Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wedding Shoes: Dessy Ballet Flats

My shoes for the wedding arrived!  I got it in my head that I had to have green shoes for the wedding, but I had no idea how hard they would be to find!  I searched in a ton of stores and online and finally my friend found these: Wedding Ballet Flats by The Dessy Group.  I was a little nervous to buy shoes online, because I couldn't actually see the color or try them on, but for the price of these flats I decided it couldn't hurt to just buy them and see.  If they weren't right for the wedding I could always just wear them to work.  Thankfully they are just about perfect!

They fit great and are true to size; the outside is satin and the inside is soft leather with a little padding at the heel (nice for a day that I will be standing a lot), and a rubber sole with a little bit of tread (but not much).  They have a scrunchy little elastic at the back, which I thought I wasn't going to like, but actually helps the shoes to stay on my feet more securely.  The elastic stretches enough when I wear them that it isn't noticeable.

I purchased the shoes in "clover" and the only thing I have to say negative is that the color is not exactly the same as it appears on the website and is actually a duller green - which I don't really care about because I still think the color is pretty, but it should be noted.  The color in the little box I had to click in order to select "clover" is actually truer to the actual color of the shoes than the photograph depicts.  Dessy offers color and fabric swatches, but they cost half the price of the shoes, so I didn't feel it was worth it.

I wish I didn't have to wait a year to wear them, but I will get use out of them after the wedding, so I have that to look forward to at least!


  1. I'm a 7.5. Should I order a 7 or 8, since they only come in whole sizes. What was your experience with sizing?

  2. They have elastic in the back, so I would say you'll probably be fine with a size 7. Now that our wedding is over and I wore these shoes all day long I can tell you I love them even more! They were really comfortable.