This week I'll be panting over wedges. I'm a huge fan of wedges because they give you that lift of a heel, without the stab of a stiletto (or even the wobble of a kitten heel). As always, I aimed for a range of colors (white wedges! red wedges! blue wedges!) and costs (from forty bucks affordable to zomg those shoes almost cost as much as my entire wedding budget).
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of Wedding Shoes posts.
We love dorking out on loud, bold, colorful wedding shoes. Because we don't think your shoe options should be limited to white heels.
Betsey Johnson might have declared bankruptcy a few years ago, but she's still kicking! Her line of Something Blue shoes is a nice take on wedding footwear… some of these might lean a little less loud than I typically go, but I'm a sucker for the blue soles with a heart.
I knew as soon as I saw those adorable shoes up there in the middle, that I couldn't afford them. They would never be mine. Normally, I opt out of admiring things I can't have… but when it comes to footwear, I make exceptions. I like to imagine the fantastical cocktail parties I'd never attend in these shoes, the meetings with publicists in Los Angeles that would never happen, the TED Talks I'd never deliver, and the standing ovations I'd never know. Sometimes, a little fantasy is just fine.
The last time I featured Chinese Laundry on Offbeat Bride, commenters said things like, "I love CL shoes. I've had a pair for over 10 years and they're still SO COMFORTABLE" and "I have a pair of Chinese Laundry boots that I got in high school. They are 17 years old… and I still wear them." Even if you're not quite as sold on the brand, you're going to love the bonus shoe. It might be the naughtiest all-white wedding shoe I've ever seen.
Here are a few options for those of us who need arch support, padded footbeds, and a little more love for our toes. Obviously, you know your special foot needs best and I'm certainly not saying every one of these styles will work for every foot… but these brands all have a solid commitment to comfort, stability, and support.
I steadfastly believe that the higher-heeled types shouldn't get all the fun, so today I'm going to round up a collection of 46 pairs of flats that are loud and daring — just like I like 'em. Ready for some shoes that won't make you tower over your partner or hobble through your reception? I've got everything from pointy-toed frilly stuff for the femmey-footed, to adorable color-block Oxfords, to sweet love-note themed shoes… all with almost no heel height, for your wedding day comfort.
For these fancypants types, I bring you today's post full of loud colorful formal footwear in masculine styles. Of course there's some Fluevog action in here, but I've also got some Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, and some skull-covered Jeffery-West. The sad truth is that some of these shoes are really, really expensive… but they're also really, really fabulous. Even if you're just window shopping, there are styles in here to love…
We can pretend that this shoe post is in honor of the 4th of July and stars and stripes and patriotism and USA! USA! USA! but whatever: y'all know I just like some over-the-top shoes, and star-emblazoned shoes perfectly meet my standards for over-the-top-ness. I certainly don't think stars OR stripes should be only about patriotism, so let's just appreciate stars for being fantastical and cosmic.
I'm feeling quite literal today: Weddings! Love! Hearts! Really, there are two days when you should wear heart shoes: Valentine's Day and your wedding day.
Oh, and I even tossed in a couple non-shoe heart things. I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF.
I'm here to round up some awesome shoes for my wide-footed ladies. These are weddings shoes that come in "WW" widths, but still look sassy and faboooo, dahlinks. Because hey: nothing against boats, but sometimes you don't want your feet to feel like one.
Show of hands, here: who's planning a beach wedding? Or having a casual wedding in their backyard? Or who isn't getting married at all and is just lurking looking for cute shoes to wear this summer? (My fellow not-engaged shoe fiends, I know you're out there. Lurking. Watching. Waiting. Breathing heavily.)
Well, for all y'all, today is a good one because we're going to digitally fondle some sandal-type footwear.