The "something blue" custom comes from a late 19th century English rhyme. Alongside the something old, something new and something borrowed, the something blue, which stands for purity, love and fidelity, promises luck for the bride-to-be.  

Add your own spin on the tradition with these curated bridal products benefiting Plan International and Too Young to Wed's programmes to end child marriage. Wear your "something blue" on your feet with striking Charlotte Olympia high-heel pumps or make it a centrepiece of the day with a gown in that hue. 

A burlesque British blue dress by Ian Stuart

Master of spectacular wedding dresses Ian Stuart has done it again! This time, it's the Boudoir, a figure-enhancing gown in a palette of pastel azure shades.  The ruched apron skirt opens at the back to reveal a beaded French-lace train. 

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Your something blue and your something roar

Glamour guaranteed with these sky-high island platform pumps by Charlotte Dellal. The Polly in calf skin and leather displays signature Charlotte Olympia details: the gold web at the sole, the daring leopard print and the high-wattage sexiness. 

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Your blue dancing shoes

Easy-to-dance-in wedding shoes with a stunning leopard print and demure egg-blue tulle rosette. These romantic pumps are almost too pretty to hide under your dress, so make sure they peek from under your skirt for the all-important photos. And don't forget to slip in a silver sixpence!

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