Women's footwear buying guide


There are several factors that you need to consider before buying your shoes. For instance, choosing a pair that complements your dress style, the height of the shoe and of course the all important comfort factor.

 
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Consider comfort

For a special occasion you could be on your feet for hours so your shoes need to be comfortable especially if you like to dance. Remember occasion wear dresses are designed to accommodate the height of a shoe so if you are uncomfortable in high heels avoid long dress styles and opt for a two-piece suit so that you can wear flatter shoes. If you want a bit of added height, but aren't used to stilettos, you can opt for platform heels, kitten heel or a sparkling pair of flat ballerina shoes.

Shoes to suit your style

Your shoes should also reflect your individual style and personality. For instance if you are confident in wearing heels now is the time to go for the ultimate pair of killer heels. If you are attending a non-traditional event then your shoes can be funky and trendy. However, for more traditional events you want to adhere to a dress code and don't want your shoes to look out of place.

The right pair for the right occasion

The type of occasion will affect the type of shoe(s) you buy. If you are attending a wedding in the day and night you might want to consider buying a flatter pair for the day and high heels for the evening. This will help your feet stay comfortable all day and adds variation to your outfit.

Shoes for the bride

When choosing a pair of shoes think carefully about what style will complement your dress. Remember, if your dress is elaborate opt for a shoe that is plain and vice-versa.

  • If your outfit is detailed and embellished opt for a shoe that is plain and vice-versa. You only need to have one focal point this should be either your shoes or dress.
  • The width of a shoe is just as important as the shoe size. Shoe size and width's vary from style to style so find out if half a sizes are available. You might be surprised the extra half a size could make all the difference.