22 Festive Flats for the Holiday Party Circuit

With the holiday party season coming up, it’s time to put your best feet forward by planning your festive looks. But being both on-theme and chic doesn’t have to mean stilettos. Luckily, designers embraced the flat silhouette this season, adding holiday accents such as brocades, fur lining and crystal ornamentation.

A pointy flat with crystal embellishment will instantly elevate any look. (Paired with a black dress? No-brainer.) Manolo Blahnik’s crystal ankle-tie detail and Sarah Flint’s flat with ankle-wrap ribbon are especially elegant, while Paul Andrew’s Rhea flat in green satin strikes the right hue.

gucci mule Gucci, $695. Courtesy of brand.

Mensy loafers can also be holiday-appropriate when done with new holiday motifs. Just be sure to look for elevated details — otherwise, it can look too plain. Weber Hodel Feder’s fur-lined penny loafer, in a deep green leather, is both cozy and luxe. Newbark’s supple loafer in two-tone red leather is an unexpected choice.

weber hodel feder loafer Weber Hodel Feder, $608. Courtesy of brand.

When forgoing heels, it’s important to consider your ready-to-wear hem lines to make sure the look is proportional. If you’re wearing flats with a skirt or dress, opt for a below-the-knee length to elongate the leg. If you’re wearing pants, allow a slight crop to show a bit of ankle.

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