Tips and Facts: White and Ivory Wedding Shoes

Ivory or White Wedding Shoes

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Tina and Thora by Badgley Mischka are both  available in white and ivory.

One of the most common questions that brides ask themselves is whether they should go with white wedding shoes or an ivory pair instead. The good news is that, no matter what color you choose, there will be plenty of stylish options to choose from, including everything from flats to the highest stiletto heels. But if you’re at a loss for which color would really be right for your wedding, continue reading for some tips that will clear up this issue for you.

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Go with the Color of Your Dress

Your shoes should match, or at least come close to matching, the color of your dress. Many brides do, indeed, get away with wearing ivory wedding shoes with a white dress, though, as this provides that little bit of contrast that keeps things interesting. Besides, the shoes aren’t all that visible under a floor-length gown anyhow. However, if you really want to keep things uniform, determine whether you want to wear an ivory gown or a white gown. To make the best choice, try on dresses of both colors and determine which shade complements your skin tone best. Then purchase shoes that match the gown. If you purchase your shoes first, you’ll have to do the opposite and then find the gown that works with the shoes. This, however, works fine for many brides because they’re able to try on their dress and have it altered to the height that they are with their heels on.

Keep It Low Key

Unless you’re purposely going for a bright bit of color on your wedding shoes, stick with a shade like ivory, which, again, matches close enough to white but don’t take away any attention from your dress.


So if you’re searching for the best pair of wedding shoes and all you can find is ivory but you have a white dress, rest assured that a good rule to follow is for your shoes to either match the color of your dress or at least be a little bit darker. On the other hand, if you have an ivory dress, you should avoid white shoes, which will be a stark contrast to the ivory gown and may look awkwardly bright and out of place.

How to Find Designer Bridal Shoes

 The-shining-diamonds-high-heel-wedding-shoes-for-bride    A wedding is one of the most important events in a woman’s life, so adding some spark and color to the white dress can transform a bride from beautiful to amazing. For a lovely day like the wedding day, a woman must have the perfect shoes. If you are searching for the best designer bridal shoes, you should first consider a few important things.

Do Trends Matter?

Trends in wedding shoes seem to change year by year, and today there is more diversity than ever. It also depends on the type of wedding that you want to plan: traditional, romantic, beach casual, destination or a glamorous event. Maybe trend is not as important as your personal style. The shoes have to fit your style perfectly. But, style can be less important when you think of another factor: comfort.

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Bridal shoes have to fit well, so don’t study just the looks when you are in the search of the best pair. Make sure you will feel good and you will have no restraints while you walk or dance. A good match means good comfort most of the time. Do not forget that you will have to do a lot of photographs, or walk gracefully down the aisle. Wear the shoes a little bit the days before the wedding.

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Wider heels can provide more comfort and stability, but a narrow one can be more stylish, elegant and feminine. The dress has to be fitted to accommodate the heel height. If you want the heels to be higher, do not exaggerate, as this can create unpleasant situations, like falling or even injuries.


Some of the best fabrics to use with a wedding dress can be satin and silk. But these two options are more a tradition than a matter of taste, so if your dress is far from traditional, use shoes that will fit the dress. Current trends are also important in choosing the right the fabrics.

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Before choosing designer bridal shoes that will fit your budget, style and feet dimensions, you may have to try many pairs. Most shoes made by a designer are stylish anyway. Shoes should be tried at different times of the day because you may find your feet inflated closer to the end of the day.

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Women should choose well when searching for the perfect designer bridal shoes. They shouldn’t make compromises related to comfort in the favor of style. Comfortable wedding shoes can help you avoid blisters, which could be disastrous for a wedding. Choosing shoes for a wedding can be difficult, but it becomes easier if you know the most important things to look for.

Wedding Day Style: Heels, Platforms, Sandals, or Barefoot?

Wedding Flip-Flops Are a Great Fit for the Beach, Garden or Reception

Every year, more and more brides are opting to have their wedding by the beach or in a quaint garden. Gone are the days wherein weddings are strictly held at a church, not to mention the limitations in decor that come with it. Outdoor weddings are becoming more popular mostly because they offer creativity, uniqueness, and beauty that a church wedding can’t just quite capture.


Heels, Sandals, Flip-Flops or Barefoot?

