When it comes to wedding guest dressing, there's little room for throwing an opportunistic look together. As soon as that invite drops on the doormat, you'll spend more time questioning what to wear, how you'll stay dry and what bag will be most useful than how you'll travel there or what to gift the happy couple.
But the biggest conundrum is (without a doubt) shoes. If you've got a slew of weddings stretching throughout the year, you'll happily recoup lots of cost-per-wear out of a sensible but not-too-safe style in navy or blush (preferably in a heel height that'll leave your sense of humour intact after 12 hours on your feet).
If you want to ensure that nothing will hinder your being first on the dance floor, block midi heels are the way to go—ditto if the venue is in a field in the middle of nowhere. And if you really want to wear flats, do it: Just make sure they're fabulous. Check out our edit of the best wedding guest shoes below.
A 2018 twist on classic nude pumps.
These strappy nude sandals are so summer 2018.
Mark yourself out as something of a trend-setter in these affordable slingbacks.
Sensible in every sense of the word, but curved details ensures these hard-working courts are utterly chic.
We're still into lace-ups for an inspired spin on closed-toe courts.
Try these with a pink dress or skirt for a brilliant colour contrast.
Beautiful dainty sandals that you'll want to keep wearing for a long time.
These brilliantly versatile midis in silver are crying out for crimson-red toenails to top them off.
Seeing these literally makes our heart skip a beat.
If your budget is plentiful, the first stop on the hunt for flats should always be Aquazzura.
Zara is the champion of affordable, fancy flats…
…but Mango also gives great bang for buck in the dazzle stakes.
Adds a sophisticated, spirited touch to classic outfits.
These look deceptively designer.