Ballet shoes, adapted from the ballerinas worn by the performers during their ballet dance, trickled down as fashion wear long ago. Somewhere along the way though, their popularity scores took a hit. These pointy shoes have been a fashion staple throughout the 1900s but were mainly found everywhere by the early 2000s. With the rise of Y2K earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before ballet shoes revived.
After being featured in multiple Chanel and Miu Miu runway looks, ballet shoes have tiptoed their way back into this season’s trendiest footwear. So can you blame us if we can’t wait to get our hands on them (or rather our feet)?
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Many fashion connoisseurs like Audrey Hepburn and Lady Diana, among others over the years have preferred these shoes; the newer fashionistas are following in their footsteps as well. Whether it’s Hailey Bieber strutting down the streets in her off-duty look or Taylor Swift performing on stage during her ongoing Eras tour, ballet shoes reign supreme. Want to get on board with this trend? Scroll down to find out which ones are a perfect fit for you.
Chanel – Two Toned Ballet Pumps
Chanel has been a big reason for ballet shoes to be back in style, as its various collections have favoured this classic footwear over others. For all the old-money aesthetic girlies, these classic monochrome ballet pumps can easily be the most elegant shoes in your closet. Workday or date night, they work well with all the looks one can aim to achieve.
Miu Miu Satin Ballerinas
Miu Miu and its extensive ballerina collection is a wonderland for all shoe lovers. Whether you like your ballets ruched, chunk, or sheer – take your pick. Our favourite ones, however, are these orchid pink satin ballerinas.
Bearing the most resemblance to its origin, these quintessential Miu Miu satin ballerinas need to be in your ballet shoe collection. The round-toed pumps come with a strap and little bows at the top that provide a chic look–a right fit for your soft girl era.
Steve Madden Mary Janes
Classic style meets modern durability in these effortlessly panache shoes by Steve Madden. These brown leather shoes provide comfort and grace at the same time.
A right choice for every event, Mary Janes are easy to style with various fits. The single strap secures the footwear and helps you achieve a clean look. Dress, pants or skirts, these shoes work with them all.
Loewe Blaze Ballerinas
The brand recently displayed ballet shoes for men in their SS24 collection creating a buzz. Loewe has an extensive range of well-crafted ballet shoes.
These blaze ballerinas stay true to their name–the shoes have a blazed effect and are equipped with a chunky sole to help you walk with ease.
When heels get too much on those late nights, these Valentino red studded ballet flats will come to your rescue. Completed with an adjustable strap, it fits in perfectly without compromising on the flair.
The lacquered tone-on-tone shoes in red are finished with a bow at the top maintaining the allure of the classic ballet flats. Pair them with an LBD and you’re sorted for your date night!
Ganni Black Mary Jane Ballerinas
These square-toed black leather ballerinas scream back-to-school. It has a crystal applique at the strap and leather lining, keeping in mind everyday comfort and versatility.
These ballets have the potential to be your go-to shoes for any event, whether it be a quick meeting at work or a fun brunch with friends.