With 2023 in full swing, we’re starting to get an idea of this year’s wedding trends. While a lot of the focus is on dresses, decorations, and flowers, one important factor that can’t be forgotten is the bridal shoes! Whether you’re a bride, a bridesmaid, or a wedding guest who likes to be stylish, there are some trendy looks to keep an eye out for. Let’s browse the hottest wedding shoe trends for 2023!
Minimalistic designs have been gaining popularity over the past few years, and this trend shows no signs of stopping in 2023. Sleek and stylish designs with a clean, understated appearance are what minimalism is all about. If you’re looking for something simple but sophisticated, opt for minimalist shoes with subtle accents like pearl or diamond details.
Open-Toe vs. Closed-Toe
Open-toe sandals allow you to show off your pedicure while still giving you the coverage and support of a closed-toe shoe. On the other hand, closed-toes can add elegance and sophistication to any bridal look.
We think this decision will come down to the vibes of the wedding. If your ceremony is going to be fun and fancy free, there’s no reason not to choose a pair of open-toe bridal wedding shoes. However, if you’re going for a more traditional wedding, you can’t go wrong with closed-toe shoes.
When it comes to wedding shoes, comfort is key. Some trends come and go, but the ability to dance the night away will always be popular! Look for materials that provide cushioning and support, like suede, so your feet won’t feel tired after hours of standing, walking, or dancing. Additionally, consider adding some padding inside your shoes if necessary—no one wants their feet hurting by the end of their special day!
Flats vs. Heels
We’ve heard some brides wondering whether they’re allowed to wear flats to their wedding ceremony, and whether flats are worthy of being wedding shoes for the bride. When we hear words like “allow” and “worthy,” we get a little peeved—it’s your wedding. If you want to wear flip flops, go barefoot, wear your favorite sneaker brand – go for it! Everything is up to you on your special day.
Whether you want to wear flats because they’re more comfortable, or you want to be mindful of your partner’s height, or they go great with your wedding venue, or you simply like them better than heels, you should! It’s trendy as heck to make your wedding day perfect for you.
There’s also nothing wrong with choosing a wedding classic: a pair of heels. While you may want to have backup shoes for your reception, heels are often the go-to choice when picking bridal shoes that will wow your partner and your guests.
Now that you know these wedding shoe trends for 2023, remember that, even though there are a lot of options, there’s a pair that’s perfect for you and your style. Once you’ve chosen the shoes that match your personality and have said YES to your perfect dress, it’s time to choose the rest of your bridal accessories! Book your accessories appointment, and our expert bridal stylists will help you complete your wedding day look!