10 Timeless Wedding Shoes for the Classy Bride 

No walk down the aisle is complete without the perfect wedding shoe. Thankfully, brides have a whole array of steppers to choose from depending on their taste and the various specificities of the wedding day. 

When deciding on a style, consider your comfort given the limits of the venue—for instance, a skyscraping stiletto wouldn’t favor the grassy outdoors as the heel could stab into the soil. On the other hand, an embroidered espadrille might not suit a rhinestone-studded gown nor a glittery event theme. And, most importantly, a bride has to feel that the chosen shoe best expresses her personal style. 

To help you get started, we round up 10 essential styles for your wedding day:

1. Classic White Pumps

A bridal shoe list would not be complete without the enduring white pump. An instant enhancer of any dress, a towering blanche heel with a pointed toe will grant your bridal look a timeless elegance. 


Photo from Christian Louboutin

Kate 100 mm Pumps in Bianco, 795.00 USD, Christian Louboutin

2. Bejeweled Pumps

For a burst of glamor, grab a pair adorned with crystals, rhinestones, pearls, or even tufts of feather.  Brides wearing short dresses should consider this style to further spice up their outfit. 

bridal shoe types

Photo from Farfetch

110mm pointed-toe pumps, 1,590 AUD, Mach & Mach

3. Cinderella Sling Backs 

Not feeling a white bridal shoe? Opt for a transparent heel à la Cinderella. Made with polyvinyl chloride or PVC, these durable slingbacks will keep your look fresh and sophisticated. 


Photo from Amina Muaddi

Begum Transparent Glass Sling, 1,829 AUD, Amina Muaddi

4. Ankle Strap Sandals

The ankle strap sandal is a classic for a reason. The strappy design contributes both security and sultriness—ideal for a reception spent dancing the night away. For extra function, opt for a broad heel yet slim heel that can pass off as a stiletto when viewed from the side. 


Photo from Tony Bianco

Fiance Milk Capretto Heels, 199.95 AUD, Tony Bianco 

5. Satin Heels

Pair a traditional satin gown with a sister shoe in the same material. Best for indoor weddings safe from the elements, a satin shoe is sweet and feminine—a great choice for formal occasions. 


Photo from the Iconic

Elodie Bridal High Heels in Ivory, 419 AUD, Kate Spade

6. Peep Toe Heels

Subtly flaunt your pedicure with a standard peep toe heel. While more formal than a strappy open-toe, this style is still a classic option that can complement the most modern of bridal gowns. 


Photo from the Iconic

Sariah Heels in Ivory, 275 AUD, Panache Bridal Shoes

7. Metallic Pumps

For a hint of shine, skip the nappa leather and go for a bold metallic heel. Depending on the shade of your gown, take your pick among silver, gold, rose gold, and bronze. 


Photo from the Iconic

Coriana Metal Hardware Pointed Court, 309 AUD, Ted Baker 

8. Nude Patent D’Orsay Heels

Wearing a bridal gown with a high slit? A nude pump would make a flattering shoe. Find a pair that matches your skin tone to create a chic elongating effect. 


Photo from Christian Louboutin

Iriza 85 mm Pumps in Nude Patent calf leather, 1,265 AUD, Christian Louboutin 

9. Wedge Espadrilles 

In case of rustic outdoor weddings, a satin stiletto wouldn’t fare too well on grass. Instead, go for a sturdy wedge espadrille. While some feature buckled ankle straps, you’ll find some dainty pairs with ballerina ribbons. 


Photo from Farfetch

Nudist Curve wedge espadrilles, 760 AUD, Stuart Weitzman

10. Something Blue

There’s always room for a bit of color. If not on your dress, make sure to experiment with a standout accessory. Enliven your float down the aisle with an adorable pair of pale blue mules, an investment piece that’ll easily transition from bridalwear to your everyday fashion rotation. 


Photo from Bottega Veneta

Lido Mule in Pale Blue, 1,500 USD, Bottega Veneta

To explore the latest trends, expert advice, and breathtaking inspiration in the world of weddings, don’t miss out on the Get Wedded in Australia 2023-2024 digital magazine! Whether you’re a bride-to-be or a wedding enthusiast, this magazine is a must-read.

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