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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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something navy slides
Nordstrom

Beaded Buckles

Black slides are made infinitely more exciting with rainbow beads.

Something Navy ($90)

loeffler randall wrap sandals
Loeffler Randall

Star-Crossed Straps

Not into beads? Try metallic stars. 

Loeffler Randall ($195)

dvf white flats
Shopbop

Cut-Out Blooms

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

Diane von Furstenberg ($228)

charles and keith yellow sandals
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)

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blue by betsey johnson flats
Zappos

Bedazzled Flats

Goes perfectly with anything tulle.

Blue by Betsey Johnson ($70)

jcrew brocade slides
J.Crew

Brocade Slides

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

J.Crew ($138)

sarto by franco sarto sequin flats with feather detail
Nordstrom

Sequin Loafers

Sequins + feathers = the ultimate power couple.

Sarto by Franco Sarto ($65)

sophia webster hot pink flats
Sophia Webster

(Very) Hot Pink

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

Sophia Webster ($350)

jimmy choo white slides
Net-a-Porter

Crystal Strap

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

Jimmy Choo ($895)

ann taylor lilac flats1
Ann Taylor

Lilac Blooms

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

Ann Taylor ($138)

stuart weitzman gold flats
Zappos

Glittered Loafers

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

Stuart Weitzman ($450)

naturalizer embroidered flats
Nordstrom

Embroidered Florals

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

Naturalizer ($50)

marco de vincenzo sandals
The Outnet

Braided Velvet

Seafoam green for that seaside ceremony.

Marco De Vicenzo ($265)

sophia webster black slides
Sophia Webster

Clear Strap

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

Sophia Webster ($395)

lulus gold sandals
LUlus

Grecian Sandals

Simple, chic and oh so easy to walk in. 

LuLus ($23)

james chan blue flats
Nordstrom

Shimmering Cobalt

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

James Chan ($175)

asos flats with snake print
ASOS

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 and keith purple slides
Charles & Keith

Embellished Mules

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

Charles & Keith ($69)

mgemi gold flats with ankle strap
M.Gemi

Dainty Ankle Strap

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

M.Gemi ($278)

jimmy choo velvet sandals1
The Outnet

Velvet Laces

Channel your inner ballerina and twirl the night away.

Jimmy Choo ($333)

christian louboutin flats
Neiman Marcus

Metallic Cap Toe

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

Christian Louboutin ($695)

jcrew striped flats
J.Crew

Vibrant Stripes

With just a hint of glitter, for good measure.

J.Crew ($158)

asos wide fit flats
ASOS

Patent Leather

A delightful blend of masculine and feminine.

ASOS Wide-Fit ($29)

frances valentine flat sandals
Frances Valentine

Pom-Pom Sandals

Guaranteed to make you smile every time you glance down.

Frances Valentine ($245)

malone souliers backless flats
Shopbop

Backless Mary Janes

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

Malone Souliers ($545)

tory burch flats with bow detail
Neiman Marcus

Oversize Bows

Go big or go home.

Tory Burch ($348)

old navy patent red flats
Old Navy

Patent Red

Wallflowers need not apply.

Old Navy ($25)

charles and keith silder slingback flats
Charles & Keith

Studded Mary Jane

Sweet and tough all rolled into one.

Charles & Keith ($49)

pretty ballerinas flats with feather detail
Pretty Ballerinas

Feather T-Strap

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

Pretty Ballerinas ($349)

valentino navy flats
Neiman Marcus

Studded Navy

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

Valentino Garavani ($745)

lauren lorraine silver flats
Nordstrom

Simple Silver

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

Lauren Lorraine ($69)

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