23 Chic Black Shoes to Wear With Your Wedding Dress

This classic hue will bring the perfect dose of drama to your look.
J.Crew suede black bridal pumps
Anna Hecht - The Knot Contributor.
Anna Hecht
Anna Hecht - The Knot Contributor.
Anna Hecht
The Knot Contributor
  • As a freelancer, Anna writes articles for The Knot Worldwide.
  • A former New Yorker, Anna now lives in Stockholm, Sweden, where she is the Deputy Managing Editor at a wellness startup.
  • In addition to writing for The Knot Worldwide, Anna has worked as an editor at CNN, a reporter for CNBC Make It, and has freelanced for many other well-established online publications.
Updated Feb 28, 2022
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We all know the saying: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something...black? Okay, so that's not exactly how the saying goes. But for those who want to don black shoes with their wedding dress instead of the traditional white or nude styles, we say "bravo." In this roundup, we scoured the internet for a wide variety of black heels, flats, platforms and everything in between. We've got bestsellers and popular styles, available in a variety of price ranges, so that you can find whatever it is you're looking for. Keep reading to shop your perfect editor-approved pair of dress shoes for your big day.

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Can You Wear Black Shoes With a Wedding Dress?

Worried that wearing black shoes on your big day is a wedding no-no? We're here to tell you that you definitely can—and should—wear black shoes with your wedding dress if that's what fits your vision. Although all-white wedding looks seem to be the norm in Western culture, there's no actual rule that says you need to do that for your own special day. If a pair of black wedding shoes is what you want, there are plenty of stylish options that will add a unique dose of personality to your attire.

23 Black Shoes That'll Go With Your Wedding Dress

We researched the best black wedding shoes on the internet and found dozens of options in a variety of styles and heel heights that will take your look to the next level. Shop our hand-picked selections below to find the shoe that works best for you.

ALDO Kedeaviel Sandal in Black

Aldo block heel black wedding dress shoe

With a block heel for added comfort, these heeled sandals are a practical shoe for your big day. But just because they're practical doesn't mean they won't make a statement. The metallic accents add a bit of flare and the thin strap across the front looks sophisticated.

Bella Belle Shoes Kate Ribbon Tie Heels in Black

Bella Belle black shoe for wedding dress

You'll be the belle of the ball in these ultra-chic heels by Bella Belle Shoes. With a lustrous black satin bow that wraps around the foot, these stiletto sandal heels will most certainly add to your bridal look.

Sam Edelman Daniella Heeled Sandals in Black Suede Leather

Sam Edelman black suede heeled sandal for wedding dress shoe

Sam Edelman is known for making block-heeled shoes that both look great and provide comfort. If you'll be hosting a reception with lots of dancing planned, you'll most definitely want to consider these sturdy black suede shoes for your wedding day.

J.Crew Suede Colette Pumps in Black

J.Crew suede pumps for black wedding dress shoe

You'll be a classic bride in these popular Colette pumps by J.Crew. An added bonus? These shoes will become a staple in your wardrobe, since they're a basic item you can wear again and again long after your wedding day passes.

Nina Shoes Flosie in Black Mini Matte Faille

Nina Shoes black wedding dress shoe with bow

Pair these black shoes with your wedding dress for a look that's sure to wow your guests. The bow on the front adds a dramatic detail, and the 4.5-inch heel height will elongate your silhouette.

Lulus Ledah Black Suede Lace-Up Heels

Lulus black strappy wedding dress shoe

Bring a bit of sex appeal to your wedding ensemble with these stiletto heels that wrap around your ankles. The best part about this striking pair? You can easily wear them for other occasions following your wedding day.

Black Suede Studio X Revolve Livia Sandal

Black Suede studio X Revolve black wedding dress sandal

If we had to describe the Livia Sandal in one word, it'd be "luxurious." With a rhinestone-encrusted buckle and a streamlined stiletto heel, this glam pair will make a major statement on your big day.

Nina Shoes Volanda in Black Satin

Nina Shoes rhinestone-encrusted black satin bridal heel

Hosting an after-party on your wedding day? You'll be first on the dance floor in these rhinestone-encrusted black satin heels, which only stand a little over 3 inches tall.

The Reformation Gigi Strappy Mid Heel Sandal in Black

Reformation black strappy wedding dress heels

Perfect for the high-fashion bride, these strappy '90s-inspired heels are the epitome of style. We think they'd look awesome paired with a simple, silk slip dress. Plus, if you decide not to wear black shoes with your wedding dress after all, they come in four other colors.

ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit Nasia Heeled Mules in Black

ASOS Design black heeled wedding dress shoes

Looking for a fabulous shoe with a wide fit on your wedding day? Try these chic mules, which have a flared heel to add a unique touch to your wedding-day look. Their affordable price also makes them a great option if you're looking for black shoes to wear with a bridesmaid dress.

Bella Belle Shoes Ariel Sequin Black Evening Flats

Bella Belle sequin black wedding dress flats

For a wedding flat with a bit of flair, consider these sequined mesh flats. They're the perfect bridal accessory for the bride who values comfort but still wants a statement shoe.

Sam Edelman Kia Sandal in Black

Sam Edelman black bridal sandals

Ooh la la! What a shoe. The Kia Sandals pack a serious style punch. With a rounded heel and suede straps designed to flatter the foot, these block heel sandals are one-of-a-kind.

Bottega Veneta Leather Mules in Black

Bottega Veneta open-toe leather black wedding mules

Not all bridal shoes have to be encrusted with rhinestones and topped with bows. These understated open-toe Bottega Veneta mules are easy to slip on—and kick off once the dancing begins.

Badgley Mischka Cher Crystal Embellished Pumps in Black Satin

Badgley Mischka cher crystal embellished black wedding pumps

Looking to be a modern yet classic bride? Go for these rhinestone-embellished black pumps, which feature crystal brooch details at the toe and a sleek satin finish. They're also available in five other colors to match a range of wedding color palettes.

Nina Shoes Nora Black-Luster-Satin

Nina Shoes black wedding shoe with low heel and ankle straps

With a low heel and crisscrossed ankle straps, these practical wedding heels don't lack style or glamour. The crystals across the toe strap offer that extra bit of sparkle that every bride needs.

Schutz Ariella Mule in Transparente Salto

Schutz Ariella black wedding dress mule with translucent straps

To these Schutz Ariella Mules, we say "Y-E-S." Perfect for a modern look, this trending style with two delicate translucent straps has us swooning.

Bella Belle Shoes Jasmine Black Crystal Embellished Pumps

Bella Belle Shoes Jasmine crystal embellished bridal pumps

Obviously, we love a pump. But a pump with a pearl and crystal embellishment? Instantly fabulous. Wear these Bella Belle pumps on your big day and you'll surely turn heads.

Nina Shoes Teddy Black Luster Satin

Nina Shoes black satin wedding shoe

For a shoe that's comfortable and chic, consider this closed-toe pump by Nina Shoes. With a low 2.5-inch heel, satin finish, bow accent and a stylish slingback strap, these black wedding shoes are a 10 out of 10.

Christian Louboutin Hot Chick 100 Patent-Leather Pumps in Black

Christian Louboutin patent-leather luxurious black bridal pumps

If you've always dreamed of wearing a designer shoe on your wedding day, this pair can't be overlooked. Featuring eye-catching wavy edges, these patent leather pumps by Christian Louboutin look so good that you may have to put them on display at home after your wedding day wraps.

Soludos Tall Wedge in Black

Soludos boho chic black wedding wedges

Planning a beach wedding? Opt for a pair of wedge sandals or wedge heels instead of stilettos to avoid sinking into the sand. These popular lace-up espadrilles are perfect for a boho chic summer wedding look.

Nina Shoes Kat Black-Luster Satin

Nina Shoes black wedding shoes with feathers and rhinestones

Take a risk with your wedding shoe by donning these super cool slides with feathers and rhinestones across the front. With a heel height of just over 2 inches, you'll be able to wear them all day—and well into the night. If they don't match your wedding style, they'd also be a fun option for a bachelorette party look or boudoir shoot.

J. Crew Colette Slingback Pumps in Black Suede

J.Crew slingback black bridal pumps

A suede slingback heel is one of the best choices for the classic bride. This voguish pair works perfectly as evening shoes, and they'll easily become a staple in your wardrobe for work or other special occasions long after your wedding day has come to an end.

Bella Belle Shoes Nikki Black Black Lace Peep Toe Booties

Bella Belle black lace peep toe bridal booties

This list wouldn't be complete without a pair of totally glamorous, ladylike peep-toe booties. While they're a bold choice, there's no better time to go all out with your fashion wishlist than on your wedding day.

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