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You chose stylish bridesmaid dresses. Check.
You carefully selected unique bridesmaid gifts. Check.
You booked a hotel suite to get ready on the morning of the wedding with your bridesmaids. Double check!
Oh, and you picked out bridal party shoes… wait, what?! Now you have to figure out what kind of shoes your bridesmaids will wear?
What kind of shoes are bridesmaids supposed to wear, anyway?
Let’s discuss it!
Shoes for Bridesmaids: Outdoor Weddings, Indoors, Beach, Rustic, and More!
Here are some tips to help you with wedding party shoes: a few DOs and DONTs when picking out the best shoes for bridal party attendants to wear.
• If you’re planning a backyard wedding, rustic reception, etc., you’ll want bridesmaid shoes for outdoor weddings that offer stability.
Outdoor Wedding Shoes
For outdoor weddings, pick out bridal party shoes that have a block heel, wedge, or a flat — always a fan-favorite. DON’T pick stiletto heels or anything that is hard to walk in on lawn, or they’ll sink right in!
(It’s true, I’ve seen it happen.)
• If your wedding is elegant and formal, held at a ballroom or banquet hall, choose a pair of heels that will add a little height and formality to the overall look. This is especially helpful when the bridesmaid dresses are long and flowy. It just works.
• Does everyone wear the same shoes? It’s totally up to you! You can choose the same bridal party shoes for everyone to wear, or tell them a particular color and let them select a shoe they like best in that shade.
If you want to send suggestions, share this post with them for ideas, or Pin it to your Pinterest board. Or you can be in charge: simply pick out the kind of wedding party shoes you want them to wear and buy them for bridesmaids as a kind gesture.
NOTE: Many of the shoes on this guide are very affordable, and ALL are extremely comfortable.
• Can bridesmaids wear white shoes? Hmm, good question: that is really 100% dependent on what the bride wants! If you want bridesmaids to wear white shoes (or a variation like ecru, ivory, or champagne) to match yours, I suppose that works, as long as the shoes look rockin’ with their bridesmaid dresses in terms of color, formality, and style.
• What are the most popular bridal party shoes right now? The best shoes trending for bridal party attendants are definitely block heels or wedges; it seems like they’re always a favorite among bridesmaids.
And the color that works the best right now is nude, the perfect neutral; we’re also seeing black, silver, gold, or navy. Those are probably the best colors of shoes, since they offer tons of versatility for the dresses, styles, and are re-wearable after the wedding. Bonus.
OK, enough talking about it, geez! Let’s get on to the shoes already. ;)
If you find a pair you love, click on it to find out more / buy yours. The link opens in a new window so you can easily browse this complete list. It’s a long one, but very comprehensive. These are comfortable bridal party shoes that have been carefully selected.
Bridal Party Shoes to Wear at Weddings
1. Espadrille Sandals
Ooh, these are perfect bridesmaid shoes for summer weddings. They’re an espadrille style but are also a sandal. Great for summer weddings or early fall, before it gets too chilly. Nude or black shown; red also available. By Chinese Laundry.
2. Gold or Silver Bridesmaid Shoes
These flats are AHHHMAZING. I have a pair of them myself and I wouldn’t just tell you this unless I 100% meant it — these are as SOFT as a cloud. Do NOT wait to get these: they’re essentially the best bridesmaid shoes for comfort and dancing all night long. By Cinderollies.
Some people love these so much they buy them in bulk to give flats as favors for guests! Talk about comfortable dance floor shoes, my goodness.
3. Velvet Heels
Ahhh, these are amazing! If your bridesmaids are looking for fall shoes to wear, look no further than these velvet dreams. I want each shade: they’re available in burgundy, rust, and green, all shown below. By ForeverSoles.
Also available in rust…
4. Champagne Rhinestone Sandals
If flat sandals are on your radar, check out these beautiful rhinestone-covered sandals in champagne. These are the best kind of shoes to wear for times when flat areas are best, i.e. outdoors. You’ll also love these for wearing if bridesmaids don’t like wearing heels. Also available in more colors here to match bridesmaid dresses. By KaileeP.
5. Suede Block Heels
These block heels make one of the best bridesmaid shoes for outdoor weddings. They’re cute and comfy, yet offer a strong, stable heel that is easy to walk on grass. I love wearing mine, they have a heel like this and are in the same neutral shade; they go with every outfit. By Chinese Laundry.
6. Nude Platform Heels
When you’re not sure what kind of bridesmaid shoes to wear, go with nude/neutral colored shoes that pair effortlessly with everything; a block heel is a very comfortable choice. By Chinese Laundry.
7. Ankle Strap Pump Heels
These are amazing: they’re affordable, comfortable, and there are many colors available. By IDIFU.
8. Gold Open Toed Heels
These open-toed heels have a low heel and offer a unique twisted style on the top. By DreamPairs.
9. Low Heel Sandals
A perfect pair. Shown in nude suede; available in a dozen other shades to coordinate with bridesmaid dresses. By DreamPairs.
