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Bridal Shoe Trends 2022 ~ Block Heels with Bows & Ribbon Wraps

Finally! 2022 is here, and there are so many new and exciting trends in bridal footwear.  It’s going to be a big year for weddings, with exciting new venues, dresses, and new bridal shoe trends.  Outdoor weddings from the forest to the beach will be popular, as will the need for practical, yet stunning shoes.   Brides-to-be want “Block Heels“.  Our showroom has a variety of block heel wedding shoes ranging from 2″ to 3 1/2” heels from Badgley Mischka and Bella Belle, with a variety of bows, ribbon wraps, and of course, sparkle too.

Block heels aren’t a new bridal shoe trend, we started seeing their rise in popularity over the last three years.  However, this season brings new looks in bows and lace.  Bows are all the rage!  From oversized tulle bows to lace bows, and one of our favorite trends: ribbon ankle wraps, which you can finish with a bow or a knot.  Keep in mind, that supply chain issues continue in the wedding industry, and shoes are no exception.  If you see a pair of shoes you love, get them!  Hesitation will equal disappointment, we’re sorry to say.


Oversized Tulle Bows

Not limited to block heels, we are seeing oversized bows in clothing as well as wedding shoes. Perhaps, the trend started with Jimmy Choo and their mismatched bow sandal, Aveline.  As a result, most hot designers now have their own interpretation of the oversized bow in their shoe collections.

jimmy choo oversize tulle bows bridal shoe trend
Jimmy Choo, Aveline, white wedding sandals with front and back oversized bows made quite the fashion statement 2 years ago.  These shoes are most likely the inspiration behind the oversized bow trends we are seeing in wedding dresses and bridal shoes.

Our hottest bow shoe is Kim, designed by Badgley MIschka.  What’s not to love?  On-trend with an oversized tulle back bow, 3 1/4″ block heel, heel cup for support and it’s available in three bridal shoe colors: ivory, blush, and mist blue.

Badgley Mischka block heels, oversized tulle bow, 2 bridal shoe trends
Badgley Mischka, Kim. Block heel wedding sandals with oversized tulle bow in the back.  Available in Mist Blue, Ivory, and Blush.
Badgley Mischka KIm, Ivory, 2 bridal trends, block heel, tulle bow
Badgley Mischka Kim in ivory. 3 1/2″ Block Heel.
Badgley Mischka KIm, block heels blush, 2 trends
Badgley Mischka KIm, in blush. Fabulous with a blush underlay.
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Badgley Mischka Kim, in Mist. Blue shoes are a great solution for “something blue”

Speaking of Tulle Bows, although not on a block heel, the below high heel styles from Bella Belle and Badgley Mischka are quite fabulous too.

Bella Belle Edna lace Wedding Shoes, oversize tulle bow trend
Edna by Bella Bella. defines grace & romantic style. Elegant with a flirty oversized back bow with a 4″ heel.
Badgley Mischka Kinsely, bridal shoe trends, tulle bow
Badgley Mischka, KInsley. An elegant pump with side details and on trend with an oversized tulle bow.

Lace Bows

Lace is always prevalent in bridal, so of course, we would expect to see it in a bow.  We’re not disappointed.  The queens of lace: Erina & Veronica at Bella Belle Shoes, did not disappoint.  Back bows, front bows, and yes, even side bows are included in their new line for 2022: Heart & Soul.  You’ll find lace bows adorning flats, low heels, block heels, and stilettos.  A few favorites are below.

trend, oversized lace bow bridal shoes
Bella Belle, Felicity, exemplifies two bridal shoe trends: an oversized 3-dimensional bow of Alencon lace and low heels.  This style is also available in a flat, called Fiorella, shown, below.

Bella Belle Fiorella, lace flats that are on-trend with an elegant large lace bow.

bella belle Leila large lace back bow

Bella Belle Leila, stiletto sandals with a large lace back bow that matches the lace at the front toe band. The high back, ankle strap, and 4″ heels make Leila, a very sexy wedding sandal, that reflects many bridal shoe trends.

bella belle laurie shoe trends, block heel, oversized lace bow

Meet Leila’s, sister, Laurie.  Laurie has the same grand details but is on a much more manageable 3″ block heel.  Therefore, this style offers more comfort, but just as stylish.

Ankle Wrap Trends

We started seeing the return of silk ribbon ankle wraps in 2021, and our brides loved them.  Two of our best sellers, Ivy and Penelope, designed by Bella Belle, offer both the lace and ankle wrap trends. We anticipate the popularity of these styles to continue throughout 2022.  Take a look below and you’ll understand why.

Bella Belle Ivy embroidered lace bridal flats, ribbon ankle tie.bella belle ivy, lace bridal flats, ribbon ties, shoe trends

bella belle penelope, ribbon ankle wrap

Bella Belle Penelope. Crochet floral pattern with the most discrete pearl accents and silk ballerina wrap ribbon ties.

We also have two popular styles from Badgley Mischka, Blaze, and Bobbie that epitomize the ribbon wrap trend.  Blaze keeps it simple and stylish, Bobbie brings on the glam.

Badgley Mischka blaze ribbon ankle wrap bridal shoe trends
Badgley Mischka Blaze. Classic sling-back with organza ribbon ankle wrap ties.
badgley mischka bobbie, beads, ribbon ankle wrap
Badgley Mischka Bobbie. Sparkle at the toe, organza ribbon ankle wrap.

Continuing with this trend is a new style from Bella Belle, named Ardelia.  This gal is one of our favorites.

bella belle ardelia, block heel, ankle ribbon wrap
Bella Belle Ardelia.  A simple ivory silk sandal on a 2″ block heel, with long ribbons.  Wrap the ribbons as a ballerina does with her toe shoes, or just wrap around the ankle and tie in the back.
Bella Belle Ardelia, ribbon wraps, bridal shoe trends
Bella Belle Ardelia ribbon wrap tied in a back bow.

Glam gals, don’t be disappointed.  There are plenty of sparkling shoes this season as well, and new exciting styles coming this summer.  Ok, we’ll drop a hint:  oversized organza flowers anyone?

Questions regarding fit, which style of shoe is best for you and your dress?  Please let us know.  We’re always glad to make suggestions and help out.  Send a text, or email us at

We wish you all a wonderful walk down the aisle. 🥂