20 Gorgeous Fall Wedding Shoes Whether You’re the Bride, a Bridesmaid or a Guest

Fall weddings are in full swing, and that means ditching all of your summery fabrics and patterns for jewel tones, textured materials and maybe even long sleeves. As for shoes, we’re seeing a ton of platform heels, kitten heels and even some feminine ballet flats trending, so there really is something for everyone.

When you’re planning your wedding ensemble, odds are you’re basing your shoe choice off your outfit, not the other way around, so first consider height (i.e., if you’re wearing a jumpsuit that’s a smidge long, opt for some platforms to offset the dragging pantlegs). You should also consider the weather and venue: Is the wedding outside? Maybe grab a block heel or pair of flats so you don’t dig spikey pumps into the grass.

We can always find some sleek shoes at our favorite spots like Nordstrom or Revolve, and we’ve gathered up a slew of other fabulous places to grab some wedding shoes whether you’re the bride, a bridesmaid or a guest.

Best Fall Wedding Shoes, At A Glance:

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Best Overall

1. Raye Camilla Heels


These sleek platform sandals have a ‘60s-esque buckle that complements the braided texture beautifully. They have a leather upper and sole that comes in two colors (the white above and a rich cognac). The 4-inch heel is slightly offset with a 1-inch platform for easier walking.  

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Nothing screams “bridal” quite like a pearly white, satin shoe decorated with a little bling. This brand is well known for its bridal options, and we can see why. The heel is 4-inches tall, and while it may not look like it, the front has a slight platform just under a half-inch.

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Best Metallic Option

3. Sam Edelman Jade Heel

Sam Edelman

This sleek and popular silhouette is elevated thanks to the metallic silver shade. Just beware that these aren’t for the faint of heart: The heel is nearly 5-inches tall and the thin ankle strap won’t provide too much support (but they look so damn good).

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Best Short Block Heel

4. H&M Sandals


Opt for something a bit lower if you plan to keep your shoes on while you’re hitting the “Cha-Cha Slide.” We are in love with this green color and strappy upper. The brand says the shoe runs true to size, but because the site doesn’t offer half-sizes, consult the chart before you purchase. The 2-inch heel is oh-so manageable, and the elastic heel strap provides a more customizable fit.

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Best Closed-Toe Block Heel

5. Mango Block Heel


This 4-inch heel isn’t your average pair of pumps. It features a square toe and asymmetrical block heel for an unexpected twist on a classic silhouette. The thin straps look like a sleek ankle bracelet, and we’re kind of obsessed with how chic these will look for any fall occasion (and with so many dress styles).

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Best Barbiecore Shoe

6. Schutz Anessa Heel


A bold, hot pink shoe is not for the faint of heart. This pair is embellished with a midfoot braided strap that will complement silver jewelry beautifully. The upper is made of microsuede while the sole is leather, and the 4-inch heel and pointed toe join forces to make for a supremely flattering option.

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Best Ballet Flats

7. J.Crew Anya Mary Jane Flats


We aren’t going to lie: The ballet flat trend resurfacing is one of our favorites for fall 2022. These have a patent leather outer that’s sourced from a Leather Working Group certified tannery, which upholds sustainable environmental practices in the leather industry.

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Best Platform Slides

8. Jeffrey Campbell Caviar Platform Slide

Jeffrey Campbell

If slip-ons are more your thing (you know, easier to kick off while you dance), these chunky platforms are a great pick. The dramatic, 4-inch block heel, square toe and 1-inch platform are reminiscent of the ‘90s—in the best way possible.

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Best Embellished Flats

9. Birdies Swan Flats


We love a sparkly pair of flats just as much as the next gal, and these are at the top of our list. The footbed is made of seven layers of comfy, cloud-like material with a top quilted layer to keep your feet feeling nice and cozy. The upper is made of velvet and the straps are glittering with faux crystals. And don’t worry about matching them to your dress: These babies come in 15 colors and patterns.

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Most Comfortable Pumps

10. Sarah Flint Perfect Pump 100

Sarah Flint

If you’re looking for an investment shoe that’s comfortable and that you can wear with tons of different outfits, this pair is a great pick. They’re designed with a wider toe box to leave room for the ball of your foot and toes, while the arch has a shaped insole to support the natural arch of your foot. The heel is also made of steel to ensure stability and durability overtime. Who needs Louboutins?

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Best Blue Heels

11. Zara Asymmetric Heels


The color may be called “Bluish,” but our eyes would tell us otherwise (which we’re not mad about). The AirFit sole is made of latex foam, which will offer increased comfort for your feet. This bold shoe is a great choice to dress up a simpler look for a pop of jewel-toned color.

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Best Lace-Up Heels

12. Lulus Alta Heels


Lace-up heels are a fabulous way to spice up a mini dress or a midi with a high slit. These have a comfortable, nearly-4-inch block heel and a wide ankle ribbon for wrapping—and extra ankle support.

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Best for an Outdoor Wedding

13. Franco Sarto Racer Heels

Franco Sarto

Complete with a short, 2-inch heel and slingback ankle strap, these heels are low-maintenance but classic, which is great for an outdoor wedding. They’re available in wide and medium widths and the upper is a smooth suede for comfort.

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Best Kitten Heels

14. Zara Raised Heeled Slingbacks


This two-tone black and beige moment is ideal for a fall wedding. This dainty pair has an AirFit latex sole for extra comfort, and that short-but-still-there heel is sure to keep your feet at ease throughout the night.

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Best Designer Bridal Heels

15. Jimmy Choo Aurelie Heels

Jimmy Choo

If you’ve set your sights on a designer pair of shoes for your wedding day, look no further. These have a walkable, 2.5-inch heel and midstrap to keep your feet supported and comfortable. Just think how gorgeous those pearl details will look in up-close, getting-ready photos…

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Best Embellished Heels

16. Tony Bianco Elsie Heel

Tony Bianco

The blingy bow on the front of these pumps is enough to sell us on these cute shoes, which feature a satin upper and leather lining along with a 4-inch heel. The heel itself strikes a nice balance between being a thin stiletto and a thick block heel, so these should fare well for an outdoor wedding.

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Most Classic Heels

17. Raye Valerie Heel


This popular silhouette is a go-to choice for weddings for a reason. The dainty ankle strap is so flattering, the thick, 4-inch block heel will keep your feet above grass if you’re outdoors and the neutral color matches with pretty much any wedding guest dress you can think of.

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Best Gold Heels

18. Tony Bianco Florence Mules

Tony Bianco

These slip-ons feature a rectangular heel for a slimmer side profile. We love the bold metallic color as well as the dainty toe and midfoot straps on this showstopping 4.5-inch heel. Do keep in mind that since there’s no platform, these are best worn by someone who is comfortable in very high heels.

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Best Suede Kitten Heels

19. Idifu Maxine Heels


These heels are so tiny they can almost fool you into thinking they’re flats. They’re only 2-inches high and have an optimally cushioned footbed for comfort. The outsole is suede, but the thickness makes them more durable than usual. They’re under $60, so we may just grab several colors.

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Best Strappy Sandals

20. ASOS Design Nobu Sandals

ASOS Design

A strappy sandal is a superb choice to show off your legs. You can scrunch these long straps together or lengthen them out up your legs depending on the hem of your dress. The heel reaches just over 4 inches and the square toe is very ‘90s.

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