Your bridal shoes can be the perfect finishing touch for your gown but you need to know how to choose the right pair. That’s why we’ve asked bridal shoe expert and design supremo Rachel Simpson for her top tips on choosing the perfect pair for you. Here, she teams some of the styles from her latest collection with some of our favourite wedding gowns. Let’s see what she’s chosen!

This vintage Alfred Angelo dress could be worn with… Classic Mimi

1. Alfred Angelo

Mimi 128 (pair)

Vintage style lace needs a shoe which will complement it, not overshadow it. Mimi is the perfect choice for a dress like this, in softly ruched ivory satin with Champagne leather trim adding just enough detail to enhance the subtle beauty of the dress.

This Ian Stuart gown could be worn with… Champagne Iris

2. Ian Stuart

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Iris 211 (pair)
Enhance the stunning golden shade of this dress with Iris in elegant Champagne leather, picking up the floral detail with it’s beautifully embroidered trim. Colour is big news for weddings in 2014, so don’t be shy, stand out from the crowd and choose a subtle shade that’s not ivory!

This Suzanne Neville gown could be worn with… Sparkling Petra

3. Suzanne Neville

Petra 212 (pair)

With such a stunningly simple line to this dress, you can afford a bit of sparkle with your heels! Petra has stunning silver beaded detailing to add a subtle sparkle as you walk down the aisle!

This Stewart Parvin gown could be worn with… Ladylike Agnes

4. Stewart Parvin

Agnes 223 (pair)
If you’ve chosen a shorter hemline, you can really make a statement with your shoes. Agnes needs to be shown off, with her organza bow and contrast metallic detail. Why not go for nude suede, too, for a subtle colour statement?

This Jenny Packham gown could be worn with… Ginger

5. Jenny packham

Ginger 222 (pair)
Complement the incredible metallic detailing of this boho Jenny Packham gown with the lovable Ginger. Available in gold or silver, it’s the perfect accompaniment to such an elegant dress and would work equally well abroad as in the UK.

If you’re looking for the perfect pair of heels to go with your gown, our Wedding Shoes section has got you covered!