Women and shoes... what is it about them?

@ahgong (10064)
Singapore
May 21, 2007 11:22pm CST
I was looking at bridal magazines and was admiring some of the gowns that the women are wearing. Most of them are long gowns that stretches from head to toe in satin, chiffon and silk. Then there is a section on shoes, special designs and custom made ones... all sort of patterns, crystals and beads woven into intricate designs are available. Surfing the web, there is always an emphasis on getting the nicest shoes for the wedding day. I am amused. And puzzled at the same time. If the gown is from head to toe... and most of the time, the skirting will either touch the floor or be just an inch or two above the ground, followed by a long trail. Some of these gown also has can-cans that are quite huge to aid the bride in walking when adorning the gown. This brings me to ask the question, if the gown is covering you feet most of the time when you wear the gown, how in the world are people going to admire your pretty shoes if you don't lift up your skirt? And if people or the photographer is not able to see or shoot a picture of your feet or your pretty shoes, why is so much effort and emphasis put on getting THE nicest, pricest shoes for the wedding day? c'mon ladies, I am not asking to poke fun at you gals, but just amused at this observation. Please enlighten me.
5 responses
• Singapore
22 May 07
I think they're high heels so at leasst the stillettos get to be photographed :) In any case, I think it's a confidence boosting thing. Just like guys wearing Calvin klein underwear on your wedding day. Nobody gets to see them except the bride. And that's usually hours later.
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
23 May 07
REALLY? wearing Calvin Klein will boost a man's confidence? MAN~~~~~! *panick* I have been wearing the wrong underwear all my life!!!! Quick! This month got m'year sale... must see if can get some on discount or not! *grinz*
• Singapore
23 May 07
The Great Singapore Sale is coming soon. Remember to grab a box before the sale is over!
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
24 May 07
there be plenty of chances for that. Don't forget, once the GSS is over, there is still the MMS! Lots of sale during this period!
• India
3 Jan 08
I like to wear shoes with laces. These days I have switched on to half shoes and this is more for the sake of convenience. Every time we go to some functions it is easier to remove and wear the shoe, no hassle of tying and untying laces every time.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
4 Jan 08
hmm... what is a half shoe?
@bowtieguy (5925)
• United States
17 Jul 07
My sisters says she likes to be prepared for any occasion and likes to have a large variety of shoe to go with all of here outfits.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
17 Jul 07
thanks for the response! Appreciate it! That would make sense if you are buying shoes for the different gowns, dresses and other outfits that you have in the wardrobe. Different wear calls for different footwear. One cannot go to a dinner wearing flats that goes to the market... *grinz* What I am asking is, when a dress, like a wedding gown, is usually from head to toe. What is the point in investing a fortune on a pair of dainty shoes that no one can see due to the reasons mentioned above? (previous posts...) Squaretile has raised some valid points... any more to add to that?
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
22 May 07
some personal sharing - i actually wore 4 inch shoes from leaping lizard, quite a popular brand. but blessed that my friend had the same shoe size as me. she got her shoes tailored for her wedding. and she was happy to lend them to me to get maximum mileage out of it. the simple classy design fit with my gown too. so it was a great situation. personally i think there are some really pretty shoes that fit weddings that can be bought for $50 or less. the same price of shoes that one buys sometimes for work etc. So new shoes for wedding can be justified! in fact, most times, guys buy new shoes cos their old ones tend to look a little grubby. with a spanking new suit, there should be shiny new shoes too!
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
22 May 07
wow, 4 inches. That has to be one heck of a balancing act. I really admire women. They can actually walk all day in those dainty shoes with small support for the heels. ha ha ha... i guess i am putting across a feeling that i am against buying new shoes for weddings. I am all for getting new shoes for weddings... in fact, i got a brand new pair sitting in my cupboard waiting to be worn on the actual day. Of course i would want my pretty wife to wear new shoes for that day as well... new dress new shoes... why spoil the look with grubby worn-out shoes? What I am asking is how come, from a woman's point of view, that emphasis is being put on a pair of NEW shoes with intricate designs, embroidered with laces/beads/crystals is so important when the shoes are covered from view for most part of the time it is worn... heh heh... reading your previous post, there could be reasons that I cannot see... like the one you mentioned -- dad wears shoe for bride. I am wonder if there are other reasons. Thanks for sharing.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
22 May 07
decent shoes are very very very impt to complete the whole look. they don't have to be cinderella glass slipper pretty, but must look decent. they dont' have to be hundreds of dollars worth, but must not look sloppy or obiang. after spending So Much on the gown, surely you don't want the whole look to be ruined by a glimpse of tacky shoes when your beautiful bride lifts her gown for ease of movement? Also shoes have traditionally played an impt role in weddings. sometimes, the father of the bride puts on the shoe in the morning. and this is captured on video. so the shoe got to look decent lah.
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
22 May 07
lol... i am not talking about getting a pair of tacky shoes like slippers that one wear to the market or anything like that. I am talking about looking all over the place for a pair of shoes with intricate designs. I have also been to Leapin' Lizards to check out their shoes, and for a simple design with some shiny beads and lace, we are talking about hundreds of dollars. And there are many couples there who are trying on their custom made shoes too! wow... business is good for this guy! why can't a pair of nice 3-inch from URS or VNC do for such occasions? I never really thought of the part where the dad puts on the shoe for the bride. Okay, if that is the reason, then fair enough, buying a pair of nicely designed shoes, embroidered with swarovski crystals will be reasonable. thanks for the insight!