Ballet Flats Are Back: 10 Perfect Pairs To Wear In 2023

By Phoebe Youl
26th Apr 2023

We can’t quite remember when and why we stopped wearing our ballet flats, but their sudden revival has us seriously questioning why we ever relegated them to the back of our wardrobes. Thankfully, their rise in popularity has left us with no shortage of new styles to choose from. And, like any good - and chronically online—shopping writer—we’ve seen most of what the internet has to offer.

So, if you’re considering getting back on the ballet flat wagon (and we strongly suggest you do), here are ten on-trend styles that we’ve spotted and subsequently haven’t been able to stop thinking about. 

Country Road Claudia Ballet

Price: $99.95

Like their clothing, Country Road's footwear is well-made and meant to last, and these classic responsibly sourced leather ballet flats are the perfect gateway into the trend if you're more of a monochrome fan. Shop here.

MNG Metallic Leather Ballerina 

Price: $129.95

The perfect middle ground between timeless and trendy, these metallic slip-on style ballet flats will pair with everything, from miniskirts to denim. Shop here.

Aeyde Uma Leather Mary Jane Ballet Flats

Price: $460

Crafted in Italy from supple cream leather, these Mary Jane ballet flats feature a square toe detail and buckle-fastening strap to help hold them comfortably in place. Shop here.

Praying Pink Crystal-Cut Ballerina Flats

Price: $343.59

These Miu-Miu-inspired ballet flats are cut from a soft pink satin that will bring just the right amount of ballet core to any outfit. Shop here.

MM6 Maison Margiela Ballet Flats

Price: $881

For an edgier "balletcore" look that gives just a touch of Black Swan, we love these boxy ballet flats from MM6 Maison Margiela. Shop here

Mansur Gavriel Square Toe Ballerina

Price: $695 $440

If you're looking for a pair of ballet flats with a difference, the square toe of this Mansur Gavriel pair brings the right amount of modernity to the classic style. Shop here.

Porte & Paire Bow-Embellished Satin Ballet Flats

Price: $324.64

Made from lustrous red satin in a pointe-inspired shape, these ballet flats' bold colour and comfortable fit will make them an endlessly versatile part of your wardrobe. Shop here.

MNG Bow Leather Ballerina

Price: $89.95

If you're looking for classic black ballet flats, you can't surpass this comfortable, refined and affordable pair from Mango. Shop here.

Jane Debster Fonteyn

Price: $129.95

Available in black, beige and a patent finish, these classic ballet flats are the pair you'll have in your wardrobe and wear for years to come. Shop here.

The Open Product Pink Square Toe Ballerina Flats

Price: $610

If you're already a ballet flat fan, it's time to upgrade to this slightly avant-garde take on the wardrobe staple. The metallic colour of ballerina flats will make the perfect statement and are crafted from super-soft leather for comfortable all-day wear. Shop here.

Upgrading your shoe collection? Check out some seriously funky Crocs to add to cart here.

Image credit: MNG | Mansur Gavriel

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