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With the Royal Wedding kicking off wedding season fabulously, it’s now time to start thinking about your summer wedding ensembles.

With summer weddings often meaning more exotic locations, which shoes to wear often tops the list of wedding-attire related questions. So, whether you’re heading off to the beach to watch a loved one’s nuptials or dancing the night away at a barn wedding, here at Moda in Pelle we’re taking a closer look at the footwear you need for the special event.

What shoes to wear to an outdoor wedding

With summer here at last, more and more people are choosing to get married in the great outdoors. From field and forest weddings through to barn weddings, summer weddings are a fantastic way to celebrate in the sunshine.

Choosing the right shoes to wear for an outdoor wedding, however, can be tricky. There is the potential of mud, soft grass or uneven surfaces, so stay away from thin heels — these will only puncture or sink into the grass! Instead, opt for a comfortable, practical heel with a thicker base. This will give you added height and elevate your look, without the risk of getting stuck in the mud.

 

What shoes to wear with a maxi dress

A floaty maxi dress is a perfect choice for a summertime wedding. They are not only practical and comfortable but look fabulous! If you’re heading down the maxi dress route for your summer wedding look, you may be wondering which shoes will work best with your ensemble.

If you’re opting for a romantic floral maxi dress, let the prints do the talking and keep your footwear simple with strappy leather sandals: a brown, black, gold or silver shade offers the ultimate in versatility.

Or, if you’re wearing a plain maxi dress, turn heads with your footwear. Patterned or embellished heeled sandals are perfect for taking any formal look to the next level.

What shoes to wear to a beach wedding

Our top advice? Stay away from heels! Have you ever tried to walk in stilettos in the sand? You’re basically asking for an injury! Put yours to one side for another occasion, and instead choose a pair of pretty summer sandals. Keep it flat for the ultimate in practicality or, if you really want the added height, try a pair of wedges or flatforms.


Embellished sandals are perfect for adding glitz and glam to a wedding ensemble while ensuring your feet are comfortable, stylish, and injury free! It may be wise to stay away from any delicate satins when looking at materials — instead, look for footwear that won’t become too damaged in the sand, or if it happens to get splashed with water.

  • Trella Silver Suede

What shoes to wear with a wedding dress

Or, perhaps you’re the blushing bride herself? While the dress is often seen as the number one pre-wedding stress, the shoes can also bring about a dilemma in their own right.

First things first — get your dress sorted! Different shoes, of course, go with different dresses, so knowing what style you are working with is your first priority. For example, if your wedding dress is chic and simple, you may want to opt for statement footwear. On the other hand, if your dress makes a glitzy statement in its own right, you may want to tone it down with your footwear.

Next, think about what you want in terms of height. While for some brides added height, and therefore heels, are a must, others may want to stick with flats or a low heel. Comfort, of course, is of the utmost importance, so if you do opt for heels make sure they are high-quality, well made, and will remain comfortable all through the day and night.

When it comes to colour, white or ivory wedding shoes offer an elegant, classic and timeless option.

  • Ilari Nude Suede

For further footwear inspirations for all your summer occasions, be sure to explore the full collections of flat sandals, heeled sandals and wedge sandals at Moda in Pelle. Or, to get fully into the Royal Wedding spirit, explore our full Royal Wedding Edit.

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