You would be wrong to think that every girl dreams of herself as the blushing bride, floating serenely down the aisle towards her betrothed wearing a floaty, lacy meringue. Sometimes going with the traditional flow is just not in keeping with a girl’s personality.
You may be under pressure from friends or family to keep to the classic white or ivory dress – and to be honest, most brides look absolutely stunning wearing these choices, but perhaps you could introduce something to your outfit that make it just a little more quirky and personal to you?
Use your imagination but consider the photographs!
If you are going to wear something a little out of the ordinary, you may be best sticking with something which won’t show – unless you choose to flash of course!
The traditional white or ivory satin shoe is still the traditional choice for the majority of brides; they can be dyed to match any bridesmaid or mother-of-the-bride outfit too. If your favourite colour is purple, orange or turquoise, there is nothing to stop you going for bold if you choose to. After the big day, you can arrange to have the shoes dyed a dark colour or black so at least you can wear them again.
If you are looking for alternative footwear for your winter wedding day, Ugg Australia have recently launched a white sequin covered boot and a silver suede boot with rhinestone button. They also do a white fluffy flip flop to complete their cosy sheepskin range.
Traditionally the footwear of choice for police officers, skinheads and soccer hooligans, Dr Marten include a range of white snakeskin, gold, and floral patterned boots which certainly provide comfort and a touch of rebellion to any bridal ensemble.
Converse and TOMS both include white and pastel sneakers in their range, available in leather, grosgrain or glitter. You could even opt for a pair of customised shoes by decorating a new pair of plain white canvas tennis shoes with sequins, glitter gel paints and trim.
White lace top stockings or hold-ups are the standard bridal choice but there are a number of alternatives.
White fishnets can look really funky if worn over a pair of pink or blue stockings. Lacy tights, glitter adorned or heart patterned stockings can add an ultra-feminine and glamorous touch.
Over the knee sheer socks tied with a bow of blue ribbon can look adorable and very sexy.
Choose something which mirrors your personality, even if no one else apart from your husband knows what you wear under your wedding dress – at least you can have the last laugh.
Cassie Heaney writes many articles on wedding fashions, here she writes on behalf of Bridal Shoes UK