Flat Shoe Style
by Alexandra Phanor-Faury
From leggings, shrugs and the current pop star fixation with leotards, fashion has long integrated dancewear into the mainstream with wild success. Perhaps the oldest and most incredibly popular of all the dance inspired trends has got to be the feminine ballet flat. The ballet slipper made its transition from stage to sidewalks when actress Audrey Hepburn wore a black pair with capri pants on the big screen in 1957’s “Funny People”. The fashionable and functional slip on footwear has since been a must-have for women of all ages. Over the decades the ballet flat has been boldly re-imagined in just about any which way you can imagine with bows, stones, zippers, fur and prints. The fact that you can pair it with everything from conservative suits to weekend khaki’s makes this style the modern girl’s IT shoe.
We’ve scoured the internet for the most glamorous flats to help raise your look to new heights.
Serena Williams’ gold flats are a striking feminine touch to her relaxed menswear look.