What shoes should women wear to fancy dress up events? Looking at the images presented in most media, it would seem that sky high heels are the preferred option. That might be okay for the younger set, but by the time you have put a lot of miles on your feet, this solution might no longer be possible. It’s not just a question of comfort—with all the foot problems that come with aging, many older women cannot squeeze their feet into heels.
Enter fashion rebel, Frances McDormand with her own solution. In her early sixties, she has decided that the normal dress up standards do not apply to her. At recent Red Carpet events, she has arrived wearing Birkenstocks—custom-designed to be sure—but not at all similar to her other female companions.
I honestly cannot remember the last time I wore high heels. Although no one has ever invited me to appear on the Red Carpet, I do go to the theater, weddings, and other occasions that require a little sparkle. I’ve found that my standard comfort brands—Clarks, Arche, Mephisto—work just fine. What do you wear when you dress up?