When you think about party wear, it’s likely that your go-to footwear is a pair of heels. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Not only are flats more comfortable but they are very on trend too. In this article you’ll find a choice of the best low heel party shoes that look good on your special day-to-day outfits too.
The key when choosing party flats (or low heels) is to opt for a pair of fancy flats that have a point of difference from your usual day wear. Scroll down for plenty of beautiful and comfortable party shoes that are sure to convince you to ditch your heels.
Low heel party shoes
You can wear your low heeled party shoes with everything from pants to skirts to your little black dress. Below you can see party flats which are embellished or made from beautiful fabrics – making them perfect for even the most formal of occasions.
You may also want to take a look at the advice in how to wear flats without looking frumpy.
Abi (above) shows how a pair of flats can be perfect for party season. She wears her pearl-embellished, pointed flats with leather pants.
Rainbow-colored jeweled ballet flats
These multi-colored jeweled shoes from J.Reneé (below) will definitely make sure your feet stand out from the crowd if you’re looking for low heel party shoes. They would look beautiful with cigarette-style pants and a silk shirt.
Embellished silver flats
Opting for a pair of silver or gold party flats is an easy way to get into the party spirit. Badgley Mischka is a good brand to look out for if you’re searching for jeweled footwear.
If you really want to buy a very special pair of flat party shoes, you could treat yourself to a pair of designer shoes.
Manolo Blahnik’s Hangisi heels are famous for featuring as Sarah Jessica Parker’s footwear of choice on Sex in the City. However, you don’t have to choose stilettos. The Hangisi style also comes in a flat version (below).
Nadine (above) shows off an outfit that would be the perfect choice for a night out on vacation.
You can also try this less expensive option from Amazon which is very similar.
Party season is the perfect time to add a touch of bling. The twinkly flats from Badgley Mischka (below) would look lovely with wide-leg pants.
While bows can be associated with dressing little girls, they can also look very elegant and grown-up when worn in the right way. Plus, shoes with bows on them are very on trend for winter and fall 2020.
If you love a minimal way of dressing and shoes with embellishments aren’t really your cup of tea, how about choosing a metallic pair instead and adding some texture. The Marc Fisher loafers (below) feature an on-trend reptilian print.
If you still want to wear your heels but you’re worried your feet may get sore towards the end of the night, how about a pair of foldable flats like the rhinestone slip-ons (below)? That way, you can start the evening in your heels and keep your flats in your handbag in case you want to switch.
Another idea to elevate your flat shoes when searching for the perfect low heel party shoes is to look out for a pair with an opulent buckle detail.
Jona (above) wears buckle flats with her floral dress and pink blazer in an outfit which would be ideal for a wedding.
Ted Baker mules
Choosing a pair of shoes in an opulent fabric such as suede (or the velvet shoes below) can be the perfect choice for festive occasions.
Jeanne (above) wears velvet bow shoes with her matching wrap.
Another snakeprint option for you below – this time with an oversized buckle. These Zac Posen ballet flats (below) would look equally good worn with your party outfits or with jeans at the weekend.
You often see either leopard print or snakeprint featured on shoes – how about zebra print for a real point of difference?
Black silk flats
Silk is a beautiful fabric choice for your clothing. For example, a silk shirt can be perfect to dress up for parties, or to wear more casually with a pair of jeans.
The pointed toe flats below feature mesh silk as well as a padded footbed, which could be perfect if you need shoes with a little arch support.
If you prefer gold jewelry to silver, how about choosing a pair of shoes to match?
Elke (above) shows how beautifully metallics go with white outfits.
White studded flats
If you aren’t keen on crystal embellishment, you could try adorning your shoes with studs instead. The d-Orsay style flats (below) come in either a crisp white, or in bright shades of red combined with hot pink.
A little draping can be wonderfully flattering when it comes to your clothing choices, and can also look beautiful worn on your shoes.
Gold toe cap shoes
You don’t need to choose all-over metallics for your party shoes. If you prefer a more subtle style, you could loo out for shoes which feature a little metallic detailing such as the toe-cap flats from Linea (below).
Loafers are a timeless classic, so they will never not be in style. Having said that, they’re definitely having a fashion moment and are particularly on-trend right now.
Navy blue flats
You may usually wear black shoes. But if you are opting for a little navy dress rather than your classic little black dress, you could choose a pair of navy flats to match.
Navy goes beautifully with so many different colors. Take a look at how to wear navy for more inspiration.
Can’t decide between gold or silver? How about bronze? I love to wear bronze shoes. You’ll see that my bronze boots were the star of the show for my minimalist winter wardrobe.
Rose gold shoes
For a touch of playfulness, the Melissa brand can be a good choice for evening and day shoes – either for special occasions or vacations.
It could be that you prefer a middle ground – you don’t want to wear flats but nor do you want to wear skyscraper stilettos.
There’s more comfortable heel inspiration in this article. And, below, you’ll find beautiful, low-heeled party options for you if you want to add an inch or two in height without being uncomfortable.
Anita (above) matches her beautiful blue slingbacks to her dress.
Embellished low heels
Another slingback option for you, but this time with an embellished buckle detail. There’s a good choice from Badgley Mishka (below) if you love the look of the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi style but you would prefer a more affordable option.
A patent, shiny option could also go well with your party wear. The Bellini pumps (below) would work well for either occasion wear or for work. Plus, they’re available in a choice of metallics, neutrals, and animal print, so you should find a color you love.
A pair of low-heeled sandals could also work well if the weather is warmer where you are, or you want an evening look on a sunny vacation.
Black pumps never go out of style.
Fee (above) wears hers with a pencil skirt and print blouse for a look that would work well for the office or at dinner.
Black satin pumps
For a bigger statement, you could add some bling to your black pumps.
Do you ever wear flats for evenings out or parties? Or do you always wear heels? Let me know in the comments below.
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