Picking Cowboy Boots for Your Big Day
If you're looking for a way to add a special twist to your bridal look, why not add on a pair of cowboy boots? These playful footwear are more so perfect for those looking to accessorize for a rustic-, country- or farm-themed wedding. But before you go all yeeHa! on the idea, here's a guide to picking a pair that will have you looking more Western chic than Beverly Hillbilly.
There are a number of things you should know when it comes to cowboy boots. Firstly, the style. There are literally thousands of different styles of western or cowboy boots but in general, there are two main types: the traditional boots and the fashion boots. Traditional boots feature more classic and vintage design elements, some of which date back to decades ago. Fashion boots, on the other hand, boast a more contemporary style and often incorporate current trends into designs. This basically leaves brides-to-be with two directions in which they can head to when picking the style of their cowboy boots you can either keep things traditional with the more classic styles and compliment it with a dress of a classic cut as well or move with the fashion-forward crowd and jazz things up a bit with an urban cowboy boot alongside a very fashionable gown.
Leather is usually the choice of material used in cowboy boots but more exotic ones like python and crocodile are also available. Different materials equate to different textures and colors so while you can find leather cowboy boots in a wide range of shades and colors, boots made from, say, pythons will have the distinctive prints of a python. If you're a traditionalist, then you might opt for leather boots but if you're one for kicking things up a notch, then cowboy boots made from more unusual materials might just be perfect for you.
In terms of color, traditional cowboy boots tend to have more neutral and earthy tones such as brown or gray but if you're a color enthusiast and you're seeking boots with pops of bright color, then fret not because there are tons out there in shocking shades such as hot pink, orange and bright red. As an additional tip if you happen to be spoilt for choice, you could have the color of your cowboy boots be in line with that of the color palette of your wedding.
Another important thing you might want to consider when picking a pair of cowboy boots is whether you'd be better off with or without a pair that comes with spurs. These spurs the metal bits at the end of most traditional cowboy boots were designed as a riding aid and while they may be barely used these days, they do add an interesting twist to an outfit. If you do plan on getting cowboy boots with spurs, be sure to steer clear of long dresses because you might risk ripping the hems with your spurs.
Once you've decided on a pair of cowboy boots, go on ahead and dance the night away with your other half on your big day to some good ole country music!
Posted by Anna K.