20 Gorgeous Mother of the Bride Shoes That You'll Actually Want to Dance In

Shoes can make or break a wedding experience.
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bonnie elmann the knot contributing writer
Bonnie Elmann
bonnie elmann the knot contributing writer
Bonnie Elmann
The Knot Contributor
  • Bonnie is a contributing writer for The Knot
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Updated Jun 22, 2021
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The mother of the bride's wedding outfit is almost as important as the bride's. After all, she'll want to look her very best on her daughter's wedding day. Aside from the mother of the bride's dress and accessories, shoes are an integral part of every wedding-worthy outfit that shouldn't be overlooked. So, whether you're the bride, a bridesmaid, the mother of the groom or the mother of the bride, shoes are everything—they can make or break your wedding experience. If you're going to dance the night away, you might as well get down in comfort and style. It's easy to choose a pair of gorgeous mother of the bride shoes without considering if the ankle strap is tight enough or how a peep toe will fare by the end of the night. But gorgeous does not always equal support (I mean, have you tried walking in stilettos?), which is why you should always take your shoes for a spin ahead of the big day.

Not sure where to start? We've got you covered. From Badgley Mischka to ASOS, we've rounded up our favorite mother of the bride shoes for every style that'll make you fall head over heels—whether they're low heels or high ones.

Jewel by Badgley Mischka Ellaine Heels

anthropologie jeweled mother of the bride heels

These sand gold Badgley Mischka high heels are embellished with jewels on their swirling straps. With an adjustable ankle strap and buckle closure, you'll feel free to easily move around the dance floor. Offering both glitz and glam, these shoes are a total showstopper.

Maliparmi Floral High Heels Sandals

anthropologie green floral mother of the bride high heels

Looking for a pop of color? Try these floral heels that will make your guests green with envy. These statement shoes boast botanical accents that feel totally fresh.

Claire Pettibone Flora Rose Heel

bella belle rose gold floral mother of the bride heel

Blush silk satin and embroidered flowers are the perfect match. Touches of rose gold and sage green are the perfect complement to these shoes' floral stitching.

Sam Edelman Strappy Heeled Sandals

anthropologie gold mother of the bride strappy heeled sandals

Kitten heels can be very sexy, especially if you're not looking to add too much heel height to your shoes. These strappy sandals in summer shadaes, including light blue and gold, are the perfect combo of comfortable and chic.

Manolo Blahnik Lurum Jewel Leaf Mule

nordstrom black jeweled mother of the bride heels

This fancy footwear is a splurge, but hear us out: The satin material, pointed toe, and jewel embellishments give this classic style a showstopping look.

Simmi London Wide Fit Chanelle Heels

asos white wide fit jeweled mother of the bride heels

We're loving these wide-fit sandals with rhinestone-embellished straps. The square base will make your feet feel light as air instead of feeling squished.

& Other Stories Strappy Leather Heeled Sandal

and other stories strappy leather mother of the bride heeled sandal

If your mother of the bride dress is long enough to cover your mother of the bride shoes, why not opt for these comfortable, strappy block heels? Their cream hue matches practically any color dress and includes an adjustable slingback strap.

TESS Gold Lace Heels

gold lace mother of the bride heels with blue accents

Either the mother of the bride or the bride herself can wear these dazzling vintage lace stilettos. The blue sole won't be visible to your guests, but it adds an element of surprise to an otherwise classic shoe. And the best part is, they're featured as "comfortable evening shoes" thanks to their heavy padding detail.


asos rose gold mother of the bride heels

At just $43, these rose gold wedding high heels are a total steal. They're perfect if you're not looking to make a big investment in a pair of shoes that you might only wear one time.

BHLDN Freya Rose Della Heels

bhldn classic white mother of the bride heels

Just because your dress is busy with patterns and color, does not mean your mother of the bride shoes need to be, too. These classic peep toe pumps with a mother of pearl heel work perfectly with an embellished dress that does all the talking.

Elsa Nude Sequin Nude Embellished Wedding Shoes

bella belle gold sequin mother of the bride heels

Get your sparkle on with these sequin-studded high heels. They look like Cinderella's glass slippers, except they won't fall off before the clock strikes midnight.

Public Desire Wide Fit Lacey Heeled Sandals

asos public desire wide fit mother of the bride strappy heels

Wide fit high heels sandals? Don't mind if we do! For a beach wedding, upgrade your flip flops by choosing a fancier sandal. These shoes offer style and lots of breathing room for your feet with an open tie and tie-up detail.

CONTESA Boom Reflective Suedette

nina shoes pink mother of the bride heels

You'll be pretty in pink in these peony-colored, suede mother of the bride shoes. They come in so many different colors (think: strawberry punch and new navy), you're bound to find a pair that matches your dress.

Christian Louboutin Spikaqueen Crystal Transparent Ankle-Strap Red Sole Pumps

neiman marcus christian louboutin transparent mother of the bride heels with red bottoms and crystals

You can't go wrong with classic Christian Louboutin heels. Of course, they come with a signature red soles, but are also adorned with delicate crystals for the most glamorous look.

MARIEE Wedding/Evening Pink Shoes With Bows

bella belle pink and gold mother of the bride heels with bows

Your daughter may be a princess for the day, but you are most certainly a queen. Show off your queen status with these soft, pretty pink high heels that include a crystal strap and an adorable bow.

BHLDN Badgley Mischka Siene Heels

bhldn neutral jeweled mother of the bride heels

Add something shiny—but subtle—to your outfit with a neutral pair of heels that include a deconstructed bow on your toes.

Ferrie Platino Metallic Faux Suede

nina shoes metallic faux suede mother of the bride flats

You can't go wrong with a pair of evening flats. Once the ceremony portion of the wedding is over, trade your stilettos for these metallic suede flats and give your feet a rest. Plus, they're super stylish and will light up the night even when you're all partied out.

Jimmy Choo Emsy Glitter Crisscross Cocktail Sandals

neiman marcus jimmy choo mother of the bride heels with glitter

Throw on these evening wear sandals and prepare for all the compliments. Since they're sparkly, adjustable, and styled with a criss-cross design, you'll want to wear these everywhere.

NUDE PU Clear Slingback High Heel Court Shoes

pretty little thing clear nude mother of the bride heels

They're clear with mesh in the front and nude in the back. You'll be wearing these at the wedding and a night out with jeans. Yes, they're that versatile.

Schutz Luriane Metallic Leather Slingback Sandals

neiman marcus metallic leather mother of the bride heels

Are you a gold kind of gal? These silver slingbacks are so sleek, you might just change your mind. Pair them with a jewel toned or black dress for a polished effect.

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