FALL 2023 EDITOR’S HOT PICKS
With Fall marking the beginning of shorter days, longer nights, and cooler temperatures, it’s a season that readily welcomes darker colors for a bride’s wardrobe – at least, when it comes to accessories. Along with planning the details of the wedding day, fashion-forward brides-to-be tend to approach their big day as if it’s an entire red carpet weekend. All eyes (and multiple photographers) are likely to be on them; so their bridal ensembles are carefully planned, down to the last detail.
Of course, one of the most enjoyable fashion decisions to make is the shoes. A solid lineup of bridal shoes will cover every event imaginable, from pre-wedding celebrations to the honeymoon and beyond. This season’s bridal shoe favorites are by Giuseppe Zanotti and feature styles that are edgy, seductive, and surprisingly versatile. Long after the big day is over, our Editor’s Picks can still be worn for any date night or special event.
Even in today’s modern world, many brides eagerly embrace the tradition of dressing up for bridal lunches in the days leading up to their wedding. These pre-wedding gatherings offer brides a chance to enjoy themselves in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting, with dress codes leaning toward elegant day dresses or bridal pantsuits that complement their personal style. A pair of deep green ankle strap stilettos from Giuseppe Zanotti would provide a stunning contrast to a bridal jumpsuit or little white dress. With garden parties and botanical décor schemes being a favorite amongst brides-to-be, green shoes will also tie in seamlessly.
Welcome parties are a mixed bag in that they can range from ultra-casual beach picnics to VIP club-style parties. For the latter, brides can experiment with edgier shoe styles like black patent leather stiletto booties with an open toe. A pair of platform heels with a chunky sole covered in hardware is very “rock and roll chic,” and may fare better for a few turns around the dance floor.
Rehearsal dinner dress codes tend to be more effortlessly elegant, and many brides opt for colorful or all-black ensembles as opposed to white gowns. For this occasion, classic black stiletto sandals are always a stylish pick and can complement virtually any outfit the bride chooses. If they prefer to make a statement, then a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti’s purple knee-high boots will do the trick.
These shoe picks also double as suitable date night footwear for honeymoons. With a honeymoon being a once-in-a-lifetime getaway that celebrates a couple’s new chapter, a special pair of heels not only elevate a bride’s travel wardrobe – they also become a memento of the trip and will serve as a honeymoon reminder for years to come.
To top off a bride’s wedding wardrobe, our Editor’s Pick is a gorgeous “something blue” in the form of a Dior watch. This modern design features clear diamonds and a thin double band that is luxurious yet understated and modern. Dior’s craftsmanship and attention to detail ensures that each timepiece is a work of art, designed to be a meaningful heirloom to be passed down through generations. With its delicate dials and impeccable materials, this design makes for a stunning bridal watch to wear for any occasion.