22 Block Heel Wedding Shoes You'll Actually Want to Wear All Day

We like 'em chunky.
Best block heels for a wedding 2024
Photos, clockwise: Dolce Vita, Loeffler Randall, Aldo, Kate Spade
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Lauren Whalley
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  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
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Updated Mar 25, 2024
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TBH, not all wedding shoes are created equal, some are really uncomfortable, which is super inconvenient considering it's your wedding day, after all. In comes our saving grace: block heel wedding shoes. Bridal block heels are thicker, which gives you more stability, comfort and style. Who could ask for anything more on their wedding day? Plus, chunky wedding heels are uber popular at the moment, so you can find them in a wide range of colors and fabrics with all sorts of bridal embellishments.

I, of course, had to tap the queen of block wedding heels, Charlotte Mills, who's been designing her own line of bridal footwear for about a decade, to learn more about this popular style. "Block heel bridal shoes are such a must for brides," says Mills. "They allow brides to be more comfortable than they would feel in a silletto heel; you have more surface area to stand on, and for a day that you're on your feet for the most part, you really want to be as comfortable as possible."

Below, we've rounded up a great selection of wedding shoes just for you that you can add to cart right now. (You can thank me later.)

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Block Heel Wedding Shoes for Every Style

From simple white shoes to bedazzled footwear, we've found it all in a variety of heel heights, from low heels to 4-inch block heels and everything in between. The best part about the lineup below is, "They're perfect for outdoor and summer weddings; if you're getting married on grass or on uneven surfaces, block heels make it so much easier to get around and prevent you from sinking into the grass!" says Mills.

1. Charlotte Mills Juniper Pearl Block Heels

White glittery block heels by Charlotte Mills
Photo: Charlotte Mills

Style: Pearl glitter bridal block heels

Size range: US 5.5-11.5 | Heel height: 3.9"

Price at time of publication: $325

These aren't your average bridal block heels; they're adorned with all-over shimmering sparkle. "This is our most classic style, an almond toe in a crushed pearl glitter with the option to wear with either a plain leather ankle strap or our organza ribbon strap," says Mills. "It's also the perfect closed-toe bridal shoe."

2. Birdy Grey Julia Chunky Heel

White block-heeled wedding shoes by Birdy Grey.
Photo: Birdy Grey

Style: Strappy thick heel wedding shoes

Size range: US 6-10 | Heel height: 3 5/8"

Price at time of publication: $49

You may know Birdy Grey for their affordable bridesmaid dresses, but did you know they have shoes, too? They offer comfortable and budget-friendly options, like the Julia Chunky Heel, that can be worn to nearly every wedding event, from the engagement party to the honeymoon. Plus, the conical block heel is trendy AF.

3. Loeffler Randall Camellia Gold Pleated Bow Heel

Gold block heeled shoe by Loeffler Randall.
Photo: Loeffler Randall

Style: Gold bridal block heels with bows

Size range: US 5-12 | Heel height: 3.5"

Price at time of publication: $395

Loeffler Randall is known for their trendy yet timeless wedding shoes, and their gold block heels are no exception. Constructed with pleated fabric and a signature knotted bow, the Camellia Heel provides optimal support and style. The brand has multiple iterations of this fan-favorite style, so you can easily find your perfect fit.

4. Dolce Vita River Pearl Heels

Low block heeled shoes by Dolce Vita.
Photo: Dolce Vita

Style: Low pearl bridal block heels

Size range: US 5-13 | Heel height: 2"

Price at time of publication: $125

If you're looking for quality low block heel wedding shoes that won't give you blisters walking down the aisle, these Dolce Vita heels are a great choice. One reviewer even said, "The block heel makes it easy to walk in, and you don't have to worry about damaging the heel on uneven pavement."

5. Bella Belle Chelsea Ivory Block Heel Wedding Shoes

Vintage inspired block heel shoes by Bella Belle.
Photo: Bella Belle

Style: Lace block heel wedding shoes

Size range: US 5-11 | Heel height: 3"

Price at time of publication: $325

Vintage brides: These white block heels are for you. Ivory lace is embroidered with white vines and paired with white silky straps for an adorable wedding block heel fit for a whimsical garden party. These handmade shoes boast extra padding for all-day comfort (which is very important when rocking 3-inch heels for several hours!).

