Bonus: you can dance in them all night long…
You have the venue, the dress, the flowers, the cake and now it’s time to finesse the minor but still incredibly important details. What centre piece will hold the table but not block guests from talking to each other? How do you uninvite [insert embarrassing family member here]? Wedding party hair, should this be up, down or covered in pearl adornments?
Then comes the final finishing touch: the shoes that are going to walk you down the aisle. We have become more experimental when it comes to the actual wedding look – with alternative outfits from the two-piece to jumpsuits – so why not continue this ethos when it comes to the accessories? If you’re going to invest, you want shoes that will guarantee you can dance the night away and ones that you can wear after long after you’ve said ‘I do’.
Whether it’s a pared back flat, a luxe looking wedding trainer, an unconventional (but incredibly comfortable) cowboy boot, or an architectural statement heel, we have rounded up the best alternative wedding styles to see you through the big day and beyond.
Industry insiders are flocking to shoe brand Neous for the coolest kicks in the game. Snap up these netted mules for the wedding and let the breathable style be your something new.
For those seeking comfort on the big day, look no further than Loewe’s lace up flats. You’ll be able to dance from morning until last orders in this dreamy pair.
Ancient Greek Sandals
We can imagine these on a bride that’s having a destination wedding, with swatches of chiffon billowing in the Mediterranean breeze and the smell of lemons in the air (too far?)
If you’re lucky enough to have a beach wedding, then flip flops are basically an essential.
Havaianas even has a bridal section on its site.
Dior pointed slingbacks
As soon as we saw these Dior shoes make their way down the runway, we could also see the brides-to-be jostling with excitement. Fashionable wedding accessories don’t get any better than this.
For the contemporary bride with a yee-haw spirit.
Comfort is key for this bride, and style comes in a very close second. The aisle, the dance floor, the walks across scenic countryside for the money shots, there is nothing this bride can’t achieve in these shoes.
Chic, sharp and will continue to prop your shoedrobe up well after the wedding.
We have seen the standard bridal version of a white pump, now this is the fashion version - rounded toe, statement heel and elegant shape. Sold.
Who said you can’t wear boots to a wedding? It’s your wedding, your rules in our book, and these lace up ankle boots will make for a stomping good time.
Dainty, delicate and entirely wearable. A fishtail, a slinky slip, a trouser suit or a classic column, whatever the look these Prada shoes are guaranteed to be the star of the show.
Office block sandals
Whilst a spindly heel might be the typical wedding shoe, the alternative version is this cool block heel. Save them for your summer denim after you’ve danced the night away.
For the bride that knows that the bests nights are never in heels.
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