Despite what traditionalists may think, black wedding shoes are an appropriate—and gorgeous—match for big-day whites.
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Often dubbed as the least bridal of hues, black wedding shoes have quickly become our latest obsession. Styled with the stark white of a sleek column dress or the soft ivory of an ethereal tulle A-line wedding gown, a dark-yet-delicate evening shoe has proven to anchor otherwise ethereal looks and sharply complement those with a sleek structure. To boot, black pumps, strappy sandals, bejeweled ballerinas and illusion lace booties withstand the test of time when it comes to wearing your wedding accessories long after you say "I do." Investing in a black bridal accessory will undoubtedly up your style stock for the day-of. Here, the styles that made us believe in black magic.
The Details (clockwise from left): Casadei Swarovski evening sandal, $1,050, Casadei.com; White by Vera Wang Collection jeweled satin flat, $108, DavidsBridal.com; Bionda Castana "Gia" lace and leather heel, $745, BiondaCastana.com; Alexandre Birman suede sandal, $650, Shopbop.com; Paul Andrew "Iseul" lace pump with lucite heel, $995, PaulAndrew.com.
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Charlotte Olympia Black Stilettos
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Frances Valentine Black Flat Mules
No-fuss flats are ideal for the no-frills bride. These fur pom-adorned slides are fit for someone with a fun side, too.
Frances Valentine "Pauline" pointed toe flat mule in black snake with pom pom, $455, FrancesValentine.com.
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Jimmy Choo Black Pom Pom Pumps
A sweet nod to a winter wedding, glistening pumps topped off with fur poms are worth showing off with a short hemline.
Jimmy Choo "Dolly" black fine glitter with black fox fur pom pom, $995, JimmyChoo.com.
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Christian Louboutin Black Ballerina Pumps
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Manolo Blahnik Black Mary-Jane Pumps
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Pairing a romantic lace flat (with it's own ankle bracelet no less!) with a diaphanous sheath feels both neoclassical and new.
Marchesa "Lucy" lace flat with pearl ankle strap, $745, ModaOperandi.com.
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