Now that you've found the dress, your next stop is your bridal accessories. Apart from the ring and the veil, the next item would be your wedding shoes. Like shopping for wedding dresses, when shopping for your dream bridal shoes, you will be given endless choices from colours to fabrics to shapes and fits. To avoid being dragged down the seemingly endless rabbit hole and getting overwhelmed by all the assortment of options, shop with your wedding dress and theme in mind. Your wedding shoes can complement the rest of your bridal outfit or be a fun opposing highlight that gives your bridal look a statement contrast.
When shopping for wedding shoes, one thing to keep in mind is the comfort factor. Your feet will be in these shoes all day from the moment you set out for the aisle to dancing the night away on the dance floor. There is nothing worse than an uncomfortable pair of shoes that cramps your style (literally).
If you've started venturing down the wedding shoe rabbit hole and feel you are getting swept off your feet in the wrong way, here are some of our top five 2022 wedding shoe trends that will help you find the pair!
Sparkling with Sophistication
2021 was the year of understated and minimalist bridal looks. This year, the understated has evolved to include a delicate sprinkle of sparkling embellishments. Whether it is in the form of tiny crystals or sequins or a small strip of glittery tulle, the small decorations add a dash of glamour without taking away from the sophisticated classiness of the understated look. Here are some of our favourite understated sparkle bridal shoes.
Get Romantic with Lacey Embellishments
The popular Netflix romance series Bridgerton has been a significant inspiration source for dress designers this year. Like love for regal looks and romance as translated directly into wedding shoes. Lace is a staple for the fashion of Bridgerton styled era. It has always been a timeless classic when it comes to wedding outfits. Whatever the type of heels or flats, a touch of lace will give your bridal look a new layer of gracefulness. For brides who wants a touch of romance and want a bit of Bridgerton romance to their wedding shoes, these are our favourites.
Straps are Back
The minimalist bridal look has evolved to take the form of shoes with delicate straps. With covid dictate small weddings, more brides have opted for more minimal and short dresses for their special day. With the shortened hemlines, there is a rise for brides who want a little more drama in their shoes. For brides who want to add a feminine touch and finer details to their look on the day, opting for shoes with straps is a great way to add interest to your outfit without taking away from the dress. Here are some of our editor's picks for strappy bridal shoes.
Walk the Blocks
Wanting a pair of heels for your wedding day, but you are not used to walking one, or maybe you want to save yourself from the pain of moving on a stiletto all day. Block heels could be your solution. These heels are the next most stable thing from a wedge shoe and are one of our favourite go-tos for weddings in venues with soft or uneven surfaces like golf courses and gardens. For brides who want to add a more feminine touch, try a pair with pearl or lace details. For brides who would like a bit of whimsical drama, we would recommend trying a pair of block heels with something floral, tulle or a small amount of embellished sparkle.
Bows have announced an entrance around 2020 in wedding trends, but its evolution gets better and better with every season. The bows are about making sophisticated statements and creating drama for your wedding look this year. They are a great way to add a feminine touch to your special day. Here are our favourite bow picks this season.
Our top pick wedding shoes are now available at our Eternal Bridal Online Boutique. The full collection of our wedding shoes can be seen here.