Oh I feel your pain. Why can't they make the same glam shoes that they make with huge heels, but in low/flat versions? Instead it seems if you need a low heel you must also be a frump.
I have never found these mythical shoes so watching the thread, but in your situation I would wear a dress with knee- high smart boots. Luckily it's a time of year when that's a good option. Amazon is a good place to search, they have loads.
Ooh thanks, I'm going into town so I'll look in Dune and Oasis. It's not for a week so if no luck there I'll try amazon. I've got some nice ballet flats from Zara but I think that's the problem - not substantial enough. I wanted to wear a smart cardigan (shrug ish?) over the dress so need the shoes to be smarter I think?
I hadnt considered boots due to the cost, but if I can't find shoes I'll consider it an investment