10 Darling Shoes for your 2023 Wedding Day Look

March 23, 2023
10 Darling Shoes for your 2023 Wedding Day Look

Photography: Blake Hogge Photography  | Shoes: Loeffler Randall

Synonyms for “darling” include pretty, charming, and beloved, but all we can think of when we hear “darling” is YOU. A darling bride deserves the perfect pair of shoes to walk her down the aisle, spin her around on the dance floor, and help her *stand* out.

When it comes to wedding day shoes, the options are endless, but we’re always here to help. No matter your budget, we know there is a darling shoe out there for you, darling!

1. The Classic Pump

Classic is classic for a reason. You know what they say – “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”! For the all-white outfit, soft and satin bride, opt for the Stuart 100 in patent white. Or, if you don’t want classic to stay too classic, the New Noir shade is a fun alternative for the blingier bride.

Stuart 100 Pump | Stuart Weitzman

2. The Pleated Trend

If you’ve seen a wedding blog, pinterest board, or flat-lay photo in the last two years then you probably saw this one coming. One of the most darling shoes at the moment: The Loeffler Randall pleated heel, which comes in multiple styles/heel types and remains a fashion fad that’s still so fab.

Camelia Pearl Pleated Bow Heel | Loeffler Randall

3. Something Blue

Our favorite two words: Manolo Blahniks. If you’re also a self proclaimed fashionista, then you’ve probably spent many a season watching Carrie Bradshaw take over New York City in her kitten heels and couture. We might be biased, but we can’t think of a better way for a shoe lover to incorporate their Something Blue other than these iconic Manolo Blahnik Hangisli slingbacks in light blue satin (you know, the ones with the jewel buckle like Carrie wore for her wedding to… just kidding, no spoilers for the late watchers!).

Hangisli | Manolo Blahnik

4. For Lace Lovers

There’s nothing more darling than lace on your wedding day. The Sophia Lace Heels by Bella Belle have elegant ivory lacework and a chic structure making them the daintiest pumps a girl could wear. If the shoe fits, princess, wear it!

Sophia | Bella Belle

5. A Patterned Pair

According to Vogue, one wedding trend that is in for 2023 is color – especially in patterns. These kitten- heeled Elvie Mules look like art that should be hanging in the Louvre but are sitting on your feet. Which means you can take them on your honeymoon to Paris, too!

Something Bleu Elvie Mules | Anthropologie

6. Two Bows for the Bride

One of our favorite budget-friendly buys are these adorable Steve Madden Valenteen strappy stilettos in white satin. They’re a great mix of classic bridal with fun flare, and remind everyone that you’re the real gift of the day – tied together with a bow.

Pro Tip: These look *really* cute with a short dress, too, if you’re wanting to do an outfit change before your grand exit! Here’s our inspo blog on little white dresses, ICYMI.

Valenteen | Steve Madden

7. Blocked & Reported

We love block heels for good reason – they’re easier to walk down the aisle in, easier to dance in, and you won’t sink into the ground like in stilettos. However, we know that when it comes to shoes sometimes chunkier can seem, well, cheaper. If you’re a bride looking to stay a little comfier, but look “molto chic” as the Italians would say, these Gucci slingbacks in white leather are the way to go.

They even have a similar ballet flat – for the more “down to earth” (get it?) bride.

Women’s mid-heel slingback with Horsebit | Gucci

8. More Bling than Just the Ring

We couldn’t have a shoe-list without some sparkle, now could we?! Badgley Mischka knows bling, and our current favorites are the Nicolitie crystal & pearl covered stilettos which come in three perfect bridal shades.

Nicolitie | Badgley Mischka

9. Popping in Pink

Would we even be a bride’s best friend without showing you something pink? The Leon Sandals by Sam Edelman in Raspberry Satin: for the bride that doesn’t exactly want to stay classic. Elle Woods would be proud of you, darling!

Leon Feather Heel | Sam Edelman

10. A Darlin’ Change

Every darling bride still gets tired by the end of a full day of celebration and packing a comfortable change of shoes is a trend near and dear to our hearts. Western wear is in this year, and you can leave your party in the cutest white wedding boots! Tecovas’ Annie Boots in Bone are perfect for the darlin’ bride.

The Annie | Tecovas


Just remember: you can show off your style from your head to your toes. Whichever shoes you pick, make sure they feel as darling as you are!

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