(Closed) Bridesmaid dress woes

posted 10 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Why don’t you let them choose their own shoes? 

Post # 4
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

There is a thing called sandal toe pantyhose that one can wear open toed shoes with. It is still possible to notice the line, but who is going to be staring at your BM’s feet when they could be looking at you? 🙂

I think if you still wanted to incorporate black into it, black heels would be fine. Chances are that each of them already own a pair of such shoes, so it’ll be all good!

Good luck deciding!

Post # 5
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

i was actually going through the same thing…my bmaids dresses (which i regretfully picked but they loved) are red…to save myself a headache i said do what you want in terms of shoes…i’ve heard through the grapevine that my Maid/Matron of Honor has hit everyone up to discuss but it’ll be a total surprise to me until the day of and i’m fine with that…believe me, if you let them decide it’ll save you the headache and allow them to purchase something with a heel height and price that’s appropriate for them..

Post # 6
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’d just let them figure out what kind of shoes to wear and if they want to wear hose.

Post # 7
267 posts
Helper bee

Ditto Rebecca– they may not want to wear hose (though it would be a bit chilly without it), and they can decide whether they want strappy or non-strappy shoes in whatever color. I think gold sandals would look lovely, but dyed-to-match is probably a little over the top. Black shoes in whatever style they have is probably the easiest way to go, and no one really looks at their shoes anyway, short dresses or no.

Post # 8
36 posts
  • Wedding: November 2018

I love red dresses. You could wear black shoes, but it may look a bit weird because their dress is short. If it were long, then the black shoes would be fine.  Maybe you could add a shoe clip to them (something with a red accent?)

Is there any way you could do a black dress with a red sash? Or red with a black sash? Then they could do black heels and everyone already has a pair of black shoes or could get a pair easily (and wear again the future).


Or you can find a black shoe with red accents:


Post # 9
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I worked as a bridal consultant for 2 years. I would suggest a black Bridesmaid or Best Man dress. You can tie a beatiful red sash around the middle, they can wear red flowers in their hair, and for a modern touch they can even wear a red necklace. If you don’t want them to have a sash, they can carry red flowers. This way, they could even use the dresses in the future for a cocktail party or something. Some dresses even have a bit of tulle or other material peeking out at the bottom of the skirt. You can choose the opposite color to the one the dress is made of. No matter what color dress you choose, I’m sure they will be beautiful and they can wear black shoes.

Post # 10
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think a short black dress would be an amazing choice for them. Have them wear a red sash, like pp suggested, to incorporate the red; they could wear red shoes, too – red shoes with a red dress would look pretty matchy-matchy and could be tough to accomplish.

Post # 11
49 posts
  • Wedding: April 2009

i’m imagining cute, shorter red dresses with slightly puffy skirts and gold strappy sandals … what an adorable idea!!!!!  love it!!

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