High heeled wedding shoes: the sky’s the limit
When I asked my friend Kat what type of heels she’d be wearing to her wedding this summer, she looked at me speechless. I guess not all brides-to-be know about the numerous heel options out there for their big day!
Stilettos are a favourite among celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Eva Longoria, thanks to the effect they have on lengthening one’s legs. They have a flat sole and a signature tall, skinny heel that can be up to 8 inches high!
The classic ‘high heel’, courts feature a 2 to 3 inch heel, and are usually wider and more comfortable than stilettos.
You can find a peeptoe on heels of all shapes and sizes, and they’re my favourite variation for brides since they offer a chance to let your freshly manicured toes ‘peep’ through.
Ankle strap heels and sling backs
While they come in a variety of heights, ankle strap heels offer a dainty strap that goes around the ankle, while sling backs have a strap that goes around the Achilles heel, making them both more secure to walk in.
A popular choice amongst brides and wedding guests this season, what sets these shoes apart is that their sole is thicker than your classic court, and for that reason, I think they’re more comfy!
High heeled sandals
A classic choice amongst brides, the heel height and type can vary, but they always feature a strappy, sandal top.
For brides who want added height, but don’t want to be wobbling around, the thick sole of the wedge distributes your weight throughout your entire foot, offering more stability.
Brides with less experience wearing heels, or who want to maximise comfort, don’t need to look further. The short, slim kitten heel maxes out at 2 inches, but still provides the hint of elegance that heels offer.
Remember—your wedding day is not the day to try out skyscraper stilettos for the first time. Try on several pairs, buy something you feel comfortable in and don’t forget to break them in!