Flats tend to have a less “dressy” appearance than high heels, so in order to make them stand out, they have to be a little “blingged-out”. A metallic color like silver or gold accomplishes this very well. Silver also goes with almost any other color, so it’s a good choice in that respect. For a fun but formal occasion like a prom, they could be ideal, depending on the outfit you intend to wear on the big night.
Here’s an example of a silver flat that I find pretty funky:
Silver flat prom shoes pictured: Unze Women Metallic Stud Detailing Toe Flat Ballet, Evening, Prom, Party Pump – 6s11103-3
When it comes to clothing that is shiny, you don’t want to overdo it. A metallic pair of shoes is plenty. Silver jewelry is fine, and maybe a metallic purse, but that should be enough. Silver shoes or accessories look great when paired with a white or a gray dress. They look especially good if you are dressed in black. Silver reflects other colors, and so it tends to always look good no matter what other color you pair with it.
Elegance is part of what makes a wedding so special, but at a certain point after the ceremony, it’s nice for the bride – or anyone attending – to be able to change into more comfortable footwear. This is where dressy sandals come in. They let you give your tired feet a well deserved rest from uncomfortable high heels, but they are still stylish and classy.
Here’s an example that would look great at any wedding, I think:
Wedding shoes often have some sort of decoration on them, such as flowers, bows or jewels. Something beautiful and fun that makes them stand out from other dress shoes. Bridal sandals are similar in that respect: they come with these whimsical adornments as well. As for color, you’ll probably want something silver, gold or maybe white. Ivory is very popular too, and just a little less bright than white.
Two more example, simpler but I find them quite elegant:
Top: kate spade new york Women’s Fella Dress Sandal
Bottom: Blue by Betsey Johnson Women’s SB-Iris Dress Sandal
Of course, it may be that you don’t want to spend money on a sandal that you will only wear at weddings. If that is the case, then you may want to go with a less elaborate decoration, or one that is less obviously wedding-related. That way it may be easier to pair up with more casual, everyday clothes. Another option is to go for flip flops instead. They are definitely less dressy, but they are probably more comfortable. It all depends on the look you want and how casual you’re willing to go. In terms of the actual ceremony though, there is one type of wedding where it is appropriate to wear sandals, and that is a beach wedding. If you have ever tried walking in heels in the sand, you know that it is next to impossible. You need to wear flats or sandals. Other than at beach weddings, this type of footwear should be worn only at the party after the wedding. Some shoes are made to be easily dyed. This could give your sandals a new life after the wedding. It is recommended to try the dye in a small test area on the sandal. Unfortunately, this is not always possible.
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