Pretty footwear with your Indian dresses, lehengas and sarees…
Who wouldn’t 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 just 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 delightful norm.
Finding the best footwear for your grand festive silhouettes can be a tedious task. A lot of 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’ve compiled a list of trending footwear styles that go well with heavy Indian wear.
Footwear Ideas for your Indian Wear:
1. Juttis or Morjaris
Juttis, the flat Indian shoe was always largely casual, or at most, a semi-formal trend. Today, juttis are ruling as a festive-favorite 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.
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 huge 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.
Juttis need care. You have to guard them against dust and dirt, and also store them properly, or else the material (especially for the traditional ones available off the racks) dries out.
2. Bellies or Ballerinas & Sandals
Indian-style inspired Ballerinas closely resemble juttis but carry a more contemporary look.
Photo courtesy – Kook N Keech by Myntra
3. 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, you need to be careful while buying such high-heeled footwear. No matter how glamorous they may look, these shoes can be quite uncomfortable. So it is always better to try out your footwear at home a few times before wearing them for the final event.
And, don’t forget to experiment with colors….
4. Indian Chappals, Flip-flops and Sandal-chappals
They are the perfect accessory with casual Indian dresses like a kurti-jeans combo, churidar suit or a long skirt and kurti combo.
Flat chappals are super comfortable, trendy, and versatile.
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If you don’t like your chappals flat then you can also go for platform or kitten-heel styles.
This style is even available in ornate, heeled styles, which you can wear with your party sarees and Navratri lehengas.
This one is a perfect example of comfort, style, class, and everything chic.
5. Sneakers for bridal lehenga
Millennial brides have leaped over classic bridal footwear and are walking the aisle in sneakers! Plain white sport-style shoes and the ones with embroidery matching the wedding lehenga are fast-replacing regular bridal stilettos other sorts of fancy wedding footwear.
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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!