(Closed) Buying shoes before dress?

posted 4 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I bought my shoes months before I even looked at dresses.  Unless you’re planning on wearing a short dress where the shoes will show a lot I don’t think it really matters.

Post # 4
3195 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Kerry-Annxo:  yupp, bought by shoes a few months before i even started dress shopping.

Post # 5
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Kerry-Annxo:  I bought my “dream shoes” before the dress and ended up not wearing them because if I bought something with a 1.5″ higher heel I wouldn’t have to shorten the length of my dress, which I didn’t want to do!  2 years later the shoes are still unworn in my closet 🙁

Post # 6
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I bought my shoes before my dress too…Go for it 🙂

Post # 7
1558 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I bought my shoes before we were officially engaged.

Post # 8
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I bought my shoes 5 months before I even started looking at dresses! I say buy them…those shoes are adorable!

Post # 9
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014


Pro: You’ll already know how the dress needs to be hemmed.

Con: They’re white/ivory. Will you be concerned about them matching the dress exactly? If they were a pop of colour, I would say go for it. But if you have any concerns about the shade of white, I’d be leery.

Post # 10
867 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If they were colorful, I’d say go ahead, because they would be a statement and it would be fine. However, being rather “classical”, I’d be concerned whether they will match your dress. If you’re wearing an ivory dress, I’m not so sure white shoes would look too good with these.

However, they’re not too expensive and they will always work as nice summer dress shoes, so if you’re really concerned they’re not going to have them anymore once you find your dress and you just know you’re alwas going to think of them as the ones, go ahead and buy them.

Post # 11
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Kerry-Annxo:  I would wait, simply because you don’t know what color dress you’ll end up with!

Post # 12
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Kerry-Annxo:  I bought both pair of my shoes before I got my dress. In fact those were probably the first 2 things I had for the wedding!

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