They say, “Behind every successful woman is a fabulous pair of shoes.” Well, we would put it as, “Behind every successful wedding, there are tons of gorgeous pairs of shoes.” Shoes are one such fashion accessory that no girl can ever get enough of.
At least one in every colour and one of each style is a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe. But, there are certain pairs of shoes that are purely wedding material and hence cannot be missed out on in the wedding season. So, here is a list of eight pairs of shoes that every woman must have in her shoe closet during the wedding season.
#1. Mojaris and juttis
Mojaris and juttis are traditional Indian footwear and an absolute must-have in every girl’s wardrobe. They have stunning embroidery work and ethnic pattern on them, which makes them a perfect match for almost all traditional Indian outfits. And, they look extremely chic as well. There are tons of designs available today in varied eye-catching colours with intricate designs to enhance the beauty of your outfit further.
Style Tip:Mojaris look best when paired with a Patiala suit. An A-line kurta or a traditional salwarkameez can also be teamed up with a pair of mojaris. But remember, sarees with juttis are a big no-no!
#2. Embellished kitten heels
Wedding is all about bling and embellishments. Girls love to dress up and when it is time for a wedding, they want to add a bit of bling to almost everything that they wear. Then, how can shoes be left behind, right? So, a pair of embellished sandals with kitten heels is what you should have in your shoe closet during the wedding season. They are stylish, elegant and look extremely sexy when paired wisely. What’s more? They would look stunning with the Indian wear and your western outfits too.
Style Tip: All the girls who are not too comfortable with high heels and stilettoes, you can easily pair these with your sarees and anarkalis. The embellished sandals will instantly add a touch of glam to your look and make you look like a diva at the wedding.
#3. Neutral pumps
We cannot be thankful enough to the creator of neutral pumps! Be it glossy or matte, these hold a very important place in a woman’s shoe closet. During the wedding season, as you get ready to attend bachelorette bashes and cocktail parties, these become all the more than essential, especially if you want to invest in something that can be worn on casual days as well. What’s more? While they are extremely modern and contemporary, they also have the ability to even make an Indian outfit look classy and chic.
Style Tip: Neutral pumps are your safest bet when it comes to pairing them with any chic western outfit during the day. And, they can even be paired with an uber-trendy designer saree preferably something like a Masaba Gupta. These can also be coupled with the very dashing dhoti pants to give it a stylish fusion-twist.
#4. Bling-on heels in gold and silver
When you choose a rather plain outfit with simple embroidery and rich fabric that is the time you must have a pair of bling-on heels handy. After all, it is a wedding, and a little bit of bling is a must. These heels can complete your look effortlessly in no time. Glitter and glam is what these golden and silver heels can add to your look in an instant.
Style Tip: These can safely be paired with almost every Indian outfit, be it a saree, a lehenga, or an anarkali. Always maintain the balance in your look by not pairing your heavily embellished outfit with sandals that have too much bling on them. And, always pick the colour (golden or silver) depending on the work in your outfit.
#5. Embellished wedge heels or platforms
Weddings go on for long hours, and staying in heels and stilettoes is not an easy task. If you are someone who wants to get some height but worry about comfort too, then wedges and platforms are your pairs of must-haves. They give you exactly what you want- height with comfort! Since it is the wedding season, opt for something that has some embellishments or bling on it. You can go for colours like golden, silver or black.
Style Tip: They look stunning when paired with chic western outfits, say gowns. They can look equally amazing with anarkalis and lehengas, if they are well-studded and embellished to complement your overall look.
#6. Flashy slingbacks
Every girl needs a comfortable pair for slingbacks in her collection. They are different from the other heels as they have a strap that goes behind your heel to hold them in place. If you are close to the bride or the groom and you have a lot of running around to do during the wedding, then this is a must-have for you. So, pick either something with heels or go for flat, but keep adding them to your list.
Style Tip: Flashy slingbacks would look amazing when paired with your anarkali suits or kurtas. Go for slingback with kitten heels or flat for functions like mehendi and sangeet, when there is a lot of dancing to do, and you don’t want to worry about your sandals coming off.
#7. Basic flip flops
You may not require the basic flip flops at any of the wedding functions or in any of your Instagram pictures, but you sure will need these when you get back after that function, after dancing for hours and then die for some comfortable flats. These are also an absolute necessity when you have destination weddings. They are a great option to keep handy in your car while attending any wedding function.
Style Tip: Select pair of bling flip-flops so you can smartly use them under your lehenga or anarkali in case your feet become unbearable to take the pain of high heels.
Kolhapuris are another traditional must have in every Indian girl’s shoe closet. What’s more? Kolhapuris are so versatile and classic that you can effortlessly pair them with any outfit, be it Indian or Western. Also, they are available in almost all the colours, including gold and silver. So, for women who wish to go for flat sandals, instead of heels with their traditional Indian wear, must opt for these.
Style Tip: With Kolhapuri, you don’t need to worry about styling as they suit almost every outfit except a saree. These look best when paired with a long traditional skirt and a kurta, or churidars, or even with the new trend of dhoti pants. If you are keen to try them on with your sarees, then don them only under your designer sarees, and make an unconventional style statement. But, never wear these with the typical traditional weaves as they would fail to add any beauty to your attire.
So, if you are attending any wedding soon, just check your shoe closet and make sure you have all these must-haves in your collection. And, for those who are out shopping for their looks this wedding season, add these shoes to your list as well to make sure that you put your best foot forward wherever you go!