Stylish Wide Fitting Occasion Shoes
Do you have an upcoming wedding or event that has you dreading the dress code? It is expected to dress in a formal manner for such events, however, there is a common misconception for women that formal equates to high heels. This is because historically in western culture, impractical footwear (high heels) indicated that you were of a higher social class, as they were not affordable. High heels were introduced in the West after influence from Middle Eastern cavalry for many reasons, such as being a method to increase height, and to avoid long dresses from touching the floor. Over the years, the silhouette became more and more associated with femininity. Subsequently, this then kicked all types of flat shoes into the casual category.
Our gorgeous Ava shoes are a beautiful and elegant option, and they do embrace femininity, but that is not to say that flat shoes do not also!
Slowly but surely, flat and comfortable shoes are becoming normalised in the formalwear category. Within recent years, more places of work have started allowing even trainers to be worn by employees if they wish. Now, I am not suggesting that you wear trainers to a wedding, but it definitely shows that there is some wiggle room in formalwear.
The exciting part is looking for flat and comfortable shoes, of which also look beautiful! Textures and materials play a big role in deciding if a shoe is smart or not. Metallic and shiny materials tend to be more formal as they are not seen as ‘plain’, and are often associated with party-wear. We have a variety of styles and designs to cater to all your needs, depending on the occasion. One of our smartest pairs is our ‘Venetia’ style. This new style comes in black suede and gold leather for when you’re feeling extra dressy! The knot detail on the shoe spices up the look in a jazzy sense alongside the high quality, soft gold leather. These are definitely a head turner!
Our Venetia flats are the perfect statement shoes!
Recently, the Covid19 pandemic has had somewhat of an impact on footwear. As many of us spent time in ‘lockdown’, we also got used to wearing ‘barely there’ shoes such as slides and slippers, or even no shoes at all. As a result of this, it is common to notice changes to your foot size/shape, as well as finding outdoor shoes uncomfortable- particularly heeled shoes! This can be a great issue, especially for those who need to dress smart regularly or even daily. Our ‘Sorcha’ flats would be a great addition to your wardrobe if this is the case, as they are a classic and plain style with a flattering and sleek design! The style comes in three neutral colours (black, navy and tan), with the navy pair being an alternative suede option.This style offers versatility and classiness.