Weddings can be quite the whirlwind. Even if you’re only attending as a guest, it’s typically a day-long affair that includes travel (to the venue, from the venue) and, of course, lots of dancing. What you’re wearing can make or break how the day goes, especially when it comes to your shoes.
Good news: gone are the days of stuffing flats in your bag, swapping your shoes for flip flops or (gasp!) going barefoot on the dance floor. We’ve rounded up our favorite footwear picks (read: chicest and most comfortable) for your next fete, and they won’t leave your feet ill-fated.
Pumps For Days (And Nights): For most affairs, casual or dressy, comfortable pumps are classy and chic. But not all pumps are created equal. When shopping for heels to wear to a wedding, look for supportive cushioning and a heel height that you’ll be comfortable walking in for several hours. The pumps in our Total Motion Collection bend and move, molding to your feet as you walk (or dance!). They come in a wide range of heel heights and colors, including animal prints, florals and blush tone patents, so they can be the star of your ensemble or take a back seat, depending on your style.
Pictured: Total Motion 75mm Pump in Multi Floral Leather ($120) | Total Motion Kalila Pump in Dark Warm Taupe Patent ($120) | Total Motion Slingback in Smog Patent ($120)
The Total Motion Pointed Toe Pump, the highest heel in the group at three inches (75mm), comes in more than 15 colors in various materials. The floral pattern above is one of our favorites for spring. We’d pair them with a muted pastel dress or pant suit. If your frock is a little more festive, try one of the blush tones like pale mauve or rose cloud patent. If you like this classic pump style but are looking for a little less lift, opt for our Kalila pump which stands at about two inches (50mm). For a pump that’s more opened up, try the Pointed Toe Sling with a sling-back heel that comes in just under three inches.
A Wingtip Kind Of Wedding: For the guys, we’re still having a major “brogue-mance” with wingtips. We love their tonal texture (a la our Style Purpose Collection), they go with more hues than you might think, and they elevate any suited look. For a style that’s a bit more subdued, try our Style Connected Wingtip. It features subtle detailing and full grain leathers and comes in a medley of colors, ranging from classic black and brown to dark green and navy. From a casual grey suit to a black tie getup, this range will have you covered. Either way, weddings = wingtips in our book.
Don’t Fear The Flats: Ladies, don’t be afraid to wear comfortable flats (yes, we said flats) to your next wedding. They’re a great choice for any heel-fearing folks and come quite fancy this season. Opt for a standard flat pump or try a pump with a little lift, like our Total Motion Hidden Wedge Tied Ballet. We love the slight golden shimmer in the style pictured below.
Pictured: Total Motion Adelyn Ballet in Nude AM Lux ($120) | Total Motion Hidden Wedge Perf in Nude ($120) | Total Motion Hidden Wedge Tied Ballet in Ash Snake ($120)
Covet Thy Cap Toe: Guys, if you’re just not wild about wingtips but want a little more than a plain toe, try a cap toe on for size. The DresSports Modern Cap Toe is a smart looking shoe with shock absorption to help reduce foot fatigue and a moisture-wicking lining to keep your feet cool and comfortable all night long. For a look that’s a little more trendy, try the Jaxson Cap Toe which features soft nubuck leathers, a matte metallic footbed, and a white athletic sole. For rainy day weddings, stick with the Essential Details Waterproof Cap Toe. Its waterproof leather, seam sealed, waterproof insole, and gusseted tongue will help keep feet dry and focused on fun.
Pictured: DresSports Modern Cap Toe in New Brown Leather ($150) | Jaxson Cap Toe in Castlerock Grey ($150) | Essential Details Waterproof Cap Toe in Brown Antique Leather ($100)
Pop those RSVP cards in the mail and rest easy. With these fresh footwear ideas, you’ll be the first and last on the dance floor this wedding season.
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