There are two sentences I hear almost everyday as a Milliner. The first is, "I don't think hats suit me". I answer that question separately in another Blog post! Click here if need me to show you how Hats can suit everyone. The second sentence is "I don't know if I have a pair of shoes to match. What shoes should I wear with this outfit? Where can I get a pair of shoes to match?".
No Mother of the Bride outfit is complete without a stylish pair of shoes. You don't always have to match your shoes to your Hat, but rather one that "coordinates". The two shouldn't touch unless you are kicking your hat around the floor, so a perfect match is certainly not required.
The same with pairing the shoes and dress. Perfectly matching the color of your shoes to your mother of the bride dress is not only very difficult (even if the same dye were used, then the dye will look different on a silk or poly, that on leather), but perfect matches make the outfit flat and dated. Choose a shoe color that coordinates with, your dress but is one shade darker. For example if the dress is Baby Blue, then choose a shoe in Cornflower Blue. If the dress is Baby Pink, then choose a shoe in Dusky Pink. If your dress has several colours, then it's perfectly acceptable to have your hat and bag in different colours picked out from the dress, and more creative than being matchy-matchy with your entire outfit.
Please don't be tempted by the shoes that are dye-able! I've never yet seen a pair be colour matched perfect. They don't mix dyes and test and remix, and retest, till they get it perfect. They simply choose from their limited colour palette, so only those with a dress colour on that palette will indeed get the perfect match. The second issue is they aren't expensive shoes (under £100 / $130 usually) and like most shoes in this price bracket, they don't fit or breath the best. The third issue being the dye and shoe are not run proof or water proof so you need sprint for cover once a single drop of rain falls. End Result = Cheap Shoes, that don't colour match, and have the colour run into your feet instead.
Ever, and always willing to help my customers out I've compiled my selection of the best Mother of the Bride shoes to compliment your Mother of the Bride outfits and hats, that are on trend, fashionable (to your daughters brief), and comfortable (to your brief!). I've divided the shoes into a few different categories (budgets), from Mum totally spoiling herself on her daughters wedding day, to the more budget conscious, so you can select from the category that suits your requirements. I constantly update, add, remove shoes each season so you should find you can still grab them.
If you are also on the hunt for the perfect Mother of the Bride Clutch Bag, you might also enjoy my picks of those, on my article: The best Mother of the Bride bags.
If like many and want to keep it simple with a pair of Nude shoes, then I also have a post constantly updated with the best of the seasons Nude shoes: Here.
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 me a latte) to thank me.
Below is a gallery of some Luxury Shoes I've hunted out for you to splash out and show off with on your Daughters Special Wedding Day.
Below is a gallery of some designer shoe (but not empty your bank bank account shoes!) I've hunted out for you. Beautiful Mother of the Bride Shoes, priced between £100.00 to £450.00 ($130 to $640.00), that you will love and use again for evening wear, Kentucky Derby, days at the races, and formal events in years to come.
Looking to complete your Mother of the Bride outfit with pretty shoes for under £100.00 ($130). Below is a gallery of some still super pretty shoes, more than suitable for Mother of the Brides. There are still glamorous shoes within a budget price range (but the crystals won't be Diamonds or Swarovski!). Still perfect for once or twice use occasions like weddings. If your dress is busy, you could choose one of the less ornate pairs.