15 Shoes For Every Kind Of Wedding Guest Outfit

Got your wedding guest outfit sorted but not your footwear? Join the club. When it comes to shoes for a wedding, a lot of factors come into play, from the terrain sand, grass or pavement to the length of the celebrations. For the most part though, comfort is key, especially if it’s an all-day event. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style.

To help you decide on this all-important investment, or to guide you towards similar options already in your wardrobe, here are 15 styles of shoe to wear for different types of weddings and outfits.

If you’re wearing a suit

Whether solid, printed or major statement, it can be tough to pair a suit with formal shoes during warmer months. Depending on the suit, try a statement pair like these pearl embellished heels or chunky, colourful mules (opt for platforms if you’re not comfortable with heels or dressing for an outdoor wedding). A peep toe will balance out the proportions of a power suit and break up oversized, wide-leg styles.

If you’re going to a destination wedding

Besides being the perfect excuse for a holiday, a destination wedding is an opportunity to dress a little more casually. To dress down a gown or add flair to a casual look, we’re prioritising natural materials like raffia and wood, and boho details like gladiator-style ankle wraps. These styles are versatile enough to wear throughout your trip, look great with a tan and will show off your holiday pedicure.

If you’re not a heels person

No heels? No problem. To avoid having to pack an extra pair of comfy pumps, it’s totally fair to wear flats or slip-on shoes. Take note of these fancy sandals from Ganni and Santé + Wade, or plump for a pair of timeless ballet flats from the likes of Bibi Lou.

If you’re wearing a dress

No matter the length, when wearing a dress to a wedding, the shoes you pick are vital. Comfort is key to making it through a day of walking, standing and dancing. These stacked, mid-heel pairs from Reformation, & Other Stories and Air & Grace are capable of all of the above and the straps will keep your ankles feeling secure and supported. Neutral tones will work with whatever you have planned for the big day and beyond.

If you’re going casual

As weddings embrace less traditional forms, a casual event is on the cards for a lot of us these days. For legal ceremonies and pub parties, a sleek and simple sandal or more stompy shoe is fair game. These styles from Charles & Keith and Dr. Martens are your ticket to nonchalance.

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