Ballerina-Inspired Wedding Shoes: Discover the Latest Trend for Elegant and Feminine Brides

We’ve seen bridal footwear trends take many different paths over the years. Some with heels, some flat, some with laces, ribbons, and others with straps. But the current trend are ballet-inspired pumps or in some cases, actual ballet shoes.

Photo: The Nichols
Photo: The Nichols

Although it’s not the first time we have come across this trend, we do love it, and we’re thrilled it’s back. After all, nothing says elegant like ballerina aesthetic! One of the biggest advantages of these gorgeous shoes and pumps is that you are guaranteed to be comfortable on your big day. If you’re planning a rural wedding where you might be walking between the church and your reception, and you’ve ruled out the possibility of wearing heeled shoes, then a pair of ballet pumps could be the answer. Another advantage is that if you’re tall and worried about towering over your groom, then some elegant little slippers such as these are the ideal choice of bridal shoe.

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There are plenty of different designs today to choose from, including delicate leather pumps in nude tones, Mary Jane pumps and other different styles with an ankle strap if you are keen to emulate that authentic ballerina look. Whichever design you choose, these shoes will add a wonderfully romantic touch to your wedding ensemble. They also look great with any length of dress, whether they’re part of your statement look, or just a subtle vintage touch that people will catch a glimpse of.

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If you happen to be a professional dancer, an amateur, or simply like the aesthetic associated with dance apparel, you can honor this in your look with some subtle dance-orientated accessories. If you want to incorporate a more explicit dance theme into your wedding, we suggest a complete ballerina look with a classic bow, powdery toned color scheme, soft makeup and a tulle dress to recreate the delicate dresses worn in the world of professional ballet.

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Photo: Melanie Gabrielle

Below are some suggestions and inspiration on how to incorporate this beautiful style of shoe into your wedding day look:

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Photo: Chloé
Photo: Chloé

Choosing to go with a ballerina-inspired shoe on your wedding day will provide just the right amount of class and casualness on your special day. The distinct design of ballerina shoes with mesh perfectly with whatever style of dress you to choose to wear. And, after it’s all over, we think these pumps can look great with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt as your heading off to your honeymoon destination the following morning! 

Don’t forget to take a look at the hottest dresses for 2017 and the best alternative bouquets to go with them!

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