Shoe mecca offers pretty and practical bridal styles


PAULINE Prieto in a gown by Chris Diaz and pumps by Stella Luna

Not only a bride’s wedding dress can make or break her wedding day, but her shoes can make all the difference as well.

The perfect pair should fit the bride’s personality and match her wedding gown, be appropriate for the wedding venue and of course, be comfortable enough for her to wear.

Boutique department store Adora’s Shoe Mecca, which includes brands such as Stella Luna, Schutz  and Menbur, offers shoe fiends various but meticulously curated options for any bride.

STELLA Luna sling-back platform with bow detail

When picking the right pair, deciding on the shoe’s fabric and color is as important as choosing the shoe’s style. Bridal shoes must go with the bride’s overall look.

The recently held Face-Off bridal fashion show staged by Inquirer Lifestyle and Look Magazine showed which shoe styles best complemented the creations of 38 of the country’s top designers.

JO ANN Bitagcol in a gown by Auggie Cordero and sandals by Stella Luna. MARK NICDAO

For instance, Auggie Cordero’s elaborate black and white feathered frock was daringly paired with sultry black satin sandals while Chris Diaz’s romantic embellished tulle gown was paired with pleated pumps.

WHITE satin platform pumps with crystals

Spanish brand Menbur, which has been creating shoes for more than 40 years, offers bridal footwear made of delicate textiles such as lace and satin, which are common wedding gown fabrics.

For staple bridal shoe colors such as nude, ecru and pastels, Schutz, which means “protection” in German, features sky-high pumps usually made of luxurious suede or leather.

White satin platform pumps with sequined details, both from Menbur

As Adora seeks to cater to every woman’s fashion essentials, Schutz’s understated designs can be worn on different occasions, from formal evenings to casual weekends, with just a tweak in styling.

For the modern bride, Stella Luna’s embellished and distinct creations, like peep-toe pumps with cutouts and a pretty bow, should do the trick. With shoes designed to improve a woman’s leg curve, the brand boasts of styles that combine fierce and feminine making each pair a fashion statement on its own.

The Shoe Mecca is at Adora, 3/F, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.

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