The simple, streamlined ballet flat reaches new style heights on top of a heel or wedge. Great ballet heels tie in with current trends, add a touch of the unique, and always fit comfortably. Use the guide below to learn more about five great ballet heels that boost any wardrobe’s trendiness.
The rich plum color and glossy patent leather make these shoes an instant fall must-have. The dark shade allows the shoes to match multiple outfits and lend subtle glamour rather than obnoxiously steal the spotlight. A high 3.25-inch wedge heel sensually arches the foot, and a gentle crinkle along the front sides adds texture. The wedge carries through from summer, but the trend for fall and winter is a covered heel rather than exposed raffia or cork. Pick it up in plum to add a light touch of color or classic black for a versatile evening and day shoe.
Once again, Lanvin pulls off the ballet heel with aplomb. This gorgeous shoe has a covering made entirely of snakeskin in grey, white, and black colors with a 3.5-inch heel and round toe. Snakeskin wins the animal pattern contest this season, and the lighter colors match well with the pale neutrals of winter. Step out in these stylish shoes to turn heads.
The classic Tory Burch ballet flat lies atop a mid heel pump in this dynamite shoe. The gold metal T logo stands out brightly on the toe against the surrounding black, and the elastic trimming creates a comfortable fit. Made of stretchy patent leather, this shoe has a timeless silhouette that lets it go anywhere and match with anything. Once you have a pair of these, you will not need to hunt through the closet to find a suitable pair of shoes for an event. For a smoother, more formal version, try the Selma made of suede with a thicker heel and no elastic trim.
You know from the name that these are quality shoes. A chic, simple ballet wedge with a short 1.75-inch heel made of leather, the shoe merges the masculine with the feminine into the perfect work shoe. The pewter leather outer has a black patent leather cap toe that breaks up the monotony, while a silver metal buckle adds texture. The topstitching and overall design gives the shoe just enough seriousness to offset the inherent femininity of the ballet flat. It is also available in black or brown.
Soft, supple, and slightly conservative, these shoes have a chunky stacked heel and a leather outer made to look like suede. The short heel, only one inch, makes it comfortable to wear, and the tiny bow over the toe lends charm. A dark crimson color hits all the right trends, but the deep blue version does just as well. While the suede texture looks wonderful during the winter, also try the Jive Teal Patent Toe Block Heel Ballet Flats for a smoother, shinier version with a bit of tonal color blocking.