One young lady was shopping next to me in DSW and said, "I have been looking everywhere for beautiful wedding shoes and am not having any luck. What do you think of these?" She was modeling "that" type of shoe. You know, the sexy shoe that looks like it could be a bridal shoe but borders too closely to one you might find on a street corner. I advised her to keep looking, and she agreed.
So what is new, classy and trendy for 2012? There are several big trends I will share with you throughout the year, but today we are going to focus on the jewels, ladies!
When talking designer bridal shoes, we have to start with my favorite designer - Badgley Mischka! All these shoes were found on My Glass Slipper. What I love about this online shoe haven is the ability to personalize many shoes from a variety of designers with different accents, such as jeweled broaches, feathers and other details. The Badgley Mischkas below; however, are their original design. (Don't mess with a good thing!)
Salsa (dyeable) - Badgley Mischka - $215 at My Glass Slipper
Jeweled - Badgley Mischka - $245 at My Glass Slipper
Sophia - Badgley Mischka - $200 at My Glass Slipper
Xoa - Badgley Mischka - $200 at My Glass Slipper
Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my chin...
If you are an online shopper, chances are you've heard of SHOEbuy - the online center for shoes that does not charge for shipping (sales or returns!) or sales tax, plus most shoes ship the same day as ordered. Heaven!
Rated high for comfort: Alyssa - Brianna Leigh - $140 at SHOEbuy
Keeping up with the fully-jeweled trend: Catherine - Benjamin Adams: London - $349 at SHOEbuy
I love these wedges with the buckle and ankle strap: Shanika - Touch Ups - $71.95 at SHOEbuy
Okay...it's time to think outside the shoe box for our final 3, which do not have heels, are perfect for specific venues and don't break the bank!
If you are in need of some comfortable flats for dancing the night away (and to, perhaps, not tower over your man if you're close in height), then why not shop at Target? Wha-wha-what? I actually saw these in person, and they are cute, flashy and comfortable. They'd be mega cute with some skinny jeans for a night on the town post-wedding!
Sonya - Xhilaration - $18 at Target
Getting married outside and don't feel like aerating the lawn with your heels as you walk down the aisle? I am loving these sandals that come in blush, ivory, silver and black. Stylish for you and your bridesmaids! (Yeah, yeah...these are beaded, not jeweled. But who cares?)
Heath - Nina - $49 at Nordstrom
And finally...you're getting married on the beach, can't fathom wearing shoes but want to spruce up your bare feet. Try barefoot sandals? My favorites are from Debra Moreland is Paris and BHLDN, but you can find extremely affordable ones on Etsy.com.
East of Eden - Debra Moreland is Paris - contact for quote
Waltzing Matilda - Debra Moreland is Paris - contact for quote
Gardenia - BHLDN - $240
Did you see anything here that you fell in love with? I'd love to hear your thoughts!