Weddings are a great time to wake up the fashionmonger in you. The elaborate rituals make for a perfect stage to claim your love for ethnic wear which translates in colourful lehengas, opulent chudidars and textured dupattas flowing dramatically. The footwear, being a weakness of the fairer sex, gets special attention during the wedding spells. To all the soon-to-be brides and grooms, go by the book when it comes to selecting matching footwear for your wedding dress: Remember that one shoe doesn’t fit all (literally). Having said that, we have drawn a quick guide to get the right shoes for every outfit. Read on and tell us which pair suits you the best.
1. Stilettos and Anarkali
The word Anarkali had multiple historic and film references before the dress pattern became the talk of the town. The dress pretty much flows right upto your feet. We say it is always better to wear footwear which leaves considerable space between the “kalis” and the floor. Walking with flats with a fear of stumbling while you are walking towards the mandap is not worth taking a risk. Here, stilettos come to your rescue and suit the lehenga as both can be heavy in embroiderey and pattern.
2. Peep Toes and Gown
Ah! Seeing yourself in the mirror with that white wedding dress makes you cry everytime. The wedding dress, which is typically bell styled in the lower half, demands a comfortable footwear. Peep-toes, which allow a little toe-show with a fair amount of heel, is a classic to wear with a gown. The shiny and exceptionally stylish peep-toes allow an elevated platform for the bride. Glittery or nude, what’s your style?
3. Wedges and Lehenga
Lehenga-cholis are quintessentially worn at the time of exchanging the garlands and taking the pheras. The closest footwear to go with this pattern is our all-time-favorite, the wedge. A game-changer, the wedges are known for their unique patterns. While the strapped wedges walk smartly for a cocktail party, the embroidered vamp is ideal for a traditional occasion. For a twist in the tale, match your choli and wedges design and we promise you will not regret it.
4. Kolhapuris and Pyjama
A traditional outfit calls for equally ethnic footwear. Kolhapuris are primarily a Maharashtrian style of footwear with a global liking. The simple and sturdy Kolhapuris suit well with any conventional attire. Comfortable to the core, couple them with a simple kurta pyjama set. The pride of our land, Kolkapuris have a rustic aura and demand undivided attention. This footwear can marry literally any Indian attire and we can see why!
5. Slip Ons and Saree
The best part of getting married is draping that gorgeous saree. The nine yard magic has charmed us like nobody’s business and we are totally head over heels for this one. Selecting a pair for your saree can be tricky. The hardcore traditional outfit nudges to be paired with something equally conventional. This need is easily fulfilled by slip ons, which nestle prettily behind the pleats.
6. Mojaris and Chudidar
A pair made in heaven, mojaris and chudidar is a wedding trend which has worked wonders. The creases of the chudidar followed by the oh-so ethnic mojaris is a showstopper. The embellished mojaris look royal along with a well-fitting sherwani. A plain white or black pair of mojari will never fail to augment the sherwani and chudidar.
7. Oxfords and Trousers
- Go for a pair of formal oxfords if you plan to ‘suit’ up for the wedding. The trousers, which have a semi-fitting character harmonize with oxfords or derbys. A crisp white shirt, a well-stitched jacket and crease-free trousers paired with the British patterned oxfords make for a sight to remember.Shop your wedding footwear from Metro Shoes and tell us which combination you like the best!