It’s the season of weddings! That means, planning attires for different ceremonies and occasions even if you’re just a friend of the bride/groom or a family member or the bride herself! Between changing attires, picking out the comfortable yet co-ordinated shoe is a task that we always want to achieve.
Changing the norms of dressing up, why not choose a flat for these occasions? Here are a few trendy shoes/ slippers that you can choose from the flats collection.
One of the modest styles’s, is that of a strap sandals that can either be a solid print or colour in satin fabrics or even be designed with heavy embellishments. An interesting combination of a mule strapped shoes; these can go well with traditional churidars and even flared salwars, if you’re on the taller side.
Adding on embellishments to your shoes, ballerinas can be found in various forms of daily wear to even evening wear today. Adding into the category of wedding footwear, these are available in various combinations of laces, wire embroidery and even studded. You can easily pair these up whether with salwar suits or your lehenga, it’ll incorporate all styles.
Open Toe Sandals
Slightly selective footwear, the open-toe design works well with Anarkali suits or lehengas that would add a peek to your well-polished toe nails and add a little room for breathability too!
Available in several forms and designs, the thong strap generally begins between the toe and the first finger and can include a simple studded design or even a completely embellished one. An easy to wear slip-on option for those who like to wear something subtle, these can be added to your minimal straight salwar suits.
Single Strap Thongs
Another version of the thing straps is the single strand one which includes intricate detailing through embellishments in a defined strap shape. Creating a subtler pattern on the feet, pick a single tone jewelled style of these and pair them up with all attires for all wedding rituals!
Ankle Strap Shoes
Adding a touch of anklet design, these shoes are steady and don’t slip off your feet at any point of the day. Available in various forms these can be worn with ankle length salwars or even long kurta patterns and palazzo pants. If you prefer to wear a saree, these would complement those too!
A little less preferred in the Indian traditional weddings, an option of satin mules can also be chosen if you’d rather have warmth as well as comfort on your D-day. These should not be worn by bridesmaids who need to run for the bride’s comfort, but can be worn by the bride herself for quick changes between ceremonies.
Embellished Casual Shoes
For those of us who have a tom-boy inside of them, here are the dancing shoes you’ve been waiting for. Thanks to the trend of the year, casual shoes can now be incorporated in a wedding too! Though we suggest hiding them under your lehenga, so that you can dance without a care in the world!
One of the traditional footwear of our country, jootis remains the choice of wedding clothing. These can be easily paired with any wedding attire and make you look as Indian as you can be! These are also available in various designs and textures as is required by the growing trends.
Another time-honoured design from Rajasthan, has been preferred by many brides and grooms because of its unisex pattern. A must have addition to a wedding; a pair of these can easily flow between different ceremonies and attires without a glitch!
Metallic finish Flats
A combination of western and Indian, there are numerous flats which can be found in a metallic finish which adds on to the sparkle of the outfit you’ve decided to wear. Creating a pleasant break in the embellished attires, these wouldn’t take away the attention from your outfit, but at the same time, wouldn’t blend in completely. Pair these up with your lehengas and you’re ready to go!
A version of thong sandals, the T-strap creates a charming silhouette on a narrow foot. Adding these to your saree or salwar suit, would create a subtle addition to your attire and at the same time, keep your foot comfortable.
An intricate and trendy piece of work, these sandals complements lehengas and flared salwars, creating a pattern around the foot and ankle. To be worn with care, these sandals wouldn’t require any other form of ankle jewellery and would keep your foot from moving (courtesy of the back zipper). Similar to a gladiator shoes, the Orla sandals can even be recycled to be worn on a beach!
Among several embellishments, sequined/glittered ones are one of the most popular choices for wedding shoes. A pair of these can be worn for multiple occasions and at the same time complement any attire. Couple these up with any kind of salwar suit and it’s sure to hold the attention.
A blend of traditional patterns and modern designs, these laser cut flats are usually created at the base of a transparent covering that make it seem like the design is on your foot! Usually in the form of a ballerina or a libeccio flat, you can pair these up with a lehenga or a long embellished skirt, whichever you prefer.
A footwear style of the past, these toe-separator sandals were worn by both men and women. Enhancing the trend, the modern day footwear has evolved itself to add more textures and embellishments that not only provides comfort, but does so in a chic manner. Partner these with a saree and you’d be walking without a care in the world!
Gladiator Style Flats
Evolving from the gladiator sandals, these flats are one of the latest additions in the wedding footwear. Add these to long skirts or even anarkali kurtas and create your own classic outfit.
Another blend of designs, the libeccio flat is disjointed in the center to create breathable footwear. These are also present in several embellished forms for different occasions, with one category being of wedding flats. Another stylish look for your sarees, skirts or suits, this footwear works with just about everything.
If you rather wear minimal texture footwear with your embellished outfit, complete your ensemble with an embroidered version of flats that would give an edge to your attire. These shoes are also available in combinations of embellishments, so pick the one that suits you the most!
An interesting pattern derived from the trends of the year, these loafers are for those who rather keep their feet closed and yet do so in style. Stand out of the crowd by picking out this comfortable and chic footwear and combining them with your suit of the day. Easy to change and even easier to carry, you can use this time and time again.
With the wedding season setting in and outfits to plan, these are a few flats selection that you can choose out from. There’s always the category of picking heels for a wedding attire but wouldn’t it be easy to help the bride or Be the bride in a pair of comfort-giving footwear? Let’s talk about comfort, but, with panache.