Five pairs of rock ‘n’ roll shoes for the alternative bride

24 Oct 2017

If you’re planning an alternative wedding, take a look at these shoe recommendations

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Every bride is different, and every wedding is different. While some brides choose to have a traditional white wedding, others opt to go down a more unconventional route by forgoing the white dress, fresh flowers, and sit-down three-course dinner. Whether it’s rustic, industrial, a festival, or even just a low-key hang-out with friends, here are five pairs of shoes to fit an alternative wedding.  

Irregular Choice – Kissy Fishy (£79.99)


Irregular Choice is the go-to brand for quirky, slightly retro-looking flats and heels. In a pretty pastel pink with meticulous embroidery, the ‘Kissy Fishy’ shoes are unique, intricate, and even a little bit romantic due to the fish detailing. Suitable for both daytime and evening, the slipper-style flat design of the shoes means they’ll be comfortable throughout your big day.  

Stradivarius – Urban Cowboy (£59.99)


Go old-school Americana with these white and black ankle boots. Perfect to wear with a tea-length or shorter dress, the jewelled detailing on the buckle transforms these boots from casual to formal, while the studs around the top and strap add a rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Their 4cm heel also means you won’t be toppling over after one too many whiskies.

Vivienne Westwood - Lady Dragon XIV (£160)


If you want to add a little taste of punk to your outfit without going overboard, consider wearing Vivienne Westwood; the fashion queen is synonymous with punk culture. These white and gold heels may ooze elegance, but the small orb emblem atop the peep toe makes them instantly recognisable to anyone who knows the brand.

Dr Martens – Cherry Red Smooth (£115)


Comfortable and cute, these classic cherry red Dr Martens can easily be hidden underneath a long wedding dress for a subtle hint of rebelliousness. As the website itself states, these iconic shoes were originally sold as a durable working man’s shoe but quickly became associated with both political protestors and university fashionistas.

ASOS - Macadamia Embellished Flat Shoes (£32)


Opting for a suit instead of a dress for your big day? Take a look at these faux leather flats from ASOS. The design is almost gender neutral, combining a classic work shoe shape with a slight heel, while the studded pattern at the front adds a pop of character. Comfortable and formal, yet innately alternative, these shoes are perfect for dancing the night away.  

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