It’s no secret that Miu Miu’s ballet flats are the shoe of the season. Every celebrity under the sun – from Kate Moss to Zoe Kravtiz – have been spotted wearing the luxe satin ballet pumps.
With the rise of TikTok’s viral #balletcore aesthetic, Miu Miu is the perfect brand to help you jump on the dainty ballet flat revival. Unfortunately for anyone on a budget, they’re over £500. Ouch.
But don’t worry. There are plenty of stylish Miu Miu dupes on the high street so you still have a chance to try out the balletcore trend and pirouette with a feminine-yet-functional pair of flats.
Logo Strap Ballet Flats, £550 – buy now
Logo-Print Strap Detail Ballerina Shoes, £650 – buy now
Logo-Print Strap Detail Ballerina Shoes, £570 – buy now
Sadly M&S’ viral pair have now sold out, but I promise there’s plenty more where that came from to help you embrace the trend.
As someone who grew up watching Barbie & The Nutcracker and Barbie in the Twelve Dancing Princesses, I understand the appeal of ballet outfits but they’re a little cooler in 2022.
If you scroll through the videos under the TikTok hashtag, you’ll find videos of TikTokers embracing hyper-feminine styles with a heavy focus on romanticism. An idealiaed version of the ballerina style includes corsets, flowing skirts, and tulle dresses.
But it isn’t always about pastels; the ballet flat comeback fits more into the late-noughties revival side of balletcore, with a little more edge this time around.
The best thing about ballet flats is that they can be dressed up or down. Whether you’re feeling romantic or laid back, a good pair adds a little grace to any outfit.
If you don’t want to shell out £500 for a pair of Miu Miu flats, we’ve rounded up the best affordable alternatives that cost under £100. Keep scrolling for our favourites.
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Shop Miu Miu ballet flats dupes
Toe-Cap Quilted Mary Janes – Black, £65, Charles & Keith – buy now
Delia Shoes, £90, Vagabond – buy now
Leather Ballet Pumps, £35, Marks and Spencer – buy now
Beaded Chain-Link Slingback Mary Janes – Black, £59, Charles & Keith – buy now
Mary Jane Golden Shoes, £59.50, Oliver Bonas – buy now
Mystic Mary Jane Flats, £118, Free People – buy now
Brittie – Black Shoes, £110, Vagabond – buy now
Women Vintage Shoes Women Square Toe Flats, £55.66, Etsy – buy now
Mystic Mary Jane Velvet Flats, £88, Free People – buy now
Metallic Accent Felt Mary Jane Ballerina Flats – Grey, now £36, Charles & Keith – buy now