Sometimes it feels like evening shoes are just beautifully decorated implements of torture. Sure, these confections for the feet look delectable, but after an hour, the pain starts to set in. You down a couple more cocktails to combat the pain, and before you know it, you’re having trouble staying upright, and it can be a long way down if you miss a step. Why not start things off on the right foot (I couldn’t resist) with “sensible” but sassy shoes, or even blissfully bare feet. So, say goodbye to blisters and bunions, and say hello to happier feet.
Something Old – Old-fashioned handmade Pakistani Mojari shoes are traditional yet whimsical, and always comfortable. Find them on eBay if a trip to the East is not in the cards. These are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside!
Something New – For the modern or vintage girl, these jeweled peep-toe slip-ons from Vera Wang suit any Western dress, won’t leave you feeling flat.
Something Borrowed – Borrow a runway look, like these over-the-top gladiator sandals, to make a bold statement. Here, all the height is in intricate leather going up the legs.
Something Blue – Ok, so they’re not exactly flat, but we just couldn’t resist posting these avante garde flippers by Belgian artist Paul Schietekat.
But seriously folks, there are plenty of colorful flat sandals that are dressy enough for a wedding, but not overly precious. We absolutely love Star Mela’s Indian-inspired beaded chappals, and they’re inexpensive enough that you may as well get a few pairs in different colors.
Of course, you don’t have to wear shoes. How about some stunning, traditional jewelry for your feet? For most Indian ceremonies, the shoes come off anyway, and leaving them off means you won’t have to readjust your sari or lengha length. Just set it, and forget it.
For a more contemporary take on foot jewelry, chiffon florets with white pearls are demurely sexy. We found these tantalizing toesies over at Wedding Wire.
Of course, if you dare to go bare, why not invite all of your guests to join in the fun? We loved this photo by Sybrand Cillié.
And if that didn’t convince you…