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    Wedding Shoe Styles

    Find the right fit for your big day By Sara Doerrier The style of your bridal shoe relies less on fashion and more on your personal preference. It reflects the look you want to create within the entire ensemble and your own expression, as well as retaining a certain comfort level. Let’s take a look at the main categories of popular wedding shoes to help you narrow down your options and choose what’s best for you. Still looking for some extra help financing your dream wedding? Get multiple loan offers within seconds with LendingTree. Pumps, otherwise known as high heels, are a traditional style of closed toe and sides that simply…

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    Finding the Perfect Shoes for Your Outdoor Wedding

    What should you look out for?  Spring’s amazing weather brings a host of outdoor weddings and a few panic-inducing issues like “What shoes do I wear to the wedding? All of my cute shoes will get stuck in the grass.” Well, that’s what we are here to help you with. Spring has so many wonderful options for shoes that brides don’t need to worry about sacrificing either form or function to find their perfect wedding shoe. Read on to discover just how fabulous your option are for wedding shoes that won’t leave you stuck in the grass. Fantastic Flats Many people think flats are just shoes for boring women or…

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    Wedding Shoe Diaries

    “One pair of shoes changed my life.” – Cinderella A wedding may be the perfect excuse to buy shoes and I’m willing to bet that nobody will tell you otherwise. For many of us, we love shoes, we have several pairs, we may even have several variations of the same pair. On your wedding day you can splurge or you can save, either way your pedicured toes will be walking you down the aisle to say “I do”. We asked our ladies what they views were on saving or splurging and the results are in. While only two of you splurged, Jyssica didn’t find hers comfortable so she kept looking…

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    Shoes Infographic

    Since an early age — I blame Disney’s Cinderella — I’ve had a love for high heeled shoes. I loved how they looked and the patent leather smell of my mom’s high heel collection. But walking in them for more than five minutes is another problem entirely. That’s why I was overjoyed when flats like Toms became acceptable for formal occasions. So if it’s a wedding, a work function, or a night out, there now seems to be a shoe democracy. Depending on the occasion, a pair of sandals, flats, or wedges will do in a pinch. What’s your favorite shoe and what are you planning to wear? Posted by…

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    Wedding Shoe Styles for Men

    Trying to get a guy to wear the right outfit to a wedding (whether he’s the groom or just in the audience) might seem like a chore, but it’s nothing compared to helping him pick out shoes. Knowing a bit about the types of shoes that are appropriate for various weddings can make this task much simpler. At least he’ll know a few key terms that will help the store find a good pair that fits the occasion. Men’s Shoes for Formal Weddings It’s hard to beat traditional black Oxford shoes for a formal wedding. Oxford shoes are simple, yet elegant. Assuming that the guy is wearing a black tux…

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    I dream of Christian Grey….I mean Christian Louboutin

    I still have my feet on the ground. I just wear better shoes – Oprah Winfrey I love shoes. And handbags, but mostly shoes. Once, in my sophomore year, I saved up for the whole summer to buy a pair of Rene Caovilla shoes. Boy did those babies pinch my feet to the point where I’m fairly certain I almost had to amputate a toe. Having said that, like any girl, I do love my luxury shoes. Or at least fantasize about them: The taller the better, with a stiletto heel. I haven’t done wedges post Spice Girls, and I plan to keep it that way. “Well, let’s be practical,”…

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    Let’s Talk About Wedding Shoes

    Whether you choose to wear a pair of Toms, Converse sneakers, or sexy stilettos, customization and personalization is all the rage. From glue gunning rhinestones or handwriting the words “I Do,” doing something extra makes your wedding even more memorable! Dyeing Some brides dye their shoes so that they’ll either match their wedding dresses or add a bright, unique spot of color. If you’re dying your dress, it’s a great touch to also dye your shoes to an identical shade. Women in the Edwardian and Victorian age would often have shoes made of the same color and fabric as their gowns. Drawing If you’re donning a pair of sneakers, you…

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    High Heel Alternatives

    What’s the best fit? By Anna K. January 19, 2012 Whether you see them or not, a walk down the aisle is not complete without a fabulous pair of shoes. Despite the popularity of sky high Jimmy Choos, a long wedding may make high heels seem like a slow and torturous death for your feet. Here are some foot-friendly and fashionable alternatives! The Wedge If you’re tying the knot outdoors, these platform-style shoes are a must. They’re sturdy, making them your best bet for navigating an uneven terrain like brick or cobblestone walkways. Plus, wedges won’t sink into the grass. The Kitten Heel Kitten heels are super-comfy, but you might…

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    Wedding Shoes According to Your Body Type

    How to pick the most flattering shoe! By Anna K. December 20, 2011 Minimize Ankles If you have large ankles, don’t buy anything with an ankle strap. It will draw attention to your ankles and make them look wider. Go for a pump or slingback instead. This will draw attention away from your ankles and make your legs look longer. Lengthen Legs If your legs are short, avoid t-strap shoes because they shorten your legs and can make your feet look wider than normal. Similarly, ankle strap shoes aren’t the most flattering. Go for open toed shoes or nude high heels – they make your legs look long and lean.…

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    5 Tips for High Heel Pain Reduction

    By Natalie T. December 15, 2011 I hate wearing high heels. I’ve never gotten into the habit of wearing them and I’m one of those girls who carry around huge purses so she can take out a pair of flip flops and pop them on during the reception. Thankfully there are some girls in the office who wear high heels religiously, and Jacqueline has cheerfully volunteered her style tips. If you’re a total newbie like me, your feet will blister the first time you wear new heels. However, a good pair will only hurt the first time. A bad pair will hurt no matter what. – If your concern is…