… I’d head straight to Christian Louboutin and I’d buy myself these:
Or possibly these:
No, I’m just joking. I’d actually buy these:
What?! Who says a bride can’t wear spikes?
To be perfectly honest with you all, I have little to no interest in the Royal Wedding, other than a vague interest in seeing what Kate Middleton chooses to wear. I DO have an interest in shoes, though (obviously), and wedding shoes can be some of the most fantastic forms of footwear you’ll ever see. This totally wasn’t the case when I got married. No, back then (um, it was only four years ago, but four years is a long time in the world of shoes) my choices were limited to boring “dyeable” creations, all with low heels and square toes, as if to suggest that getting married means sacrificing style altogether. Most of the shoes I found were flat and clumpy: it was almost impossible to find anything with a heel higher than 3″, and while I know that many women don’t relish the thought of standing around all day in heels, “comfortable” doesn’t have to mean “frumpy”, and to a dedicated stiletto fan such as myself, the thought of getting married wearing shoes I wouldn’t normally wear to take the trash out made me want to give up altogether.
In the end I did find a pretty pair of shoes, but I was still gutted when, the very next year, I found absolutely gorgeous bridal shoes everywhere I looked. Shoes like this, for instance:
Or how about these?
Or some Alexander McQueen?
And from the back:
Of course, even if these shoes HAD been available when I was getting married, I wouldn’t have been able to afford them. Luckily, the high street comes to the rescue:
Brides are basically spoiled for choice, aren’t they? Also: I want to get married again.
(Actually, if I did, I probably wouldn’t choose white shoes, or silver ones, or cream ones, or any of the traditional “wedding” colours. With a long dress you can wear anything you like. I’d probably go for bright red. Well, why not?)