We’re approaching peak wedding season, and if a fridge covered in save-the-dates with vague dress codes like “beach chic” fills you with panic about having nothing to wear, worry not. The Cut’s devoting a full week to making it easier to get dressed when it seems like you’re spending every other weekend raising a glass to the happy couple.
There comes a point toward the end of every wedding when you’re fairly drunk and the DJ decides to finally play Beyoncé. Those high heels that looked so amazing in every photo have turned from tolerable to pure hell so you do the only logical thing: Kick them off and go barefoot. If this scenario sounds familiar, it might be time to swap those stilettos for more comfortable (but still formal) flat shoes.
It’s tempting to equate dressing up with painful heels but there are plenty of fancy slides that look just as good with a cocktail dress. And while you might stand up straighter in pair of satin pumps, wearing these flats signals a different kind of confidence. The woman who wears them knows she doesn’t have to suffer to look good. So the next time you put together an outfit for a wedding, try a pair. Then thank me when you’re on the dance floor, throwing your hands up to “Single Ladies.”
Remember those fluffy mules glamorous women would wear with a satin bathrobe in vintage movies? This is the modern-day equivalent.
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