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ShoeMall’s Shoes to Say I Do – Tea Length Wedding Dress

Photo By Swanstrom Photography

This week, our model is ShoeMall’s own merchandiser Pepsi! She was married last Labor Day Weekend in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. As you can probably tell from the photo, she did an awesome job of putting her own personal spin on her wedding. From her unique bouquet to the homemade goodies at each table (think salsa, applesauce, maple syrup), she left no detail untouched – making this one of the more memorable weddings I’ve been at to date.

Tea-Length Wedding Dress

Pepsi’s dress is reflective of one of the top wedding dress trends of the year: tea-length! This style works especially well for destination or outdoor weddings, but is becoming more popular at traditional weddings as well. One thing to keep in mind for this style is that your legs and feet will be on display for all to see. Although this may cause your footwear decision to seem more daunting, it can also be another great way to add your own style to the big day. Let’s take a look at what our three shoe experts recommend for the tea-length wedding dress style.

Nina Critia Sandal

Rachel’s choice – the Nina Critia Sandal – really drives home the opportunity to use a shorter dress length to your advantage. While a floor length gown would still look great with this shoe, it would hide the details that make the sandal so unique. A tea-length dress really allows you to showcase your whole shoe – something you’ll want to do if the best part of the style is a gorgeous ankle wrap. TIP: If you’re a bride looking to tie in colorful footwear, a tea-length dress can really help to show off a colorful pair of heels.

Steve Madden Vegaas Sandal

Next up is Anna’s selection. She suggests the Steve Madden Vegaas Sandal in silver. This style, with its sparkly rhinestone floral and leaf designs, would make a big impression when paired with a tea-length dress. Another benefit of a shorter dress is the increased flexibility it provides you when selecting your footwear. Since you won’t have to get your dress altered around your heel height, you’re free to choose your shoes whenever you want or even change your mind at the last minute! BONUS: This shoe would transfer very well to the honeymoon, especially when worn with a pair of denim boyfriend shorts.

Volatile Winery Sandal

Last but not least is Pepsi’s own recommendation. Although she wore something very similar to the Naturalizer Prissy, if she had it all to do again she just may have picked this season’s Volatile Winery Sandal. With its EVA sole, it certainly would have been a comfortable selection! This type of extra cushion is great for anyone who is planning to be on her feet all day. Add in the wedge heel and you have one of the more forgiving 2 inch heels out there! TIP: If you aren’t used to wearing high heels, don’t introduce your feet to them on the big day! Get a similar heel height, preferably in the same brand as your wedding shoe, and work to incorporate that style into your day-to-day life. By the time your wedding rolls around you should have no problem with the added height!

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