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.
31 Flats Fancy Enough to Wear to a Wedding
Black slides are made infinitely more exciting with rainbow beads.
Something Navy ($90)
Not into beads? Try metallic stars.
Loeffler Randall ($195)
These retro slingbacks are just begging for a spin on the dance floor.
Diane von Furstenberg ($228)
Try this citrus-hued sandal with a tropical-print dress. (You know you love that palm-frond trend.)
Charles & Keith ($49)
Goes perfectly with anything tulle.
Blue by Betsey Johnson ($70)
The subtle change from red to gray-blue is oh-so dreamy.
Sequins + feathers = the ultimate power couple.
Sarto by Franco Sarto ($65)
(very) Hot Pink
The ultimate girly shoe if we've ever seen one.
Sophia Webster ($350)
You definitely shouldn't wear a white dress, but there's no rule against white shoes.
Jimmy Choo ($895)
Add some much-needed fun to your go-to LBD.
Ann Taylor ($138)
These slip-ons are the perfect match for a cool-girl tuxedo look.
Stuart Weitzman ($450)
Because no one wants to wear sinking stilettos to a garden party, anyway.
Seafoam green for that seaside ceremony.
Marco De Vicenzo ($265)
A hint of PVC is all you need to rock the trend.
Sophia Webster ($395)
Simple, chic and oh so easy to walk in.
Blue not your fave? These comfy sling-backs come in 13 other pretty hues, as well.
James Chan ($175)
The middle bow ensures these beauties won't fly off your feet no matter how hard you go on the dance floor.
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.
Channel your inner ballerina and twirl the night away.
Jimmy Choo ($333)
Metallic Cap Toe
Those mini trios of pearls are what make this flat feel truly special.
Christian Louboutin ($695)
With just a hint of glitter, for good measure.
A delightful blend of masculine and feminine.
ASOS Wide-Fit ($29)
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)
Go big or go home.
Tory Burch ($348)
Wallflowers need not apply.
Old Navy ($25)
Studded Mary Jane
Sweet and tough all rolled into one.
Charles & Keith ($49)
Who knew so few feathers could have such a big impact?
Pretty Ballerinas ($349)
And yes, you definitely can wear navy shoes with a black dress.
Valentino Garavani ($745)
You can never go wrong with a classic, glittering metallic.
Lauren Lorraine ($69)