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Best ballet flats for women | The trending ballet flats your feet will love in 2023

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Fashion & function, ballet flats are back meaning happy feet everywhere!

Women’s ballet flats or ballet slippers are a classic and practical closet staple and one of the major womens shoe trends for 2023. So if you’re wondering if they’re in style, yes, ballet flats for women are back in style for 2023 in a major way! They’re not just great for Summer but as a transitional shoe to see you into Fall/Autumn too. It’s easy to see why they’re so popular. They’re more supportive than slides, more practical than flip flops and more comfortable for walking around all day than slip on sandals while looking more chic than a lot of flats. Here’s what you need to know about this footwear trend and how to wear them for an effortlessly chic look. This easy to slip on shoe is set to be a huge trend this spring/summer. So here’s how to do it right, some of the best ways to style them and the best womens ballet flats for 2023 to slip into this season.

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Miu Miu ballet flats for women leather flats | Photo FWRD

Are ballet flats in style for 2023

Yes ballet flats are having a major moment and are back in style for 2023. As seen on Bella Hadid, Katie Holmes, Julia Garner, Meghan Markle and most recently Kendall Jenner wearing the Row’s black ballet flats. to name a few.

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The Row ballet flats available in black or white | Photo FWRD

In the past ballet flats have been more along the lines of pointed toe leather flats like Valentino’s or Chanel’s classic two tone flats. This year the ballet flats trend is more like an actual ballet slipper. Think cute little bow lace-up details, elegant slimline silhouettes and even satin styles. However, impractical that sounds!

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Super cute ballet flats under $70 comes in more colors | Photo Nordstrom

Flats are not out of style. In fact, satin ballet flats and split toe flats are some of the most fashionable spring 2023 shoes and ballet flats some of the biggest spring 2023 shoe trends.

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Black leather ballet flats Sam Edelman | Photo Revolve

How to style ballet flats for women

For the most on trend ways to wear your womens ballet flats this season. Style them with:

  1. Jeans, a crisp white T-shirt and ballet flats
  2. Add a trench coat for Spring and Fall.
  3. With an oversized tulle gown.
  4. A la Carrie Bradshaw with a tulle skirt and bodysuit.
  5. An oversized blazer back with a crop top and jeans.
  6. With opaque tights in the colder months.
  7. With a blazer and shorts set
  8. Style light colored ballet flats for women with any of your casual Summer dresses, especially slip dresses.
  9. A sheer top, jeans and ballet flats for whimsy meets street style.
  10. With wide leg pants and a tank top
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Celebrity favorite ballet flats for women Sarah Flint Natalie flat use code SARAHFLINT-BAEVE for $50 off.

The trending ballet flats for women to slip into

While slide sandals are my go-to flats for Summer, sometimes you don’t want to be trekking around in open toes e.g. walking around NYC or on cooler days. Some of the foldable flats are also perfect for popping in your bag for a quick change in and out of heels and a lot of other styles don’t fold.

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The Row classic leather ballet flats | Photo FWRD

If you’re planning on doing a lot of walking in them, go for buttery-soft leather. For an on trend look for 2023, look for Mary Jane styles with a simple strap that goes over the top of your foot, denim or crystal encrusted styles. Miu Miu do a really on trend logo style and the Row are probably the most coveted low key designer style.

For Chanel-esque vibes for less the Vaneli Serene Flat quilted two tone ballet flats look a lot more expensive than they are! For the ultimate in practicality go for a foldable, waterproof flat. They’re easy to pop in your bag to swap out of your favorite satin or suede heels if you get caught in a sudden downpour!

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Black leather flats | Photo Nordstrom

If you’re petite or more muscular like I am sometimes this style can be hard to pull off. Pointed toe versions tend to be a bit more flattering than round or square toe with our body proportions. For that reason, I’m personally skipping this dainty flats trend which offer comfort and chic all in one and sticking to my slide sandals and wedges.

The best ballet slippers for 2023

These are my top picks for the women’s ballet slipper trend for 2023. Believe me, I’ve worn my fair share of ballet slippers. From actual ballet slippers as a professional ballerina to sensible flats for running around cities. So I definitely know what to look for and what to avoid when it comes to the design and features:

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Sarah Flint’s Natalie flat is the iconic leather ballet flat you’ve seen on Meghan Markle, Cindy Crawford and Jessica Alba. The pointed toe tends to be more elegant and streamlined than the rounded toe versions. Use code SARAHFLINT-BAEVE for $50 off your 1st pair.

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Manolo Blahnik blue satin flats comes in more colors | Photo FWRD

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Eve Dawes is a fashion & lifestyle blogger with an eye for accurate fashion & shoe trend forecasting. She share the best shoes, footwear reviews, how to wear, when to invest & when to save & the latest shoe trends.