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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News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Previously freelance commerce writer at British Vogue, Natalie’s experience spans journalistic and styling roles, which have seen her work on shoots for publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK and write for publications including British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller. With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news and trends for Who What Wear UK, with a particular focus on celebrity style and emerging fashion trends.