People in Paris Wear These Elegant Flats With Dresses and Jeans


There are many words fashion people use to describe Parisian style, including effortless, no-fuss, and chic. Elegant is another term that comes to mind, as Parisians are known for their elevated approach to style. Naturally, people in Paris turn to elegant-feeling staples to complete their looks. When it comes to elegant flats, two specific silhouettes are front-runners with Parisians due to being inherently pretty. I’m talking, of course, about ballet flats and Mary Janes.

These two beautiful flat shoe styles are versatile and can be dressed up or down. While French women will pair them with different items, dresses and jeans are their go-to picks to pair with flats.

Keep scrolling to check out how Parisians style their elegant ballet flats and Mary Janes. There are also inspired shopping picks for anyone looking to add a new dress, jeans, or pair of flats to their wardrobe.

Flat Mary Janes


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This look is the epitome of chic with the black midi dress and elegant Mary-Jane flats.


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A button-down shirt and denim is a foolproof combination that works flawlessly with these flats.


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How adorable is this look? I love the idea of teaming white socks with flats.


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Here's another standout ensemble featuring an oversize shirt, denim, and Mary Janes.

Ballet Flats


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Don't be afraid to mix prints as showcased in this ensemble here. 


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Keep it simple yet elegant with a tee, wide-leg jeans, and trusty ballet flats.


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A shirtdress with wrap-around ballet flats feels very right now.


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Get ready for fall with a maxi coat, baggy jeans, and a simple top. Then add your favorite flats. 

Next, check out the five-piece French wardrobe.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.