True to Form, Zara Is All Over 2023's Biggest Flat-Shoe Trend

I'll be the first to admit that my favourite shoe trends have a flat sole. As exciting as teetering on sky-high stilettos or bold platform boots can be, you'll most likely find me in flat boots or trainers for their clear comfort factor. That doesn't take away from their stylish nature, but they aren't the most elegant when dressing up. Thankfully, the trending shoes of 2023 hit all the chic notes needed to add a polished finish to any look—enter ballet flats.


(Image credit: COURTESY OF ZARA)

As always, reliable Zara has already caught on to this trending footwear. The humble ballet flat boasts a chic silhouette and flat sole and hints to French-girl style, making them that much more irresistible. The styling options vary from baggy jeans and leggings to floaty dresses or slick tailoring. All in all, it's no surprise that the ballet flat has returned to style prominence. 

Keep scrolling for the Zara ballet flats we're shopping now and more flat-sole styles we love. 


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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.