It's been driving me crazy that I couldn't answer your question last
night, since I was also in a wedding at that age. I recall that we
had a similar shoe problem, which we solved by using dyable shoes.
These shoes usually come in both crepe and white satin and are
available in a variety of styles. Pickings are indeed slim for the
smallest sizes, but there are some out there. It's a shame that she's
not a size 4, since that seems to be where most of the "small sizes"
for women start.
You didn't specify whether you wanted closed- or open-toe shoes, so I
found some of both:
is a closed-toe semi-flat. It does only have a 1/2 inch heel, but
it's not a slipper type, and certainly not a children-only style.
is a more sophisticated sandal type.
has a different sandal style.
is an open shoe with a closed toe - it verges on the Mary Jane style,
but is more adult looking.
http://www.coloriffics.com/html_child/3938bg.html is similar to the
above, but with embroidery on the toe.
The flower girl section on the Coloriffics website is located at
http://www.coloriffics.com/html_category/girl1.html and while some of
them are less mature, there are a couple of styles that are grownup
You can also look at -
I hope this has been of some help to you. Have a lovely time at the
Search strategy used:
"flower (girl OR girls)" shoes
(dyeable OR dyeables) kids
(note that putting an either/or choice in parentheses can keep you
from running twice as many searches, and may be used within quotation
marks so that you get the exact phrase you're seeking)
Clarification of Answer by
19 Jun 2002 19:49 PDT
I am so sorry, I misread and thought that you had said Coloriffics fit
well! I humbly apologize and offer some more links to shoes that come
in wider widths. Following knowledge_seeker's tip, I've found some
nice looking dance shoes that are available in wide widths here:
http://www.dancesport.uk.com/shoes/index.htm , under Children shoes on
the left frame:
Supadance - style #1007 comes in white satin, wide width, and 1.5 inch
heel. Her size 3 American foot would be a size 2.5 English foot. (see
size chart at http://www.dancesport.uk.com/shoes/conchart.htm ,
although I would probably email them for clarification since I've seen
that English sizes are either .5 or 1.5 sizes smaller than American)
International - Melissa T-bar has the same optiions
They are prepared to ship internationally and have a secure ordering
Also, Saugus sells some childrens'shoes in sizes 12-4. :
(clear shoes seem to be all the rage this wedding season)
I see from your request for clarification that you're in New York
(City?). A listing of stores in New York that carry Saugus can be
found by searching at http://www.saugusshoe.com/locator.html . You
can call a local store and ask them to special order you a pair if
they don't have it in stock, and then go in to try it on.
Search strategy used:
"size 3" wide "satin OR crepe" heel
ballroom shoes satin wide childrens
Please do not hesitate to ask for further clarification if needed!
Thanks, and have a great day.