More and more often, stylish brides are opting for ivory dresses rather than traditional white. Designers now fill runways with ivory dresses, and many bridal shoes, ranging from classic to elegant, can be purchased in ivory.
To go with the romantic dresses that are popular in summer 2010, consider these Martinez Valero Suzy Q Off-White sling-backs from Overstock.com. They retail for $79.99 and are embellished with a leather rose.
Demonstrating another trend, pleats, the Bandolino Elycee Ivory Leather slingbacks could be paired with any dress. At $36.23, they’re highly affordable, and the 2″ heel and lightly-padded insole can help make the wedding day more comfortable.
Bows are one of the hottest summer trends, and Endless.com offers these elegant slingback sandals, Coloriffics Women’s Lila Sandal with Bow. They have a 2-3/4″ heel, satin upper and a leather sole and are reasonably priced at $69.95.
For brides with a bigger budget, consider the Bourne Women’s Serena Peep-Toe Slingback Pump, also available from Endless.com. They come in off-white, violet and oyster. The oversized bow is encrusted with gems. These shoes sell for $249.95.
ChineseLaundry.com (a brand many will recognize from DSW stores) offers a variety of evening styles. For a dramatic contemporary look, check out the Baldwin Peep-Toe Slingback, available in ivory as well as a variety of other colors. This pair boasts a shiny fabric upper that wraps inward to a knot with a low-cut peep toe. It also features a rhinestone-encrusted adjustable buckle. At 5″, these are definitely heels for the bride who wants to make a statement. As an added bonus, they are also listed among the site’s “vegan” shoes, since they contain no animal products.
Those looking for affordable styles can browse at Payless.com, where you’ll find the reasonably-priced Cavalier Slingback by American Eagle. With a softly rounded toe and an elegant knot detail, the shoe offers a padded footbed for comfort and a 2-1/4″ wedge heel with a stacked wood look. Because of the more casual look, they would be perfect for a destination or beach wedding.
A comfortable, romantic and affordable shoe, also found at Payless.com, is the Camilla Flower Ballet Flat, sold in cream and priced at $22.99 which is almost similar to the pricing of lancaster wedding djs, which is great. It features whimsical patent flower details, a padded insole for comfort and a lightweight, flexible outsole.
Another big summer trend are embellished shoes, such as the Savannah by Colorful Creations Ivory Peep-Toe Pumps with Rhinestones available at AdvantageBridal.com. These has a 2-1/2″ heel and sell for $83. Zappos.com sells a similar shoe, rsvp Peaches, a high-heeled dyeable sandal. They have an adjustable ankle strap, a 3-3/4″ heel, and are priced at $65.
These shoes are just a few samples of the way that brides can find stylish, elegant ivory shoes to complement the perfect gown. Everyone has her own preferences; just remember to order them early enough so you have them for your first fitting.