It’s been said that if you give a girl the right pair of shoes, she can conquer the world. Give a bride a pair of pretty but totally impractical shoes and she’ll be hobbling about barefoot before the party has even begun. Here at Bridal Musings, we’ve been on the hunt for that elusive combination of a bridal shoe that is not only beautiful to behold but also comfortable. On your wedding day, you deserve to feel confident and we think we may have just found the perfect bridal shoes.
Emmy London creates comfortable bridal shoes for brides that tick all our boxes, they’re timeless, chic, and exquisitely beautiful. Think luxurious velvet, silk bows, and ornate embellishment. Plus, they come in an array of colors and heel heights to suit all manner of bridal styles, whether you’re a classic ivory kitten heel kind of bride or are after a statement sky-high heel in powder blue, forest green, or delicate blush.
No detail has been left unchecked. The wrapping truly makes unboxing feel like a gift. If the amount of effort and care put into packaging is any indication of the level of dedication during creation, my tootsies are in for a treat. And while my wedding day has come and gone, I can hardly wait to put these heels to the test with as much love and romance as one could muster. We’re cashing in on a date night.
Testing the Harriet style by Emmy London:
Right off the bat, it’s impossible to not be a little struck by the quality of materials. The Harriet d'Orsay design is 100% Italian suede with 100% leather lining and sole…and 100% pretty. The stitching is immaculate and the construction of the shoe itself feels as luxurious as it looks. Each pair of comfortable bridal shoes by Emmy London is handmade.
The Harriet style features four ways to wear with two straps included – a thin and understated ankle strap and a statement-making sash. Even the single diamond stone in the sole oozes sophistication and splendor. Listen, all this is not to say that the feminine heel is delicate. It feels sturdy, sexy, and supportive.
The mid-heel height is ideal for elongating your legs but maintaining a level of comfort that will survive the day from photos, ceremony and into the dancing the night away at the after party. The sizing feels accurate; if anything a little roomy and the edges are smooth with no pinching whatsoever.
For review’s sake, I’m getting ready in the shoes to mimic the extended wear of a bridal shoe. Many of us may have a pair of heels that I kindly refer to as ‘dinner shoes’. In that they’re great for walking to your dinner table, sitting and then walking back to the car to go home. They may be pretty but they’re not necessarily built to carry you through one of life’s most important milestones. But not my Harriets…yes, we’re on a first-name basis now. Wink, wink.
Emmy London squashes the connotation that high heels are uncomfortable. As pioneers of comfortable bridal shoes, the brand designs for women, by women. Understanding firsthand how a shoe needs to fit and feel, how it needs to evoke confidence and joy, Emmy herself takes inspiration from the beauty of everyday life to create both ready-to-wear and made-to-order shoes for the most special of occasions.
I chose to pair the thin strap with an embellished buckle with dark straight-leg denim and a slim top with a leather jacket overtop. A couple of hours into wear, the padded soles and perfectional proportional heel kept me cozy and eager to find a dance floor. I am happy to report these beautiful and comfortable bridal shoes heightened my confidence throughout the night, photographed wonderfully, and stayed on for the duration of the evening without hesitation.
Shop the Harriet shoe
So, what’s the verdict? Do it. A classic, stunning, and well-made shoe will effortlessly carry you through your wedding day and beyond. Emmy London has changed the game. And we’re definitely on her team.
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Emmy London handcrafts brilliant bridal and wedding shoes from luxurious fabrics with the utmost attention to detail and care.