20 best ballet flats for all day comfort, work and travel

We are obsessed with “Bridgerton” and its regency-era fashion.

Simply take a look at the cast’s sparkly jewels or perfectly elevated heels to know exactly what we’re talking about.

Taking a deeper look into the rapidly emerging regency trend, we noticed a hidden gem worn by many of the duchesses: ballet flats.

Yes, you read that right. The ballet flats that took over your 2000’s wardrobe are making a comeback in pop culture and beyond — but this time, they’re being styled with a lot more luxury.

Not only are this season’s ballet flats taking a sophisticated approach, but they are still capturing the same comfort you know and love. This makes them ideal for travel, work and everything in between.

But we couldn’t talk about the ballet flat trend without sharing the best women’s ballet flats currently available online. Therefore, you can discover the 20 best women’s ballet flats, which include embellishments, square toes, pointed toes, leather material and more, below.

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1. Square toe ballet flats: Bells & Becks The Cellina Blush, $265

Bells & Becks

With a name meaning “heaven,” you know these are going to be good. Handmade in Italy, these nude ballet flats are designed after the classic ballerina pointe shoes and are crafted with Italian nappa leather that molds to the foot wearers.

Color options Blush, black, midnight and snake
material Italian nappa leather

2. Ballet flats with side cutouts: Franco Sarto Tracy Flat, $120

Yellow ballet flats with top strap
Franco Sarto

Made to be timeless and sophisticated, these nappa leather flats can effortlessly be dressed up or down. Choose between melon or iris for the ideal spring shoe.

Color options Melon and iris
material Nappa-leather

3. Soft leather ballet flats: Vionic Alexa Flat, $120

Black ballet flat

This unlined ballet flat was made for absolute comfort. Features include an elastic top band and Vio-Motion Technology, which works to hug your arches and support your feet in comfort.

Color options Black, cream, navy and terra cotta
material Leather and rubber

4. Round-toe ballet flats: Bernardo Eloise Ballet Flat, $175

Pink ballet flat with bow

Pink is and will always be the new black. This round-toe ballet flat features a flirty back bow, slightly raised heel and rubber sole, which makes it the perfect shoe for day and night.

Color options Blush, black, platinum and cheetah
material Vegetable re-tanned leather and rubber

5. Stretch-back ballet flats: Vegabond Layla Shoes, $130

White ballet flats with stretch back

We have heart eyes for this slip-on style. After all, nothing tops a stretch-back heel, modest raise and square toe.

Color options Off white and black
material Goat leather and thunit

6. Ballet flats with ankle ties: Vivaia Square-toe Flats with Free Laces, $89

Tan and beige ballet flats with ankle ties

We have three words for these Vivaia flats: simple, elegant and chic. Best of all, the ankle ribbon is removable, so you’ll be able to style these flats in a variety of ways.

Color options Light khaki, deep denim, rich gray and solid black
material Plastic bottles, ethical wool and carbon-free rubber

7. Elegant ballet flats: Tory Burch Multi-Logo Ballet, $268

Black ballet flats with gold Tory Burch decal
Tory Burch

Stunning details, such as the sliver of gold at the heel, top stitching and two-tone hardware, make this ballet flat standout. It’s effortlessly luxurious, while the elasticized backing keeps you feeling comfortable all day long.

Color options Black
material Nappa leather and foam cushioning

8. Casual ballet flats: Crocs Duet Busy Day Ballet Flat, $35-$78

black clog

Sometimes all you need is a basic, staple slip-on shoe — and these are it. They’re non-slip, making them great for serving and gardening, while providing optimal comfort.

Color options Black
material Rubber

9. Supportive ballet flats: Jessica Simpson Mandalaye Square Toe Ankle-Wrap Ballet Flats, $50, original price: $69

Black ballet flat with ankle straps
Jessica Simpson

Designed with a raised heel, elastic ankle wrap and squared-off toe, these supportive flats are easy to style and comfortable to wear. You can also choose from over 18 colors to find your perfect match.

