15 Fashionable Wedding Flats For Every Bridal Style

You don't have to sacrifice style for comfort.

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The funny thing about tradition is how easy (and satisfying) it can be to break it. Take, for example, bridal footwear. If you're newly engaged and are on the hunt for shoes to wear on your wedding day, you've probably searched for white pumps or strappy sandals. But what about flats? Just because heels are expected doesn't mean they're necessary. In fact, a stylish pair of white flats, like mules and ballet slippers, can make even more of a statement than your standard stiletto.

Alternatively, if you have your mind made up and want to wear heels during the ceremony, you might want to consider switching into flats for the reception. After all, walking around to greet guests, whilst also dancing, calls for comfortable footwear. 

Ahead, discover and shop 15 pairs of wedding flats from classic labels like Roger Vivier and Prada, as well as buzzy brands including Cult Gaia, Brother Vellies, and Khaite. 

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For a Hint of Hardware: Roger Vivier Off White Trompette Dorsay Metal Buckle Ballerinas

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The d’Orsay silhouette, combined with Roger Vivier’s signature square hardware, makes these white flats a chic pick for your wedding day.

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For the Romantic Bride: Sleeper Mille-Feuille Silk Flats in White

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Courtesy of Sleeper

For an extra touch of romanticism on your big day, these silk ballet flats from Sleeper are the perfect addition.

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Most Timeless: Margaux The Pointe

Margaux The Pointe Toe Flat

Courtesy of Margaux

Behold, the quintessential pointed-toe flat does exist. There’s no going wrong with a pair of classic ballerinas, especially when they come with a bow on top.

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For Something Blue: Aminh Abdul Jillil Bow Flat Blue

Aminh Abdul Jillil

Courtesy of Aminh Abdul Jillil

These flats from Aminh Abdul Jillil will stun guests on your big day. They also come in additional colors if you've already secured your "something blue."

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Best Faux Anklet: Gianvito Rossi Chain-Embellished Leather Point-Toe Flats

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The chain on these simple white flats will elevate the style of any bridal ensemble. Show it off with either a mini or midi dress.

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For the Modern Minimalist: Khaite Ashland Bow-Embellished Leather Ballet Flats

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Khaite’s take on the scrunched-up ballet flat is, as expected, very chic. A great shoe option for the reception.

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Best Pointed Toe: Bottega Veneta Leather Ballet Flats

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Leave it to Bottega Veneta to create a top-notch pointed-toe flat for your wedding day (and every day thereafter).

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Most Stylish Slingback: Prada Bow-Embellished Slingback Textured-Leather Flats

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

Prada’s bow motif and supportive slingback silhouette come together for a truly versatile flat. The perfect pairing with a minimal slip bridal dress.

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Most Simplistic: Flattered Polly Leather Ballet Flats

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The knot on top of these off-white flats feels artful and elegant. These shoes are lovely for a bride looking to keep adornment details to a minimum.

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Most Textural: Cult Gaia Angie Flats

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Courtesy of Cult Gia

We can’t get enough of the tactile texture on these embroidered flats. A great choice for a bride seeking a unique and fashion-forward piece.

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Best Scalloped Topline: Chloe Lauren Scalloped Ballet Flat

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

There’s something about scalloped edges that feels especially whimsical and fun. This pair would look beautiful with a lace gown on a boho bride.

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Most Artisanal: Bella Belle Willow Skimmer Flat

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The intricate beading on these romantic flats makes them a suitable choice for a walk down the aisle.

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Most Embellished: Badgley Mischka Collection Carissa Embroidered Pointed Toe Flat

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These ankle-strap beaded flats exude romanticism; wear with a silk slip dress for extra impact.

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Best Mary Janes: Who What Wear Marjory Mary Jane Flat

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For a 60s vibe, don a pair of Mary Janes. Though vintage-reminiscent, these cream flats still feel a touch modern.

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For the After-Party: Brother Vellies Picnic Shoe

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Courtesy of Brother Vellies

The party doesn't have to end after the reception is over, and these Brother Vellies flats would be a perfect addition to your after-party look.

FAQ
  • During which part of my wedding can I wear flats?

    You should wear whatever makes you look and feel your best–and it's your day so you make the rules! Flats are a great choice for the ceremony, reception, after-party, or any event leading up to your wedding.

  • What dress styles pair best with flats?

    If you'd like to wear flats with a floor-length gown, it’s best to go with a pair that has minimal embellishments in order to avoid having your shoe get stuck to the inside of your dress. For those wearing mini or midi dresses, any style should work just fine. 

  • What famous brides have worn flats on their wedding day?

    We’re glad you asked! Keira Knightley, Amy Schumer, Serena Williams, and Yoko Ono all got married in flats.

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