Perhaps you’ve already taken notice, but with each passing season the major trends in fashion get increasingly more casual. This isn’t a bad thing — after all, who wouldn’t want to be more comfortable on a regular basis? That said, when it comes to formal occasions, such as weddings, it leaves the territory for the dress code uncharted. And when you have to plan for such an event, you might ask yourself (or Google) one question: Can you wear flats to a wedding? The answer to that question, no doubt, is yes.
Rest assured: There will always be a place for heels whenever you need to dress an ensemble up in a sleek and simple way. However, you can’t ignore the fact that there some stylish flat shoes that are just as chic (and way more comfortable) on the market right now — and they’re so good, you might just want to swap out your pumps for good. Case in point: these $775 Valentino Garavani Tiny Chain Patent-Leather Point-Toe Flats. With the patent leather, ankle straps, and gold chain, these flats will feel both classic and modern — the perfect combination for any outfit you wear to the fall and winter weddings in your calendar.
While you may not be able to wear your flat sandals or loafers to the wedding ceremonies you’re dressing for, there are plenty of elevated and polished options to wear instead of your heels. Not to mention, when you wear these, you’ll feel more inclined to keep your shoes on for the dance floor rather than kicking them off to the side.
For anyone who has a daytime wedding to attend, opt for a simple leather style, like Mango’s $79.99 Leather Flat Shoes. Wear these with a knee-length dress or a cool jumpsuit and a leather jacket. Or, if you want to take the maximalist approach, the Coach 1941 x Tabitha Simmons Harriette Mary Jane Flats cost $165 and will go perfectly with a ruffled, prairie-inspired dress.
Want a romantic pair of shoes to wear for a black-tie dress code? Saptodjojokartiko’s Embellished Sling Back Flats, $475, will look beautiful with any timeless ensemble. They’ll also look amazing styled with a pair of flared trousers and a boxy, structured blazer. Another pretty option would ATP Atelier’s minimalist Lioni Pointed Leather Flats, which are available for $390 and can be worn for a wedding and beyond.
Ready to trade in your heels for a stylish pair of flats? Scroll down to see TZR’s favorite flat shoes to wear for the upcoming wedding season.