(Closed) Navy BMs dresses…shoe color??

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I vote for white shoes, hot pink sash, and maybe a sheer white or black parasol. That would look good.

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

gold!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

I second gold! I’m not a fan of the white shoe with navy dress look at all :/

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

silver!

Post # 7
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Newbee

Hot pink!!  The pop of color looks AH-mazing in photos.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Anything but white! silver, bronze metallic or pink would all be great.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What color is your dress? My navy bridesmaids are wearing ivory shoes but I have an ivory dress so it “goes”. If you had ivory shoes, you could do an antiquey ivory lace on the parasols to match? The light pink would be really pretty too though. To make sure they’re the same shade, just get dyable shoes (check out the satin Lela Rose shoes through Payless!) and made sure they all get the same shade.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m going with navy bridesmaid dresses as well and will be making a preference of silver shoes, although the dresses are long so really, they can go with whatever they want.   I personally think white/ivory with navy is a hard look to pull off – in terms of accesories – but I could be very wrong…

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I was recently a Bridesmaid or Best Man and wore a navy dress – we all wore silver shoes. It looked pretty. Our dresses had a silver brooch on them so it all tied in nicely.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am having navy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, too, and presently my idea is to let them get any gold shoes they want.

For your case, I think letting them get light pink of their choosing would be lovely. It is weird about me — I can be terribly type A about certain things balancing or matching, but for some reason, the shades of a color for a wedding doesn’t bother me. It is so incredibly difficult and stressful to make sure every hue is exactly the same, and us brides are probably the only ones who’ll notice anyway. It is also more convenient for the girls to find something they can wear again that way. And I think the variations would add interest, especially since they won’t have flowers. A google search tells me that Mrs. Toucan did similarly — not a great pic, but I think they look great! 

The only color that doesn’t do it for me is white. Formal white shoes are tricky. They can look very Easter Sunday or prom to me. I think if done right they are OK, but with the rich blue and pink sash, I think they may just look like a default color choice. 😉

No matter what color you go with, I am sure it will look lovely.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Not white. I like light pink. Maybe you could give them a few choices to pick from.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Speaking as a former Bridesmaid or Best Man who wore navy and as a designer….

My vote would be a silver satin peep toe.  A more neutral tone such as silver will tie in all the colors, but not be glaring.  If there are color differences within the shades of silver the girls choose, it will not be as obvious as a pink.  Also, silver is a good basic shoe for the ladies to have in their personal shoe rotation 🙂  Best of luck! 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Gold or silver.  Anything but white!  I don’t like dressy white shoes and think they only work for brides and little girls.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are doing navy dresses, pink sashes, and pink shoes.  I let the girls pick any dyeable shoe and then we had them dyed to match the sashes, I just took an extra piece of the sash fabric for them to use.  I think they are going to look really cute, I will be posting pics of everything after the wedding!

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