Vintage wedding shoes can look great with many different types of wedding dresses, and can give a really unique feel to the entire bridal look. There are two options for people who want that vintage look for their wedding; the first is to browse around online, or in vintage clothing or antique stores, to look for actual vintage shoes. The other option is to get vintage inspired shoes, which are made with modern materials but have a vintage look to them. These are often a better option for some people because they can be custom made and may be more comfortable to wear all day than actual vintage wedding shoes.
When choosing vintage wedding shoes, begin by considering the style and length of your dress. Though it is possible to get the dress length altered, many people do not wish to do that, and want to simply purchase shoes that go well with the length based on the heel height. Consider also the embellishments of the dress; lace, satin, or beadwork are all common inclusions on wedding dresses, and it may be possible to find vintage wedding shoes to match. This is one example where purchasing vintage inspired shoes may be a good idea, if a dress has a particular detail that you specifically want to match.
Though fashion may seem more important than comfort when choosing stylish vintage wedding shoes, this is no small consideration. Think about the fact that you will be wearing the shoes all day long, likely standing for most of the day and night, as well as dancing in them. A shoe that is slightly uncomfortable in the morning can be agonizing by the end of the day, and can really ruin some of the fun at a wedding party. If you are determined to wear vintage shoes, but find that they are uncomfortable, another option might be to purchase a more comfortable pair of shoes to wear later on, such as a pair of cute flats.
It is also important to consider the color. It is a popular wedding trend to dye satin shoes in a bright color, which can really add some visual interest to the look. In most cases, this will really not be possible with actual vintage shoes. Purchasing dyeable vintage-inspired wedding shoes is probably your best bet for such situations. Be sure to actually try the shoes on with the dress a few times in a few different types of light as well; all whites are not the same either.