30 Fabulous Wedding Guest Heels for Every Outfit

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Updated Feb 16, 2023
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A pair of reliable wedding guest heels is a shoe closet staple that you'll wear over and over again. While there's definitely a time and place for bold, unique shoes, the ideal pair of wedding guest shoes should be simple enough to go with almost any outfit, dress code and season. Another feature that should be top of mind? Comfort. You'll want to opt for a style and heel height that allows for hours of standing, dancing, and drinking champagne without too much pain.

Just because a shoe is comfortable and more minimalist doesn't mean it has to be boring. Shades like nude, black, gold, or silver are all options that can go with almost any kind of wedding outfit, but you can also opt for a pop of color with something bright and fun. And a beautifully made shoe, in any hue, will look chic and stylish no matter what. You don't need to spend a lot to get this either: There are plenty of wedding guest heels under $100. If you do want to splurge, a versatile shoe you'll wear more than once is a good opportunity to purchase something luxe and designer that will stand the test of time.

Below, shop the best wedding guest heels for sale that you can buy right now.

Linea Paolo Bilson Pointed Toe Pump

black toe pointed pump with block heel

Low heels for a wedding guest are a great choice, especially if you don't really love wearing heels in general. A smaller block heel like this one is more comfortable and still offers some height. The pointed toe of this shoe keeps it sleek and more formal.

Manolo Blahnik BB 70mm Suede Stiletto Pumps

black suede stiletto pumps

If you're looking to invest in a pair of designer heels, these highly-rated Manolo Blahnik stiletto pumps are a good pick. They're simple but beautiful, so they'll go with almost anything (from cocktail dresses to even jeans) and have a small heel that doesn't feel overly uncomfortable.

Naturalizer Bristol Sandal

block heeled sandals

Available in black or beige, these formal sandals are perfect for spring or summer weddings. The block heel and cushioned footbed keep them more comfortable and the design is simple and versatile.

Loeffler Randall Penny Dune Pleated Bow Heel

sparkly gold bow round heels

Opt for something a bit more feminine and flirty with these Loeffler Randall bow heels. They're available in a wide variety of colors and they have a unique texture and trendy round heels. Of course, the bow at the toes is what really makes them fun.

Jeffrey Campbell Glamorous Heels

strappy stilettos with multicolor gemstones

Strappy and sexy with just a little bit of sparkle, these stiletto heels are a stylish pick that won't look dated any time soon. Opt for black or bronze for a more timeless hue, or get them in the rose color for multicolor gems that make them really stand out.

Lulu's Quess Light Nude Suede High Heel Slide Sandals

nude high heel sandals

The square toe and chunky block heel make these sandals feel of-the-moment. That said, they will still go with pretty much any outfit. The strap has a bit of elastic to ensure that they fit comfortably, and they come in three different color options (nude, white, or black). Plus, at less than $50, you really can't go wrong.

Sarah Flint Perfect Pump 50

classic black pump with kitten heel

If you don't already own timeless pumps like these, you need to buy a pair. These elegant and comfy shoes are one of the best options for black heels for a wedding guest. Bonus: They also come in eight other color options ranging from a bright pink to a bold leopard print.

Bella Belle Elsa Nude Crystal Embellished Sequin Sparkly Nude Heels

Crystal embellished sequin nude heels

Looking for something more embellished and unique? This pair of Bella Belle heels is covered in nude crystals and sequins that offer some sparkle and texture. They're described as a modern version of Cinderella's shoes, and they definitely give off that vibe.

Naturalizer Tiff Sandals

criss cross strappy block heels

A block heel and ankle strap make these shoes feel comfortable and supportive, while the strappy criss-cross look gives them a trendier feel. These can be worn all year long, with almost any type of dress, even though they have a more open silhouette.

Gianvito Rossi Lena Leather Block-Heel Sandals

gold metallic leather block heel sandals

The minimalist design of these sandals gives them a low-key look that manages to work for both formal occasions and more casual ones. The low heel of these wedding guest heels keeps them super comfortable and ideal for walking outside on the grass or the sand at an outdoor event. Plus, they come in gold or silver for a metallic moment.

Jewel Badgley Mischka Allison Dress Slide Sandals

metallic slide sandals with kitten heel

Elegant with just the right amount of sparkle, these dress mules are easy to slip on or off and work with a variety of outfits. What's more, they come in five different colors and have a sculpted mid-heel that isn't too high but will give you a nice boost.

Dolce Vita Paily Braided Sandal

sandals with braided straps and block heel

There's a reason these Dolce Vita sandals have been one of the most popular heel options for the warmer months: they're easy to walk and dance in, and the braided straps keep them interesting. There are so many different colors to choose from and they're the perfect sandals to take from day to night.