6. Badgley Mischka Infinity Crystal Satin Block Heel Sandals

White wedding shoes with chunky heel and embellished strap
Photo: Neiman Marcus

Style: Embellished short block heel shoes

Size range: US 5-11 | Heel height: 2"

Price at time of publication: $225

Iconic design house Badgley Mischka blends couture and comfort to create the most glamorous, comfortable wedding shoes for brides who love block heels. Their Infinity shoes feature an open toe with an eye-catching crystal ankle strap. With a 2" low block heel, these shoes ensure an enjoyable wear from grand entrance to grand exit.

7. Pashion The Pashionita White Crystal Bow Block Heel

White block heels with a bow by Pashion.
Photo: Pashion

Style: Convertible embellished block heels with bows

Size range: US 5-11 | Heel height: 3" or 4"

Price at time of publication: $225

Heels meet flats. If you want a bridal block heel for the ceremony, but plan to change into chic flats for the reception but don't have the budget or simply don't want to change, these shoes can do both. The glitzy design features a white upper, a large tulle bow on the back and a crystal toe strap. But what's most impressive is the removable block heel (yep, you read that right). You'll want a pair in every style and color once the big day is done.

8. Jessica Simpson Stassey Sandal

Strappy block heeled sandals by Jessica Simpson.
Photo: Jessica Simpson

Style: Strappy ivory block heel wedding shoes

Size range: US 5-12 | Heel height: 3.2"

Price at time of publication: $98

ICYMI, Jessica Simpson has a line of stunning bridal shoes—and it includes some gorgeous block heels! These criss-cross-strap sandals come in matte white satin with a fun zippered back. For extra sentiment on your big day, each shoe in the collection has the phrase "Happily Ever After" inscribed on the bottom with a faux sapphire stone for something blue.

9. Dolce Vita Bobby Pearl Heels

White open-toe block heels with pearl embellishment
Photo: Dolce Vita

Style: Chunky platform pearl block heels

Size range: US 5-13 | Heel height: 3.5"

Price at time of publication: $150

Street fashion entered its platform heel era in 2022, and now the trend has made its way to bridal too. These Dolce Vita shoes give you 3.5" of height without sacrificing comfort. Boasting a pearl-embellished buckle and a chunky block heel, these shoes are just begging to be worn to with a city hall wedding dress and short veil.

10. Kate Spade Palm Springs Pearl Slide Sandals

Unique block-heeled pearl wedding shoes by Kate Spade
Photo: Kate Spade

Style: Thick heel wedding shoes with pearls

Size range: US 5-11 | Heel height: 1.5"

Price at time of publication: $238

Trade a block for a ball in these low-heel block wedding shoes. These slip-on sandals have slim leather straps with pearls for an elegant look on top. Meanwhile, the oversized faux pearl heel adds a fun twist on tradition. How cute is that?

11. Bella Belle Catarina Platform Jacquard Blue Floral Sandals With Ankle Straps

Blue floral print platform block heel wedding shoes by Bella Belle
Photo: Bella Belle

Style: Floral platform block bridal shoes

Size range: US 5-11 | Heel height: 5"

Price at time of publication: $345

Get yourself some blue block heels for your wedding that work as both your something blue and your something new. These Bella Belle chunky wedding heels excel in both style and comfort, with a gold and blue floral pattern and dainty ankle straps made for a spring garden wedding or bridal shower.

12. Margaux The City Sandal

Low block heel wedding shoes with embellished buckle
Photo: Margaux

Style: Block wedding heels with crystal buckles

Size range: US 4-12.5 | Heel height: 2.5"

Price at time of publication: $375

With criss-cross straps, a dazzling buckle and a sensible low block heel, Margaux's City Sandals are the epitome of elegance. Looking for comfortable block heels for your wedding? You'll have no problem dancing in theses all night long thanks to cushy foam padding and perfectly placed support. Go with the Ivory Satin option for something classic, or make a glam statement in Gold Nappa or Silver Mirror—you've got 12 colors to pick from.

