Comfortable Mother of the Bride Shoes
Finding the Best Mother of the Bride Shoes:
At Sole Bliss, we know how important it is to find comfortable mother of the bride shoes. It’s a truly special day and you want everything to be perfect, including your outfit!
The best mother of the bride shoes are pretty, elegant and comfortable. You need to balance your personal style with comfort and what is suitable for mother of the bride shoes. You need to consider the wedding theme, setting and even color scheme. We know that this can be a challenge, so we wanted to provide our top tips on finding the best mother of the bride shoes.
What to look for in Mother of the Bride Shoes:
There are several factors to consider when looking for the best mother of the bride shoes or mother of the groom shoes:
- Venue Requirements
The best mother of the bride shoes are comfortable! Your son or daughter’s wedding is a very special day, but it is a long day…and there is a lot of standing! Your mother of the bride shoes need to be comfortable enough to stand in them all day long and into the evening. You also want to be able to dance in them!
When looking for the best mother of the bride shoes, consider the style of shoe you want to wear and ensure it matches the wedding's level of formality. Most weddings call for heels. We will show you some of the best heels for mother of the bride, from high heels and stilettos to block heels, low heels and wedges.
Where is your daughter or son getting married? Will you be walking on grass? To ensure you are wearing the best mother of the bride or groom heels for this special day, don't forget about the ground you will be walking on!
Our Top Picks for Mother of the Bride Shoes:
Sole Bliss specializes in the best mother of the bride shoes. It is our bread and butter! Our heels combine modern, elegant styling with luxurious comfort features, so that you can dance the night away in comfort and style.
All our heels feature a deep and wide toe-box, 3 layers of soft and supportive underfoot cushioning, and a stretch panel for bunions or wide feet. All this comfort is wrapped up in luxuriously soft leathers and fashionable silhouettes.
We have curated a few of our favorite mother of the bride shoes from this season, but you can view our full collection of Mother of the Bride Shoes here.
Most Comfortable Mother of the Bride Shoes:
All Sole Bliss mother of the bride shoes are comfortable! But if you're not used to wearing heels, we would recommend trying a kitten heel. We love the India because it has an elegant silhouette, a slim kitten heel, beautiful suede uppers and soft pale-pink leather lining.
India: Blush Suede - Comfortable Heels for Mother of the Bride
Most Elegant Mother of the Bride Shoes:
For effortless elegance, there is nothing better than a classic court shoe. The Carmen heel features a deep and wide toe-box, 3 layers of underfoot cushioning and a stretch panel for bunions or wide feet. Choose from 7 ultra-soft leathers and suedes.
Carmen: Nude Leather - Comfortable Mother of the Groom Heels
Low Heel Mother of the Bride Shoes:
Looking for a little heel which is elegant and comfortable for all-day wear? Our Kitty heel is the perfect mother of the bride shoe for mothers looking minimal height and maximum elegance.
Kitty: Silver Leather - Low Mother of the Bride Heels
Most Feminine Flat Mother of the Bride Shoes:
Looking for a pretty, feminine mother of the bride shoe but not wanting the added height? Sienna is crafted from luxuriously soft croc print leather and features a classy and chic silhouette and pointed toe box. Like all Sole Bliss shoes, Sienna provides you with 3 layers of soft underfoot cushioning, a wide toe-box and a stretch panel for bunions.
Sienna: Pale Gray Croc - Feminine Mother of the Bride Heels
For a Summer Wedding:
If your son or daughter is getting married in the summer, a different mother of the bride shoe may be in order. Summer is a great time to wear open-toe sandals. However if you don't like baring your toes, you will still be comfortable in our closed-toe shoes, which are all leather lined to keep your feet cool in the summer.
Ruby: Pale Taupe Suede - Summer Mother of the Bride Heels
For a Beach Wedding:
Wedding on a beach? Wear these! These luxuriously comfortable 2½ inch wedges have a ¾ inch platform so you'll barely feel the height.
Zena: Pale Taupe Suede - Mother of the Bride Wedges
Our Tips to Choose Mother of the Bride Shoes:
Now that we have shown you a few of our favorite styles (view the full Mother of the Bride Collection here), we want to give you some more general advice for selecting the perfect shoes.
These are the key factors to consider when making your choice for mother of the bride or mother of the groom shoes.
1. Make sure your shoes are elegant
If you are the mother of the bride or mother of the groom, you need to look the part! This is the time to wear pretty, elegant and feminine shoes which will make you look and feel a million dollars.
Your mother of the bride shoes should be heels. They don’t have to be high heels, but a refined shoe with a slim heel or a chic block heel is your best bet for this event.
You can choose a round toe-shape, almond toe-shape or pointed toe-shape. But steer clear of boxy square toes or heavy shoes which look like office-wear.
Katie: Cherry Red Suede - Elegant Heels for Mother of the Bride
2. Choose comfortable mother of the bride shoes
Your son or daughter’s wedding is a very special day, but it is a long day…and there is a lot of standing! Your mother of the bride shoes need to be comfortable enough to stand in them all day long and into the evening. You also want to be able to dance in them!
