Wedding Shoes: About Flats

July 2, 2012 at 10:00 am 2 comments

Each step you take down the aisle on your wedding day is one footstep closer to your future spouse. Stride in style in your wedding day flats, a type of shoe that features no or a very low heel and a thin sole. The good news about flats is a proper fit is often easy to achieve as the break in time is very low. On the other hand consideration must be taken into effect that flats practically offer no arch or ankle support, especially for those who require a supportive type of shoe.

Flats make an ideal choice for weddings located in soft ground environments such as a garden, meadow, sandy beach, rocky shoreline or gravelly mountainside. If your destination features a soft ground setting, inform your guest on your wedding invitations that the footing may be unreliable and to suggest wearing flats for comfort and safety. Choose a pair of flats that looks great with your wedding attire and feels comfortable. Read on to learn more about the different styles and types of flats.

Ballet

The quintessential flat is the ballerina or ballet flat, a dance-inspired shoe with origins in the 16th century. Ballet flats usually feature a bow or other decoration on the toe and may have silk ribbons or lacing for intertwining along the wearer’s legs. Available in many fabric types from soft leather, silk, satin to canvas, ballet flats create a very feminine look.

Peep-Toe 

Stylish and sophisticated, peep-toe flats make a great wedding shoe for a bride who requires a chic look revealing a hint of perfectly polished toes. Very similar to a ballet flat, peep-toe shoes feature an open toe cut-out without the accoutrements such as bows or lacing of the ballet style. Peep toe shoes are a relative latecomer to the fashion world, rising to popularity during the 1930s.

Sandals

Walk with grace while wearing your flat sandals, one of the oldest styles of shoes known and one of the most versatile. Sandals make a great option for spring or summer weddings and come in a variety of styles from strappy thongs to roman lace-ups.

Boots

Boots add a great touch of style, especially for country or western-inspired weddings or even a winter or fall ceremony. Offered in a variety of styles, boots may be pull-on, lace-up or zippered. Boots enclose the entire foot with a shaft extending upwards from the ankle to the knees or thighs.

Loafers and Slip-Ons

Go casual or dressy with a pair of loafers or slip-ons, a moccasin style shoe that looks great with suits or dresses. Loafers and slip-ons are often characterized as low profile lace-less shoes and may feature a variety of styling from square toe to buckles to tassels to gussets. Need laces or a sporty shoe, select an easy to slip-on athletic shoe for utmost comfort.

Barefoot

Free your sole, the ultimate flat is going barefoot. If choosing to go barefoot, be sure to pre-inspect the ceremony site or reception area for any debris or material that may cause harm to your feet.

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