This Is the Trend Brides Are Ditching Traditional Shoes For


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Sarah Jessica Parker wore a few trends as Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City that were 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 real world—such as the royal-blue bejeweled Manolo Blahniks from the movie that became instant classics after Mr. Big proposed with one in lieu of a ring in their walk-in closet.

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

From search data, Lyst also found that brides were looking to break from tradition when it comes to footwear and predicts that less than 30% will buy cream or white shoes for their wedding day. Rather, bright colours 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 15 gloriously colourful pumps, mules, sandals, and flats to wear on your big day (or any other day, for that matter).