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Can I wear sandals to a wedding?

15 replies

Thurlow · 07/07/2017 18:08

I have a wedding abroad in a sunny part of the States. I've got a smart one shoulder cocktail dress in a light colour, can I get away with wearing these sandals?

I really can't cope in heels and my feet look stupid in strappy heels, which is what would look best with the dress. I don't particularly want to waste money on a pair of shoes I'll never wear again!

(I think I would wear them without the ankle strap)

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Flyinggeese · 07/07/2017 18:16

Hey OP those sandals are really pretty and definitely OK for a wedding, however... as your dress is cocktail, that suggests evening wear to me. And the shoes are not...

Do you have a pic of your dress (or one similar)?

blueskyinmarch · 07/07/2017 18:17

They are very pretty but i do think you would need to wear the ankle strap. They would look rather silly without it and i doubt you would be able to keep them on your feet.

glitterlips1 · 07/07/2017 18:18

Not with a cocktail dress.

rollonthesummer · 07/07/2017 18:21

How would they stay on your feet without the ankle strap?!

NC4now · 07/07/2017 18:22

I don't think you could wear them without the ankle strap. How would that work? Like flip flops?
Lovely as they are, I don't think they are cocktail dressy.
Can we see the frock?

Trills · 07/07/2017 18:31

Are most of the guests American? They'll probably not notice your shoes at all, but if they do they'll put it down to the eccentricities of the British.

d270r0 · 07/07/2017 18:36

They are lovely and very summer weddingy. Probably does depend on the dress though.

Thurlow · 07/07/2017 18:37

Trills, I was planning on getting the tattoos and deathly white skin out and emphasize my 'Britishness' Grin

They work fine without the ankle strap and stay on well. I just prefer that look, it's more flattering on my leg shape.

The dress is this style but more beige/gold (haven't got a photo as it's from a charity shop and currently with a seamstress)

We're paying enough to go to this wedding as it is, part of me resents paying another £30 for a pair of shoes in a colour and style I'll never wear again!

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Thurlow · 07/07/2017 20:06

If not sandals, what could I possibly wear?

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burnishedsilver · 08/07/2017 13:36

I think the sandals are far too casual for the dress. Would you consider satin ballet flats?

burnishedsilver · 08/07/2017 13:41
Thurlow · 08/07/2017 14:39

Those heroes sandals would definitely work with the dress but I'm not sure what I would wear them for afterwards?

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Flyinggeese · 09/07/2017 15:08

They look good with jeans as the model has them in the pic.

WankYouForTheMusic · 09/07/2017 16:48

I'd say you could wear sandals, but not those ones.

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