(Closed) Why do people say they are wearing colored shoes “so they can wear them again”?

posted 11 years ago in Shoes
Post # 47
3598 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I have no fewer than 3 white pairs of shoes NOT including my ugly nurse shoes. I love the heck out of them! I think though, that since I tend to wear colorful dresses most of the time, that white just looks more ladylike and less playing dress-up. I have never worn a pair of satin shoes, because I’m afraid they would snag. Leather and all of it’s synthetic friends are where I live in the shoes world.

Post # 48
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I would wear white shoes again maybe twice a year. I would wear colored heels again maybe once a month. Colored heels are just so much easier to pair. A simple black or solid colored dress, or even a pair of tight jeans, when worn with a pair of killer colored heels, are instantly transformed from “meh” to “wah.” White heels – I would have to think a lot harder about the outfit. It may be a regional thing, but I don’t believe I have seen women in white shoes more than a few times in my life. I see colored heels on a daily basis. 

Silver heels, however, I would wear again. Just not white/ivory, and especially not satin. But that’s just me and my closet. 

Post # 49
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2021 - Oakland Manor

I this really depends on the individual – style is so personal! I don’t think I have any white shoes – heels or otherwise. I do however, have many different colored heels. In the list just from my head (I may have forgotten a color) I have black, brown, red, yellow, green, blue, and purple heels. But no white. As a side note – I’ve worn my purple wedding heels 3-4 times since last August. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 50
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a pair of white heels that I’ve only worn one time! So that was my main reason for going with purple heels :] I know that I’ll get a lot of use out of them!

Post # 51
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am going to wear my blue heels because I love them. I did think about wearing white and I did purchase a pair of white heels to wear with something else and they would also look gorgeous with my gown, but I want to wear something fun on my wedding day. I own and wear alot of fun shoes. The blue shoes that I purchased, I will be able to wear with jeans and other outfits. My blue heels do not match my theme at all, except that they are girly, and they will be something fun and unexpected, while also being my something blue.

Post # 52
1726 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wow, I guess I didn’t realize that white heels aren’t very fashionable in the day-to-day sense. I guess I just never really gave it much thought. I don’t have many opportunities to wear heels anyway, so I don’t have very many, but I am also someone who has never worn white ones. At first, when I read the OP, I thought, “yeah, that makes sense…” but after reading everyone’s responses, I don’t think I want to wear white wedding shoes! (because I would like to re-wear them!)

Post # 53
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I don’t own any white shoes, too easy to get dirty.  I own so few pairs of heels (like 3 pairs now) that I wanted shoes that I would wear again on the rare occasions that I actually do wear heels.  So for me it is true (and I love the colored shoe look!), if I had used white heels they would sit in my closet and never be worn again. 

Post # 54
14490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think its the pop of color and dramatic effect that people wear colored heals.  I love the look, I have a pair of patient leather pee toe pumps that I had planned to wear during the ceremony and change to black shoes to match my black peticoat for my tea length reception dress.

Post # 55
7772 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I own one pair of white heels…. and I have never worn them. I just dont wear white shoes, so buying red for my wedding seemed practical.

Post # 56
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have one pair of white high heel shoes… and I wear them whenever I put on my white jacket :S  Kinda habit to whats that I match them with. I always wear my skinny leg jeans with them, so the focus goes onto the shoes.

I have a feeling tho I will be rocking my ivory wedding shoes numerous times after my wedding because i love them ๐Ÿ™‚

But im not strictly a white shoe girl.. I have many of shoes  in soooo many differant colors! that im more focused on what shoes Im going to wear and then base the outfit from there ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 57
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I LOVE shoes. My shoes will be more expensive then the 2 dresses i got combined.

I will be wearing some kind of colored heels. I have white wedge sandals that I rock in the summer. But a more formal white/ ivory shoe would get lost in my closet and never to be seen again! I prob have 100+ pairs of colored shoes (I worked at DSW for 6 months for the discount and stocked up!!) 



Post # 58
6 posts
  • Wedding: December 2000

In terms of aesthetics, it has more to do with the materials than the colors. For example, you can wear leather white shoes any time, and it’s pleasant to the eyes. But when you wear satin silk pearl white shoes on some jeans, it looks like you just got off a wedding and didn’t have time to change your shoes. That’s probably partly cultural, but also aesthetically speaking, satin silk has a very pure quality to it, which is why designers love to use it for weddings.

The white satin color has a very “weddingish” flavor to it. So even for formal events, wearing white colored shoes might be tricky to pull off. Fortunately most satin silks are dyeable (even though the manufacturer’s may say otherwise) although they will void your warranty, so try at your own risk.

Also, in terms of fashion, it’s advisable to wear slightly darker colored shoes than your gown, as bright shoes tend to attract the eyes to your feet, and keep it away from your dress. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (just a little tip)

OK, hope I cleared that up.

Post # 59
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

As others have said, I think it’s all a matter of personal preference. I personally don’t own any pairs of white shoes other than sneakers, as I think the majority of them look dated. I wear fun, brightly colored shoes all the time. I picked a pair of pink peep toe flats to pair with my dress, partly because I LOVE the color, partly because I love how they’ll look in pictures, and mostly because they fit my personality, and I’ll wear them all the time. I just cheated and broke them out for the first time last weekend. I can’t wait to see how they look in pics!

Post # 60
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I have had the same confused reaction that you have when people say that. Why on earth would a pair of white shoes be unwearable after the wedding? I grew up in a family somewhat flavored with southern culture, where you wear black shoes between Labor Day and Easter, and white shoes between Easter and Labor Day. I always had a pair of white dress shoes in my closet. I’m not sure I get what else you would wear with a light-colored dress in the summer. I definitely plan on wearing my drop-dead gorgeous ivory heels after the wedding.

Post # 61
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think I have ever worn white shoes, ever.  On the other hand, I have about five pairs of various shades of blue heels that I wear all the time, that’s why I can’t wait to wear my new satin blue ones, and I’m looking forward to wear them many times after the wedding!

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