Last Updated on November 13, 2023
Looking forward to party season but can’t quite face wearing heels? If you’re searching for the best party flats, you’ve come to the right place. Below, I’m rounding up all of the best party flats that will see you all of your Christmas parties this year sans blisters.
With Christmas creeping closer and closer, we’ve all got a hectic social calendar on the horizon. December means endless parties, family events and more roast dinners than anyone should ever eat (just me?!). I always feel the need to wear a heel to these events but my feet do not thank me for it, so I’ve decided that this is the year I’m going to embrace the party flat. Think high fashion meets comfort and function.
If you thought flats were just for daytime, think again. There are so many options when it comes to flats, like the ballerina, the slingback, the loafer and the mule, to name but a few. What they all have in common is that they’re seriously chic and versatile.
What distinguishes a party flat from a daytime shoe is the details. Lace-up brogues are definitely more casual, but add some sequins, a corsage, feathers, bows or diamante to your flats and they’re instantly more dressy. And if you ask me, rules are made to be broken. Who needs blisters, red marks and arch pain when you could be comfy?
So if you’re looking for a pair (or three) of party flats to wear instead of those painful stilettos, keep scrolling. I have rounded up 17 of my favourite pairs from ASOS, Zara, Free People, Next and many many more to shop now.
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Satin Corsage Flat Shoes In Red, £60, Monsoon
Satin Corsage Flat Shoes In Red, now £60, Monsoon – buy now
We’re seeing floral embellishments everywhere right now and these Monsoon flats are show stoppers. Boasting gathered rosette-style adornments to the pointed toes, they’re undeniably. stunning. Right now, there is 20% off this style too. Run, don’t walk.
Sequin Ballerina Flats £29.99, Zara
Sequin Ballerina Flats £29.99, Zara – buy now
Nothing says party season quite like a sequin. Dance the night away in these beauties, which are seriously affordable at under £30. You could even wear them with jeans for a daytime look too.
Make It A Double Loafers, £250, Kate Spade
Make It A Double Loafers, £250, Kate Spade – buy now
Have you ever seen a pair of more adorable shoes than these make it a double loafers from Kate Spade? These seriously fun party flats are going straight in my basket. I’ll be digging them out of my handbag when my feet grow tired.
Ballerinas With Bow, £22.99, Zara
Ballerinas With Bow, £22.99, Zara – buy now
I love metallic gold and these simple yet stylish ballerina flats are perfect for any occasion. They have extra cushioning to keep your feet supported, giving yet another reason why flats are better than heels. They come in black too.
Jackie Buckle Ballet Flats, £168, Free People
Jackie Buckle Ballet Flats, £168, Free People – buy now
Feminine meets edgy with these cool ballet flats in olive green. The flats feature a criss-cross buckle straps which give a rugged touch and give Miu Miu’s a run for their money. Pair with cosy leg warmers to go full on balletcore.
Black Forever Comfort Corsage Slingback Flats, £38, Next
Black Forever Comfort Corsage Slingback Flats, £38, Next – buy now
These elegant corsage slingbacks ooze elegance. They also feature a dreamy layer of memory foam padding, ensuring all-day comfort without compromising on style. Win, win.
Iris Snaffle Slingback Flats, £110, Boden
Iris Snaffle Slingback Flats, £110, Boden – buy now
I’m in love with these slingbacks. Once Boden’s Black Friday deals hit, these party flats will be coming home with me.
Flat Slingback Shoes With Bow Detail, £45.99, ZARA
Flat Slingback Shoes With Bow Detail, £45.99, ZARA – buy now
These flat slingback feature a dramatic bow paired with a faux patent finish. Wear these with your party dress or under a pair of denim jeans with a bit of ankle on show.
Zuri Jewel Ballet Flats, £74, Free People
Zuri Jewel Ballet Flats, £74, Circus NY at Free People – buy now
These rhinestone-adorned ballet flats from Circus NY are the ultimate party shoe to dance the night away in this Christmas. The devil is in the details as they say, and as well as the jewel embellishment, these have adorable criss-cross straps and bows too.
Double Bow Crystal-Embellished Denim Flats, £600, Mach & Mach at Net-A-Porter
Double Bow Crystal-Embellished Denim Flats, £600, Mach & Mach at Net-A-Porter – buy now
Mach & Mach’s signature double bow ballet flats are always a winner but the denim backdrop gives these flats an extra sparkle. While there’s no denying that they’re on the more expensive side, think about how often you can wear these. It’ll be worth every penny!
Embellished Pointed Ballet Flats In Pink Satin, £17, ASOS
Laura Embellished Pointed Ballet Party Flats In Pink Satin, now £17, ASOS – buy now
Who doesn’t love bright pink embellished party flats? Style yours with everything from jeans and tailored pants to maxi skirts. These have just been reduced from £24 to £17 too.
Godfrey Leather Soft Back Chain Silver Loafers, £85, John Lewis
Godfrey Leather Soft Back Chain Silver Loafers, £85, John Lewis – buy now
Metallic silver is so in right now and what better way to get in on the trend than in your footwear? These Godfrey soft leather chain trim loafers are divine.
Contessa Minnie Silk Feather Slippers, £695, Olivia von Halle
Contessa Minnie Silk Feather Slippers, £695, Olivia von Halle – buy now
Is there anything more chic than a statement ostrich feather slipper? If sequins and crystals aren’t your thing, try these instead. Just be careful not to get them wet!
Studded Flat Slingback Shoes, £45.99, Zara
Studded Flat Slingback Shoes, £45.99, Zara – buy now
Zara always have the best shoes and this season is no different; take these studded slingbacks for example. Ideal for those who find ballet flats too cutesy, the pointed toes and studs give these an edge.
Animal Tiger Print Ballet Shoes, £35, Oliver Bonas
Animal Tiger Print Ballet Shoes, £35, Oliver Bonas – buy now
I will never not be an animal print fan. Just when I thought I had every animal print item under the sun, these tiger print shoes make me realise my feet have been left out in the cold. Style these as a neutral and you’ll nail any outfit.
Black Forever Comfort Heart Slingback Flat Shoes, £40, Next
Black Forever Comfort Heart Slingback Party Flats, £40, Next – buy now
These heart trimmed slingbacks aren’t just super cute. They also feature that all important layer of memory foam to enable you to dance the night away, pain free (for once).
Original GG Canvas Ballerina Shoes, £550, Gucci at Farfetch
Original GG Canvas Ballerina Shoes, £550, Gucci at Farfetch – buy now
At £550, these are the most expensive piece on our list but you cannot go wrong with a pair of Gucci ballerinas. They will simply never go out of style.