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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 13 flats that are even trendier than your basic pair of pumps. 

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Tory Burch

Fringe Straps

Give your old LBD new life with these embellished numbers.

Tory Burch ($159)

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Loeffler Randall

Leather Hearts

Not into beads? Try metallic stars. 

Loeffler Randall ($195)

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Buckle Slides

These peeking out from under a high-neck maxi gives us all the retro feels.

SJP ($495)

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Ballet Ribbons

Satin just screams for anything tulle.

J.Crew ($108)

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Bedazzled Slides

Pineapple decals + a black jumpsuit = chic as hell.

Zara ($70)

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Crystal Sling-backs

Take any dress you haven’t worn in eons, add these shoes and let the compliments roll in.

Zara ($70)

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Yellow Ankle Straps

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

Aldo ($45)

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Pearl Embellishments

Pastel shoes are an unexpected choice for dresses in deep jewel tones like navy, emerald or eggplant.

Forever21 ($28)

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Sole Society

Glittered Loafers

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

Sole Society ($70)

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Pretty Ballerinas

Studded Lace-Ups

Or opt for edgy leather ties to offset the sweetness of a frilly frock. 

Pretty Ballerinas ($379)

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L.K. Bennett

Patent Pointed Toes

The summer equivalent of a nude pump—wear these with midi-length skirts and dresses to elongate your legs. 

L.K. Bennett ($295)

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Boho Pom-Poms

Can’t you just see this with an embroidered caftan?

Target ($33)

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Floral Ankle Ties

Let this print speak for itself with a solid-colored tea-length dress.

Lulu’s ($28)

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