Post # 1
I’ve never understood when brides say that they are planning on wearing colored shoes under their wedding dress “so that they can wear them again”. Do people not wear white shoes outside of weddings? Because I know I certainly do!
Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the look of colored shoes in a wedding! I wanted to do it myself but my mom quickly vetoed that idea () and since she’s paying for most of the wedding ….. but I’m going bright and colored for my rehearsal shoes! But really – when people say they’re going colored so that they can wear them again – I just don’t get that logic. A great pair of white heels can be worn with a lot more than a great pair of purple heels, for example.
Can someone enlighten me?
Post # 3
I don’t wear white heels – ever. I pretty much stick to black (boring, I know). Our wedding colors are black and ivory with hints of sage green. I originally bought black shoes but changed my mind. I will be wearing ivory shoes, but I doubt I would really wear them again.
Post # 4
I LOVE the look of coloured shoes… i dont care if i never wear them again!
The sexy blue CL or Manolo (still to decide) will look awesome under my dress (that i havent purchased yet) when we get married (presumably at some point after we get engaged – still pending!).
He he – i have decided on two things: i want to marry the BF and i want to wear blue shoes!
Post # 5
I view it the opposite way, I think the last time I wore white shoes was my first holy communion so I would get much more use out of a metallic or colored shoe. A lot of wedding shoes are white satin and that doesnt go with anything in my wardrobe besides a wedding dress.
Post # 6
I have never ever worn white heels! If I bought white shoes for the wedding I would never wear them again! That’s why I went with purple 🙂
Post # 7
I NEVER wear white dress shoes, I don’t even know what I’d wear them with… Probably a regional thing
Post # 8
I wouldn’t wear a pair of typical bridal shoes (i.e. white or ivory satin) in every day life. It really depends on the shoe, but in general, I wouldn’t wear something like that.
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I’ve never worn white heels! Most of them look very bridal, so I can’t imagine ever wearing them again!
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I have never, ever, ever worn white dress shoes. I probably haven’t worn white casual shoes either, unless you count sneakers.
Post # 11
I would NEVER wear white or ivory dress shoes ever again. So basically my shoes are $80 for one day because I’ll never be able to wear ivory peep toe pumps again.
Post # 12
I wouldn’t wear white or ivory heels any place else than my wedding. In my day to day life, I think white/ivory shoes look cheap and tacky. Honestly, I am super traditional, but am opting for silver shoes because I couldn’t bring myself to wear white or ivory shoes. I just don’t like the way they look at all.
Post # 13
I guess I can understand how a “bridal looking” white or ivory satin shoe isn’t going to be worn again. But the white heels I bought don’t look “bridal” at all – just basic white, slingback dress shoes. Certainly something I’ll be able to wear again.
I’m shocked by how many people never wear white shoes!
Post # 14
You bring up a great point. White shoes really could be worn much more than a pair of brighty colored heels. I can only explain my reason for colored shoes. My wedding shoes will most likely be gold… which might not even count as colored shoes – it’s certainly no red, blue, purple etc that some people find so offensive.
Anyway (and I just meantioned this in another post) I have an irrational fear that white or ivory shoes will make my wedding look like it came out of the movie Father of the Bride…very dated. While there are some beautiful white and ivory shoes out there that don’t look bridal, I can’t get the thought out of my mind. Any bridal dress store I’ve ever gone into has those dyable white shoes that immediately brings thee Father of the Bride image into my head. With that said, I am going for a pair of shoes that are a little more current and fresh that if 10 years down the road I take them out of my closet they wouldn’t look like shoes a bride wears.
I have that mindset with my whole wedding and I 100% understand that my reasoning is crazy. I’m definitely interested to see why other brides are choosing colored shoes! =)
Post # 15
@FutureKMM: Can you show a link or picture or something? To be honest, I’ve never seen a pair of white heels that I could wear in everyday life.
Post # 16
I’ve never worn white heels either, and probably would never wear white shoes outside of sneakers. I haven’t decided whether or not I’ll dye my shoes a color before the wedding, or leave them ivory to match the dress, but after the wedding, I’m dyeing them a color I will be able to wear again – likely, plain old black.