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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 26 pairs of wedding flats from classic labels like Roger Vivier and Prada, as well as buzzy brands including Staud, Brother Vellies, and Khaite.
Looking for bridal flats? We've answered three common questions brides ask when shopping for fashionable wedding day flats.
- During which part of my wedding can I wear flats? In short, any part! 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.