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Wedding Footwear Alternatives

Wedding Ballerina Flats
High heels are a traditional option for the bridal footwear, but you can go the different way by picking low-heeled or flat shoes that could be equally beautiful and chic. By going for kitten heels, ballerina flats or wedge shoes you dance all night long, be active, and communicate with your guests without having to worry about your feet.

There are certain benefits from wearing high heeled shoes under your wedding gown: they add height and shape to your legs. But there is also a big minus – they are utterly uncomfortable. So in case you plan to spend a couple of hours dancing at the wedding reception, consider replacing your high heeled shoes with more comfortable wedding footwear alternatives.

Comfortable Alternatives to the Traditional High Heeled Wedding Shoes

Kitten Heels or Wedges

A low heel (also known as kitten heel) is an ideal way to appear a little taller without standing on the sky scraper heels for a few hours in a row. Another way to add some height to your frame is opting for wedges that are much more comfy than stiletto heels.

Low Heel Wedding Shoes

Knee-high boots

Wearing lacy knee-high boots either in white or ivory will definitely add a playful and at the same time edgy feel to your wedding look. They will work exceptionally well when worn with a short wedding dress.

Wedding Lacy Boots


In the movie Runaway Bride Julie Robert demonstrated that styling a wedding dress with sneakers is a thing to consider. Besides being comfortable, today sneakers are offered in a myriad of colors and patterns including bridal ones.

Wedding Sneakers

Cowboy boots

In case you plan a wedding in the country style, consider opting for cowboy boots, which are getting more and more popular among contemporary brides. Just make sure to find the ones that won’t chafe your feet. Moreover, cowboy boots could become a signature element of your bridesmaids’ looks.

Cowboy Boots


Flats remain the most practical model of the bridal footwear. You can opt for the flats made either from canvas or leather. Before brides tended to hide their flat shoes, however contemporary girls prefer to flash their richly embellished flat shoes worn with the short wedding dresses. To add an elegant touch to your bridal look, consider wearing the ballerina flats.

Wedding Ballerina Flats


Beach weddings call for the sandals or even bare feet. Consider opting either for the wedge flip-flops with beautiful embellishment or the flat sandals that will keep your feet comfy.

Wedding Flip Flops

2 Responses to “Wedding Footwear Alternatives”
  1. Catherine Sonnleitner


    I love the kitten heels featured on this page entitled “Wedding Footwear Alternatives.” It’s the second photo. Can you tell me where you found these so I can try to buy them? Thanks.

  2. Kathleen

    I am interested in where I can find the boots and flat shoes. Could you please help me out? Preferably in Canada thank you

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