The obsession with anything related to the Royal weddings lives on. Historically, we have always gaped at the extravagant wedding dresses of the royal brides. After all, the dresses always take the center stage. Who can forget Grace’s Kelly’s iconic wedding dress that has inspired the likes of Kate Middleton and Miranda Kerr’s gown designs. But we also want to shine the spotlight on wedding shoes, who like Cinderella, was the forgotten sister. Often times, we forget that shoes play the most relevant and important role in an outfit. It’s the make or break to whether a bride is comfortable or she has to tend to painful blistered feet.
We can all learn from these royal brides when it comes to wedding shoes. To help alleviate your major shoe envy, we put together a list of shoes that are fitting for any modern royal princess. These #fitforaprincess shoes will leave you feeling regal, sophisticated, comfortable, and ready to be a monarch.
Check out the most epic and beautiful royal wedding shoes of all time - in no particular order!
Meghan Markle's Wedding Shoe
It's the moment everyone has been waiting for, Meghan Markle has finally revealed her wedding dress. And can we just say, she looks stunning, elegant and incredible chic. The Givenchy modern silk wedding dress designed by Clare Waight Keller featured a three-quarter-length sleeves, an open bateau neckline and straight structured lines - something Meghan has always gravitated to. Similar to the simplicity of her dress, Meghan choose to wear a classic white satin Givenchy wedding pumps featuring a pointed couture design and silk duchess satin.
While different from the classic white pumps that Meghan chose, we think that our bestseller Anita would go perfectly with her wedding look. The floral delicate Alencon lace details of the wedding heel matches perfectly with her gorgeous veil which had 53 distinctive floral of each nation in the Commonwealth. It's definitely not a faux pas to match your wedding shoe to your veil. In fact, it'll be the talk of the town. Anita is also available in kitten heel, flats and gold.
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Queen Elizabeth II’s Wedding Shoes
For Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding, she wore a criss-crossed gold silk heels designed by Rayne Shoes. The stylish but practical satin heels feature a silver buckle studded with small pearls to complement her silk long-sleeved wedding dress. On top of that, the wedding dress designed by Norman Hartnell was decorated with 10,000 pearl embellishments. It’s no secret that the Queen is a big fan of pearls as she’s always seen wearing the classic pearl necklace on most occasions.
If you adore the criss-cross open-toed design, then the gold lace embroidered Tess wedding heel will suit your royal taste. Tess is the modern version rendition of the classic silk and pearl embroidery that the Queen favored, but still lives up to its glamor and regal demure. Loved by all our brides and described as “comfortable, glamorous and luxurious”, these shoes were made for elegant modern women.
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Grace Kelly Wedding Shoe
We can’t talk about iconic royal wedding looks without mentioning Grace Kelly. The American actress chose to complete her iconic bridal ensemble with a custom-made wedding shoe by David Evins, who was a leading American designer that Grace had worked with previously. Adorned with delicate detailed lace embroidery to match her lace dress designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Helen Rose, the 2 ½ inch white pump was nothing short of simple. In fact, it was timeless and comfortable to withstand the whole parade at Saint Nicholas Cathedral.
We envision a bride who wants the Grace Kelly effect in our lace-embroidered Madeline wedding heel. This low-heeled wedding shoe features gorgeous embroidery with floral pearl beading in a luxurious gold color. We’re sure Grace would have also loved the distinctive delicate style that Madeline exudes. Further, you’ll be able to re-wear this beauty after your wedding to elevate a casual look or any fancy occasion.
Princess Diana’s Wedding Shoes
Another iconic wedding ensemble was Princess Diana’s. Who can forget the extravagant wedding dress designed by Elizabeth and David Emanuel that was dubbed the “dress of the century”. The dress had a jaw-dropping extravagant 25-foot train! But as iconic as her wedding dress was, her wedding shoe designed by Clive Shilton was just as detailed. The barely-there heel featured 542 sequins and 132 pearls! Diana also had a small “C and D” with a heart between them painted under the heel for Prince Charles. Now that’s what we call luxury for your feet.
A worthy successor of Diana’s wedding shoe is the Annalise Ivory kitten heel. Inspired by the glamor of the Great Gatsby era, the vintage inspired wedding shoe has hand embroidered baguette crystal, glass beads and crystal strings to give it a glamorous vibe. The unique design is one that looks even more regal in person and is fitting for a princess with a taste for luxury!
Princess Madeleine of Sweden's Wedding Shoe
We are completely obsessed with Princess Madeleine of Sweden’s ivory wedding shoe designed by Valentino Garavani when she married Christopher O'Neill in 2013. The elegant and romantic pointed-toe wedding shoe was woven with point d'esprit dots and illusion mesh. When paired with her breathtaking Valentino dress, it’s no wonder that Christopher had to hold back tears as she glided down towards him.
In a similar pointed-toe silhouette, the Elsa Ivory features luxurious sequin Dégradé and embellished crystal strass. Beautiful in pictures and even more in person, Elsa is named after the the Disney favorite because it’s design fits a bride who wants to look and feel like a glowing modern Princess, as you rightfully deserve.
Princess Claire of Luxembourg's Wedding Shoe
When we first saw this wedding shoe, we knew we had to include them in our wedding shoe Hall of Fame. Princess Claire of Luxembourg stunned in her low-heeled white wedding shoes with an ankle strap, closed-toe design and floral details to match the theme of her stunning Elie Saab wedding dress. The stunning creme-colored long-sleeved wedding dress featured chantilly lace embroidery with floral motifs, pearls and clear crystals.
To match the low-heel, ankle strap and closed-toe design, the Rosa Ivory wedding heel fits all the bills. It is adorned with handmade exquisite details of floral pearls and chiffon petals. The 2 ½ inch kitten heel will ensure you are comfortable all day long, while looking glamorous for the most special day of your life. Forget ‘no pain, no gain’ and embrace ‘comfort never looked so good!’.
Kate Middleton’s Wedding Shoe
If you love Kate’s Alexander McQueen wedding shoe, look no further to Millie, a classic white lace wedding pumps. The wedding shoe was made in mind of brides who are romantic, feminine and elegant. As a cherry on top, the ‘something blue’ sole is made with leather for a luxurious and high quality feel. Add this ‘something new’ to your wedding attire!
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Let us know in the comments below what your favorite royal wedding shoe was!