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The best women’s loafers for year-round style

13 Dec 2023 | |By Luxury London

Make a preppy style statement with your shoe collection this season by investing in the perfect pair of loafers

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Loafers aren’t a new shoe. In fact, they’re quite old. Originating in the far corners of North America and Norway in the early 19th century as a simple slip-on, women’s loafers have experienced something of a revolution to become what we know today — and it’s one that has stormed every fashion week since we can remember. 

Loafers’ versatility is the reason for the shoes’ enduring appeal. From thick soles to backless designs, and from large toe buckles to chunky heels, there is quite literally a design for everyone, especially with the most coveted fashion designers putting their own spin on the preppy shoe. Luxury labels such as Prada, Gucci, Alexander McQueen and Saint Laurent have finished catwalk looks with a pair of luxe socks and loafers — and if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us. 

A perennial fashion favourite which never really goes out of style, loafers are evidently worth the investment. That’s why we’ve found the best women’s loafer to shop now, so you can step out in style this season. 

Prada triangle-plaque leather loafers

Kicking off with a classic, this is the perfect addition to your wardrobe if you’re dipping your toe into the world of loafers for the first time. With a low heel and the iconic Prada logo plaque, wear these statement shoes to work or to meet friends for a guaranteed way to add sophistication to your outfit.

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Saint Laurent monogram plaque loafers

Rendered in cream leather, this Saint Laurent loafer is simple but effective, especially when worn casually with a pair of jeans. The soft leather means your feet will be comfortable all day long while the colour lends itself well to spring and summer fashion styles, too, so we doubt you’ll be putting these away once winter is over.

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Bottega Veneta Monsieur 50 leather loafers

Crafted from black glossy leather with a square toe, Bottega Veneta’s loafers certainly make a statement with their chunky gold chain taking centre stage. Pair with wide-leg trousers to really show them off.

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Gucci Horsebit loafer slipper

One of the designer’s best-selling shoes, these soft slip-ons have been well documented by Instagram influencers. Trust us when we say they’re actually worth the hype, great for finishing off a stylish outfit for a cosy dinner party. Again, we’re confident you’ll be reaching for these when summer rolls around, making them the perfect investment piece.

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Ganni crystal-embellished leather loafers

If you’re looking to jazz up a party outfit with a touch of sparkle but also want to steer clear of heels, say hello to Ganni’s black leather loafers. A dazzling addition to your wardrobe, the shoe adopts a classic loafer form but stands out from the crowd with its sparkling crystal flower on the band.

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Christian Louboutin Donna metallic-leather penny loafers

Christian Louboutin’s metallic leather loafers are perfect for adding interest to your office wardrobe year-round. Keep your feet cosy in the designer’s classic shoes and pair with a smart, tailored suit.

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Bobbies Esther Loafers

Founded in Paris in 2010, Bobbies is now renowned for designing colourful loafers with a twist — and its Esther shoes are no exception. We love the brown coffee tone and thick cream chain over the toes, which would pair brilliantly with a black mini skirt and designer, patterned tights.

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Isabel Marant Frezza leather penny-loafers

Isabel Marant’s classic Frezza loafers are a must-have. Crafted from smooth leather, the loafers feature chunky rubber soles and classic penny straps. Pair with chunky socks and white jeans, and definitely pop them in your holiday bag if you’re chasing the winter sun this season.

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Gucci interlocking G loafer

Inspired by Gucci’s emblematic 1950s loafers, this black leather pair is set on a block heel and features the brand’s iconic gold metal plaque. We think these would look great with a LBD or long patterned skirt.

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Jimmy Choo Tilda 45 square-toe leather slingback loafers

Sleek and trendy, Jimmy Choo’s Tilda loafers make for comfortable evening shoes. The slingback and block heels will have you feel supported while out and about while the deep green hue and geometric gold-tone chain will have you looking uber-stylish.

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