10. Chunky Block Heel in Gray
These closed-toe heels make the best bridesmaid shoes for those looking for a low heel height, nice neutral shade, and solid block heel. By LAICIGO.
11. Burgundy Block Heels
These heels are perfect for fall weddings! By Kailee P.
12. Glitter Flat Shoes
These sparkly flats — also available in other colors besides silver — are amazing as bridesmaid shoes for outdoor weddings, indoor weddings, anytime! By KaileeP.
13. Rose Gold Heels
By Kailee P.
14. Satin Ballet Flats
By Kailee P.
15. Pointy Toe Bridesmaid Shoes with Rhinestone Ankle Strap
Oooh, be right back, adding to cart! ;) I want this pair of shoes just because! By By Kailee P.
16. Ballet Flats
These ultra comfortable bridesmaid shoes are perfect for dancing all night long. By YuliaNadeeva. Other colors available here.
17. Heeled Sandal
18. Peep Toe Heel
These black heeled shoes are perfection… they go with every bridesmaid dress and they’re super comfortable shoes. By ChineseLaundry.
And these for you! By Ecru.
19. Strappy Block Heels
So cute! You also have to see these in blue and black here. By ChineseLaundry.
20. Gold Metallic Platform Heels
Love these — especially with the transparent band! By ChineseLaundry.
21. Black Pump Sandals
22. Silver Wedges
Oooh, pretty! Great if you need silver bridesmaid shoes for your wedding. By DreamPairs.
23. Suede Ballet Flats with Ankle Strap
LOVE this pair in gray! It’s a pair of ballet flats but with an ankle strap to dress ’em up a little. Many colors available here. By Dream Pairs.
24. Black Pointy Toe Flats
By Kailee P.
25. Low Wedge Sandals with Back Zipper
Ooh, the perfect pair of sandals for bridesmaid shoes at a beach wedding! I might just get a pair for fun. A dash of rhinestones on the straps make them a bit dressier than your average sandal. By DreamPairs.
26. Sparkly Elastic Strappy Sandals
If you’re looking for the best bridesmaid shoes for the beach, outdoors, summer weddings, etc., this pair of sandals fit the bill. I like how they’re a strappy sandal with a bunch of colors to coordinate with the bridesmaid dresses; the back strap is made with elastic so it stays put versus a pair of sandals that isn’t secured to the back of the foot (great for walking down the aisle). Shown below in champagne. By Dream Pairs.
27. Stiletto Pumps
If you want stiletto bridesmaid shoes, these are the ones for you! Showing them in hot pink because they’re so fun… and also in blue because I love that one, too! By DreamPairs.
28. Navy Low Heels
These are perfect low heel bridesmaid shoes that are comfy, too! By DreamPairs.
29. Navy Flats with Ankle Strap
Cuuuuuute! By KaileeP.
30. Bridesmaid Shoes in Gold
Low heel, metallic gold… perfect. By Nina.
32. Peep Toe Low Heel Pumps
Love this pair in navy blue! By Nina.
33. Low Heel Cutout Bridesmaid Shoes
These are reviewed as comfortable and flattering; these are the kind of bridesmaid shoes to wear for any wedding. By Walking Cradles.
34. Formal Bridesmaid Heels
Ooooh, these are so elegant! By Nina.
35. Cowgirl Boots
OK, if you’re planning a rustic or western wedding, these are the best bridesmaid shoes you can pick! They’re super comfy boots and I want them for fall, just because. By Charles Albert.
Also love these bridesmaid shoes from Coconuts By Matisse:
36. Cheap Bridesmaid Shoes
If you want a pair of cheap bridesmaid flats they can toss in a tote bag, these are a great one. They go with everything and there are so many colors from which to choose. By Amazon.
37. Strappy Heeled Shoes
By Dream Pairs.
38. Closed-Toe Pumps with Bow on the Back
So feminine! These are perfect navy bridesmaid shoes for an elegant reception. By Erijunor.
39. Strappy Bridesmaid Wedges
These are amazing bridesmaid shoes for outdoor weddings. They’re dressy, but sturdy on lawn, dirt, sand — you name it. By DreamPairs.
40. Comfortable Bridesmaid Shoes
Get comfy shoes to wear as a bridesmaid like these: these heels are low height, highly-rated and affordable. By Naturalizer.
BONUS: Bridal Party Slippers
Just for kicks, here are some shoes for bridesmaids to wear before the ceremony: slippers! But these aren’t just any slippers. These are personalized with their names on them. Cute! By ModParty.
So, tell us: did we find your perfect pair of shoes? Did you find a great pair of bridal party shoes, and answer some questions? Let us know in the comment box below!
Where to Shop Bridal Party Shoes
If you like a pair of shoes here, it’s easy to shop: just click on a link under the pair you love!
If you need more suggestions, shop:
• Chinese Laundry
• Dessy (they have some amazing flats for $18 I’ve worn myself and loooooove ’em! Get them here.
Any of the shops above offer a fab collection of shoes for every wedding season.