Footwear plays a major role in wedding ceremonies, especially for the groom. It is a reflection of tradition, a display of elegance, a statement of style, and an element of comfort. And that is why; going shoe shopping for your special day is no mean feat.
Getting it right for your special day is of utmost importance and that is why; we have carefully put together these tips for you. So, check out what is it you should keep in mind before choosing that pair of footwear for the wedding day.
#1. Get the colour right
Choosing the right colour of footwear ensures that you do not look out of place. Get those shades of black, brown or maroon right, so that it goes with the wedding dress. Leather has a natural shine to it, so you can consider opting for leather shoes over other groom footwear options available in the market.
‘Contrast’ plays a major role here. If your wedding dress has multi-coloured embroidery, it is best to choose a dark coloured footwear such as navy blue or black. However, if you have chosen an attire in lighter shades, pair it with a light shade of footwear for that elegant appearance.
#2. Match it with your outfit
Your wedding outfit must be chosen prior to your footwear. Carry your outfit along with you, when you go to buy your wedding day footwear. Set up a few trials to spot successfully that one pair which enhances the appeal of your attire. And then go for it, without wavering too much. You don’t want to look ill-at-ease just when all eyes are on you.
#3. Keep in mind your skin tone
It is very important to match your footwear with your skin tone as well, for that perfect look. While your footwear may match well with your attire, if you’re on the darker side, go for warmer shades like khaki, red, gray, light blue and gold. Black, dark brown and navy blue will not be very flattering. However, if you have a lighter skin tone, you can experiment with all shades while keeping in mind your entire look for the occasion. You can go for cool colours like blues, reds, pastels, and some stronger ones like dark blue and silver.
#4. Customised is the preferred option
You can also opt for a customised pair. Many shops and websites are now providing the option for you to make your own shoes that matche perfectly with your wedding attire. It is actually the preferred option for wedding day footwear nowadays. Off the shelf can provide you with a lot of branded options, but may not fit your feet perfectly. You can add your own colour.
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