I call them the Anna Nucci style. Cannot, I really cannot.
But I am also not cool enough to wear sneakers (walao, I how short already) too, so I had to hunt for shoes that fit my personality.
I don’t know how many pairs of shoes the bride usually wears but I prepared 4 pairs to go with-
1) Main white gown
Because my dress is loooooong, I wanted a pair that is really high (enough) to make myself look taller. I’m below 1.6m.
|Tip: Break into the new heels and practise walking at home if you don’t wear high heels often!|
|Satin x glitter in dusty pink|
This was also my favourite pair among the lot because it is so damn comfortable and stable I can run in it. I was told I walked too fast for a bride on the actual day hahaha. The best part of it all was this was bought from Primark when I was in London, so it’s really cheap and SUPER worth the price. Lol.
2) Red kwa/kua
I sourced for this with C during our overseas trip. It’s not easy to find a pair of flats/slippers to match the traditional costume because the material and colours differ. I did find some flats that were of made of lousy material and the round toe design just makes me look and feel old. This pair consists of a low heel and point toe design which elongates my feet and legs again! Very pretty pair but I won’t get to wear it again. It was the correct size and very comfortable as well, it didn’t bite throughout the tea ceremony or chit-chat session.
|A dragon and phoenix embroidery on each side 🙂|
|Side view of heel|
|Near mint condition! No scratches/scuffs.|
I am currently renting/selling the kua (size S, will blog about this separately) and the heels (Size 38/ UK 5/ US 7), do email me or drop me a message if you’re interested! 🙂
3) Casual wear
Past season of Irregular Choice’s panda sandals, just because it makes such a cute statement. Goes well with most basics anyway… A few aunties told me that brides shouldn’t be barefoot on the wedding day (don’t know true or not), so I had to wear footwear all day. Considering I already have three pairs of heels, so preparing a pair of slippers/flats/sandals is advisable. 🙂 By the end of the dinner, I was so relieved to have my pandas with me.
4) Evening gown
To go with my shorter night gown, I wanted something spunky or fun to with my skirt design. It was supposed to look futuristic since I had lights on. ;D One day while surfing instagram and I found the perfect pair –
|Jeffrey Campbell’s Stering Light|
You have no idea how disappointed I was when I saw that it was sold out on Karmaloop, Nastygal, Urbanoutfitters, Solestruck… there were no restocks too.
Luckily at that point I still had time so I looked for alternatives, which was my knock off pair of Charlotte Olympia Eclipse’s platform heels. It was quite costly yet difficult to walk and wobbly 😦
|Replica of the designer shoes which still fits the wedding theme|
|Cute moon face|
But luck was on my side when I found a pair online less than 3 months to the wedding! Anyway, don’t know why the lights only available in white and non-flashing, but it works so I’m not complaining. Could it also be a fake? Or factory made this pair with the wrong lights? It’s okay 😀
This pair hurt A LOT after a while due to the narrow front design. Even buying one size bigger didn’t help.
|Also in trend with the lucite heel trend ah|
|Switch and light up!|
But yeah, creating the perfect “look” for my dress more important so…