Your Cinderella Moment

Dainty flats, killer heels, strappy sandals, luxury flips-flops, silky mules, metallic wedges, fur-trimmed bootees, thigh-high boots—even exotic wellies. Gone are the days when the bride’s default option was a pair of white satin courts. Because with the proliferation of alternative wedding venues such as beaches and woodland, as well as the desire to make an individual statement on the big day, bridal footwear has really diversified. So we stepped up to the challenge of finding three of the best…

As you’d expect, Francesco Italy brings premium Italian-made quality to its elegant footwear. It also knows how to do serious glamour. We adore the ivory silk pump with a bridge of crystals arcing across the front, mostly because the superb attention to detail means that it hasn’t forgotten to line the inside of the heel with sparkle, too. Gorgeous. There’s a lacy white pump that has also been given a touch of Swarovski brilliance—the perfect complement to on-trend lace gowns, while those crystallized strappy “cage” sandals raise the bar to ultra-glam.

If skyscraper heels are not your style, then Unisa does a mid-heel shoe in a subtle off-white shade. A diagonal strap encrusted with crystals adds a stylish flash across the bridge of foot—ideal for Twenties silhouettes and shorter wedding gowns. Alternatively, Vanda Novak has a stunning mid-heel sandal with fabulous bejeweled straps. It’s a style that looks just as good with a chic white trouser suit as it does with an elegant column dress. And if you’re looking for fashionable flats, we discovered that Vanda Novak’s Turkish-style slippers offer something wonderfully different. If you want all-day comfort as well as show-stopping looks, try teaming these elegantly embellished beauties with directional vintage silhouettes.