Is this the real ballet flat comeback?

By Alejandra Hernandez

Yes, you read that right. These historic fashion staples made a comeback to Paris fashion week this year and are now becoming a must. Before adding this trend to our wardrobe, let’s go back in time (to the year 1581, to be exact). Ready?

It’s October 15th, the first time Ballet will ever be seen on stage: ‘Le Ballet Comique de la Reine perfoming for the royal court of Catherine de Medici’. Dancers start showing up on stage, everything looks elegant and the music is perfectly romantic, until something catches your eye: heeled ballet shoes. (Yes, Heeled!). Little did viewers know, they were witnessing a trend of a lifetime.

Ballet as we know it today is the result of decades of change and evolution. This practice became more fluid and elegant throughout the 17th and 18th century, with shoes transforming with it. The first time a dancer wore a pair of ballerinas without heels was back in the 1730’s, when Marie Camargo removed them from her shoes, forging the way for the soft slipper we know today… and the rest is history! These beauties are trending now on the streets and we’ve selected 5 of our favorites to add to your wardrobe. Let’s take a look!

Carry Bradshaw-approved

Who can say no to a pair of Manolos? Although Carry loved them with heels, we guarantee this pair will be a must in 2022. If you are doubting, these beauties pair perfectly with jeans, trousers, skirts and dresses. (There’s always a way to wear them).

A pair of Tabi flats!

It’s the perfect excuse to buy your very own pair of Tabi’s! These shoes, by Maison Margiela, are loved by thousands and will make you feel unique and classy. Tip: Black is always a good alternative to make them go with all of your outfits.

A bit more classic?

A pair of vintage Burberry flats will always be a yes. They are versatile and elegant and flawlessly transition from event to event. Plus, they are comfortable (and that’s what we all need these days).

Ultimate ballerina shoes!

If you are a big fan of trends from the 2000s and you want the ultimate classic ballerina flat that will go with anything, these Celine flats are made for you. The classic leather model, and it comes in different colours. If you already have black flats, try red!

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