Weddings require a kind of Holy Grail of shoes: Dressy but also practical, and above all, wildly comfortable.

By Rachel Sylvester
Updated January 22, 2020
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There’s nothing worse than running to the mall at the last minute, buying a pricey pair of silver wedding shoes you sort of like, only to find out the next day that the straps might as well be barbed wire and the stilettos so teetering that you can’t even step-touch on the dance floor. We’ve mined the rosters of dressy wedding shoes for women to find the ultimate pick: Cute, comfortable wedding shoes that won’t kill your feet (with stellar reviews to boot). Here, six pairs you could dance all night in, whether you're looking for embellished slides, sequined sneakers, or even (gasp) just a good ol' pair of heels.

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1 Loeffler Randall Camellia Sandals

If prim and proper is your style, slip into these pearl taffeta sandals. A chunkier heel and a cushioned insole provide hours of party-friendly stability, and the shoe's versatile cream color means you won't have any problem wearing them with other outfits once the reception is through.

To buy: $395;

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2 M.Gemi The Vive Sandals

What's better than a comfy, not-too-tall colorful heel that goes with everything? This blue suede pair by M.Gemi features a one-inch heel and subtle fringe detailing, making them a chic (and comfortable) option for wedding receptions and the office alike.

To buy: $175;


3 Birdies The Songbird Flat

If the idea of teetering in heels gives you cold feet, slide on these embellished flats. Their cushioned sole provides the plush comfort of a sneaker when you need to be on your feet, while the velvet exterior lends a sense of glam to any outfit you choose.

To buy: $95;

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4 Sam Edelman Danielle Ankle Strap Sandal

For those to-be-weds looking for a simple pair of ankle strap sandals, look no further than this pair by Sam Edelman. The style is revered by Nordstrom shoppers for its squared-off toe and chunky heel, plus it comes in seven different colors if you're struggling to choose the perfect, party-ready shade.

To buy: from $100;

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5 Converse Mini Sequins Chuck Taylor All Star

Prior to the start of your reception, change into these celebratory Converse sneakers. Each high-shine pair is coated in mini sequins, adding a bit of sparkle to your wedding outfit of choice.

To buy: $55;

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6 Badgley Mischka Finesse Sandal

Your goal is to shine on your wedding day, so why shouldn't your shoes? These flashy sandals might be a dreamy splurge, but they're also surprisingly comfortable, thanks to a 3.5-inch block heel and adjustable strap.

To buy: $235;