big day. Be sure to create a bride emergency kit that includes band aids for any unexpected blisters.

Rampage Frankie 9 Sandal

Your ring isn’t the only thing that’s gold! Pepsi’s next choice is the Rampage Frankie 9 Sandal. Metallics are hot this summer and this gold slide is sure to shine on your special day. It’s also a steal for only $39.95! If you have a colored sash on your dress, like Dana does, a metallic shoe in a similar hue will really help to pull that color out, bringing attention to those details on your dress that made you fall in love with it in the first place. Tip: Don’t forget to bring your wedding shoes or a pair with a similar heel height to your alteration appointment. You don’t want to have your dress altered for flats and end up with a four inch heel! 

Report Jem Flat

Pepsi’s last suggestion really shows that with a long dress you have the option to choose comfort! The Report Jem Flat will help to keep your wedded feet blissful all night long.  I think this pair of shoes would look super cute, especially if you’re planning to have red roses included in your flower scheme. I love the idea of matching your shoes to your wedding colors and adding a pop of excitement to your wedding wardrobe. Bonus: This pair of shoes will go well with a pair of jeans after the wedding. Whenever you wear them you’ll be reminded of your walk down the aisle!


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