‘Tis the season for holiday party after holiday party, which means trading our sweatpants and Netflix for a mini dress and glass of champagne. It also means sore, blistered feet 24/7 from cramming them into uncomfortable, too-high-to-walk-in heels. But hear us out: you don’t need to wear mega-high shoes to look dressed-up. Festive and dressy flat shoes do exist and we’ve found them.
When looking for a holiday-party approps pair of flats, look for added details that make the shoes look and feel a little more special than your plain old ballerina slippers. Fun prints like plaid and leopard, metallic finishes and velvet are statement-making enough to let a simple LBD stand out. And the sky is the limit when it comes to embellishments like studs, pom-poms and jewels.
We’ve rounded up 25 pairs of fancy flat shoes to wear instead of heels this holiday season. You (and your twinkle toes) can thank us later.