Hot Trends for 2012

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FROM the latest designer bridal shoes, to choosing the right shoes for your dress, to getting them ready for the big day. There’s a lot to know about wedding shoes. There are several things you’ll need to take into consideration before you buy your wedding shoes.

Of course comfort is essential, and you’ll want your bridal shoes to be special – but, most importantly, they need to work with your dress. Today, bridal shoe designers are making fashionable, trendier and more updated shoes.

This is a great year for bridal shoes with endless possibilities and a real move away from the traditional creams and whites. The major trend for this year is colour. Brides are always looking for new ways to express themselves on their wedding day and what better way than through your footwear.

Gone are the days of wearing plain white or ivory bridal shoes. This year, coloured bridal shoes are definitely in! Carrie Bradshaw from ‘Sex and the City’ may have started the trend of wearing blue shoes with her wedding dress, but this idea has completely taken off!

And what better way of incorporating your something blue! Wear the shoes at home from time to time, to fit them to your feet. Do not underestimate the comfort of your shoes. You will wear them from noon to the early hours of the next morning.

Dyeable shoes

Many brides love the idea of dyeing their bridal shoes to match their bridesmaids’ shoes. If the girls are wearing pink, why not dye your bridal shoes pink to match? A great way to tie all your wedding colours together.

Bling Shoes for Brides

2012 is the year for bling! Rhinestones and crystals are everywhere this season so rhinestone bridal shoes and crystal bridal shoes are no exception. Whether you are looking for flat bridal shoes or stilettos, bridal wedges or pumps, a little bling on your bridal shoes will add the perfect amount of sparkle to your big day. Once the wedding is over, dye them black and wear them with your favourite little black dress!

Pleated Shoes

Last year, pleats were everywhere. Bridal gowns were showing pleating and the bridal shoe industry followed suit. This year, we are seeing even more pleated bridal shoes! Pleating is the perfect way to add visual interest to an otherwise simple shoe.

Bridal Wedges

Another key trend this year are bridal wedges, definitely something to think about if your wedding photos are being taken in a grassy location, as they won’t sink into the ground.

Flat Bridal Shoes

Wearing bridal shoes that are so uncomfortable you can barely stand (never mind dance) is not a trend for the coming year.
Brides nowadays want to wear something beautiful, but comfortable. Last year, flat bridal shoes were extremely popular.
Flat bridal shoes can also be used to change into for the reception. With bridal flats on you can dance the night away in total comfort!