ShoeMall’s Shoes to Say I Do – Grecian Wedding
We’re excited to announce a new blog series here on The Shoe Diaries. Over the next couple of months, we will be adding a new blog post each week to help brides-to-be and their wedding parties get ready for their upcoming nuptials. The plan right now is to focus on shoe styles that work well with some of the hottest wedding dress styles of the season. Our resident shoe experts Anna, Pepsi and Rachel will be offering their suggestions and advice each week. If you would like to see anything specific or have a dress you want some personalized advice for, please let us know in the comment section below!
The lovely lady pictured above is actually our very own fashionista Rachel! Not only is she in the know when it comes to the latest shoe styles, but she is a newlywed herself. Her wedding style is a perfect example of the Grecian trend that is sweeping all aspects of fashion right now, from shoes to dresses to jewelry. As you will see in the shoe suggestions below, one good thing about bridal style is that it is so easy to individualize. Just because you’re wearing a Grecian wedding dress, you don’t necessarily have to follow through with a Grecian shoe. You can feel free to mix and match the styles you are most comfortable with.
Anna’s suggestion for this dress style is the Fergie Joust Sandal. This shoe is a classic shape for a wedding. The back heel and ankle strap really help to provide support for the bride planning to be on her feet for hours on her special day. The detailing on the t-strap front adds bling and personality to an otherwise simple shoe. I also have to agree that a 3 ½ inch heel is a good choice for many brides. It will give you the lift you’re looking for without going overboard. BONUS: the added height may help to cut down on some of your alteration costs.
Although these shoes weren’t available in time for Rachel’s wedding, she suggests the Nina Calinda Sandal. This shoe also has an ankle strap to provide support. I’m sensing a t-strap trend here as well! One of the things I love most about this choice is the braided straps. The slightly more casual vibe created by this detail really matches well with the Grecian look. Although this shoe has a 4 inch heel, the designer used a wedge to add comfort to the shoe. If you’re looking for a lot of height but aren’t used to wearing high heels a wedge might be a good choice for you. TIP: Practice wearing your wedding shoes around the house before the big day to get a realistic idea of how your feet will feel after a few hours in them.
Pepsi’s choice hits on another big trend this wedding season – brightly colored shoes! She selected the Yellow Box Finite Sandal in turquoise. Sandals are a big part of the Grecian trend, so this shoe will fit in well with many Grecian wedding dresses. The EVA sole will also help to keep your feet comfortable all day. Don’t be afraid to expand beyond basic blue! I have a feeling we will be seeing some more colorful shoes as the weeks go by. BONUS: Wearing a blue shoe will help you cover your ‘something blue.’
What to Read Next on The Shoe Diaries:
Summer 2010 Shoe Buyers Guide – also from Rachel, Anna & Pepsi
‘Getty Up for Fall 2009 – trend update from Rachel