Don’t change into flip flops on the dancefloor. Instead invest in comfortable heels which will keep you on your feet all day and all night.
If you you are unsure of your shoe size, buy the shoes you like in two sizes, try them on at home and send back the size which doesn't fit you as well. Most Sole Bliss shoes are available in half sizes so that you can find your perfect fit. You should never squeeze your fit into shoes which are too small for you, and you certainly don't want to be slipping out of shoes which are too big.
We recommend taking your shoes for a test drive before the big day too! Wear your heels around the house to make sure they are going to be comfortable enough for you to wear for hours on end.
3. Don’t worry about perfectly matching colors
Gone are the days of perfectly matching the color of your dress with your mother of the bride shoes. Color matching can be very difficult (the dye-able shoe is never a good idea!) and the look is quite old-fashioned.
Instead, you should opt for a shoe color which complements your dress, rather than perfectly matches it. If you are wearing a bright-colored dress, neutral colors are a great option. You can choose shades of nude, blush, or pale grey. Metallics are also an option, for example silver, rose gold or champagne.
Another option for mother of the bride shoes is to choose a color which is one or two shades darker than your dress.
If you are wearing a black dress, then you certainly can match colors. A chic black heel will look great!
Veronica: Black Suede - Elegant Mother of the Bride Heels
4. Take into consideration the time of year
It is important to remember what season your son or daughter is getting married in. There are some mother of the bride shoes which are timeless and will look great all year round. However, there are other mother of the bride shoes which will work better in the winter or the summer.
For a winter wedding, a closed toe shoe or a classic court shoe is best. For a summer wedding, you can choose a peep-toe heel or a dressy sandal.
You should also consider that feet tend to swell in the warmer months of the year. If the wedding is taking place in the summer, you should make sure your mother of the bride shoes are going to be comfortable with slightly swollen feet.
Did you know that your feet are at their warmest in the afternoon? That’s why we recommend trying on your mother of the bride shoes in the afternoon, so you can be sure that they will be comfortable when the weather gets a little warmer.
If your son or daughter is getting married in the summer, will you be standing outside? If there is a reception on the lawn, you might want to avoid a stiletto and take a look at your options for wedges.
Ruby: Silver Suede & Snake - Sandals for Summer Weddings
5. Don’t go too high
Yes, a heel is definitely the elegant choice for your mother of the bride shoes. But nobody is forcing you to wear six-inch stilettos. We wouldn’t recommend going much higher than 3-4 inches if you are not used to wearing high heels.
Always look for shoes with extra padding under your foot. All Sole Bliss shoes feature triple-layer underfoot cushioning which provides total comfort and protection for your feet. If you are wearing sandals, make sure the straps are supportive. If you have wide feet, look for shoes with a deep and spacious toe-box (at the front of the foot).
Kara: Silver Leather - Kitten Heels for All Day Weddings
6. Add a matching handbag
Complete your look with a handbag which matches your mother of the bride shoes. Although we would not recommend matching your accessories with your dress, your accessories certainly can match!
Mother of the Bride Shoes and Matching Handbags
If you are looking for stylish mother of the bride shoes and matching handbags, Sole Bliss is your go-to brand! Our fabulous mother of the bride shoes are handcrafted from the finest Italian and Spanish leathers and suedes, and have matching handbags available for nearly every shoe. Click here to view our full collection of handbags.
When it comes to choosing the best matching handbag, choose a small clutch bag which doesn’t distract from the rest of your outfit. Ideally the handbag will have a detachable metal chain strap which means you can wear it as an over-the-shoulder bag too.
Does the mother of the bride have to wear heels?
Mother of the bride shoes should be elegant. We would recommend wearing heels. They don’t have to be high, but a refined shoe with a slim heel or a chic block heel is your best bet for this special occasion.
If you do not feel comfortable wearing heels, look for an elegant flat shoe which is as dressy as a heel.
Can the mother of the bride wear silver shoes?
Silver bridal shoes are very common, but the mother of the bride or groom can wear silver too! Metallics including silver, gold and bronze are great neutrals and work with so many outfits.
Can the mother of the bride wear the same color as bridesmaids?
The mother of the bride is not required to wear the same colors as the bridesmaids, but she certainly can! Corresponding colors with the wedding party provide a cohesive look. The wedding photos will look great too!
How far in advance should the mother of the bride purchase her shoes?
Never buy your outfit last minute! If you begin looking for the perfect dress and shoes 6 months before the wedding, you will have more than enough time to try a few pairs of shoes and make any alterations to your dress should you need to.
Find your Mother of the Bride Shoes Today!
Finding the right shoes to wear at your son or daughter’s wedding can be a challenge. Let Sole Bliss take the stress out of finding the perfect mother of bride shoes. We want you to look and feel your best on this very special day. Trust in our award-winning Comfort Technology to keep you comfortable on your feet all day and night long.
Discover our Full Collection of Mother of the Bride Shoes here.