Some girls just aren’t heels girls, and hey, that’s A-Okay. Even if you are one to dabble in high heels, it’s not always a feasible choice on your wedding day when you know you’ll be on your feet for an extended period.
Enter: Gorgeous flats to befit the dreamiest of wedding dresses. Like with heels, the market is rife with flat soles coming in a range of styles from sleek to whimsical to ornate. Whether you’re one for ivory satin bedecked with a rhinestone cluster, a Cinderella-inspired nude ballet flat with crystal detailing, metallic silver with lace-up ties, or gold glitter with a feminine bow for a fun and festive spin, an exceptional flat will save your feet from feeling sore an hour into your wedding and make for a practical shoe you can wear again with your everyday attire. Opting for a simple gold, nude or off-white flat sans embellishment is another way to go if practicality is your jam—you can literally wear them on repeat with everything from work attire to jeans.
We do suggest a pointed toe silhouette if you’re considering flats with your wedding dress. This shape will elongate your legs—a Trompe-l'œil effect, if you will—which is incredibly flattering regardless of whether or not your feet show from beneath your gown. Plus, pointed toes are a major trend in footwear for 2018, from flats to mid-height heels to stilettos—ergo, you’ll be maintaining a fashion forward aesthetic if you opt for flats, which is a total win.
Flats are also great to have on standby if you want to wear heels but know you can only last in them for a few hours. You can change into them for dancing after photos if your feet need a break, too. You can also consider a bridal flat for various events surrounding your wedding like your bridal shower, bachelorette weekend or rehearsal dinner.
Whatever your stance is on flats, we think that punctuating a gown with a gorgeous pair of flats is kind of the chicest thing. It’s so very French, too. That elegant nonchalance we’re most definitely for emulating.
If you’re thinking flats are for you on your big day, check out 15 styles ahead from under-$50 all the way to designer selections.
Bejewelled Satin Ballerinas, $49.90, Zara
Lace-Up Ballet Flats, $98, Vanessa Wu available at Anthropologie
Bibi Butterfly Flats, $375, Sophia Webster
Hangisiflat Bride White Satin Jewel Buckled Flats, $925, Manolo Blahnik
Metallic Embellished Pointed Toe Flat, $49.90, Express
Follies Strass Flat, $995, Christian Louboutin
Alina Ivory Satin Pointy Toe Flats with Crystal Detail, $795, Jimmy Choo
Jaime Pointy Toe Flats, $325, Marc Jacobs available at Shopbop
Irina Flats, $150, Jeffrey Campbell available at Shopbop
Morgen II Ankle Strap Flats, $235, Badgley Mischka available at Shopbop
Peony Petal Bow Pump Shoe, $595, Salvatore Ferragamo
Caide Jeweled Flat Mule, $180, Imagine Vince Camuto
Churro Nude Satin Flats, $164, Something Bleu available at Butter Shoes
Briella Jeweled Square Brooch Pointed Toe Flat Shoe, $125, Dune London
Rodney d'Orsay Flats, $100, Sam Edelman available at Shopbop
Speakup Flats, $69, Nine West