We all agree with the importance of having good, comfortable, and fashion-friendly shoes! Even icons across the globe show a lot of enthusiasm for trying out different types of shoes; these accessories can be a complete style statement in itself!
Women’s obsession with shoes is well-known; they can never have enough pairs! Neon slippers for a walk down the lane, brogues for office, mules for shopping, sneakers for socializing, heels for parties- we need a different pair each time! When it comes to occasions like weddings and cultural festivals, showing off your best looks is a delight.
But well, finding the best footwear for your dazzling festive silhouettes can be a tedious task. Especially Indian brides have to go shoe-hunting for weeks to get the best match for their bridal lehengas or wedding sarees.
To ease out your shopping, I have compiled a list of trending footwear styles that go well with heavy Indian wear.
Footwear Ideas for your Indian Wear:
1. Juttis or Morjaris
Jutti, the flat Indian-style ballerina shoe, which started its journey in the Indian fashion scene as a royal favorite, has become the hottest trend of the season. Today, juttis are ruling as a style statement among little girls to older women and conservative ladies to modern fashionistas.
These flat shoes are super versatile; you can pair them with your regular salwar suits, Anarkali suits as well as Kurtis. Celebrities and fashion icons wear them even with their expensive, haute couture designer outfits, including wedding lehenga, party-wear gowns, and more.
Juttis originate from the states of Punjab, Rajasthan, and parts of Uttar Pradesh. But, nowadays, you can get them anywhere, even a lot of local designers offer amazing options. These Indian-style inspired Ballerinas come in umpteen styles ranging from round head to pointed toes and go perfectly well with most of the Indian wear like sari, straight-cut suits, lehenga, long skirts, and lehenga suits.
From handmade juttis to bespoke designer ones and custom-made pairs to go with the bride and groom’s wedding outfits – juttis are available in a wide variety.
Downside – They are flat, so ones wanting to look taller may not find them alluring. Also, they may not be apt for extremely heavy Bridal Wedding Lehenga Cholis, as such outfits look better with high heels. Also, people with wide feet may find these flats uncomfortable.
2. Wedding Heels
The markets and e-stores are full of high and fancy bridal heels that are supposed to go with your fancy wedding finery. Heels for wedding wear are usually ornamented and crystal-studded. Designers offer customized heels matching their collection of bridal lehenga cholis. Such footwear can cost a packet, but when it comes to your D-Day, these expenses are justified!
However, one must be careful while buying such high-heeled footwear. No matter how glamorous those Swarovski-studded pumps or peep-toe heels may look, such shoes can be quite a pain and bring you down to the ultimate level of discomfort during the long hours of a wedding. So it is always better to take a home-trial before you walk into the celebration wearing your favorite new pair of heels, especially stilettos. And well, do step out of the norm of golden, black, and silver heels to experiment with bright and peppy colors!
3. Indian Chappals, Flip-flops and Sandal-chappals
Easy-slip-on sandals are the perfect accessory for your casual Indian dresses like a kurti-jeans combo, churidar suit, or a long skirt and kurti combo which you can wear for the pre-wedding functions like Mehendi and Ganesh Puja. Flat chappals are super comfortable, trendy, and versatile. If you don’t like your chappals flat, then you can also go for platform or kitten-heel styles.
Chappals nowadays are even available in ornate, heeled variants, which you can wear with your party sarees and Navratri lehengas. This one is a perfect example of comfort, style, class, and everything chic.
4. Sneakers for bridal lehenga
Spunk over traditions- sneakers as bridal footwear has caught the fancy of new-age Indian brides and is exceptionally growing across the wedding segment. Millennial brides have leaped over ornate heels and are walking the aisle in sneakers! Sport-style shoes with embroidery and crystalline embellishments matching the wedding lehenga are fast-replacing regular bridal stilettos and other sorts of fancy wedding footwear.
Sneakers are for the daring ones, the game-changers, and the ones who love fashion but are not willing to compromise on comfort. If you’re inclined towards an off-beat wedding look, then sneakers are the best footwear option for you!
So these are the trending shoe-styles that you can opt for to wear with your Indian silhouettes. Take your pick based on comfort and individual taste as these will immensely accentuate your confidence, making you look more fabulous!