31 Flats Fancy Enough to Wear to a Wedding

Let’s be honest, wearing heels to an outdoor summer wedding sucks. Sinking into the grass, sweating, slipping, blistering...the list of woes goes on and on. This season, instead of suffering, simply embrace the alternative: fancy flats. Yes, they are dressy enough. And no, you won’t get dirty looks from the bride. (She feels your pain, too.) Here are 31 flats that are even trendier than your basic pair of pumps. 

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Beaded Buckles

Black slides are made infinitely more exciting with rainbow beads.

Something Navy ($90)

Loeffler Randall

Star-crossed Straps

Not into beads? Try metallic stars. 

Loeffler Randall ($195)


Cut-out Blooms

These retro slingbacks are just begging for a spin on the dance floor.

Diane von Furstenberg ($228)

Charles & Keith

Yellow Satin

Try this citrus-hued sandal with a tropical-print dress. (You know you love that palm-frond trend.) 

Charles & Keith ($49)


Bedazzled Flats

Goes perfectly with anything tulle.

Blue by Betsey Johnson ($70)


Brocade Slides

The subtle change from red to gray-blue is oh-so dreamy.

J.Crew ($138)


Sequin Loafers

Sequins + feathers = the ultimate power couple.

Sarto by Franco Sarto ($65)

Sophia Webster

(very) Hot Pink

The ultimate girly shoe if we've ever seen one.

Sophia Webster ($350)


Crystal Strap

You definitely shouldn't wear a white dress, but there's no rule against white shoes.

Jimmy Choo ($895)

Ann Taylor

Lilac Blooms

Add some much-needed fun to your go-to LBD.

Ann Taylor ($138)


Glittered Loafers

These slip-ons are the perfect match for a cool-girl tuxedo look.

Stuart Weitzman ($450)


Embroidered Florals

Because no one wants to wear sinking stilettos to a garden party, anyway. 

Naturalizer ($50)

The Outnet

Braided Velvet

Seafoam green for that seaside ceremony.

Marco De Vicenzo ($265)

Sophia Webster

Clear Strap

A hint of PVC is all you need to rock the trend.

Sophia Webster ($395)


Grecian Sandals

Simple, chic and oh so easy to walk in. 

LuLus ($23)


Shimmering Cobalt

Blue not your fave? These comfy sling-backs come in 13 other pretty hues, as well.

James Chan ($175)


Snake Print

The middle bow ensures these beauties won't fly off your feet no matter how hard you go on the dance floor.

ASOS ($32)

Charles & Keith

Embellished Mules

They go equally well with a black jumpsuit as they do a printed shift dress.

Charles & Keith ($69)


Dainty Ankle Strap

For those of us that enjoy a subtle metallic over all-out sequins.

M.Gemi ($278)

The Outnet

Velvet Laces

Channel your inner ballerina and twirl the night away.

Jimmy Choo ($333)

Neiman Marcus

Metallic Cap Toe

Those mini trios of pearls are what make this flat feel truly special.

Christian Louboutin ($695)


Vibrant Stripes

With just a hint of glitter, for good measure.

J.Crew ($158)


Patent Leather

A delightful blend of masculine and feminine.

ASOS Wide-Fit ($29)

Frances Valentine

Pom-pom Sandals

Guaranteed to make you smile every time you glance down.

Frances Valentine ($245)


Backless Mary Janes

No need to choose between gold or silver with these two-tone cuties.

Malone Souliers ($545)

Neiman Marcus

Oversize Bows

Go big or go home.

Tory Burch ($348)

Old Navy

Patent Red

Wallflowers need not apply.

Old Navy ($25)

Charles & Keith

Studded Mary Jane

Sweet and tough all rolled into one.

Charles & Keith ($49)

Pretty Ballerinas

Feather T-strap

Who knew so few feathers could have such a big impact?

Pretty Ballerinas ($349)

Neiman Marcus

Studded Navy

And yes, you definitely can wear navy shoes with a black dress.

Valentino Garavani ($745)


Simple Silver

You can never go wrong with a classic, glittering metallic.

Lauren Lorraine ($69)