When I think of ballet flats I’m instantly transported to 2007 when I wore a gold Topshop pair with my skinny jeans religiously. But like with many other Y2K trends, the runways have officially declared the ballet flat is back, and after seeing an onslaught of chic pairs all over the street style set, I’m finally on board.
Comfortable, elegant and versatile, what’s not to love? Of course, Chanel’s iconic two-tone pair has been around since the 1950s, but if you too still associate them with the unstylish era of wearing a waist belt with literally everything, just take a look at Miu Miu’s super cute logo-jacquard strap ballet flats or the beautiful satin styles by The Row.
Celebrities and royals wearing ballet flats
From Aquazzura to Chanel and Everlane to Zara, Meghan Markle loves her ballet flats. She's been spotted in every style from two-tone with rounded toes to pointed slingbacks.
Model Marlies Pia Pfeifhofer shows us how to dress down Miu Miu ballet flats to perfection, pairing them with a monochrome ensemble of white jeans and a black tailored blazer.
Bella Hadid works airport chic, wearing her satin pink ballet flats with a grey tracksuit, sunnies and a matching headband.
The best ballet flats to shop now
The high street is now full of amazing pairs, and we've found the most coveted to shop online, from & Other Stories, Mango, Everlane, Arket and more...