11 New Bridal Shoe Trends

Prepare yourself for sexy strappy heels, luxe embellishments and comfy flats.
by The Knot
photo by Burcu Avsar

Forget everything you think you know about traditional bridal shoes. From avant-garde booties to sexy laser-cut stilettos, the new wave of wedding-worthy footwear is fashion forward, fiercely modern and anything but expected. 

  1. 1. Textured Details

    Vince Camuto​ Daphne sandal with an ankle strap

    Get in on the 3-D floral trend and make a romantic statement with frothy, cascading rosettes.

    Vince Camuto Daphne sandal, $195, VinceCamuto.com

  2. 2. Crystals

    Monique Lhuillier​​ Annabelle sandal with crystal embellishments

    Summery canvas sandals feel instantly polished with sparkly embellishments. 

    Monique Lhuillier Annabelle sandals, $995, MoniqueLhuillier.com

  3. 3. Crisscrossing Cages

    Jimmy Choo​ Dillian sandal with crisscrossing leather straps

    A chunky heel is on trend and easy to walk in and these crisscrossing leather straps are equal parts elegant and sultry.

    Jimmy Choo Dillian sandal, $895, JimmyChoo.com

  4. 4. Messy Knots

    Alexandre Birman​ Clarita sandal from Net-A-Porter

    When done right, imperfect bows can add just the right amount of modern structure. 

    Alexandre Birman Clarita sandal, $595, Net-A-Porter.com

  5. 5. Lucite Heels

    Paul Andrew Bijoux ankle bootie

    Sculptural blooms and Lucite heels give this classic shoe staple a fun update. 

    Paul Andrew Bijoux ankle bootie, $1,895, PaulAndrew.com

  6. 6. Intricate Cutouts

    Marchesa​ Clara heels

    Laser-cut leather details and laces are the perfect combination of edgy and whimsical. 

    Marchesa Clara heels, $995, AKH-GRP.com

  7. The Second Shoe

    Flat wedding shoes
    photo by Burcu Avsar

    For when you want to slip into some dancing shoes...

  8. 7. Simple Straps

    Betsey Johnson​ Olive sandals for a flat wedding shoe

    Toss your flip-flops and own the dance floor in dainty sandals. 

    Betsey Johnson Olive sandals, $129, BetseyJohnson.com

  9. 8. Sand-Friendly Fabric

    Marchesa​ Ava espadrilles flats for a flat wedding shoe

    Hit the beach in style with über-chic espadrilles.

    Marchesa Ava flats, $475, AKH-GRP.com

  10. 9. Statement Jewel

    Jimmy Choo​ Alina pointy-toe flats for a flat wedding shoe

    A bejeweled toe adds a sophisticated flair to standard flats. 

    Jimmy Choo Alina pointy-toe flats, $825, JimmyChoo.com

  11. 10. Dressy Slip-Ons

    Stuart Weitzman​ Decor flats for a flat wedding shoe

    Pearl-encrusted bridal sneakers are too cool to pass up. 

    Stuart Weitzman Decor flats, $498, StuartWeitzman.com

  12. 11. Weather Resistance

    Regina Imports​ Anna boot for a winter wedding shoe

    Having a wintry affair? Opt for something that will keep your feet warm and still look fabulous in photos like these furry snow boots.

    Regina Imports Anna boot, $350, PeterGlenn.com

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