While you’re busy planning your outfit, jewellery, and makeup, don’t forget the shoes! They’re crucial to complete the look. Now I love shoes, and I love heels (high ones too!), but I’ve learned my lesson by tottering around in them at weddings and associated events! That doesn’t mean you are not brave and strong enough to do so. So, whatever spectacular outfit you’ve picked, here’s a list of shoes and types of shoes you can check out. Some are all about the style, and others all about the comfort. Either way, you’re going to fall in love with one pair or another!
Stilettos, Juttis Or Sneakers: Shoes To Wear To Weddings For Comfort + Style
For Sky High Stilettos
Good for you if you picked high heels. You can keep the flag flying high for the rest of us who’ve given up. My favourite brand for heels is Charles & Keith and Steve Madden. Charles & Keith make more demure shoes like this pink pair but with a bit of an edge. This one does the heel differently. Steve Madden goes all out with being edgy, so if you can carry them off with spunk, go for it! Hazill and Lilie from Steve Madden’s collection are glitzy and work well if you like your shoes to do the talking. Both Charles & Keith and Steven Madden have started doing cushioned shoes, so that is a huge relief for high-heelers! Another brand that is great for stilettos is Forever 21, H&M & Nykaa Fashion. But check out all their Festive Collections. Otherwise, their range doesn’t work for weddings.
Wedges For The Win
And good old Metro for the win, for wedges. Go where you want, you’ll find your way back to the Metro website or their stores (in literally every Indian town!) for their wedges. Sure they’re not straight off the runway, but what is great about Metro wedges are that they have been pretty much built for weddings. So, while comfort is key, they have straps in gold, bronze, silver, with sequins and embroidery...made just for saris, salwar suits and lehengas! While you are the mall, go old-school with Mochi and Catwalk too. They too are perfect for wedges that are comfy and you can dance all night in. For a wider choice, check out Nykaa Fashion.
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Wedges But Make It Indian
OK, you want an all-Indian look but you want to wear wedges. Got it. We have understood the assignment and here are our pick of Kolhapuri Wedges that are PERFECT to rock with all kinds of Indian wear, as well as western wear if you choose. And the best part? We’ve made it easy for you to shop for as they are all available right here on LBB. Shop away, and win perks, and shop more!
Juttis 24 x 7
Look ladies, forget the height, just go with juttis. Nothing like being able to dance, stand or prance about all night. Especially if it’s a sangeet, you are #BossLady for the bride or groom. We’ve narrowed down a bunch of brands for you - tried and tested, of course - and here is our pick of the Best Jutti Brands. For some more subtle options, and exact juttis check this list of affordable juttis online. Or be thoroughly spoiled for choice by the collection on Nykaa Fashion.
Flats For Life
Somewhere between flats and wedges are mules. With a hint of a heel on some, mules are now not just boring office wear. One look at The Tassle Life and you’ll realise that embroidered mules, or ones with sequence are JUST what you need to look trendy, cool and comfortable at the next wedding you attend. I love the options with aari work; perfect for Indian wear. Check out this blue pair, and now you’ll be wanting an outfit to match these shoes! In fact, embroidered shoes in general work for some wedding functions. The haldi, mehendi, or roce ceremony will be ideal for you to flaunt embroidered shoes. No need to dazzle all the time, eh!
Kitten Heels For Height
For kitten heels, just go straight to Monrow Shoes! It’s like the kitten heels and designs are made with girls who want to dance the night away in mind. Joanna, Madison and Alina are my favourites here, but they also do a lovely nude, double strap and super comfy pair now, with a little bit of sequins and embroidery on the strap so you can shine, as always. Plus, Monrow shoes come with anti-slip soles as well as flexible structure. So, if you’re as clumsy as your are gorgeous, then this is definitely for you!
Sneakers With Sequence
YAAS QUEEN! You time is now! And Rivir Shoes knows that. Which is why they have glitter sneakers with elegant bows, in colours like light purple, red, black and golden. Since they’re handcrafted, they are really light, and you can do justice to the dance floor with no ankle, knee or back pain after. Just be careful not to spill a drink on them, as they’re a little delicate because they are canvas. But the soles are rubber, so all those lawn parties will be a breeze for you! H&M too does these glitter and sequence sneakers well. But not as dressy as they have regular laces. But the bonus is that if you have tiny feet like I do ( everyone else, don’t judge) then the kids section at H&M is perfect. Unicorns, butterflies, flowers...ooh dance floor dazzler you’ll be! But first, Rivir Shoes! There is also the dazzling Converse pair and this one from Coral Haze Wear only if you have plenty of swag!
Our absolute favourite? This one from The Saree Sneakers. Actually, literally everything from The Saree Sneakers.
These may not be as delicate looking as stilettos, but they are 10X more comfortable, so drop the drama and wear block heels, ladies! Plus, you won’t sink into the sand, or lawn, or carpet! The LBB Crew’s current favourites for block heels are Tam, SkoSti and The Cai Store. Tam is brilliant if you’re looking for vegan, stylish, clean and earth-friendly shoes that are priced mostly under INR 1,500 with sizes from 35 to 41. SkoSti is priced at INR 1,750 for the more elaborate shoes, but check out their straps; they do really different ones - from printed and embroidered ones to gladiator style mules and even netted tops. With The Cai Store look directly at the Hues Of Bliss collection, which is their festive one. If you like pearl-embellished shoes, block-heels with beaded straps, or even studded ones, this is for you. Just remember that their shoes fit quite snug. Getting a larger size might help, but do try them first.
Don’t grumble that they are not actually from Kolhapur, just rejoice in their style and comfort! For braided and embroidered Kolhapuri slippers, Adoreline is best. They’ve got them in silver, green, gold and of course tan. They even do a different version with a circular one-toe detail if you want something a bit different. Juttismaker is another brand to check for Kolhapuri chappals, especially if you want a new colour for every day of the week. Pick from yellow, blue, embroidered ones, solid beaded ones, multi-coloured beaded straps and even patterned ones. Both brands start at about INR 600 for simple pairs, and go up to about INR 1,600 with Juttismaker being less pricey.
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