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).
The perfect "something blue" satin pump, reimagined by the SATC star herself.
Who knew flats could be so incredibly luxe?
Feel like a prima ballerina when you say "I do."
We can't resist this evening-worthy shoe style from one of our favorite footwear brands.
The Carrie-approved classic in a pop of bubblegum pink.
How precious are the bedazzled ball heels?
This is one day you have license to be as extra as you want—so go ahead, wear the Guccis.
I mean, come on—"elegant" is right there in the name.
Comfy enough to dance in all night.
Who needs a destination wedding when you can wear palm trees on your feet?
These statement-making pumps are affordable to boot.
The rose-colored raffia is super sophisticated.
Orange you glad you picked these shoes?
These just might be even better than a bouquet.
These poppy-red mules are almost too pretty to wear (almost).
Frosty blue pumps with just the right amount of bling.
You can never go wrong with a good jewel tone.
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