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Happy feet: Party flats for dancing ’til dawn

13 Nov 2023 | |By Zoe Gunn

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

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Offering all of the pleasure with none of the pain, the party flat 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 metallic creations, Manolo Blahnik’s glittering ballerinas, Le Monde Beryl’s tactile velvet Mary Janes and Gucci’s bold loafers. Miu Miu’s penny loafers are a fittingly glitzy iteration of the classic silhouette for the festive season, while Malone Souliers’ backless mules remain a best-selling cult buy. Mach & Mach’s fun-loving designs have been nothing short of an internet sensation this year, encrusted with sparkling crystals and faux pearls.

So should a quiet festive drink turn into a raucous night on the town, keep 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.

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi embellished satin flats

An absolute classic when it comes to feet-friendly party shoes. Manolo’s Hangisi flats come in a rainbow of shades – but what could be more festive than emerald?

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Jimmy Choo Elme metallic flats

LBD feeling a little underwhelming? Pair it with your boldest gemstones and these dazzling Jimmy Choo designs for a seriously chic get up.

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Mach & Mach triple heart satin ballerinas

Everyone likes a multi-tasker and these sparkling Mach & Mach flats will look great with a sequinned gown now and even better with a floral dress come summer wedding season.

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Le Monde Beryl velvet Mary-Janes

London-based brand Le Monde Beryl specialises in classic Mary-Janes given an upscale spin courtesy of fine fabrics and a silhouette based on traditional Venetian gondolier shoes. These golden velvet numbers will have you positively skipping through the festive season.

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Christian Louboutin Follies Swarovski crystal-embellished flats

If ever there was proof of Louboutin’s shoe design mastery it’s these point-toe flats. Statement-making yet utterly versatile, we promise they’ll go with practically everything in your wardrobe.

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Gucci Princetwon horsebit slippers

If your after-dark style is more chic suits than all-out sparkle, these are the party flats for you. Gucci’s timeless horsebit loafer rendered in sumptuous plum suede will pair perfectly with a sleek tuxedo.

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Malone Souliers Maureen slippers

The ideal day-to-night shoe, slip on Malone Souliers’s metallic slippers with a pencil skirt for the office and a mini dress for cocktail hour.

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René Caovilla Cleo crystal-embellished boots

Think boots don’t work as partywear? René Caovilla would beg to disagree. The Venetian shoe label has embellished its minimalist ankle boots with crystal-embellished snake vine for a style that works perfectly with shimmering dresses and slinky mini skirts.

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Prada flower-appliqué leather ballet flats

It’s the details that elevate an outfit and Prada’s black leather ballet flats are detailed with a sophisticated black rosette for an elegant touch to your party dresses.

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Miu Miu metallic penny loafers

Another pair of loafers primed for party time, Miu Miu’s pair is rendered in a metallic gold-hued leather with a logo coin tucked in the penny strap and deserves to hit the dancefloor.

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LK Bennett Kara ballet flats

Eschewing standard leather for a flattering Chanel-inspired black tweed, LK Bennett’s timeless ballet flats will look great with jeans and even better with your favourite frock.

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Amina Muaddi Ane satin ballet flats

Shoemaker to the stars, Amina Muaddi infuses her signature fun and flirty design aesthetic in these bubblegum pink satin ballet flats with crystal-embellished tie-up straps.

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