Saint Laurent Kiss Patent-Leather Slingback Pumps

black patent leather slingback pumps

These patent leather slingback pumps are delicate and beyond chic, with a timeless look that allows them to be worn with basically anything. The elongated toes give a leg-lengthening effect and the super slim heel is unlike any other.

Unisa Fennie Sandal

gold caged heels

The caged design of these sandals gives them a more modern feel. They come in gold or a black and white snake print, depending on how bold you want to go.

Margaux The Uptown Sandal

gold rounded heels with criss cross straps

These may have a pretty high heel, but the plush foam padding in the footbed helps keep these stylish sandals more comfortable and ready for a night of dancing. More to love? The rounded heel makes them feel more sturdy and they're available in both basic hues and fun prints.

Lifestride Parigi Pumps

nude low heeled pumps

If you really want to emphasize comfort, these low-heeled pumps are a practical spin on a timeless pump design. These offer a lot of support, flexibility, and cushioning and the traction sole gives them even more stability.

Jimmy Choo Aurelie d'Orsay Pearly Band Pumps

classic nude pumps with strap adorned with pearls

It's hard to go wrong with the classic and slightly vintage vibe of a d'Orsay pump. Delicate and feminine, it always elevates a look. These Jimmy Choo pumps have a gorgeous pearl band to make them feel even more special.

Badgley Mischka Siene Heels

slingback heels with embellished satin bows on front

These sleek slingback heels are more unique thanks to the shimmery satin ruffles across the toes. Whimsical but still versatile, these offer plenty of sparkle and a festive metallic color.

Lulus Luspy Light Nude Patent High Heel Slide Sandals

patent leather heels with clear strap on front

These are a budget-friendly option that are ideal for a spring or summer wedding. Made of shiny patent leather with a clear vinyl vamp strap, these heels definitely have a modern edge to them. They do have a pretty high heel, but it's a block heel for a little extra comfort and stability.

Reformation Marisol Platform Heel

platform heel in black and white plaid

A platform heel isn't just a trendy option, it's also a more comfortable one that leaves your shoes feeling more secure than, say, a slim stiletto heel. The ankle strap makes them feel even more supportive. They come in fun shades like shiny metallic or pink plaid, or a basic black.

Alexander Wang Dahlia 105 Crystal-Embellished Ankle-Strap Sandals

embellished ankle strap sandal high heels

Shopping for a black-tie affair? We've got you covered. The dainty vamp straps of these shoes are covered in sparkling gemstones, in black and silver that go together perfectly.

Jewel Badgley Mischka Adelynn Dress Wedge Sandals

gray wedge sandals with embellished strap

A wedge sandal is a great wedding guest shoe because it's so comfortable and supportive that you almost won't mind wearing it for a few hours. This option comes in a few different shimmering metallic hues, with a cute criss-cross strap and a bejeweled vamp strap for extra sparkle.

27 Edit Naturalizer Abilyn Ankle Strap Pump

pointed toe heel with curvy strap

The unique positioning of the straps on these shoes makes them instantly stand out. And, they're available in a few different shades, whether you want something simple like black or nude, or more fun like purple metallic.

CL by Laundry Go On Sandal

platform block heel in pink

A platform block heel and thick ankle strap make these feel sturdy and secure without skimping on style. They come in a range of colors from nude to hot pink and at just about $50, they're a budget-friendly option.

Loeffler Randall Shay Cappuccino Rhinestone Heel

rhinestone sandal heels

These pretty sandal heels are full of sparkle, from the shimmering all-over color to the bejeweled vamp strap. A delicate ankle strap makes these even more feminine.

Bella Belle Scarlett Crystal Black Strappy Kitten Heels

black strappy kitten heels with gemstones

These low heel wedding shoes are perfect for dancing all night long. They feature a kitten heel that looks anything but matronly yet still feels practical, and twisted straps for some chic detail.

Journee Collection Comfort Foam Allea Slide

foam block heel slides

If you're more into mules than stiletto or platform heels, these Journee slides are a great option for a wedding. A comfortable block heel and supportive upper make these easy to get into, and the one open side keeps them unique.

Kate Spade New York Happily Slingback High Heel Sandals

slingback heels with bow and gemstone on front

The oversized bow detail at the toe of these shoes is really what makes these stand out and feel special. Sparkling gemstones and a pearl in the middle of the bow is an even more feminine touch. And, the delicate slingback detail makes for a totally elegant silhouette.

Vince Camuto Ambrei Sandal

shiny angle block heels with pointed toe

An angled block heel makes these contemporary heels more interesting, while the pointed toe helps elongate the legs and just looks stylish. These can easily be worn any time throughout the year.

Public Desire Belle Pointed Shoes

pointed toe heels with tulle bow on back

These are a fun yet versatile option for a minimalist dress, and they're budget-friendly as well. The oversized tulle bow on the heel of these sandals is the star of the show here. We also love the pointed toe and delicate ankle strap.

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