Dress Shoes for Women: Elevate Your Look with These Stylish Formal Shoes

How to choose the most comfortable dress shoes for women? 

Effortlessly elevate your look with these classy formal shoes

Dress shoes for women are far more flexible than one might imagine, as a dress shoe can essentially be any style you would wear to the office, a wedding, even a dinner party – or indeed any occasion you want to look a little extra polished. Every woman’s closet needs at the very least one pair of dress shoes that are versatile enough to match with your wardrobe staples.

Which shoes are best for formal wear?

There are many occasions were looking elegant is key, maybe for an upcoming summer soiree, a special evening event or maybe even a job interview but choosing the right formal shoes for women can feel a little overwhelming. Timeless formal heels, such as our Inès pumps are a classic wardrobe must-have available in both muted and colour pop tones, but if you’re looking for comfortable dress shoes, mid-heels or mules can be a great alternative. Ghazal’s crystal-embellished Ramatuelle are a gorgeous option, as they perfectly balance glamour and comfort. Mid heels still have the power to create a beautiful silhouette providing a confidence boost, while staying comfortable too. If you want to make a statement, consider the bolder colours like fuchsia pink or gold.

Stylish woman wearing white pump heels

What formal shoes can I wear instead of heels?

A day-to-night outfit can save you a lot of time when you need to work late but want to go out with friends in the evening. Formal flat shoes can effortlessly bridge work and play, which is why a trendy, preppy loafer is a good option if you don’t fancy wearing a heel. Regardless of whether you’re running errands, going out for dinner with friends or attending a work event, a pair of formal flat shoes can still feel very stylish. Elevate any outfit with our soft nappa-leather loafers, Sophie, or Ghazal’s iconic flat slides, Chloe, work perfectly for warmer occasions.

Black leather loafers for women

How do you dress professionally without heels?

Formal wear will continue to be redefined in the following years but finding the right balance between comfort and a formal look can be tricky. Does it mean that formal heels are still a must-have? Not necessarily. In women’s wardrobes, where dresses have long ruled both office and eveningwear, a new take on the trouser suit has emerged – especially the peg trouser. And what better way to complement the look than with a more formal flat shoe, like our patent leather ankle-boot, Lou Lou. This lace-up military style will make you feel strong and assertive in total comfort from dawn to dusk. Discover more elegant work shoes that every woman should own.

Stylish woman wearing beige sleeveless trench and blue pumps

What are the most comfortable dress shoes for women?

Fancy restaurants, business meetings, and formal events, all tend to require more formal dress shoes for women.  A stylish mule can be a good option for those seeking a little more comfort than classic formal heels provide, keeping a bit of height but with more stability mules look and feel graceful without sacrificing comfort! A pointed toe mule with a kitten heel is effortlessly feminine and flirty, which is why Ghazal’s Colette silhouette, which comes in a handful of gorgeous hues including light blue, lime and pink, can elevate any outfit.

Woman running happily in a white dress