How to Pick Mother of the Bride Shoes {VIDEO}

Confused about what shoes to wear with your Mother of the Bride Gown?

This video shows you how to put your best foot forward.


Deborah BolandDeborah: Choose a shoe that is comfortable, that complements, and that completes your Mother of the Bride dress.

Don’t torture yourself in too high of a heel. It’s a long day, and there’s nothing worse than feeling cranky because your feet are in pain. Other things to remember:

Tip # 1: Choose a Feminine ShoeMother Of The Bride ebook

A wedding is a gala affair so no heavy, clunky shoes that weigh you down and belong at the office. This kind of affair calls for an evening shoe that is lightweight, refined, has a slender heel and is above all, pretty.

Tip# 2: Don’t Worry About Perfectly Matching Your Shoes & Evening Purse to Your Dress

This was popular 20 years ago but today matchy – matchy can look can be very boring and will date your outfit and age you. Also, dyeable shoes are not water resistant, and they can bleed if your feet get sweaty, or you spill a drink on them. Instead, choose a shoe color that co-ordinates with, not matches your dress. Neutrals shades work best, and this includes metallics like gold and silver that are often the perfect choice.

Tip # 3: Make  Sure Your Shoes Are Comfortable

Slip-ons can work, but don’t forget to add a heel pad, so your foot doesn’t slide around in the shoe if you are wearing nylons. Also, be careful of shoes with too many straps. Thin straps are notorious for digging and cutting into your foot and don’t provide much support making it easy for you to slide off your shoe.

For more great tips on how to Look Fabulous as the Mother of the Bride or Groom, pick up a copy of my popular ebook: Tweak Your Chic, Dressing the Mother of the Bride. 

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  1. Yes, silver and gold are perfect choices. Also take some super comfy sandals/flip-flops for late, late in the party and for clean-up afterwards. Your feet will thank you! :)

  2. Rowena Fortich says:

    What is the best dress to wear during my daughters wedding? Is it necessary to choose white dress?

  3. Wendy Brown says:

    I made a decision to wear “dance shoes” for my daughter’s wedding. The wedding was just a week ago. My feet never felt any pain after 6 hours, and I spent a lot of time on the dance floor. Check out the dancewear stores, most carry dance shoes that are so pretty.