Flats with ballgown?

posted 2 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
366 posts
Helper bee

My FH is slightly shorter than me and I am leaning towards flats as well (I also have a ballgown). My bridal consultant did point out that women stand and walk differently in heels, so I might wear heels for the ceremony itself, but I have no reason to wear them during the reception.

Post # 3
6662 posts
Bee Keeper

I wore flats with my ballgown. I’m 5’8 and H is 5’10. I actually didnt wear them for the height difference, I wore them because I wanted to be comfortable and actually ENJOY the wedding! Ceremony was also on grass so it was safer too lol. No regrets.

Post # 4
3295 posts
Sugar bee

beekay :  if you decide to do that, have the inner layers shortened a few inches. You won’t be able to tell from the outside but you won’t trip over your dress. In fact, my seamstress does that for all ballgowns.

Post # 5
366 posts
Helper bee

zl27 :  thank you! I would have never thought about that

Post # 6
606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2018

I wore flats with my ballgown! I’m also 5’7″. Darling Husband is tall, I just did it because I wanted to be comfy and dance all night. To be honest, you couldn’t really see the shoes, but I got these ones off amazon for pretty cheap and they were super comfy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0711BN93X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I liked that when my toes did peep out there was a bit of sparkle. They’re not the highest quality shoe ever made, they won’t last forever, but I actually still wear them and I figure I spent plenty on the dress, no need to go upmarket for the shoes haha.

I don’t think I have any pictures where you can even see them, just this one: MarianaandTom007

Good luck!

Post # 7
1900 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

umcp2011 :  I wore flats, and I am 5’3″. Just wear then when you get your dress altered and you will be fine!


Post # 8
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I wore heels for the ceremony and cocktail hour and flats for the reception no one noticed that I changed shoes

Post # 9
70 posts
Worker bee

I wore Badgley Mishka flats for my ceremony and white lace Toms for the reception. My dress was so long they never showed so I could have worn anything really!

 I’m also just under 6′ tall though so I never have to worry about looking short. I think at 5’7″ you’re safe too, though!


Post # 10
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I just wore pretty gold flats with mine and I’m 4’11. I knew I would be on my feet for about 12 hours or more the whole day so I wanted to make sure I was as comfortable as possible. They just hemmed my dress for flats instead of heels. Mine wasn’t ballgown but trumpet but the concept is the same. Hem for heel height 🙂

Post # 12
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I wore flats with my ballgown and I’m so, so glad that I did – I was completely comfortable all day/night!  I also didn’t want to wear heels for pictures/ceremony and then switch to flats later on, because then my dress would have been dragging on the floor (since it would have been hemmed for heels).  Aside from the details photos, there aren’t too many pictures that show the shoes anyway – and I like what my flats look like in the couple of pictures that do show them.  I’m on the shorter side (5’4″) and didn’t notice a difference in the silhouette of the dress between flats and ~4″ heels.

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