London’s stylish set descended on The Arts Club in March to catch a glimpse of the highly-anticipated Christian Louboutin bridal collection. Where guests mingled and ogled at Louboutin’s new wedding collection – from handsome brogues to seriously pretty stilettos.
The new collection promises everything: from pretty ballet-like pointed pumps to feminine satin ties behind stilettos and hand-pleated chiffon and tulle, while the groom’s collection delivered equal measures of comfort and style (few could muster the strength to walk past the new patent-black show-stoppers without picking them up). Far from overlooked, wedding guests could tuck into the candy-like pairs of shoes evoking all the lightness and spontaneity of British spring. Whilst seeing for themselves how the perfect pair of Louboutins can take a wedding guest dress to the next level.
Kendra Leaver-Rylah & Isabella Foulger our editors’ at The Wedding Edition to discuss how Christian Louboutin are redefining the traditional wedding shoe… from ankle-ties to bow details, strappy sandals to embellished courts, there’s something to suit everyone…
What is the best starting point for choosing a pair of wedding shoes?
Firstly, the most important place to start is: The dress – as much as you may love the idea of swooning over that perfect pair you need to (sensibly) take into account the dress features – , what is your dress style? Does your dress have a train, or a split, is it playful and short – and also the location and style of the wedding is a huge consideration. Be practical so you can put your best foot forward all day….
Next – pick an area of focus, an embellished toe, a playful heel, or an elegant ankle-tie peeking out from under your bridal dress will add that extra “wow” factor.
And finally, think about your texture: if you love lustrous satins, or you give into the glisten of a jewel or the flutter of a feather – that will help to further elevate that special moment when you reveal your wedding shoes.
How do you ensure they’re super comfy and last on the dancefloor?
There are two directions with your wedding shoe style – firstly, there is the option of comfort, the other is style – on one hand you could completely glamorise your look with a satin pair of Cinderella-esque heels— or you opt for something elegant and sophisticated with a timeless pair of mules.
Should you want to opt for comfort and a pair that stand the challenges that lay ahead that day, something like the chic mules listed below will not only be a comfortable option to hide under your gown but would also show off on the dance floor with a chic mini dress. A lack of heel doesn’t need to equate to any lack of glamour.
What is the ideal heel height?
When it comes to your wedding day, our advice would be to stick with the heel height you know (and are most comfortable with!). If you’re someone who usually rocks a block heel, choose a style like this, or if you’re used to sky-scraping stilettos then go for this. You want to feel confident walking down the aisle and in your heels all day. Also, make sure you break them in, in advance.
What 5 key shoes will every bride be wearing this wedding season?
Put your most fashionable foot forward and get ready to say I do to the perfect wedding shoe below:
The ‘Glass’ Slipper
The Swoon-Worthy Shoe
An icon, and an icon for a reason, Esteé Lauder’s high coverage foundation launched in 1997 but it remains a favourite of wedding make-up artists, brides and mothers of the bride alike. It’s so good that it’s surprising it doesn’t come with a guarantee – this is one formula that looks just as good straight after application as it does after ten hours (dance floor included). Not sure which is your perfect shade? Head to counter where clever technology can shade match you on the spot.
The Iconic Lace Up
Should brides play it safe with white or branch out with bolder colours?
This year is all about the statement shoe and in our opinion ‘the power of purple’- gone are the days of limited choices, making way for standout styles that you’ll want to wear beyond your wedding day. We love the below –
What are your tips for a shoe change mid-way through the night and which style would you recommend swapping for?
As you change your outfit, what better way to slip off those sky-high wedding shoes and follow the lead of several modern brides and slip on a beautiful pair of wedding sneakers.
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