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Do I have to wear heels with a formal dress?

(4 Posts)
KoalaDownUnder Tue 14-Jul-15 15:10:29

I have a formal, black tie event to go to in a couple of weeks (eek!)

I have no idea what I'm going to wear, but I'm looking at this:

Problem: I cannot walk in heels. Can I learn within 2 weeks? Can I wear this dress with, say, wedges? Flats? (optimistic) I just can't walk on anything remotely spiky. I'm 5'11", with dodgy ankles.

Please help!

Lottapianos Tue 14-Jul-15 15:12:35

No, you certainly don't have to wear instruments of torture heels if you don't want to. Look up the blog - its written by a fashion journalist who can't do heels either. Loads of ideas about how to make flat shoes work with various different outfits

KoalaDownUnder Tue 14-Jul-15 15:30:22

Oh, thank you - that blog is a great resource!

Could I wear actual flats with a floor-length formal gown, though? Or will it look naff?

Lottapianos Tue 14-Jul-15 15:32:20

Be warned - I have ended up with a bit of a flat shoe addiction because of it!

I would definitely wear flats with that dress. Maybe silver or gold, or red if you want something a bit more striking. Could go for a glittery sandal style if you want something a bit more glam

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