Ok, so the first style question you’ll probably get asked once you’re engaged (aside form obviously the ring) is usually about your dress. Finding, fitting and finishing a wedding dress is an expensive and often overly complicated affair.
What’s more, it’s an issue that is very much down to the bride herself. Whether you’re eschewing white, eschewing satin and stiff fabrics and going shift dress, or whether you want the princess Di fairytale train-a-mile-long-and-crazy-veil-thing, it’s less an area for fashion and more an area of fantasy.
The gorgeous Ivory Lace Peep Toe Court Shoes from Next
We’re more interested in your feet. That’s right, this year we want to know what high street and designer wedding shoes brides to be will be wearing. We’ve been favouring some of the styles on offer from the UK’s biggest brand retailers, such as Next.
Indeed, you can find some excellent shoe options with these retailers’ own brand occasion shoes – ivory and nudes are a colour which are cropping up a lot in this season’s wedding shoe collections. The classic court shoe remains the most popular style.
However, we’re finding that the shape and detailing is where the seasonal variations are being shown in the wedding shoes of 2012. Shell detailed ruching over the heel – again in a satiny ivory – or a peep toe for a spring/summer wedding show willingness to add inspiration and a little playfulness.
Our other tip is heel height. We’ve spotted a diminution in heel height for the majority of brides – mostly because they know that their big day is going to mean a lot of hauling ass around several venues, photo opportunities, tables, guests…and long spiky heels can easily plunge into mud, food or even the dress itself.
Think kitten heels or even subtle wedges for a more even spread of weight – and a less killer burn – this 2012 nuptial season.
And if that isn’t enough, you can always take inspiration from the weddings of the rich and famous, a very tried and tested idea – which, actually, is pretty boring! So many designs are copied from celebrity weddings anyway, why not step out there yourself and make a mark for your own personality on your special day?