Lately, we’ve started incorporating flat shoes into our wardrobe in a big way, along with a whole slew of comfy clothes that make us feel relaxed and confident when we’re wearing them. Dressing comfortably isn’t about not caring how we look. In fact, it’s about caring more about the clothes, shoes, and accessories we put on our bodies and making sure that no matter what, we’re ultra-comfortable. After all, to look great, you need to feel great. During wedding season, we make an effort to incorporate this philosophy into our looks.
And we’re not the only ones! More and more, people are prioritizing comfort when choosing their outfits and footwear — and that includes opting for flat shoes instead of heels. While there’s a time and a place for high heels, they’re not for everyone, and flat shoes are having a serious moment. Often, when choosing what to wear for a wedding, you may feel you need to buy a pair of heels that you only wear a few times a year. But the great thing about wedding flats is that you can wear them all year round for pretty much any occasion, whether it’s a casual brunch or a formal event, making them a much better investment than high heels. But how to style flat shoes at a wedding? It’s easier than you think. Here’s some of our best advice.
When you’re deciding what dress to wear to the big event, you can’t go wrong with a midi. A midi dress has a hem that falls between the knee and the ankle and is incredibly flattering on anybody. Its long silhouette lengthens the body, making the wearer look and feel taller. Its length also highlights the lower calf and ankle, an elegant part of the body. Paired with flat shoes, the midi dress shines, exuding an air of effortless comfort that’s infectious. Flat shoes don’t distract from the gorgeous shape of the midi dress and can be worn all night long comfortably. So you can go from the ceremony to the dance floor without having to change or kick off your shoes.
Just because it’s a flat shoe doesn’t mean it has to be basic. Flat shoes can be decked out with fabulous details that make them stand out and make you able to stand in them for as long as needed. A lace-up flat shoe, for example, is an excellent option for someone looking for a little something extra south of their ankles. This style looks great with a midi dress, as well as a shorter knee-length or above-the-knee dress, adding intricate detail into your footwear look. A pointed toe is another lovely touch for a flat shoe and brings a bit more formality to your footwear than a simple rounded toe. Bejeweled flats, or flats with fun hardware details, are another great way to mix things up and add small yet eye-catching details to your shoes. A mule is also a great choice for a summer wedding, with its elegant yet laid-back style that won’t give you those dreaded blisters on your heels.
The flat shoe has an understated elegance and grace and a classic style that brings a touch of subtle glamor to your wedding look. Bring this same sense of style to the rest of your look by dressing in monochrome and wearing one color from top to bottom. If you’re a fan of bright, bold colors, choose a striking pink or orange paired with a lighter shade for your flats. We’re huge fans of wearing a softer color palette — as long as it’s not white, of course — to weddings, like a black or pastel blue, from top to bottom.
Try pairing a chic blazer and dress pants with your flats for a chic and comfortable departure from the usual fancy dress, and make an elegant statement with your flat shoes. A pair of flared pants also look great with flat shoes, adding a bit of character to your look and making your outfit one to remember.
The jumpsuit and flat shoes go so well together that they might be our favorite wedding look combination. They can be dressed up or dressed down and convey an effortless sense of chic that makes you feel and look great all day long. A fancy jumpsuit gives you the best of both worlds: it offers the same grace and glamor of a dress but with the comfort and convenience of pants on the bottom. When you add flat shoes to the mix, you have an unstoppable wedding look that won’t lose steam halfway through the hors d’oeuvres.
Wearing flat shoes at a wedding is a game-changer for your style and for your feet, which will thank you at the end of the night. Check out the links below for more tips and tricks from Lands’ End!