Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It all started with a glass slipper…what shoes will Kate wear for the Royal Wedding?

by Evelyn Q. Darling Romance Reporter At Large

We all remember when Cinderella eased her dainty toes into a slipper made of clear glass. She went from being a commoner with a borrowed gown sewn by clever little mice to a dazzling princess and the happily-ever-after ending we all dream about.
Or was it a stiletto?

It couldn’t have been a ballet flat, could it? What type of shoe does a romance heroine wear in the land of fairy tales?

Or better yet, what if the fairy tale is real?

Mmm…this reporter is anxiously awaiting to see what shoes Kate Middleton will wear on her upcoming wedding day when she marries Prince William. Classic white satin pumps would be the elegant choice with princesslike appeal.

But there are so many choices available to this modern-day Cinderella.

What do you think?

I’ve put together some shoe suggestions with the pros and cons:

Stilettos: Kate and William are both tall; she could get away with it, but what will the Queen say? Off with her head?\

High-heeled sandals: It’s spring in London, but bare toes for Kate in Westminster Abbey could be a chilly proposition.\

Boots: snug, button-up or laced white boots with a curved heel would be very Victorian and flirty–and definitely wouldn’t come off Kate’s slender foot. It’s a possibility…

Ballet flats: Cute, comfy and dreamlike. Like a ballet sequence with Kate as the elegant white swan captivating everyone…including her prince.

Sky-high wedgies: Kate is a clever fashionista, but this edgy look may miss the mark with British fashion reporters who like a more upmarket look.

Athletic shoes: no, no, no!

Cleopatra roman sandals: very sexy if Kate gets a great pedicure and fit for a future queen.

Classic satin pumps: Sophisticated lady with “people appeal” like Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana. Kate can’t go wrong here.

Let’s hope that after the ceremony when Kate climbs into the fancy landau royal carriage with the sumptuous red interior, she won’t lose her slipper.

But then it won’t matter, will it?

She’ll already have her Prince Charming…I mean, William.

So, what type of shoes does your romance heroine wear?

Evelyn Q. Darling is the alter ego of Jina Bacarr, author of The Blonde Samurai: “She embraced the way of the warrior. Two swords. Two loves.”

Jina Bacarr is also the author of The Blonde Geisha ,Cleopatra’s Perfume, Naughty Paris, Tokyo Rendezvous, a Spice Brief, and Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs


Wynter said...

The whole royal wedding hubbub is great fodder for romance authors and tabloid reporters as well! I'll go for elegant ankle boots because Kate seems to be a fashion-forward sort of girl.

Jina Bacarr said...

I like your choice, Wynter, of elegant ankle boots! Kate is very fashion savvy so it will be a real treat to watch her style evolve after she becomes Princess.

Poor Prince William...acc. to news sources, he'll be the last one to see Kate's bridal dress!

Michelle Polaris said...

I'm voting for boots too. But that's because I love them. And choosing my faves is the closest I'll get to marrying a prince. Not that I'd want to. Sounds like too much work.

Dalton Diaz said...

I'd put on sneakers and run like hell. Her life is not her own anymore.

Paige Tyler said...

My heroines tend to wear sexy sky-high heels or low sandals, like flip flops. Sometimes boots, if it fits the character. Fun blog!


Jina Bacarr said...

Michelle, fun choice--boots! Interesting how popular boots are.

Yes, being a princess is a lot of work. Next Wed. I'm blogging about "Just what does a Princess do anyway?"

Jina Bacarr said...

Dalton - sneakers!! Yay! Comfort zone for a princess!

Jina Bacarr said...

Paige, I love the sky-high heels--they make your legs look long and slender.

Interesting...classic pumps are getting zero will be fun to see the final outcome -- it will be a shoe-in!

(Couldn't resist the awful pun.)