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Stepping in style

Published:Monday | December 1, 2014 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman

When I got married seven years ago, I opted for a pair of simple satin shoes - very basic and comfortable - that served its purpose and was later thrown in the back of my closet, never to ever see the light of day again. Since then, bridal shoes have come a long way, and women are no longer buying shoes to wear only on their wedding day. Instead, they are opting for stylish on-trend heels that can be worn on the town after their wedding. Here are the top wedding-shoe trends now making it down the isle.

Favourite flats

The idea of wearing flats on your wedding day is a welcome one, though many think they are too casual. Though sandals are particularly popular for beach weddings or backyard ceremonies, many brides are now choosing them for comfort. Besides, who is going to see it under your gown?

Something blue

As the old saying goes, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue," shoes have become a growing trend as a way to check one item off the four 'somethings' good luck bridal checklist. Any shade counts, and Flair loves this modern adaptation on this tradition.

Splash of colour

Step aside, white, silver and gold! Brides are now opting for a splash of colour in their wedding, shoes-either one that matches the bridesmaids' dresses or correlates with the colour scheme of the wedding. This pretty little touch adds a subtle pop of colour that takes a bride's look to the next level and certainly adds some personality.

Bedazzled bling

Every bride wants to shine on her wedding day, and adding some extra bling on their shoes is becoming very popular. Whether it's peel-and-stick bling or pre-ordered bling - it's your choice to make a bold fashion statement without saying a word.