20 Wedding Guest Shoes That Are Guaranteed to Dazzle

These picks will still allow you to hit the dance floor—and look good doing it.
Black snakeskin pumps with stiletto heel and pointed toe
Dana Holmes
by Dana Holmes
Updated Oct 07, 2021
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Being a wedding guest is an honor, a thrill and a ton of fun, but it's also way too easy to overspend on attire, shoes and accessories to wear to the big event. That's why it's important to choose wedding guest shoes—and an outfit for that matter—that can multi-task and make repeat appearances. Let's be honest, weddings usually mean lots of dancing, standing and milling around, so comfort is an absolute must. But that doesn't mean wearing flip-flops to the big event. From ankle strap sandals to kitten heels, always look for shoes that can handle a few turns on the dance floor.

A nice pair of evening shoes can last a decade or more if you choose wisely, so it's okay to splurge on the right pair. Scroll on for wedding guest shoe inspiration no matter what your style, the wedding location, the season or your budget. Even better: Many of these picks come in wider widths for added comfort, too.

Eileen Fisher Wylee Platform Wedge Sandal

Brown suede leather platform sandal with ankle strap

The 2.75-inch platform on these suede leather wedge sandals makes their 3.25-inch height less intimidating. In fact, reviewers say they're quite cozy and easy to wear whether walking or dancing. They also come in a few different neutral shades and will mix well with almost any outfit well beyond wedding season.

Lulus Callysta Blush Satin Knotted Lace-Up High Heel Sandals

Pink satin lace up tie straps with square toe and kitten heel

Channel your inner ballerina with pink satin lace-up sandals. The pretty hue will coordinate with more colors and prints than you might think—they'll even look cute for brunch or outfits that need an extra pop of personality.

London Rebel Super Padded Stiletto Heeled Mules in Beige

Nude padded straps with square toe

Skin tone sky-high heels look and feel almost invisible. Padded sandal straps are huge this year, making these 4-inch heels a lot more comfortable.

Steve Madden Deck Sandal

Platform heel and gray suede top with cutouts

A towering heel almost 4 inches high can be just the thing to support the right arch, and if that's you, then these stacked sandals are just the pick. The cutout suede top provides extra support and adds some edgy style to your wedding day attire. Did we mention they look great with jeans, too? They do.

Steve Madden Women's Alessi Vinyl Two-Piece Pumps

Vinyl emerald heels with ankle strap and pointed toe

One trending shoe style to keep an eye on this season? See-through heels. These transparent high heels come in a rainbow of hues and have an ankle strap for extra security with a touch of sex appeal.

Jimmy Choo Romy Pointed Toe Pump

Nude leather pump with kitten heels and pointed toe

If you're looking to splurge on something that will be a brag-worthy addition to any shoe collection, these classic mid-heel pumps from Jimmy Choo are absolute perfection. Between the finely grained Italian leather material and pointy toe, they're a timeless buy you'll turn to for years to come.

Loeffler Randall Camellia Knotted Floral Sandals

Floral knotted straps at front with ankle strap and block heel

This stunning shoe combines some of the year's most gorgeous trends: cottagecore, block heels, peep toes, knotted straps and pleated fabric. Treat them as a neutral and coordinate them with a solid colored dress and statement jewelry.

Madden Girl Summit Platform Sandals

Tan chunky platform heel with ankle strap

These platform sandals are a towering 4.5 inches high, making them excellent for people who want to add some serious extra height. They also come in black, tan or one of our favorite wedding colors, pale blue.

Sam Edelman Doran Strappy Sandal

Black snake strappy heel

This wisp of a shoe makes its wearer look like they're practically dancing on air. There are five colors to choose from, so the shoes can stand out as much or as little as you'd like. Just bring some travel flats to put on later in the evening to guarantee full-day comfort.

See by Chloe Jane Point Ballet Flats

Black ballet flats with scallop details

Upgrade your ballet flats so that your feet can get a break from those elegant—and sometimes ache-y—heels with these scalloped cuties.

Naturalizer Dayna Sandal

Silver platform sandals with ankle straps and lattice front

Strappy sandals don't have to mean feeling wobbly. These silver slingback platform sandals have built-in support that is designed to make them more comfortable to wear at special events.

ASOS DESIGN Penelope Stiletto Pumps in Black Snake

Black snakeskin pumps with stiletto heel and pointed toe

Enter a new stratosphere with these 5-inch faux snakeskin pumps. We love the snakeskin texture for masking scuffs and scratches, but don't buy these beauties if you're not used to super high heels.

Good American Lucite Sandals

Yellow satin heel with rhinestones bordering entire shoe and clear strap

Make a sparkly statement with these shoes that seem invisible at first glance, but glitter underfoot thanks to a delicate row of rhinestones.

Jewel Badgley Mischka Cheryl Knotted Slide Sandal

Silver metallic knots at top and short block heels

Draw some attention to your feet with these shiny metallic knotted dress sandals. Perfect for outdoor weddings in the spring or summer, the block heel won't sink into the soft lawn easily and will make a long day on your feet comfier.

Stuart Weitzman Ellsie Ankle-Wrap Patent Leather Sandals

Shiny black leather lace up strappy heels

Elongate your legs with help from the lace-up ankle straps on these square-toe patent leather beauties. They'll work for summer, spring and fall, and maybe even warmer winter locales.

Naturalize Lorna Collapsible Heel Loafer

Black velvet loafer

Collapsible heel loafers are kind of a thing right now, thanks in part to the fact that they're easy to slip on and off, yet they make the wearer look very put together. These come in a bunch of colorways including leopard, suede, snake print and black to get you through the wedding day in comfort and style.

Seychelles Neve Heels

Blue satin bow kitten heels with pointed toe and ankle strap

Another pretty blue shoe with timeless appeal makes an appearance on this list. This pair of pointy-toe kitten heels is top-rated for comfort and style with one reviewer gushing, "If you're worried about being in your wedding heels for hours and being uncomfortable but still want something beautiful and unique then this is the shoe for you." Note: Some buyers suggest ordering a half size down.

Frye Sienna Ballet Flats

Black leather flats

Don't let anyone tell you that flats are not acceptable wedding footwear. In fact, they may well be the best—they're easy to take on and off, they can usually last on the dance floor longer than any other shoe and they will definitely get more consistent wear after the big day than stilettos. These shoes from Frye are built to last, with high-quality materials and craftsmanship.

Nina Shaya Evening Sandals

Rhinestone silver straps on top with block heel and ankle strap

If you're someone who prefers a bit of sparkle, these rhinestone ankle strap sandals will make a sophisticated splash at formal affairs.

Fit in Clouds 7 Patent Foldable Flats

Foldable black leather ballet flats

Although you may not walk into a wedding in these, a pair of foldable patent leather flats that fit in your purse is perfect for putting on when the dancing begins. Snag an extra pair for the bride and you might earn yourself the title of honorary bridesmaid.

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