Flat and low heel wedding shoes are becoming increasingly popular and it’s no surprise when comfort is so important on your big day. Whereas tradition used to dictate a typical three inch heel, nowadays it’s all about being yourself, being confident and being comfortable. Flat wedding shoes have the additional advantage of a nice generous surface area too, so are particularly good for a Winter wedding- you probably don’t want to be wearing a four inch stiletto when trying to make your way across a less than dry grassy area!
Let’s be honest, back in the day flat wedding shoes weren’t up to much. You could probably choose from the grand sum of two different options- a clumpy ivory satin pump with a round toe, or a similarly inelegant number with a pointed toe- what a choice. However wedding shoe brands have finally woken up to the fact that just because a bride wants a low heel or flats, it doesn’t mean she has a total lack of style! In fact, the opposite is probably true with plenty of fashion loving brides opting for laid back wedding shoes and even bridal sneakers in which to say ‘I do!’
Today there’s a flat or low heel wedding shoe to suit every style, from classic white wedding to super cool destination wedding, boho barn to festival vibes. Here are five from The Perfect bridal Company which each have a very different vibe, but definitely all have comfort and the cool factor in common…
For a truly romantic vibe which manages to be both classic and perfectly on point, you can’t beat a pretty lace pair of wedding shoes. London is a new style for 2024 and combines a stunning oversized floral lace pattern with a super wearable minimal block heel. With an ankle strap and high cut back part to support the foot, you can simply pop these on and concentrate on enjoying your day!
Whoever said low heels can’t be glamorous obviously hasn’t see our stunning Claire shoe! Covered with oversized ivory pearls across the toe, this modern classic sits on a stylish 45mm heel- the perfect height to give you a little bit of lift, without feeling like you’re even wearing a heel. The strappy open back is both supportive and stylish, guaranteed to take you comfortably from day to evening.
Sometimes less is more and that is most definitely the case with our minimal yet uber elegant Tilly ivory satin flats. Okay we say flat- Tilly does have a teeny little heel, but at only 17mm high we’d say she’s pretty much flat- the nod to a heel just gives a more comfortable fit. With a sleek rounded point and high cut back part, this stylish two part flat shoe will complement any bridal gown- you could even dye them after the big day, making it even easier to wear them again and again!
For the ultimate to effortless cool and maximum comfort, you simply can’t beat a pair of bridal sneakers. You want them to be something special so they feel like your wedding shoes, but nothing too frilly or fussy either. We think we’ve got the balance just right with our new Codie bridal sneaker. With the same oversized floral lace as previously mentioned style London, Codie has a classic white sneaker sole and pretty organza ribbon lace (you even get a pair of classic sneaker laces included if you prefer), quite frankly nailing the balance between fashion and bridal.
Last but by no means least, if you’re looking for a low heel wedding shoe with a little bit of sparkle, we’d recommend our bestselling Eliza kitten heel. This Perfect Bridal favourite is the perfect combination of understated, classic design with a twist- a pretty diamanté embellished ankle strap. And if you fancy mixing it up, the strap can also be changed out for any number of different options from our customisable Shoe Lab!
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