Kate Middleton wedding shoes picture + lace heels for brides
When Kate Middleton married Prince William earlier this year, it was a beautiful fairy-tale wedding and I loved her dress, but I have to admit I was disappointed when we couldn’t get a good look at her shoes. I’m not sure when or how I thought Kate would be able to show us her shoes, given that they were well-concealed under her full-length gown, but I did hope for a better glimpse. Fast-forward a few months later and my little shoe wish has come true now that Kate’s Alexander McQueen dress, heels, and more items from the royal wedding are on display at a Buckingham Palace exhibition. The custom lace shoes Kate wore are pictured above and, much like her gown, they are classic and elegant. They also appear deceptively simple, but all of those tiny little stitches were done by hand and there’s no telling how long they took to make. In light of Kate’s shoes making an official appearance, I decided to find some lace wedding shoes for those who want a similar look when marrying their own Prince Charming — or for anyone who wants to incorporate the feminine look of lace into their wardrobe. Let’s take a look:
The Stuart Weitzman Laceswoon has a similar silhouette in ivory lace. Find these at Zappos on sale for $255.50 with free shipping (retail $365).
BridalShoes.com has the Touch Ups Bobbie in ivory, which is also similar, but costs less at $74. The Touch Ups Catalina is a peep toe style in lace and it’s priced at $72. Note that both will be available in August.
My personal lace fave is the Chinese Laundry Hotline, which has bolder styling with the higher platform and bow detail. You can find these at Endless in ivory or black for $69 with free overnight shipping. If you spend $80 or more on your order, you’ll get $25 off automatically at checkout for a limited time. Shoemall has it for $69.95 and if you buy one item, you’ll get 30% off your second with coupon code BOGO through 7/30/11. Chinese Laundry also has it for $89.95.