The Height Report
The Height Report
Clockwise from top: Ankle-strap peep-toe with feather, "Rosazissimo" by Christian Louboutin (310-247-9300); gold sandal with bow, Valentino (212-772-6969); satin shoe with ankle strap and couture bow, "Scarlett" by Grace; peep-toe pump with Swarovski crystals, "Ava" by Benjamin Adams; satin Peep-toe, J. Crew; silver jeweled shoe, Valentino at Bergdorf Goodman (212-753-7300).
Clockwise from bottom: Low-heel mary-jane in white silk satin, "Blada" by Stuart Weitzman; champagne satin peep-toe with ruffle, "Shayna" by Delman; patent-leather slingback, "Edgell" by Bally; beige satin mule with ruffle, "Sabbia" by Moschino Cheap + Chic at Kicks of Columbia (803-254-3937); white duchess-satin slingback with leather bow, "Nirvana" by Vanessa Noel (212-906-0055); strappy shoe in metallic leather, "Evelyn" by Kate Spade.
From left: Lizard flat in Platino, "Jodi" by Hollywould; Duchesse-satin flat, "Madison" by Vanessa Noel (212-906-0055); Chiffon peep-toe in champagne, "Guilaine" by Christian Louboutin (702-818-1650); Gathered peep-toe in mint, "Celery" by Loeffler Randall; White satin dyeable, "Elise" by Blue Tux; See-through skimmer, "Poe" by Kate Spade; Metallic ballet flat, "Bet" by Taryn Rose.
If you're looking to save some money, consider going the DIY route with your wedding shoes. Ribbons add a whimsical touch to a pair of plain white heels. Fold or pleat a bow, and attach it (with fabric glue or a hot-glue gun) to the back of the shoe for an unexpected flourish.
Add a Brooch
The easiest project: All you have to do is pin on your favorite accessory -- whether it's your nana's brooch or the earrings you've been eyeing. And voila -- instant glamour.
Change the Color
Finding shoes that aren't white, black, or brown can be tough. If you're wild about a certain color, buy fabric shoes and have them dyed. Just be sure to bring a sample of the shade you want.