Happy feet: The best party flats for dancing into the New Year

Mhairi Mann

22 December 2021

Whether happily housebound or dancefloor-ready, slip into a pair of instantly uplifting, fancy flat shoes this winter – which are anything but dull 

22 December 2021 | Mhairi Mann


ffering all of the pleasure with none of the pain, the flat-soled party shoe is joyfully versatile. Vivacious styles add a touch of glamour to daytime festivities and instantly transform an otherwise low-key outfit, as well as being the perfect shoe for dancing the night away.

Among this season’s fancy flats are Jimmy Choo’s crystal-covered creations, Miu Miu’s glittering ballerinas, Le Monde Beryl's tactile velvet slippers and Aquazurra’s shearling loafers, playfully topped with fluffy pom-poms. Chanel's classic pumps have had a fittingly glitzy makeover for the festive season, while JW Anderson's chunky chain loafers remain a bestselling cult buy. Mach & Mach's fun-loving, bow-topped designs have been nothing short of an internet sensation this year, encrusted with sparkling crystals and faux pearls. Founded by sisters Nino and Gvantsa Macharashvili, the brand's success shows no sign of slowing down and the duo is set to foray into womenswear in 2022. 

So while social plans remain uncertain, keep your spirits high by sliding into a pair of fabulously outlandish party flats, which will look as good at your nearest soirée as they will with a set of luxe pyjamas in your living room. 

Miu Miu glitter leather ballet flats, £450, net-a-porter.com
Manolo Blahnik Pompom leather and shearling backless loafers, £294, matchesfashion.com 
Satin Double Bow Flat Mules by Mach & Mach, £910, harrods.com
Velvet Mary Jane flats by Le Monde Beryl, £345, matchesfashion.com 
Gucci Brixton Horsebit loafers,
£595, farfetch.com
Jimmy Choo embellished-strap suede backless flats, £725, matchesfashion.com
Chrisitan Louboutin Coolito cheetah-print calf-hair backless loafers, £695, matchesfashion.com 
Vintage check cotton ballerinas, £450, uk.burberry.com
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi embellished satin point-toe flats, £815, harveynichols.com 
Sequin and patent ballerina flats, £850,
Dolce & Gabbana Vally flats, £595, harrods.com
Kurt Geiger crystal-embellished slippers, £144, farfetch.com
JW Anderson chain loafers, £495, net-a-porter.com

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