When you think of a classic wedding shoe, what shape do you picture? Is it a classic pointed toe with a slim, stiletto heel? An elegant peep toe with a classic bow? Or perhaps a pretty ivory platform? Platform wedding shoes have long been a popular choice but why is that? What are the features which make these the perfect choice for your wedding?
Here at The Perfect Bridal Company we love a platform wedding shoe and they’ve always been a part of our beautiful bridal collection. We’ve introduced some really exciting new modern platforms this year (which we’ll tell you about later), and still have our more classic styles too. Here are the top three reasons why we love platform wedding shoes…
1.They give you extra height…
… without compromising on comfort. The main advantage of a platform wedding shoe is that you can go for a heel if you need (or like!) a won’t feel it as much as you might a non-platform. For example if you go for a three inch heel but there’s a one inch thick platform under the ball of your foot, you’ll feel as though you’re wearing a two inch heel. It’s perfect if you love your heels but find them a bit of a challenge after wearing them for a few hours.
2. They’re comfortable!
Being comfortable is absolutely crucial at any time because it makes you feel confident, and nowhere is this more important than on your wedding day. Chances are you’ll be on your feet longer than an average day so you need to bear this in mind when choosing your wedding shoes. In addition to cleverly giving you that bit of extra height without them feeling too high, the platform section at the front of the shoe also gives you that bit of extra comfort under foot. Think of it like a thick padding supporting your foot and acting as a barrier between you and the ground’s surface!
3. They look elegant (and never go out of style!)
Whilst comfort is important, let’s be honest it’s just as important that we love the way our wedding shoes look. There is something timeless about a platform, with the thicker forepart somehow emphasising the silhouette of the shoe and giving it a real sense of elegance. Platform wedding shoes come in all shapes and sizes, so whether you want high or low, classic or modern we’ve got the perfect pair for you. Here are just a few of our favourites…
For the classic brides look no further than our Charlotte platform wedding sandals, with crossover straps for comfortable support and finished with a sparkling diamanté and pearl circular trim.
This year we introduced a brand new platform shape into the collection. For a more modern look (and shoes you can definitely wear again), go for the stunning Birdie. Available in either gold or silver leather, we love the wide crossover straps and chunky block heel.
Even if you want a low heel you can still take advantage of all the benefits of a platform wedding shoe with brand new style Winnie. Made in classic ivory satin, the double crossover straps and signature Perfect Bridal high back will keep you comfortable from day to night.
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