Ivory wedding shoes are the most popular and versatile shoes to wear with any style of wedding dress. Whether it is a traditional lace gown that has been in the family or it is the latest bridal couture off the runways, the classic and timeless appeal of ivory wedding shoes never draws attention away from the gown. In recent years, ivory has enjoyed an increased popularity as a color for bridal shoes because the demand for ivory wedding gowns has gone up too.
The added advantage to picking ivory shoes is that they can be dyed in a variety of colors, even black. Then the shoes can be worn during an evening wedding or a night out on the town. There are usually no restocking fees if you want to return the shoes since ivory remains an in-demand color.
Because it is the most popular color in bridal shoes, there are ivory shoes in the broadest range of styles from the classic pumps, peep toes, sling backs, mules, flat sandals to even a formal version of flip flops for the laid back bride who demands the ultimate in comfort. Recent trends in bridal footwear mirror what is happening in fashion on the street. Bridal shoes with platforms are available now for the fashion conscious bride who is taking her cues from Sex and the City. Even flat sandals are available in white or ivory satin, perfect for that destination wedding on a Caribbean beach.
Now that you have decided on a color, there are few guidelines to help pick the perfect pair to go with your dress. First, where will your wedding be? If it will be an outdoor wedding, flats or flip flops are better than stilettos if you have to walk through sand. Many low heeled shoes are designed with the contemporary bride in mind and the dreaded dowdiness is a thing of the past.
If your wedding is going to be a church wedding, you may opt for a pair of high heeled shoes for the ceremony and then switch to another lower heeled pair for the reception. Remember, comfort is nearly impossible if you will be on your feet for three hours at a stretch. If that is going to be the case, you might want to buy a set of shoe cushions to slip inside your shoes.
Plan ahead when you are going to buy your shoes. Ivory wedding shoes are most available during the spring and summer months but many brides leave shoe buying to the last minute and are stuck with a poor selection. Buy early in the season and avoid the disappointment. Heel height will determine the length of the wedding dress; most bridal gowns are made for a woman of model height wearing heels so prepare for alterations. If you plan to wear flat shoes, your gown will probably need to be taken up.
One last consideration for the heel height of the shoe is how tall is your fiance and how tall are you? If you are around the same height, low heels might be the best choice. If he is tall and you are short, high heels might be a better choice to reduce the gap. With careful planning ahead of the big day, you can be guaranteed a broad choice of shoes in the most popular color for brides, comfort and stylishness as you prepare to walk down the aisle.