There are many things to consider when choosing your bridesmaids shoes - Colour, Fabric, Style, Ages, Suitability to venue, the Season...... but the main consideration is their comfort, which means height, toe shape, and fabric.
If you are having a City wedding, then you can consider any heel height, but choose a height they are used to wearing. This might mean different shoes for different bridesmaids. They will be wearing the shoes and expected to be standing and walking for most of the day, so choose those that they are comfortable with, not what YOU want them to wear. If they are used to wearing 5" and regularly wear this size for work, then they'll be comfortable with this. Otherwise pick a kitten heel or heel height that they are used to wearing and will find easier.
You can find bridesmaid ranges by designer brands and bridal specialists, but you should also shop the gold, silvers, metallic and ivory evening shoes from the high street brands and departments stores. Especially if needing to buy several pairs, as they will be cheaper and suitable for your bridesmaids to wear again after the wedding.
There are lot's of colours you can choose for your bridesmaids shoes. You don't have to stick to matching the bridesmaids dresses. Nudes, Silver, or Golds are the easiest, most available and the bridesmaids will be able to wear them for plenty future occasions, and thus justifying your spend.
If you also need great shoes for yourself (The Bride), then you might also enjoy my picks of those for the current season, at: The Best Bridal Shoes.
Ever, and always willing to help my customers out I've compiled my selection of favourite bridesmaids shoes. Some with skyscraper heels, down to completely flat. From break the bank (you've only got one bridesmaids, and she's your bestie), to the cost of a round of drinks. Glitter covered or velvet for Christmas and Winter, strappy for Summer, crystal embellished or lace for any season. I've divided the shoes into a few different categories (budgets), from totally spoiling herself, to the more budget conscious, so you can select from the category that suits your requirements. I constantly update, add, remove items each season so you should find you can still grab those featured.
This post includes affiliate links - suggestions of items I've selected you. If you see anything you like, click the links and decide to buy the suggestion, then the retailer will give me a little commission (maybe even enough to buy a latte) to thank me.
Below is a gallery of some Luxury Bridesmaids Shoes from the shoe designers many can never afford, but want to treat your bestie to for your Wedding Day.
Below is a gallery of some Mid Priced Bridesmaids shoes (not empty the Bank Account shoes) I've hunted out for you. Beautiful Shoes, priced between £100.00 / $130 and £300.00 / $390, that you're bridesmaids will love and use again for evening wear, formal events for years to come.
Looking to complete your Bridesmaids outfits with shoes for under £100.00 / $130. Don't worry there are actually dozens of really pretty shoes available that definitely do not require several hundred pounds / dollars, but are still super pretty shoes, more than suitable for your bridesmaids within this price range (but the crystals won't be Diamonds or Swarovski!).