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15 pairs of stunning shoes to wear to that wedding (and the rest of the year)


by Niamh ODonoghue
18th May 2018
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I recently attended my first wedding. It was beautiful and romantic and everything weddings are supposed to be. Except, while I sipped on bubbles with a smile on my face, the divil himself was escaping from the soles of my feet; sending pain searing through my body for the entire day. My poor, nay horrendous, choice of wedding guest shoe made the day laborious: my cousins’ walk up the aisle seem never-ending and, being someone who loves a dance floor, I dreaded the thought of the added pressure on my growing blisters.

While I came away from my first wedding with life-long memories, I also came home with bunions and sores because of my poor choice of footwear. It’s easy to get caught up in the wedding whirlwind and forget to think about the very thing that will carry you from very early morning to very late night. What’s more, it can be hard splurging on a new pair of heels when you have so many others on standby in the wardrobe. But, you know what, when it comes to wedding guest footwear, comfort is essential, and when the bride needs you at 4am, you want to be able to run to her assistance. It’s worth noting too that in the unlikely (or likely?) event of a spillage on your outfit that evening, your killer shoes will act as the perfect distraction from stain-city.

For the next wedding, don’t compromise style for comfort. Instead, choose a pair that will carry you through while adding that final special something to your ensemble.

Delicate blooms at Mango

Flowered heel leather sandals, €69.95 at mango.com

Flowered heel leather sandals, €69.95 at mango.com

Bold in gold at loefflerrandall.com

Penny pleated knot sandals, €334.91 at loefflerrandall.com

Penny pleated knot sandals, €334.91 at loefflerrandall.com

Seeing red at J.Crew

Asymmetrical strappy sandals in patent leather, €192.09 at jcrew.com

Asymmetrical strappy sandals in patent leather, €192.09 at jcrew.com

Stepping in (glam) style at openingceremony.com

Satin maribou platform heels by Anna Sui, €295.20 at openingceremony.com

Satin maribou platform heels by Anna Sui, €295.20 at openingceremony.com

Silver and strappy at Zara

silver strappy high heels, €49.95 at zara.com

silver strappy high heels, €49.95 at zara.com

Lace-up wonder at theoutnet.com

Lace-up studded suede sandals by Maje, €98 at theoutnet.com

Delicate and sweet at Uterque

Slingback shoe with removable strap, €115 at uterque.com

Slingback shoe with removable strap, €115 at uterque.com

Go wild at byfarshoes.com

Croco embossed leather sandals, €360 at byfarshoes.com

Croco embossed leather sandals, €360 at byfarshoes.com

Classic and simple at The Loeil

Two-tone slingbacks, €66.13 at theloeil.com

Two-tone slingbacks, €66.13 at theloeil.com

The wedge at Net-a-porter

Lauren scalloped suede espadrille wedge sandals by Chloé, €485 at net-a-porter.com

The beach wedding at Topshop

Frankie embellished sliders, €68 at topshop.com

Frankie embellished sliders, €68 at topshop.com

Mother of pearl at Monki

Slingback platform sandals, €30 at monki.com

Slingback platform sandals, €30 at monki.com

Dreaming of siesta at Shopbop

Athena sandals by Bionda Castana, €644.40 at shopbop.com

Athena sandals by Bionda Castana, €644.40 at shopbop.com

Ready to dance at The Outnet

Leather platform sandals by Rag&Bone, €168 at theoutnet.com 
Leather platform sandals by Rag&Bone, €168 at theoutnet.com 

Bright and elegant at Farfetch

vinyl slingback pumps by Casadei, €860 at farfetch.com
vinyl slingback pumps by Casadei, €860 at farfetch.com

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