13. M. Gemi The Lizza Nuova Platform Heel

Silver block heeled shoes by M. Gemi.
Photo: M. Gemi

Style: Silver platform low block heels

Size range: US 5-12 | Heel height: 2.75"

Price at time of publication: $298

Investing in a pair of chunky bridal shoes that you can actually move in is a must for your wedding day. This crinkled, silver metallic leather will have you shimmering like a mirrorball down the aisle and on the dance floor. Plus, the style is versatile enough for you to wear it again and again.

14. Aldo Faith Strappy Block Heel

Closed-toe block heel wedding shoes with ankle strap
Photo: Aldo

Style: Ivory closed-toe block heels

Size range: US 5-11 | Heel height: 3.5"

Price at time of publication: $98

These closed-toe block heels for your wedding are truly a Cinderella moment. We love the sleek leather upper, but what makes these bridal heels really special is that they come with a dainty ankle strap for a secure fit.

15. Betsey Johnson Dalas Cowboy Boot

White cowboy boots with a block heel by Betsey Johnson.
Photo: Betsey Johnson

Style: White embellished block heel boots

Size range: US 6-11 | Heel height: 1.5"

Price at time of publication: $249

Calling all rustic and boho brides: Looking for bridal shoes with a chunky heel that aren't actually heels? Let these Betsey Johnson cowboy boots with a low block heel stop your scroll. They're adorned in all-over pearls, which makes these boots totally wedding day-worthy. Psst: They also come in an all-over rhinestone style if that's more your vibe.

16. Dolce Vita Carlan Heels

Off white low block heel slides from Dolce Vita
Photo: Dolce Vita

Style: Short satin block heel slides

Size range: US 5-15 | Heel height: 2.2"

Price at time of publication: $130

Okay, let's make one thing clear, these block heel sandals are everything. The modern square toe, thin block heel and crossover detail give off quiet luxury but only cost $130. Just pair them with a modern slip wedding dress and sleek bun for all the cool girl vibes.

17. Jimmy Choo Sacaria 100 White Satin Sandals With All-Over Pearl Embellishment

Pearl embellished block heel shoes by Jimmy Choo.
Photo: Jimmy Choo

Style: Peep-toe block heels with pearls

Size range: US 4-13 | Heel height: 3.9"

Price at time of publication: $1,950

I'll always believe that Jimmy Choo shoes are a worthwhile investment. I mean, just look at these iconic pearl embellished bridal shoes with a block heel. Each designer pair is handcrafted in Italy from white satin, and the cherry (or pearl) on top gives these wedding block heels all the maximalist glamour.

18. Reformation Sally Bow Heeled Sandal

White strappy low block heels with bows
Photo: Reformation

Style: Strappy low block heels with bows

Size range: US 5-11 | Heel height: 2"

Price at time of publication: $248

These low wedding block heels feature a dainty straps and delicate bows that exude feminine energy. Made with high-quality calf leather, they're the perfect match for a silky, minimal wedding dress that's equally elegant. Whether you're having a lavish estate wedding or a cool art gallery gathering, these bridal block heels are effortlessly chic.

19. Sarah Flint Wedding Perfect Block Sandal 60

White block heeled shoes with lace trim by Sarah Flint.
Photo: Sarah Flint

Style: White block heel sandals with lace

Size range: US 4-13 | Heel height: 2.5"

Price at time of publication: $595

Step into your big day with these lacey Sarah Flint block heel wedding shoes. The open-toe heel features delicate lace accents that add a touch of elegance to your bridal look. The shoe is designed with anatomical arch support so your feet will thank you after an eight-plus-hour day.

