(Closed) Is there any point in wearing heels under a fuller-skirted dress?

posted 12 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

First of all, I LOVE your dress!  You look amazing!

I, too, and dealing with this question.  I love high heels.  As I’m sure you can tell from my name on here.  I’m actually leaning more and more to just wearing cute kitten heels so that my feel aren’t hurting terribly by the end of the night.  To make matters worse, if I was to wear a pair of killer high heels and then take them off and switch to something else, I will be tripping all over myself in my dress, which would be too long in flatter shoes… so I think I am actually going to go with kitten heels.  No one is going to see them anyways. 

Louboutins are also increadibly uncomfortable, unless you wear a platform version of it and I don’t want to be almost 6 feet tall on my wedding day (I’m 5’7″ as it is)

Post # 4
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you want to be comfy, don’t wear high heels. The only time you’ll see them is maybe when you sit down. Or like Mrs. Louboutin says…wear kitten heels!

Post # 5
3579 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Love love LOVE you dress – you look gorgeous in it!

I am dealing with this question also!

My feet hurt in heels all the time and I really don’t want that on my wedding day! So I thought about wearing flats but then I am worried that it will make my legs look short because my dress has a dropped waist (not a mermaid the waist sits just on top of my hips) but seen as your dress has a natural waist this shouldn’t be a problem for you!

The other problem I am worried about it Louboutin talked about – wearing heals – taking them off when your feet are hurting and then stepping on your dress for the rest of the night!

It is hard to tell where your feet are under that dress so the only think I would be worried about with flats would the dress being shortened too much if you are short like me!

The heals having an effect on your legs or bum in a ball gown will definitely NOT be seen!

Let us know what you decide!

Post # 6
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I also have a full skirted dress and I’m leaning towards kitten heels. I agree with Louboutin that shoes with a platform seem to be the most ‘stable’ for me and comfortable, if I were to wear heels. But since no one will be seeing them, I’ll probably just save my feet.

I don’t think anyone would notice a difference in your butt in a big skirt!

Post # 7
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

heels can make you stand taller and look more confident… so maybe check your posture in both and see what you want to look like on your day!

Post # 8
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

I *love* shoes, and I adore pics of brides’ gorgeous, funky-colored pumps with their dresses hiked up a few inches (often next to the grooms feet).

I am so disappointed I never did this for my own wedding. If I had it to do over again, I would go with some gorgeous blue pumps under my dress. You can always change later!

Post # 9
126 posts
Blushing bee

i think the heels i bought have a 2 inch heal? i’m leaning toward heals to help with posture issues;) 

Post # 10
958 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I just feel more comfortable in at least some heel, but if you don’t have an attachment to them, then it probably doesn’t matter.  Have you tried different options with your dress to see which looks better with the fall of the skirt?

Gorgeous dress.  : )

Post # 11
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’d probably go with comfort, but sometimes you have to wear the heels.  Because of the way my dress was designed, it would have been very expensive for me to have it shortened, so I had to wear 4 1/2 inch heels.  Luckily I found some comfy ones.

Post # 12
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I personally believe in never wearing shoes that are uncomfortable. There are comfortable high-heels and women shouldn’t compromise and buy the pretty painful ones! We just perpetuate the cycle of bad shoemaking! I like the look high-heels give, it changes your posture too. But if you’re uncomfortable, it’s so, so not worth it. You’ll look uncomfortable too. 

Post # 13
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m up in the air about this as well. Heels change the way that you stand/walk, so maybe take photos of yourself standing in heels versus standing in fats. I guess you could always change into some comfy flats for the reception, but depending on how high your heels are, your dress might drag a little. Kitten heels seem to be a good compromise. Beautiful dress, btw, you look great in it!

Post # 14
3 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m so glad you brought this up. I haven’t decided what to wear yet, but aliciareneephotogapy’s post inspired me to find something that matches my personality since the shoes will not show unless I show them. (I’m a clunky boot girl myself, can’t stand pinchy high heels)

Post # 15
1245 posts
Bumble bee

Use Yoga to work on your posture and find some great (relatively flat!) comfy shoes for your wedding day!

Post # 16
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love heels. I’m SUCH a shoe girl. I’ll have two pairs of shoes – one pair of heels to enjoy for a while, and then switch it up to some very decorative flats. 🙂 Why not have the best of both worlds if I want it?

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