Since wedding season is upon us, we have plenty of brides looking for the ideal shoes to go along with their dress; thus, we have another bridal-themed Find My Shoes post today! I received two requests recently from brides-to-be that are both looking for purple shoes for their big day. First, we have Shannon, who is wearing the beautiful Alfred Angelo Belle dress (pictured above, left) and wants to find shoes in the shade of David’s Bridal plum. She loves the look of the $230 High Society Heel at My Glass Slipper (pictured above, right), but needs something more affordable. We also have Jessica, who wants to find an elegant, not-too-expensive style in bright purple. So, I’ve been on the hunt for a plethora of pretty purple pumps that just might work for these ladies, or at least hopefully so. Here’s what I found:
After looking at available options, I believe the best way to get the look of the High Society heel on a budget is to go with a shoe clip. The nice thing about going this route is having more flexibility to choose the exact shoe style you want – for instance, Bridalshoes.com has lots of dyeable wedding shoes under $100 in various heel heights and 4 shades of purple to choose from. A simple, but dressy heel, like the dyeable satin Touch Ups Flash-647 (pictured above, left) could work well and it’s affordably priced at $54 with a $14 dye fee. You can then pick out a shoe clip and I tend to like the wide selection of options at Etsy. The floral shoe clip pictured above is $24 in gold or silver and I think it would look really nice contrasted with purple. When you combine the cost of the shoe and the shoe clip, it totals $92, which is less than half the cost of the High Society style.
Here are some ready-made options I found (Note: I tried to get as close as possible to the requested plum shade, but I am basing this solely on the picture, which may not always be exact):
Allure Bridals Starlight for $79.95 with free shipping at Shoebuy. Coupon code SPRING15 takes 15% off (expiration unknown).
RSVP Cailyn for $99 with free shipping at Zappos.
Nina Elke for $99 with free shipping from Zappos.
Coloriffics Rave for $99.95 with free shipping at Endless. Spend $100 or more on eligible styles, including this one, and get 20% off with coupon code FORMAL12 (exp 5/7/12). The base color of these shoes appears lighter, but the stones are a darker purple.
Touch Ups by Benjamin Adams Bev for $61.99 with free shipping from Shoes.com. Coupon code SECRET20 takes 20% off (exp unknown).
Bourne Susie in Aubergine for $136.85 with free shipping from Endless.
Now for some bright purple options. I included more variety as far as the actual shade goes with these shoes since bright purple can mean different things to different people. Of course, it’s the bride’s call to determine what exact shade will work for her, so here are some possibilities to consider:
Charles by Charles David Glacee in purple for $125.34 with free shipping from Endless.
Dyeables Lacey in purple for $69.99 with free shipping at Shoes.com. Coupon code SECRET20 takes 20% off (exp unknown).
Coloriffics Miley in purple for $69.95 with free shipping from Endless. Spend $100 or more on eligible styles, including this one, and get 20% off with coupon code FORMAL12 (exp 5/7/12).
Ivanka Trump Alluvia for $82.11 with free shipping at Endless.
H by Halston Abigail for $59.99 at Bakers (for the platform lovers!).
Steve Madden Hadley-R for $119.95 at Steve Madden and coupon code SMSPRING15 takes 15% off $75 and gives free shipping for a limited time.
Lulu Townsend Blossom wedge for $54.95 at DSW. Members get free shipping on $35 with coupon code SHIPR through 6/20/12.
Nine West Devika for $49.99 with free shipping at 6pm.
Pour La Victoire Evelia for $74.50 with free shipping at Endless.
J.Renee Rosina in multi for $79.95 with free shipping at Endless. This option clearly isn’t solid purple, but if you look close at the glitter, there is plenty of purple mixed in, so it could be really pretty.
Congratulations to both brides!