Bridal fancy footwear is making its comeback, but one thing about them has changed. Who says the old adage of “no pain, no gain” still holds true? Also gone are the days of dreaded satin pumps topped with cookie-cutter brooches. With its latest interpretation of the runway trends, Bella Belle keeps style and comfort in the forefront of its latest collection with generous padding in each of its creation. Read on as we dissect the latest wedding shoe trends, and how you can incorporate them in your modern fairytale wedding day
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Fresh Twist to Black
Considering colored wedding gowns but not sure how you will feel about it looking back in 10 years? There is a happy medium – go bold with your wedding shoes. Anita black lace heel
adds a fresh twist to a timeless choice, while our bestseller Florence crystal embellished heel
in black showcases glamor through and through. Paige
is sharp and modern with its t-strap and double ankle strap adorned with crystals. These have been introduced for fashion-forward and edgy brides in mind. The look is less serious, and more youthful and fresh. To round up the look, opt for a sultry birdcage veil and/or edgy black lace gloves. These are also perfect for mother of the bride as well as for bridesmaids. Plus points: These choices won’t send your soon-to-be Mother in Law aghast when you walk down the aisle. Click here
for more black heels
options! Still unsure about the black look? Good news, Anita
are are also available in ivory and lower heels (Frances
) for you timeless brides!
Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Who says only your ring finger should shine like a diamond? For our ladies looking to add some sparkles on her feet, check out Bella Belle’s Elsa, Evelyn and Ariel series. The crystals and lustrous dégradé sequins are like jewels for your feet, and they come in varying heel heights to cater to your comfort level. Choose from an array of colors to complement your wedding vision: Nude Elsa
for a sheer and sexy look, Black Elsa
for a sophisticated and modern take, Blue Elsa
for a touch of whimsical and fairytale, while Ivory Elsa
for the timeless bridal ensemble. The Ivory also comes in lower heels: Evelyn kitten heels
and Ariel flats
. All that is left for you to do on your wedding day is shine bright like a diamond!
Old World Charm
With the popularity of The Crown, there has been a resurgence of appreciation for anything vintage. Designed by Joy Proctor
for Bella Belle, the Peony
are reminiscent of the Old World aesthetics with fresh interpretation of the bridal footwear! The organic linen remains refined and the tone-on-tone intricate floral embroideries add an understated detailing. The Peony
also comes with blue floral embroidery, for those who are looking to add ‘something blue’ element. This collection is a perfect homage to the ‘Something Old and Something Blue’ tradition. But this collection is anything but old fashioned: from the cut out cuff in Peony, metallic gold chunky heel in Orchid
, to playful bows on Lavender
, this collection was designed with modern brides in mind.
There are not many precious metals that measure up to your precious day, but gold definitely does its job. It serves as a highlight to your ensemble, and some even classify it as a “neutral” due to the many colors it complements. Choose from Grace
, the graceful pearl embroidered heels with modern silhouette, or if bows make your heart skip a beat like it does for us, check out Aubrey
with its oversized side bow in gold lamè. What about Belinda
in Champagne silk with rows of crystal band? Any of them will offer a look that is undeniably effortless and super luxe. Further, for lower-heeled option in gold, check out Madeline
, the pearl and lace embroidered heels with 3” heels. For more gold heel
options, click here
! The best part, you can wear them again for date nights, dinner parties, your anniversary bash, fancy vacations, … Please don’t tell your fiancé we were the ones planting that last idea in your head. Pretty please.
Modern Embroidered Details
The word “Embroidery” conjures up a classic and Old World image. As we previously mentioned, Old World is anything but frumpy and old fashioned. Bella Belle prides itself for offering a new take on an old adage, transforming this craftsmanship into something glamorous. Just like how Bella Belle has redefined wedding shoes by creating flats that are feminine (not frumpy) and sandals that are dressy (not casual), we have introduced embroidered details that are modern (not traditional). Offered in black
and ivory, Nadia
is a case study in how a hand-embroidered piece can be unexpectedly modern and statement making. These will appeal to brides who are not shy about infusing strong fashion elements that speak to her personal style.
Express Yourself Freely
So, the one thing we can learn from Meghan Markle is to define your own style. She has chosen time and time again to walk in her own fashion trail, staying true to her personal style. From wearing the perfectly tailored Burberry pants when the royals stick to dresses and skirts, to wearing her hair in a bun and even sporting mismatched earrings (super trendy), Meghan chooses to express herself freely and breathes fresh air to the royal fashion, despite the traditional royal dress code. Just like our unconventional wedding bootie designed by Joy Proctor, Belle is meant for the trendy brides who want to stand out and walk in her own fashion trail. Or opt for Frances Champagne in low kitten heel and luxurious crystal beads for an added sparkle and comfort in your life, cause who says you need to be in pain to look good? Instead, express yourself freely in whichever style that works best for you! If you're as excited as us to see what Meghan might wear for her royal wedding, click here!
Now that we have dissected the 2018 wedding shoe trends, which one will you choose to accompany your walk down the aisle? Regardless, find a pair that makes you feel like yourself. Unlike the adage of “no pain, no gain”, the mantra of “always be yourself as everyone else is taken” stands the test of time and guarantees happiness. Or as Keala Settle sings in the movie The Greatest Showman, “I am who I’m meant to be, This is me!” All the best in finding your shoes to complete your look. Bella Belle is always here to help you with any style suggestion, sizing recommendations, or coming up with event ideas to wear your wedding shoes again… like your anniversary bash.
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