A bride-to-be or not, shoes are one of those irresistible categories from sky-high heels to cute flats and stylish boots. In the case of bridal shoes, they’re super fun to shop for and can carry a lot of meaning (a something blue, perhaps?) but sometimes, they’re not always seen—such a bummer right?
Even if you know your shoes will only peek out from beneath a dress, jacket-and-blazer set, or jumpsuit, there’s something about a special pair of bridal shoes that makes you want to go a little bolder in terms of sparkle, heel height, or adornment whether you’re buying one new pair for your wedding day or a few pairs to wear for your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, and engagement party.
Of course, lace, glitter, pearls, flowers, and bows are quintessential in the wedding world and gorgeous ways to step up your bridal shoe game, but if you’re craving a fresh and fashion-forward shoe moment, modern sculptural heels are a big trend this season that make for an artful statement with any bridal outfit.
Whether you want a classic pump, two-strap sandal, or low-heeled mule, sculptural heels make even the most timeless shoe silhouettes feel unexpected and stand-out. If you’re all about a unique statement, you might feel drawn to a rounded ball-shaped heel, a geometric stack of mixed shapes, unique amphora-shaped heel, or a mid-century-inspired silhouette. For a restrained take on the trend, slighter versions such as a subtly curved metal heel, sturdy octagonal heel, or spherical block heel might be up your alley.
Our favorite way to style sculptural bridal heels is with a simpler silhouette such as a minimal slip, a sleek midi dress with sharp lines, or a sharp jumpsuit or pant-and-blazer set that comes cropped to keep your shoes on display. After you say ‘I do’, you can get a lot more wear out of a sculptural heel whether you pair them back to jeans or team them with colorful and printed dresses for dressier occasions.
If you think a sculptural heel is right for you, ahead, 20 more of our favorite from under-$100 options to designer styles.
01 of 24 Bershka Braided Heeled Mules
02 of 24 High Heel White Bridal Shoes With Ornaments
03 of 24 Charles & Keith Spherical Heel Leather Sandals
04 of 24 High Heeled Satin White Bridal Shoes
05 of 24 Zara Leather Sandals With Geometric Methacrylate Heels
06 of 24 Mango Geometric Heeled Leather Shoe
07 of 24 Matiko Virca Point Toe Mules
08 of 24 Jaggar Orb Mules
09 of 24 Jeffrey Campbell Berserk Modular Heel Mule
10 of 24 Schutz Tosca Heel Schutz
11 of 24 Schutz Tosca Heel Schutz Kalda Cyland Mules
12 of 24 Yuul Yie Gem Strappy Sandal
13 of 24 By Far Mari Natural Linen Sandal
14 of 24 Loeffler Randall Brette Woven Sandals
15 of 24 Suecomma Bonnie Transparent Heel Sandals
16 of 24 Cult Gaia Pietra Heel Sandals
17 of 24 The Volon Slingback Sandals
18 of 24 Alchimia di Ballin Thong Ball Heel Sandal
19 of 24 Gray Matters Yoyo Pumps
20 of 24 Mother of Pearl Slingbacks
21 of 24 Zimmermann Sculptural Bow Wedge
22 of 24 Rejina Pyo Casey Leather White with Tamarind Heels
23 of 24 Neous White Liparis 55 Leather Sandals
24 of 24 Jacquemus White Castana 35 Crossover Stack Heel Leather Sandals
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