‘Tis the season for holiday party after holiday party, which means trading our sweatpants and Netflix for a mini dress and glass of champagne. It also means sore, blistered feet 24/7 from cramming them into uncomfortable, too-high-to-walk-in heels. But hear us out: you don’t need to wear mega-high shoes to look dressed-up. Festive and dressy flat shoes do exist and we’ve found them.
When looking for a holiday-party approps pair of flats, look for added details that make the shoes look and feel a little more special than your plain old ballerina slippers. Fun prints like plaid and leopard, metallic finishes and velvet are statement-making enough to let a simple LBD stand out. And the sky is the limit when it comes to embellishments like studs, pom-poms and jewels.
We’ve rounded up 25 pairs of fancy flat shoes to wear instead of heels this holiday season. You (and your twinkle toes) can thank us later.
Natasha Love Leather Slide, $168,