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This Noughties Shoe is Well and Truly Back

Thought they were over? Think again.

Remember ballet flats from the noughties?

The trend was a huge one, worn by the likes of Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and Sienna Miller, the style icons of the decade.

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Fast forward to 2022 and believe it or not, the shoe we once vowed never to wear again is making a comeback.

The shoe has had an update however, with little details that add a modern touch, including pleats, square toes, straps and embellishment.

While these touches sound small, they can change the shoe’s aesthetic entirely by adding a tougher edge to the once delicate and ultra-feminine-looking flats – so if you’re worried about looking to twee in yours, there’s no need.

So how do you wear them? The easiest way is to team them with jeans like Alexa Chung [pictured], who makes them look effortless.

If you’re more of a dress wearer, you’re in luck too. To avoid looking too cutesy, try teaming them with an LBD or denim dress.

Of course these are just suggestions; at Wear Next, we encourage you to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident, whatever that might be.

If you’re looking for a new pair, keep scrolling. Here are the best pairs you can buy right now.

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Shop ballet flats

Buffy Ruched Ballet Flat Reformation

Buffy Ruched Ballet Flat, £198, Reformation – buy now

Black Suede Flats with Pearl Embellishment

Ade Flat, £575, Jimmy Choo – buy now

Leather Bow Ballerinas NA-KD

Leather Bow Ballerinas, £46.95, NA-KD – buy now

Ruched Square-Toe Chunky Chain-Link Ballerinas - Mustard Charles & Keith

Ruched Square-Toe Chunky Chain-Link Ballerinas, £55, Charles & Keith – buy now


Animal Print Ballet Flats, £55.99, Zara – buy now


Pointed Leather Ballet Flats, £99, Cos – buy now

Leather Square Toe Ballerina Flats & Other Stories

Leather Square Toe Ballerina Flats, £69, & Other Stories – buy now

Elastic leather ballet flats

Elastic Leather Ballet Flats, £690, The Row at Net-a-Porter – buy now

Tootsie in Hot Pink Rogue Matilda

Tootsie in Hot Pink, £165, Rogue Matilda – buy now

ASOS DESIGN Leanna pointed ballet flats in black

Leanna Pointed Ballet Flats in black, £18, ASOS DESIGN – buy now

Kurt Geiger London

Princely, £149, Kurt Geiger London – buy now

Valentine's Day Collection: Amora Heart Cut-Out Ballerina Pumps - Pink

Valentine’s Day Collection: Amora Heart Cut-Out Ballerina Pumps, £55, Charles & Keith – buy now


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