12 Party-Ready Flats I'd Choose Over Heels Every Time

This party season, it’s as if our prayers have been answered. At last, it's the busiest time of the year for events and the biggest shoe trends are flat! That's right, for the rest of this year and into 2024, heels are no longer mandatory past 9 p.m.—in fact, amongst the fashion set, they're quite discouraged. Don't just take my word for it though. Earlier this year, Margaret Qualley swapped traditional high heels for dainty ballet flats to see her through her utterly chic wedding, whilst London Fashion Week was awash with ballerinas and mary janes as far as the eye could see. And if that doesn't convince you, style favourites Alexa Chung and Zoë Kravitz were spotted opting for various styles of flats instead of heels more often than not over the past twelve months.


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Now, as party season gets underway, high-street and designer brands alike have delivered evening-ready flats in droves, giving the people what they really want. From affordable favourites Mango and Zara to party-shoe experts Amina Muaddi and Mach & Mach, the choices are endless.


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No longer will you have to squash your flats into your bag to change into on the journey home—instead, they're now the main event. Read on to discover the best party flats available to shop now.


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Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.