Post # 1
I am trying to think of shoes to wear with my dress. It is a long, ivory gown and will cover my feet if hemmed correctly. I am only 2″ shorter than my fiance so I don’t want to have too much heel … our ceremony is in the park so I don’t want to sink into the grass. And I want to be able to dance and don’t have much “practice” with heels (I wear running shoes to work).
Are ballet slippers way too casual? Should I get ballet-inspired flats that were popular a few years ago (maybe still are) or actual ballet shoes?
Post # 3
here is something I have found on kissthegroom site. I am not sure if you are thinking something like this but I loved these.. I am very short so I couldn’t consider this option but I think it’s a great idea!! 🙂
Post # 4
i actually love it-especially if it goes right with the dress!!!
Post # 5
I think flats would be great. Checkout Zappos.com or Shoes.com. They seem to have a ton of pretty cool flats that you might like.
Post # 6
nice pictures! They are from Christian Louboutin? I’ll go searching!
hmm, in browsing capezios … I just encountered my first “ballet shoe” obstacle … the choices are white, pink, or black … not sure any are good for an ivory gown! Probably it’s better to find “psuedo” ballet shoes.
Post # 7
yep they are from Christian Louboutin. I searched for you but couldn’t find any white ones 🙁
my dress is off white and I am getting Christian Louboutin’s pink pumps, matching with my pink bouquet:)
Post # 8
thanks, daisy lynn, just saw your post!
are these too “house slipper” esq for a wedding? They look super comfy and are ivory!
Post # 10
I like the top of them, but I would be concerned about walking around outside in them. I think the sole looks a little flimsy for an outdoor wedding. Check these out:
Nina shoes are dyeable so you can get your ivory color:)
Post # 11
awesome, thanks again.
I found these, too, for $28, thought I’d share them. Many colors, from Dessy group.
Post # 12
I’ve worn actual ballet shoes (I think they were capezios) with a formal gown before (I didn’t want to wear heels and my dress was primarily white) and it worked fairly well- however, because your ceremony is in a park I would caution against wearing them. The sole is made for the dancer to have excellent contact with the floor (which I can appreciate on a good dance floor) however you will feel every single bump and rock in the ground which I got tired of very quickly when I wore them outside.
I would suggest regular flats (there are some cute white ones on Zappos)- I would worry about heels sinking into the ground anyway.
Post # 13
I love the ballet slipper idea! Just a suggestion, from someone who wears flats to work, and pretty much everywhere else — they can be uncomfortable just like heels… so if it doesn’t pain you to do so, maybe wear them around outside a little beforehand (for errands or something else benign). I’ve gotten many a blister from stiff new flats — just because they don’t have a heel, don’t assume they’ll be a breeze all day! I might use Foot Petals on the bottom with these or these, and maybe even the back of the heel, just in case, to make them even comfier. Of course, it depends on the pair — if they are super soft or on the wide side to start with, then you’re probably fine.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
Freed of London (probably other dance brands too) makes satin ballet slippers and satin is dyeable. But real ballet slippers have no support, it will be like you’re barefoot. If you’re not comfortable with that, I’d buy ballet flats that are real shoes.