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Vintage bridal shoes

Classic vintage styling is well loved by brides for a reason. The proportions are classic and glamorous, with luxe fabric finishes and subtle detailing. 

Vintage stands for unique style coupled with high-end workmanship, qualities that are synonymous with bridal shoes designed with Upper Street. For one-of-a-kind vintage styled wedding shoes that your feet are the first to grace, design your own vintage-inspired wedding shoes.....


Soft vintage colours. Experiment with retro looking off-whites and pale pinks on your wedding shoes to accent the colours of your bouquet or bridesmaid’s dresses. You can order satin swatches from our Swatch Store to ensure the perfect match.

Large gems. A Swarovski gem cluster depicts vintage opulence and elegance and is the perfect finishing touch for the discerning bride. A round toe court shoe is especially Audrey Hepburn-esque; or try a shapely peep toe platform base for a 1950's inspired look.

Vintage floral detailing. Don't keep this just for your dress. Add a delicate flower to your shoes for a little step back in time.

Silver snakeskin flat. For those long-pinned brides this stunning ballet flat in silver snakeskin with a gem front and ankle strap embellished with Swarkovski diamante trim is an alternative to vintage looking satin. For tips & advice on how to embellish your shoes, read our embellishment guide.

Something blue? For an original take on this age-old wedding tradition, make your bridal shoes your good luck charm. Our Italian satin in Eau is a beautiful vintage powder blue with a subtle silver tone to it.

Dove satin. This beige-grey tone of white has gorgeous vintage feel for bridal shoes. Goes particularly well with ivory and gold themes.

Visit our Shoe Lounge for a personal appointment. Contact us to arrange an appointment at our London Townhouse where you can try on shoes for size, view our samples for inspiration and match our swatches to your dress material.

Still in need of inspiration? Take a look at our vintage bridal shoe gallery for designs you can customise or read more tips on designing bridal shoes.

Start designing your own vintage bridal shoes

White satin round toe court
Blush Satin Platform Peep Toe
White & Oyster satin pointed court
Silver snakeskin ballet flat
Eau satin peep toe court
Dove satin platform peep toe