The T-bar is back for bridal

The T-bar is back thanks to Bottega Veneta’s Hitchcockian stilettos that were as much a talking point as what came above.

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The T-bar is back thanks to Bottega Veneta’s Hitchcockian stilettos that were as much a talking point as what came above. And after endless platformed slingbacks, the silhouette seems a great fit for bridal shoes too.

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Bottega Veneta AW11

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Cobbler Emmy Scarterfield worked for Bottega for five years before setting up her own label Emmy Shoes which fills the gap in the market for custom-made wedding shoes. The Bottega AW11 40s feel is very much in evidence should you want to replicate it, along with 70s Halston inspired shapes with as much or as little beading and embellishment as befits your dress.

Francesca, £695

“We’ve seen so many chunky platforms and they look heavy and don't always flatter the leg whereas 40s styles will always be elegant” Emmy tells me, “they come from a period when women wanted to be feminine but strong, it creates a demure, refined look.

Leila in blush, £430

“Finding the perfect balance of being comfortable and feminine is top of most brides agenda. At the moment women are asking for delicate details, and shoes which offer a timeless look. Many ask for shoes in fabrics and colours that can be worn again and as the ballerina length of dress becomes more popular, it’s a great way to show off an amazing pair of shoes.”

Visit Emmy Shoes here

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