I’m Not Lying—These Bridesmaids Shoes Are Comfortable and Inexpensive
As someone who’s been a bridesmaid three times (and a bride with bridesmaids), I understand the kind of duties you have to perform during a wedding. While I’ve never encountered a true bridezilla, it still requires being completely on your game.
Think of it as a wedding version of Whack-A-Mole—the minute one problem has disappeared and you’re on to the next one. It might be something as simple as rearranging the bride’s veil or perhaps a little more taxing as attempting to distract a second cousin intent on giving an inappropriate speech.
What I’m saying is that there’s a lot of standing, sitting and then getting back up again with little respite. Then once your duties are complete, there’s the important matter of having a great time on the dance floor. All of which can take a toll on your feet.
Unless you have Beyoncé-level skills when it comes to wearing high heels, I probably don’t need to tell you that stilettos are out of the question. If you’re a bride, you’ll be wary of mounting costs and don’t want to have to foot a huge bill for shoes (however, bridesmaids wincing down the aisle in cheap sandals isn’t a great look). In essence, you’re looking for a Venn diagram of comfortable but inexpensive bridesmaid shoes.
Now, this isn’t always easy considering it really is true: The cheaper a pair of heels, the less likely they are to be kind to your feet. However, like the intrepid fashion investigators we are, the Who What Wear team trialled some of the best high-street shoes around the office, making sure that they were easy to walk in and didn’t pinch or hurt our feet by the end of the day.
We mainly opted for sandals in classic bridesmaid colours—metallics, whites, pinks and greens—starting from as little as £20. Keep scrolling for our verdicts and shop our picks.