It's Official: This Is the Newest Flats Trend

Lauren Eggertsen

Flats are a shoe category that never really excite me. For one thing, they usually make the opposite of a statement, which I personally feel is a waste. It's rare to come across a pair of flats that are worthy of becoming a street style phenomenon, such as the covetable Miu Miu ballet flats, accompanied by their playful gingham ribbons, rock-star buckles, and dainty ballerina silhouette. Now that, my friends, is a pair worth wearing.

Well, those ballerina flats better move aside, because this new flats trend we're about to discuss give your feet the attention they deserve (and prove me wrong when it comes to flats' excitement factor). Designers across the board—including Rochas, Oscar de la Renta, The Row, and Dolce & Gabbana—have come forth with flats that are almost too pretty to wear. Adorned with satin, bows, and 3-D fabric structures, the trend we speak of is similar to a slipper that you could easily wear to a black-tie function.

Since this trend has just begun to bubble up in the fashion world, there are unfortunately limited affordable retailers selling the style at this moment, but we expect to see affordable labels come out with their own versions in no time at all. So keep your eyes open, because this trend is one that is too gorgeous to pass up. 

Keep reading to shop this new flats trend, and stay on the lookout for more affordable versions to come! 

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