Are you looking for a new pair of dressy shoes? We should all have a pair of classic dressy shoes in our closet ready for when a special occasion or an invite to an event comes up.
The main problem with dressy shoes, if you aren’t used to wearing them, is comfort. We have all been there, crammed our toes into pointy shoes and heels too high for basic comfort and suffered blisters and achy arches.
Here are our favourite dressy shoes for older women:
Many women stop wearing heels as they get older because of health issues like vertigo or arthritis, for example. But cute dress shoes by no means have to have 4-inch heels to be considered dressy. Some flats and loafers are created in luxurious materials and garnished with jewels or glitter, making them elegant and dressy. See below our super chic flat with pearl details on the heel.
First, if you want comfort, look for shoes made with quality materials and insoles. Cheap shoes typically mean cheap quality which affects overall comfort.
Try wedge shoes or large stack heels if you can’t wear thin heels. Wedges and stack heels are trendy right now, so it’s a win-win for us.
Specialty brands like Naturalizer and Hush Puppies, for example, specialize in creating comfortable shoes. They innovate and design quality insoles and also offer various widths in certain models.
Here is our list of comfortable dressy shoes on the market today. Many are best-selling classics and are top-rated for style and comfort.
Crafted with comfort in mind, this pump is made with a soft flexible suede and has a cushiony memory foam footbed that provides instant, out-of-the-box comfort. This comfortable, slip-on silhouette is perfect with everything from dresses to jeans.
This block heel pump from Naturalizer has the classic Signature Contour+ fit system for true, all-day comfortable wear. The smooth lining and cushioned insole offer natural comfort and breathability. The rubber outsole design provides enhanced flexibility, shock absorption, and slip resistance.
Dr. Scholl’s lightweight flexible wedge is made from innovative recycled plastic bottle material. It has an antimicrobial, anti-odor Susterra® foam insole that is crafted from 11% bio-based materials with soft and lightweight cushioning, built-in arch support, and a molded heel cup.
These uniquely styled shoes from Stuart Weitzman are quite a splurge. The elegant flat offers a sophisticated spin on the timeless classic ballet flat with the addition of pearl embellishments on the small block heel.
This loafer from Nine West is a classic silhouette with an added trendy chain across the upper. The square-shaped toe adds extra comfort and sophistication.
This dressy shoe from Hush Puppies is simple and stylish and built with comfort in mind. It’s crafted with a sleek round toe and a cone-stacked heel. Easily dressed up or down. Reasonably priced, this comfortable pump is available in a variety of colors.
These chic dressy wedge pumps are made with snake pattern leather.
Offers contour+ Comfort technology for a premium fit and all-day comfort. They have an adjustable buckle closure and non-slip outsole.
Another Dr. Scholl’s classic styled wedge. This lightweight and flexible loafer is made of wool with a strap and decorative buckle accent. It also has the signature anti-microbial, anti-odor Susterra® foam insole with soft and lightweight cushioning, built-in arch support, and a molded heel cup.
Best-selling smoking flat from Nine West. Often referred to as the “new ballet flats,” smoking flats are super trendy. This smoking flat features a flattering, leg-lengthening pointy-toe design lifted by a very walkable 0.25″ heel.
If you can still wear high heels then you will love these truly comfortable pumps from Clarks. The Ultimate Comfort foam footbeds bring all-day cushioning and the grippy sole will help with traction.
Where do you shop for your dressy shoes? Do you prefer pumps, wedges, or flats? Which dressy shoe on our list is your favorite? Tell us about it in the comments below.