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Picture this: you’re a bride, bridesmaid, or wedding guest. You’re at an outdoor wedding, walking your way to the ceremony space and — oh no, your heel is sinking into the grass.
Each step: walk, sink. Walk, sink. Those heels are getting pretty muddy right about now.
You could be walking on a brick path and your heel gets caught in the cracks. Yikes, that could be an interesting photo op, am I right?! ;)
Don’t break a heel or sprain an ankle, or get caught off-guard in the lawn: instead, buy shoes for outdoor weddings that WON’T sink into the grass.
Sure, some people like to add heel covers like these to keep your shoes from sinking into the grass, and that may be a quick-fix for someone who has a beloved pair of stilettos or heels they simply love to wear.
But it’s much easier to choose outdoor wedding shoes that don’t sink into grass BEFORE it becomes a concern. This way, you never have to worry if the heel cover is positioned correctly, or if they’ll look funny in photos.
Today we’re rounding up the best shoes for outdoor weddings. These shoes won’t sink into grass. They won’t fail you on fallen foliage, dismay you on dirt, muddle you up on mud, or surprise you on sand! :) At least, with their thick heel and strong base, they shouldn’t lead you astray.
And if you’re looking for outdoor wedding shoes for bridesmaids, you’ll definitely find any of these pairs to be suitable, as well.
GIVEAWAY: We’re excited to announce there’s a special giveaway in this blog post! After reading, scroll to the bottom to find out how YOU can win a free pair of indoor or outdoor wedding shoes for your wedding. The winner can select ANY pair they love best from Chinese Laundry for FREE!
Let’s get started. :) You have shoe shopping to do!
Outdoor Wedding Shoes
First, a few tips on shopping for wedding shoes to wear outdoors.
Be mindful of grass, sand, dirt, or muddy places and wear these types of shoes instead.
If you like heels, choose:
• WIDE, chunky block heels
• heeled booties
Prefer no heel? Pick a pair of:
• flat boots
Here are some pairs to inspire you from the collection at Chinese Laundry.
1. Espadrille Sandals
These espadrille sandals have a sturdy base and tall platform heel. These are the kind of summer shoes for outdoor weddings that won’t sink into the lawn. Get them here.
2. Slide Sandal
With a thick chunky block heel, these slide-on sandals offer rhinestones for added bling and a clear PVC strap for a modern twist. Shop here.
3. White Slide Sandals
These shoes are great for beach weddings! Available in other colors, too. Shown in white below for the bride. Get them here.
4. Nude Wedding Espadrilles
These are cute sandals on an espadrille / wedge base, but with a shorter platform height. Love these! Available here.
5. Platform Wedge Heels with Peep Toe
Ooh, these peep toe wedges make perfect shoes for outdoor weddings that won’t sink into the grass! Get them here.
6. Strappy Cage Sandal
Chunky short heels, a cage-like style, and a neutral shade: are these perfect shoes for outdoor weddings or what?! See them here in a few other color options.
7. Ankle Strap Sandal
Wow, these sandals look beautiful with an ankle strap, wide heel, and open toe style. Shown below in dark nude and black, as they make the best bridesmaid shoes for outdoor weddings, in my opinion.
8. White Bootie
For a western wedding or rustic theme, opt for a pair of cuuuuuuute bridal booties like these! They’re amazing as outdoor wedding shoes for the bride. Get them here.
9. Peep Toe Platform Shoes
These gorgeous outdoor wedding shoes are shown in Rose below and I’m loving the style! Shop here. Also available in black, red, and more colors here.
10. White Flat Slide Sandals
Great for summertime! From here.
11. Boho Tie Sandals
These sandals are perfect outdoors to go with your boho chic wedding dress. Plus, they are the kind of shoes that won’t sink into the lawn. Shop now.
12. Flat Sandals with Rhinestones
These fun sandals are great as outdoor wedding shoes for the bride or bridesmaids to wear. I like the blingy crystal accents and toe strap. Get them here.
13. Suede Peep Toe Booties
I LOVE THESE for fall weddings! Cute style for the bride and a matching set for bridesmaid shoes for outdoor weddings. Available here.
14. Low Heeled Sandals in White
Chic, minimalist, and great for outdoor wedding shoes. Get them here.
15. Tan Pointed Toe Pumps
These pumps have a nice sturdy chunky heel for stable shoes outdoors. These are great for weddings and beyond! See them here.
16. Classic Pointed Toe Heels
These shoes for outdoor weddings are great for bridesmaids or guests: they feature a classic pointed-toe design and a low heel. Get them here.
17. Slide Sandals with Chunky Heel
Block heel sandals make great shoes for outdoor weddings. See them here.
Show off your boho style and your pedicure in this pair of wedding boots. They are the best outdoor wedding shoes for the fall! Get yours here.
19. Wedge Sandals
Ooh, I love these wedge sandals for the bride! Find them here.
20. Braided Platform Sandals
These shoes for outdoor weddings will keep you elevated from grass, mud, dirt, or brick paths. Shop here.
21. Split Wedge Heel
Oh, I want a pair of these cute shoes just because! Try them in a few different colors. Shown below: a little something blue for the bride and a pair of shoes in clay: great for guest or bridesmaid shoes for outdoor weddings. Shop here.
22. Ankle Strap Heels
Shown in Ecru; also available in black. Shop here.
23. Toe Strap Sandals
These shoes for outdoor weddings have a unique toe strap for an on-trend style. See them here.
24. Pointed Sling-Back Flats
And last but not least, these are the best shoes for outdoor weddings for anyone who loves a flat that is still a little bit dressy. These slingbacks are available in peach and black, both shown below. Buy now.
Now that you know what kind of shoes are best for outdoor weddings, enter for a chance to win a pair of FREE shoes — any style! — from Chinese Laundry’s website!
Here’s how to enter:
• Giveaway dates: 7/29/21 – 8/11/21 (11:59pm EST)
• Winner randomly selected using entry form on 8/12 and announced on this blog post; winner notified via email directly
• Prize: One (1) pair of any in-stock shoe from ChineseLaundry of winner’s choice at time of giveaway end date, based on availability | FREE shipping included to USA and Canada
• Prize value: varies based on price of shoes | No cash value
• Winner must select shoes within 1 week of giveaway winning notice
• Not valid with any other offers or on past purchases; no cash back
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We hope this article helped you to pick out the best shoes to wear for outdoor weddings and parties. No more falling into the grass, k? :)
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Omgosh the TRIXIE PEEP TOE BOOTIE is to die for!!!! If I were able to wear a heel this high (yes I know, it’s not that high…but when you need a new knee it is!) I would totally be buying these. I absolutely adore the Austin Bootie as well and would definitely wear those for my wedding and any day of the week!
https://www.chineselaundry.com/shop/new/deana/BDSS02T0S.html?dwvar_BDSS02T0S_color=WHITE&dwvar_BDSS02T0S_size=10.0&cgid=new#page=11&start=42 Love this simple and concur shoe
also love the split wedge heel
I love this!! Such a helpful post, my favorite pair is the Nude Wedding Espadrilles, they are such a cute look, while still being practical. I’ve never fully mastered the walking in heels thing, but these sandals offer the perfect solution- a little height while still being elegant.
I love the wedges. They look incredible and very comfortable!
the Bonnie Boot though
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