This Is the Trend Brides Are Ditching Traditional Shoes For

Hilary George-Parkin
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There are a few trends that Sarah Jessica Parker wore as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City that are definitely more out there: shoulder-swallowing floral brooches, butt-ruffle miniskirts, and belts worn over bare midriffs, to name a few. Others, however, are more than welcome to make their way into the IRL world—such as the royal-blue bejeweled Manolo Blahniks that became instant classics after Mr. Big proposed with one of the shoes in lieu of a ring in their walk-in closet.

The style, known as the Hangisi pump, comes in more than a dozen colors and several different heel heights, from flat mules to vertiginous stilettos—and according to new data compiled by online shopping platform Lyst, its the most searched-for wedding shoe of the year. Lyst analyzed search data and surveyed 100 brides-to-be for its just-released Wedding Season report, and found that 60% consider their shoes to be as important as their dress, and 20% thought they were even more important.

From search data, they also found that brides are looking to break from tradition when it comes to footwear, and predict that less than 30% will buy cream or white shoes for their wedding day. Rather, bright colors and embellishments are a hit with newly-betrothed shoppers, with the pink Hangisis leading the pack in popularity, and statement styles by Sophia Webster and Jimmy Choo beating out more muted options.

Below, shop 17 gloriously colorful pumps, mules, sandals, and flats to wear on your big day (or any other day for that matter).

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