What Footwear Should You Choose for Your Wedding Dress?

Wedding Dress Season


Wedding season is upon us, and as we’ve discussed before on this blog, finding the right wedding dress is a major step toward marrying your partner. But what about your shoes? Firstly, don’t worry too much about them! When you’re getting married, one of the most important things for the wedding day is making sure that it’s fun for everyone involved. If you love wearing heels with your wedding dress but they make you uncomfortable or unsteady – don’t wear them! However, if you’re interested in looking into some options for footwear that will work well with different styles of dresses then read on!

Long Layered Wedding Dresses

When you’re wearing a long layered wedding dress, you don’t have to worry about whether or not your shoes will be in the way. However, there are still several factors that you need to consider when choosing your footwear.

For instance:

  • Heel height: You should always opt for something that doesn’t come up too high on your leg. This is because many brides find it difficult to walk in heels while wearing their dresses especially if they’re heavy or have a lot of volume at the bottom. When it comes down to it though, anything under three inches is usually acceptable when paired with these types of dresses; so even if you love high heels (and who doesn’t?), make sure that they’re no higher than this amount before making your final decision!
  • Shoe style: Again as mentioned above when discussing gowns with straps and sleeves strappy sandals aren’t an option here either due to two reasons: one being how uncomfortable they’d feel after hours of walking around while also trying not to tear them off every time someone takes photos; secondly since most modern brides select styles like satin pumps instead anyway which won’t add extra weight onto any straps already present in order avoid discomfort during dancing later on into night hours during reception party!

Mermaid Wedding Dresses

If you’re wearing a mermaid wedding dress, you’ll want to avoid heels that are too long or pointed. You can wear kitten heels or peep toes with this type of dress, but the shoes should be fairly simple and understated.

The mermaid wedding gowns are more formal and classic than other styles of strapless dresses, so it’s important not to look like you’re wearing casual shoes with them. If your footwear is too casual for the overall look of your wedding day attire, then it could take away from all of the hard work that went into choosing your dress and we don’t want that!

Wedding Dress Season

A-Line Wedding Dresses

Once you’ve chosen your wedding dress, it’s time to think about the shoes you’ll wear for the big day. Fortunately, no matter what type of shoe you choose, there are a few tips that will help ensure a comfortable and beautiful pair of feet all day long:

  • Choose heels no higher than 3 inches (7.5 centimeters). Many brides opt for flats or even sneakers on their wedding day because they want to keep their feet comfortable all day long but if you’re more daring than that and want to add some height to your ensemble, limit yourself to just 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) at most! If possible, consider wearing flats with an open toe so that you can show off those pretty pedicures and if heels are necessary for your dress not to drag on the ground during photos or dancing sessions with family members later in the evening. Then simply break out those gel inserts from the back when we talked about how comfortable shoes can make even painful ones feel like slippers again!

Short Wedding Dresses

For short dresses, your best options are flats, pumps, wedges, and stilettos. Ballerinas are also a good choice but may not be comfortable if the wedding is held outdoors. You could also consider flip-flops or sandals if you have a high-heel phobia.

Ball gown wedding dresses are often associated with high heels, but don’t let this stop you from wearing flats if you want to. Ball gowns usually have a long skirt that needs to be lifted off the floor so it doesn’t drag on the ground and get dirty or muddy. This can easily be accomplished by choosing a pair of shoes with an inch heel or more as opposed to flats or even wedges.

The height of your heel is determined by how tall you are and what style of dress you have chosen.

These are the Best Styles of Heels to Wear with These Dress Types

  • Wedges: Wedges are a good choice if you want to add height without having to worry about breaking in the shoes. The platform will provide support and comfort, with the wedge providing a bit of style.
  • Platforms: Platforms are great for adding height without sacrificing comfort or stability. They’re also versatile, so you can dress up or down depending on your preference and event.
  • Ankle strap: An ankle strap is another option for adding height, but it does give off more of a “daytime” vibe than most other styles do so keep that in mind before choosing this style!
  • Flats: Although not exactly as dramatic as some other options on this list, flats still add height while remaining comfortable enough to walk in all day long (which makes them perfect for an outdoor wedding). Be aware though that they won’t look quite right with dresses with tight skirts or flared hemlines because there isn’t any structure built into them; therefore if your hemline falls flat against your foot it might bunch up awkwardly around each step instead of staying true to form like other shoe types would do automatically thanks their construction methods!


Hopefully, we’ve covered all the bases here and given you enough information to make an informed decision on what your perfect wedding shoes are. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below!