23 Flats Fancy Enough for Any Winter Wedding

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The hardest part of figuring out what to wear to a wedding? The shoes, always. Attempting to calculate the amount of time we’ll probably be on our feet, comparing that number to the max amount of time we can wear our fave heels without loosing feeling in our toes is math we just don’t have the patience for. Add to that the complication of dealing with potential snow and freezing cold in winter and we’re so over it. Luckily, the most obvious solution is also the easiest: Just wear flats. To help you and your feet make it through winter wedding season in style (and comfort), we found 23 pairs of flats that are fancy enough to join in the celebration.

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Bella Belle Daisy Embellished Ballet Flat

The bride’s not the only one who can wear something blue.

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Neiman Marcus

Sophia Webster Bibi Butterfly Metallic Leather Flats

Mariah Carey would definitely approve.

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Repetto Brigitte Flats

The patent shine, pointed toe and delicate bow detail all help this basic black ballerina feel much fancier than your everyday pair.

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Brinley Co. Pointed Toe Jewel Flats

Image how fun that pop of rhinestones will look peeking out from the hem of your dress.

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24/7 Edit Heather Flat

An extra strap ensures your shoes won’t go flying even if you decide to recreate Footloose on the dance floor.

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Cecelia New York Studded D’orsay Flat

One of our favorite ways to dress up a simple LBD is with accessories that really pop.

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Christian Louboutin Patio Crystal Embellished Mesh Ballet Flat

These mesh flats will blend in with any skin tone, to create the illusion of super-long stems.

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Guilhermina Emebellished Slides

Backless slides for a wedding? You betcha! Just be sure they have an extra special touch, like a row of rhinestones.

Buy it ($135)

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Farylrobin Elton Bow Flats

Play up the masculine vibes of a fancy suit with these velvet loafers, or go for an unexpected combo and wear them with a flirty cocktail dress instead.

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Badgley Mischka Collection Lennon Embellished Skimmer Flat

Delicate lace is an excellent balance to a lot of winter’s heavier fabrics, like velvet or suede.

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Blue By Betsey Johnson Jude Flats

You can never go wrong with all-over sparkle.

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Keds X Kate Spade New York Champion Glitter

Or wear the sneaker version, if that’s more your speed.

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Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Flat

Carrie Bradshaw rocked the heeled version for her big day, but we’re fans of this more comfortable iteration.

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J.crew Gwen Slingback Flat With Bow

Wear them again on Monday with jeans and a button-up.

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1901 Mallen Pointed Toe Flats

Emphasize the retro feel of these metallic Mary Janes with a ’60s-inspired minidress.

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Malone Souliers Maureen Pointy Toe Flat

Why choose between gold and silver when you can wear both as one fabulous shoe?

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Linea Paolo Dermi D’orsay Flat

Get the pointy-toe heel look without the pointy-toe heel pain.

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Jewel Badgley Mischka Ulanni Embellished Pointy Toe Glitter Flat

Perfect for the gal whose life motto is “Go big or go home.”

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Jeffrey Campbell Lavinia Flats

Stand out from the sea of black and metallic pumps with the most brilliant shade of royal purple.

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Asos Design Legacy Pointy Ballet Flats

That shimmering silver strap is what makes these totally pop.

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Anthropologie Abbot Double Strap Flats

We came for the delicate burnout velvet but stayed for the funky double-buckle detail.

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Jimmy Choo Erin Slingback Flat

This iridescent leather looks even better in motion.

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Kurt Geiger London Princely Crystal Embellished Mule

Pairs equally well with a moody floral cocktail dress and a long black gown.

Buy it ($165)



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