Color options Black and 18 other colors
material Leather and elastic

10. Align ballet flat: Lucky Brand Alba Ballet Flat, $50, original price: $69

Embossed brown ballet flat

An asymmetrical upper sets this flat apart while keeping it simple to style. We also love the croc print and various color offerings.

Color options Brown croc print, cobalt, taupe croc print, black and gray
material faux leather and rubber

11. Nude ballet flats: Bandolino Edition Flat, $59

Tan scrunch ballet flats

A low-profile silhouette meets a cushioned footbed to craft the perfect everyday flat. Pair it with some jeans and cute sunnies and call it a day.

Color options Black, cream, navy and terra cotta
material Leather

12. Most comfortable ballet flats: Sam Edelman Felicia Ballet Flat, $85, original price: $120

Blue ballet flats with bow on front
Sam Edelman

These ballet flats combine ultimate comfort with classic style to create a match made in heaven. You’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds, and no, that’s not an exaggeration. They really are that good.

Color options Porcelain blue leather and 19 other colors
material Leather, vegan patent, brahma hair, suede, jacquard, lace, gold sequin

13. Ballet flats with rubber soles: Clarks Women’s Ballet Flats, $55

brown ballet flat

For over 200 years, Clarks has been designed and curating shoes that look good and feel good. With a nod to vintage fashion, we’re all in.

Color options Mittel-braun and seven other colors
material Leather and rubber

14. Pointed-toe ballet flats: Coach Outlet Annabel Ballet, $69, original price: $138

Coach design ballet flat
Coach Outlet

A delicate bow sits upon a gold Coach logo while a pointed silhouette takes center stage. So don’t mind us while we consistently reach for these.

Color options Khaki/Saddle
material Canvas, leather lining and rubber

15. Ballet flats with bows: Cole Haan Tali Bow Ballet Flat, $100, original price: $155

Beige ballet flat with top bows
cole haan

Featuring a micro wedge, round toe, comfortable footbed and gold decorated top bows, these ballet flats are flirty and fun.

Color options Black, cream, navy and terra cotta
material Leather

16. Embellished ballet flats: Betsey Johnson SB-Willo Ivory, $129

Betsey Johnson

Ideal for weddings and fancy affairs, these embellished ballet flats by Betsey Johnson combine 3D floral decals, satin, mesh and a pointed toe.

Color options Ivory and nude
material Mesh and satin

17. Foldable ballet flats: Silky Toes Foldable Portable Travel Ballet Flats, $16-$20

folding black ballet flats
Silky Toes

Heels are great—until they’re not. never be caught dead barefoot. Instead, kick those heels off and slip these flats on. Best of all, the foldable flats easily fit into the smallest purses.

Color options Black and 33 other colors
material Synthetic material and rubber

18. Ballet flats with tassel: Hush Puppies Sadie Tassel Slip-On, $21, original price: $90

White ballet flats with front tassel
Hush Puppies

Be a little extra with these fun tassel adorned flats. Each pair is either crafted with soft suede or calf hair and finished off with a fun embossed design or colorful trim.

Color options Leopard, grey, eggnog and zebra
material Soft suede or calf hair

19. Designer slingback ballet flats: Sergio Rossi slingback ballerina flats, $711

Pink slingback flat

Perfect for both dresses, jeans and everything in between, these blush pink ballet flats include a practical slingback strap and square toe. The bling buckle also make for a gorgeous subtle detail.

Color options Blush
material Leather and rubber

20. Heeled ballet flats: Everlane The Italian Leather Day Heel, $160

Black ballet flat with heel

Crafted from 100% Italian leather, featuring a two-inch walkable heel and inspired by the classic ballet flat, these Everlane finds are top notch. Further features include a round toe and a pull-on tab.

Color options Black, bone stacked, light taupe
material italian leather

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