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/inbox, 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) choosing a pair of 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 nude or metallic (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 you 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.
It's all about keeping that heel high to a couple of inches, max.
They're a 360 delight that'll take any outfit up a notch.
These have already sold out multiple times. They also come in black too, but you'll have to try and hunt these down in store.
The perfect heel height, supportive ankle tie and peep-toe to avoid any rubbing. Dreamy.
Everyone—and we mean everyone—will ask you where you got them from.
See, flats can look just as fabulous as heels.
Adds a sophisticated, spirited touch to any outfit.
These look way more expensive than they are.
You'll wear these so many times the cost per wear will end up being pennies.
Seeing these literally makes our heart skip a beat.
Cinderella would approve of these embellished beauties.
Zara is the champion of affordable, fancy flats…
A sleek, classic mule goes a long way.
Block-heel nude sandals will keep you comfortable and stylish all day long.
If you are going to go for a court, opt for a wide fit so if your feet swell slightly throughout the day, they won't get too uncomfortable. Also, wear gel pads on the soles—they're a lifesaver!