20. Charlotte Mills Indi Pearl Bow Heels

White block heel shoes with a bow by Charlotte Mills
Photo: Charlotte Mills

Style: Block heel sandals with tulle bows

Size range: US 5.5-12.5 | Heel height: 3.5"

Price at time of publication: $330

You can never go wrong with a bridal bow-ment. "This shoe screams summer garden party wedding," says Mills. "With the cute polka dot tulle bow and sturdy block heel, you won't be sinking into the grass, and the statement bows popping out from under your dress are the perfect touch to so many bridal gowns."

21. Betsey Johnson Cady Rhinestone Booties

Rhinestone covered block heel booties by Betsey Johnson.
Photo: Betsey Johnson

Style: Embellished block heel wedding booties

Size range: US 5-13 | Heel height: 3.5"

Price at time of publication: $90

We love the nontraditional look of bridal booties—especially when they're covered in iridescent rhinestones. This pair of pointed-toe block heel ankle boots, which comes in wide widths, was made for a wedding. The sole is a fitting teal blue and stamped with a silver heart. You can also find them in gold, pink, red or blue so your wedding shoes won't just sparkle but also pop with color.

22. Nine West Mella 9x9 Slingback Loafer Pump

White patent slingback block heel loafers
Photo: Zappos

Style: Low block heel wedding loafers

Size range: US 5-12 | Heel height: 1.65"

Price at time of publication: $99

Embrace your unique style with these Nine West loafers, complete with cushioning and breathability. The patent faux leather pumps feature sleek slingback straps and eye-catching chain details. With their modern square toe and timeless appeal, these shoes will take you wherever you want to go—on your wedding day and beyond.

Where to Buy the Best Bridal Block Heels

Still undecided? I get it. There are so many gorgeous bridal block heels out there. Here are a few of my favorite brands to check out:

Charlotte Mills

Spoiler alert: I'm a huge fan of Charlotte Mills for so many reasons, but mostly because they value craftsmanship and their brides. "It's so important to us that brides feel comfortable and secure in their Charlotte Mills shoes," says Mills. That's not the only thing to love about the brand's bridal block heels; be sure to check out the bottoms for the sweetest detail. "Each pair of our shoes also comes with our signature embossed sole with the rhyme, 'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe' on the sole, complete with your something blue and a lucky sixpence penny in every left shoe for good luck on your wedding day!"

Loeffler Randall

If you've seen a wedding on Instagram in the past year, you've likely seen a pair of Loeffler Randall block wedding heels. Each shoe style is très chic and they always photograph beautifully. And the brand doesn't stop at shoes. They have an entire bridal collection with coordinating handbags, clutches and headbands to help you complete the look. They also take their ethical responsibility seriously, from using thoughtfully sourced materials to partnering with initiatives that support small workshop artisans. They're a brand you can truly get behind.

Bella Belle Shoes

Bella Belle is more than just a pretty name. They're known for combining fashion with comfort to create what's been dubbed as the prettiest 12-hour shoe. Don't take my word for it. Reviewers constantly rave about how comfortable they are, and the shoes have been seen on celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Jodi Sweeten and Adele, so it's safe to say these are the "it girl" bridal shoes. Whether you're looking for a pair of classic satin heels, bridal block heels adorned with lace or a fun pair of wedding flats for your reception, you'll find them at Bella Belle.

Dolce Vita

From classic pointed-toe pumps to trendier options adorned with pearls, bows and embellished buckles, Dolce Vita has a shoe to suit every bridal style. Reviewers rave about their comfort and luxurious looks, which is impressive considering that most pairs ring up well under $200. The brand's bridal edit showcases over 100 wedding-ready styles, including block heels, ballet flats, sneakers and even some coordinating accessories for those that love a matching bag moment.

Margaux

Margaux is all about crafting shoes that blend high style with exceptional comfort, which is exactly the kind of combo you want for your wedding day. Silhouettes are offered in multiple widths and inclusive sizing (we're talking 2.5 to 14), and all of them are handmade with the highest quality materials at a family-owned factory in Spain. There are a range of ready-to-wear styles to choose from, but you can also customize your own pair if you're looking for something extra special. Choose your design and colors, add an embellished buckle, have your new monogram engraved on the bottom—the options are endless.

Kate Ferris contributed to the reporting of this article.

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