Not everything about celebrities is relatable, but their desire to stay comfortable at fancy events sure is. Have you RSVP'd to any weddings coming up soon? You'll probably want to take notes here. Even though red carpets usually call for formal outfits, celebrities like Laura Dern, Serena Williams, and Kristen Stewart know how to make flats work for the biggest events on the calendar—yes, including the Met Gala.
Attending the LACMA Art+Film Gala, for instance, Laura Dern paired her dreamy, intricately embroidered Gucci dress with decidedly more laid-back shoes: Aldo's Danilova Black Textile Ballerinas ($70). Comfortable yet fancy enough for a black-tie affair? Yep, she found the perfect option.
Don't think flats are the only route to go—sneakers and gowns are totally acceptable in our opinion. Stewart and Williams happen to agree, as they both wore different Nike sneaks with Chanel and Versace dresses, respectively. Scroll down to see the best flats on the red carpet and shop them for yourself.