Help! I’m getting married in October. My dress is ivory lace. I’m looking for a victorian boot or really nice but not too expensive closed toe pump to wear! I’m a bit of a lace/steampunk geek, and finding shoes to fit is so hard! Can you help?
I received this request by email for some help finding Victorian and/or Steampunk bridal shoes and, thus, I got to have a bit of fun scouting out some nontraditional wedding shoes that reflect these styles in some way or another. Some of the shoes I found are more Victorian – whether it be a hint of influence or more overt – and then there are those that also incorporate the edgy, industrial vibe that is often found with the Steampunk aesthetic: Think Victorian, but with a kick via heavy metal detail like gear embellishments (love this Steampunk wedding for inspiration). Also, some of the shoes I found are costume shoes technically, but if they provide the right look, they are viable options for the intended purpose. Of course, it all depends on the bride: her personal preferences, how far and literal she wants to go with the theme, and if she plans to wear traditional bridal colors like ivory or metallics or delve into darker shades like brown and black or even go with a print, like you see with the floral Poetic Licence Lady Victoria pictured above (These are available for $84 at Must Have Shoes). Whatever the case may be, here are more various options I came across and, hopefully, one of these just might be a perfect fit:
Lace Victorian Tall Boots in Ivory for $44.99 at BuyCostumes.
Funtasma Dame 115 for $54.95 with free shipping at Shoebuy. The ivory version is very close to being sold out, but they also carry gold (pictured) and black. For a shorter version, try the Funtasma Dame 05 for $49.95 with free shipping at Shoebuy or the Ivory Victorian boot at BuyCostumes for $42.99.
Irregular Choice Milk Mint for $134.99 with free shipping from Heels.com.
Annette Adult Shoes for $42.99 at BuyCostumes.
Poetic Licence Dorothy’s Dream in pewter or gold for $97.95 with free shipping at Endless. The black version is $49.50.
Victoria Adult Boots for $49.99 at BuyCostumes.
Demonia Glam-240 for $73.99 at Sinister Soles. Also available at Shoebuy for $104.95.
Irregular Choice Flick Flack for $129 at Irregular Choice.
Poetic Licence Spitfire in cream for $129 with free shipping at Endless.
Irregular Choice Abigails 3rd Party in gold for $155 with free shipping at Endless.
Pleaser Arena-208 Victorian Button Boots for $56.99 at Sinister Soles. A similar, shorter version is the Pleaser Splendor-130 for $52.99.
Hades Eiffel with metallic Steampunk heel in black, brown, or burgundy for $127.95 at Shoebuy. If you prefer the white “ice” version, it appears to be sold out in most places, but it shows as available at Funky Pair for $127.95.
Irregular Choice Can’t Touch This in blue or silver for $165 with free shipping from Endless.
Irregular Choice Lucite Lovely for $165 with free shipping at Endless.
Adult Steampunk Shoes for $42.99 at BuyCostumes.
Seychelles Exclamation Point for $72.19 with free shipping at Endless.
Demonia Tesla 03 in black or brown for $64.95 with free shipping at Shoebuy.
Irregular Choice Cortesan Floral Bar for $140 at Irregular Choice.
Poetic Licence Sweet Ending in eggplant, green, or grey for $97.95 at Shoebuy.
In addition to these ready-made pairs, there are options for getting custom shoes in this style. Find information on custom Steampunk boots and Victorian lace covering for shoes on Etsy (note: price is for customization only and does not include the cost of the shoes).
Need a discount? Here are some coupon codes for some of the stores listed above:
Shoebuy Coupon code EMLTRAINING12 gives $7 off one pair of shoes, $15 off two, or $25 off three or more (exp. 4/17/12).
BuyCostumes Coupon code APRIL20 gives 20% off (working as of now, but may expire by today 4/16/12). Or, sign up for their email list to get a 15% off coupon or use code BUYMORE to get $5 off $50 or more (exp. 4/22/12).
Sinister Soles Coupon code FALL20 gives 20% off $40 or more (expiration unknown).
Hopefully this helps out!
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