I Tried Out This Buzzy Shoe Brand's Cute Wide-Width Options—Here's What I Liked

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If you've scrolled through your various social media feeds over recent months, odds are you've probably seen a fashion person wear a pair of Dolce Vita Shoes. The buzzy shoe brand has skyrocketed in popularity due to its affordable, cute, and stylish shoe options. On top of that, I’ve noticed that plus-size fashion folks or those who require a wider-width shoe have been raving about the DV's robust selection of actually cute wide-width shoes. In recent years, I've been leaning into comfortable yet aesthetically pleasing footwear to accommodate my wider feet. Unfortunately, many wide-width friendly shoe styles often look dated and lackluster—until now.

As a dedicated fashion enthusiast and journalist, I decided to try out a couple of pairs of Dolce Vita's wide-width shoe line and see just how they stack up once worn. Ahead read exactly what I thought about a pair of loafers and ballet flats from the brand. Lastly, keep scrolling to shop a curated selection of stunning, wide DV shoe styles.

Dolce Vita Beny Wide Flats

chichi wears dolce vita black and white beny loafer near a spiked handbag in a flat lay

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Upon first impression, the Beny loafers caught my eye because of the sleek, slender design that gives the shoe a more refined look. Sliding them on was mostly without a lot of issues. I did face a tiny bit of resistance due to my higher instep so I had to shimmy my foot in the shoe for the initial wear. If you have a high instep like me, this is something to note, but if you don't, then you shouldn't have any problems. After wearing the loafers a couple of times, they were broken in sufficiently and became pretty comfortable for me to wear for hours at a time.

Dolce Vita Anisa Wide Ballet Flats

chichi wears silver flats and poses in a flat lay with tinted yellow sunglasses

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Once I opened the box, I immediately fell in love with how the sort of distressed metallic looked on the Anisa ballet flat. I slid them on with no resistance, and they honestly fit quite well almost immediately. After wearing them for a bit, it's clear that they require minimal break-in time. Within a couple of wears, you should be good to go as far as comfort goes. I love the square toes because it makes this pair of flats seem slightly more elevated and chic.

Shop My Favorite Dolce Vita Wide-Width Styles

Associate Shopping Editor
Chinazor "Chichi" Offor is a Georgia-born, Los Angeles–based associate editor and model who has recently relocated from Brooklyn, New York, and joined Who What Wear's West Coast offices. For WWW, she utilizes her love of personal style to dish out shopping advice to the masses.After graduating from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism, Chichi moved to Brooklyn and began hustling to make it in the NYC media world. Before landing at WWW, she spent some time at Vice Media Group, where she helped revolutionize Refinery29's plus-size and inclusive fashion coverage and even co-hosted a summer styling series. Prior to R29, she supported Bustle Digital Group's commerce team and freelanced for various publications.Chichi is a multi-passionate, pop culture–obsessed television and music lover who enjoys a good concert and a yummy meal just as much as she loves analyzing cultural trends and throwing together a solid outfit. After work, you can probably find her bopping around the best L.A. restaurants talking about her latest ADHD-fueled hyper-fixation (e.g., Jesse McCartney's underrated career, TikTok black hole discoveries, and theories on the emo-rock music revival).