Wedding accessories are a must for every bride. DESIblitz looks at the world’s most expensive shoes and where you can find an affordable bridal duplicate.
“They aren’t just a bridal feature, they are a bridal necessity.”
A girl can never have too many shoes. But would you pay $3 million (£2.1 million) for a single pair? Chances are you probably wouldn’t.
Bridal shoes, however, call for more of a payout. Whilst many women dream of stepping into those designer stilettos on her big day, they can never quite afford the sky rocketing prices.
That’s why DESIblitz have found the perfect dupes for the world’s most expensive bridal shoes to help you have the most fashionable wedding day at an affordable price.
So whether you’re on a budget and searching for those designer dupes, or if you just fancy pining over items made for millionaires, come and take a look at the world’s most expensive bridal shoes and indulge in our selection of equally flawless dupes!
The Ruby Slippers ~ House of Harry Winston
Inspired by the original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, these spectacular shoes are a whopping $3 million (£2.1 million).
Made from 1350 carats of rubies and 50 carats of diamonds, Javiar Barerra took two months to craft the iconic pair. At such a steep price, these rank as the most expensive shoes in the world.
DUPE: Ruby Red Bridal Heels – Marc Defang New York
Red is a perfect colour for an Asian wedding. At just £131, these crystal encrusted bridal are a fraction of the H of HW price, and are slightly taller in height too.
Shipped from New York, you can choose your base crystal colour, bow colour, and shoe styles of peep toe, closed toe or sling back.
Rita Hayworth Heels ~ Stuart Weitzman
Using Rita Hayworth’s favourite earrings as his stimulus, Stuart Weitzman created the open toe heels using burnt sienna satin.
The $3 million (£2.1 million) shoes are studded with diamonds, rubies and sapphires and are an absolute dream.
DUPE: Brown Satin Peep-Toe Platform Heels – Dolce & Gabbana
At £370, these D&G stilettos are a snippet of the Weitzman price. Using a similar brown satin colour, these shoes have slightly more height.
Its concealed platform increases your comfort and will make you stand above the rest. It’s identical open-toe design and chic bow will perfectly accessorise any bridal outfit.
Tanzanite Heels ~ Stuart Weitzman
At $2 million (£1.4 million), these one-of-a-kind heels are perfect for any wedding. Made from silver leather with platinum framing, the diamond encrusted ankle strap is draped with rare African tanzanite birthstones.
With 28 carats on the front strap and 185 carats on the ankle strap, this is by far one of the most glamorous bridal shoes in the world.
DUPE: Silver Satin Beaded Ankle Strap Heels – Unique-vintage.com
This vintage design focuses solely on the ankle strap detailing, similar to the Stuart Weitzman creation.
The satin bow at the back along with the gorgeous beaded straps creates a dazzlingly glamorous look, whilst its minimalistic structure compliments the chain detailing.
Retro Rose Pumps ~ Stuart Weitzman
Making the list for the third time is Stuart Weitzman and his $1 million (£700,000) Retro Rose Pumps. Inspired by 1940’s fashion, the gold palette is ideal for any Asian wedding.
The centre piece white rose is made up of 1,800 Kwiat diamonds, with another 400 diamonds being spread across the remaining sections.
DUPE: Rachel Simpson Shoes – Elegant Step
These flapper inspired t-bar shoes uphold the same vintage style as the Stuart Weitzman design, but at a cost that won’t break your bank account.
At £128, the soft ivory suede has similar metallic champagne colours across the heels, toes and straps, and will leave you looking elegant and sophisticated.
Cinderella Slippers ~ Stuart Weitzman
It seems this man has a niche for expensive heels, as Stuart Weitzman completes our list of the World’s Most Expensive Bridal shoes with his Cinderella Slippers.
The $2 million (£1.4 million) shoes were made with every bride’s fantasy in mind. 565 Kwiat Diamonds are encrusted along the toe and ankle straps, and have a single 5 carat gem along with 55 clear diamonds encrusted onto each heel.
DUPE: Rene Caovilla Crystal Sandals
These crystal embellished sandals have the same 2 strap concept as the Weitzman Cinderella Slippers. The merge of gold and silver embellishments are fused together beautifully.
The additional strap around the ankle provides extra support for your big day, and the double lined crystals add more glitz and glam.
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
Probably one of the most iconic quotes in shoe history, Marilyn Monroe knew all too well about the power of heels. It gives women mental satisfaction, and changes the way they feel about themselves.
That’s why finding the perfect shoes for your big day is important! They aren’t just a bridal feature, they are a bridal necessity.
So whether you opt for a designer dupe or a pricier original design, make sure you find the perfect pair of heels to transform you into the bride that you’ve always wanted to be.
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