For starters, make sure that your guests know you’re having a beach or garden wedding so that they can dress appropriately. Just imagine if the ladies still wore stilettos and pumps – it might take them forever to get to their seats! As the bride, it’s your job to get to the altar so heels are a definite no-no. In case you stick to an indoor wedding, you can keep the heels and throw them off later for something more comfortable (i.e. sandals or flip-flops).

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The battle between sandals and flip-flops is more complex, since both are suitable for an outdoor wedding. In this case, it’s up to you to decide. Take a look at your dress – does it look better with sandals or flip-flops? If you’re worried that flip flops are too simple, that can easily be solved. Some flip-flops are bedazzled with beads or even Swarovski crystals on the straps. For the bride who really wants to feel the sand as she walks along the aisle, barefoot sandals are popular nowadays. These aren’t shoes in the technical sense, but more of crystals and pearls hooked around your big toe, running across your foot and ending in a loop around your ankle. Yes, they don’t come with a foot bed! Just remember that sand can get pretty hot depending on the time of day.

How About My Guests?

If your guests still insist on wearing heels (more common for garden weddings), add some party favors for your guests by preparing a basket of flip-flops for each of them to take. Prioritize the ladies – after a long day’s work, your bridesmaids definitely deserve to kick of their heels and to dance the night away.


Why Flip-Flops?

No other footwear offers more versatility than flip-flops. If it’s part of your personal style, then by all means flaunt it during your wedding day. Another advantage to this is that you can wear them more than once, as opposed to traditional wedding shoes usually only worn once.

Where Can I Get Flip-Flops for My Wedding? 

Another upside to wearing flip-flops for your wedding is that you can make them, especially if you’re a DIY fan. You can get ideas from websites like Myglassslipper to get you started.


Joy by Oka B available at My Glass Slipper

Spring in with Yellow

Today we have a guest post from Michelle Ford, a writer with a passion for all things design. Here’s what Michelle has to say about the yellow trend for spring weddings:

If you’re looking for a spring wedding and yellow is your color then we’ve got you covered. You can either choose from a sunny bright hue or a pale tone.

You can choose a simple white cake adorned with yellow accents, a caked iced in yellow, or an ombre yellow frosted cake.

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And of course to finish off planning your day if this is the color you go with, you have to make sure you’ve got the shoes to step in.

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If you’re planning on using yellow for your wedding, you can get your shoes from us in a variety of hues. We suggest trying the Glamour by David Tutera or Gisell by Pelle Moda in bright yellow or warm yellow. Both shoes are easily dye-able at

Glamour by David Tutera dyed Bright Yellow

Giselle by Pella Moda dyed Warm Yellow

Guadalupe by Liz Rene dyed Warm Yellow

Michelle Ford grew up in Georgetown, Guyana and is currently an architecture graduate student at the University of South Florida. She is interested in various forms of design including interior, floral, and jewelry.


Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid a Chic Choice for Weddings

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Today we have a guest post from Michelle Ford, a writer with a passion for all things design. Here’s what Michelle has to say about the must-have color trend for the new year:

If you’re looking for some floral inspiration for your wedding, we’ve found it: Pantone has announced that the 2014 color of the year is a purplish-pink hue called Radiant Orchid. The vibrant, feminine color certainly is a bright pop that we expect to see lots of brides choosing for their wedding days.

Radiant Orchid is a fresh purple with a splash of pink, and the shade is taken straight from nature. Brides can go straight to the florist for a swatch of inspiration, because the shade is inspired by the elegant and graceful orchid flower. You can incorporate the flower into your wedding day with orchid bouquets, table settings, boutonnieres, cake decorations, and hair accents.bouquet 2Photo Credits for table settings (clockwise): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Add more touches of Radiant Orchid throughout your wedding day by dressing your bridesmaids in the purple-pink hue and incorporating color into your wedding invitations.

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Of course, our favorite way to showcase a trendy color on your wedding day is with your shoes! Any of our dyeable wedding shoes dyed in My Glass Slipper dye colors Royal Purple, Lavender and Fuchsia would add a fashion-forward pop of orchid color to your special day.

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princess Princess by David Tutera dyed Lavender


Lauren by Pelle Moda dyed Fuchsia

Michelle Ford grew up in Georgetown, Guyana and is currently an architecture graduate student at the University of South Florida. She is interested in various forms of design including interior, floral, and jewelry.