Gal Gadot, the talented Israeli actress known for her role as Wonder Woman, is making waves in more ways than one. Not only is her portrayal of Diana Prince breaking box office records, but she is also setting a new trend on and off the screen. Gadot is challenging the norm by opting for comfortable flats instead of the usual back-breaking stilettos during her movie promotions. She effortlessly rocked Aldo sandals at the Los Angeles premiere of her film and chose Rocket Dog kicks in Mexico.
It has been a long time coming since Sofia Coppola made headlines in 2004 for sporting flats on the Golden Globes red carpet, but it seems that finally, wearing flats has become acceptable again. Recent events have seen other influential figures following suit. Gigi Hadid confidently flaunted a pair of comfortable-looking Stuart Weitzman flats at the CFDA awards, and Tatiana Maslany strutted in Louboutin loafers while promoting the final season of Orphan Black.
Erica Cloud, stylist to Mandy Moore, shares her enthusiasm for this emerging trend: “I wish more people wore flats. Heels are not comfortable, no matter what anyone says.” Cloud explains that flats offer both comfort and style, debunking the misconception that they are frumpy. She mentions how Mandy Moore often opts for flats in her personal life, favoring brands like Sergio Rossi and Chanel. She points out that even Kristen Stewart made a statement by wearing Vans at Cannes last year. Flats have become a symbol of confidence and effortless style, conveying the message that fashion should not come at the cost of discomfort.
Cloud suggests that flats bring a refreshing twist to any outfit, as heels have become the typical choice. When done right, wearing flats is never inappropriate. She recommends mules as a happy medium, citing Mandy Moore’s pairing of Sergio Rossi striped mules with a Pilgrim mule at an event attended by Minka Kelly.
Achieving balance and proportion is key when embracing flats. Cloud advises showcasing the ankle by pairing flats with well-fitted clothing. She suggests wearing flats with a cool trouser suit, reminiscent of the style icon Lauren Hutton, or pairing them with a stylish summer dress.
Cloud reveals her current favorite flat options, which include the timeless Chanel flats, Sergio Rossi’s stylish selections, and the more accessible options from Everlane. She praises Everlane’s flats for their elegance and refined appearance.
With Gal Gadot leading the way and influential figures embracing flats, it seems that wearing comfortable yet fashionable footwear is becoming increasingly popular. So, if you’ve been hesitant to swap your heels for flats, it might just be time to give it a try and discover a new level of style and comfort.