Ballet flats are having a moment. While you could argue they've never actually fallen out of style, Fashion Week and its related street style snaps would suggest the ladylike shoes are back in a big way.
Whether you're shopping for a studded pair of Mary Janes (like these from Sam Edelman) or a pair of flats you can wear all day (reviewers say these Everlane shoes are comfortable), there are dozens of ballet flats worth your closet space.
To shop the best styles under $100, $200 and $400 for your fall 2023 wardrobe, check out our editor's picks below.
Best ballet flats under $100
These high-shine ballet flats from Urban Outfitters will add an extra "oomph" to your autumn wardrobe.
These wallet-friendly ballet flats from Charles & Keith make a strong case for your fall wardrobe. The shoes are adorned with a delicate chain-link embellishment and are designed for all-day comfort.
Introducing your new date night shoe. These two-tone slingback flats have an almond-toe front and an adjustable buckle closure.
Fall wardrobe, meet Aldo's Yuji ballet flats. These charming leather shoes feature the brand's Pillow Walk technology, combining dual-density foam with padded insoles.
Best ballet flats under $200
So cool, so classic. Free People's Gemini Ballet Flats are featured in a soft leather fabrication and slip-on style with double-strap detailing.
These slip-on ballet flats have a satin upper and leather insole. Reviewers say they are "so cute and comfortable" and "perfect" for jazzing up a basic outfit.
How good are these? Equal parts edgy and girly, Sam Edelman's Michaela Mary Jane flats are " buttery soft, well constructed, exactly as pictured," according to reviewers.
"I searched high and low for the perfect ballet flat that looked like an actual ballet slipper but without all the fuss. I found them!" writes one Anthropologie shopper. "They fit like a glove and the satin fabric gives a polished look, but a real ballet slipper look."
I, for one, think these Jeffrey Campbell Big Bow Flats are to-die-for adorable. The statement shoes are available in rose, black and golden yellow.
It's giving Meghan Markle. Sam Edelman's oh-so-gorgeous Janina flats come in four colours for fall 2023. "These shoes feel like I am wearing slippers; they are so comfy!" writes one shopper. They're "sophisticated" and look "very cool with jeans."
Looking for comfort? You found it. These made-in-Italy ballet flats feature a gently squared toe and ultra soft, supple leather sole.
Me? Obsessed? Absolutely. These pearl-embellished leather ballet flats are at the top of my fall wardrobe wish list.
Best ballet flats under $400
Tory Burch's iconic Minnie Travel Ballet Flat is flexible and lightweight, defined by its unique ability to bend in half. The travel-friendly shoe is available in brown and black leather.
A modern twist on your classic ballet flat, reviewers say these leather flats "look beautiful with everything" and are made with "quality materials and workmanship."
These are "easily the best flats I've ever owned," writes one Everlane shopper. "I can wear these all day and not have my feet hurt more than if I'd worn sneakers. It's actually unbelievable."
Think back to your favourite Mary Jane's growing up, and now imagine they're actually comfortable. These chic flats have plush foam padding and a leather insole. They're "adorable" and "so comfortable," promise reviewers.
These chic flats from Flattered look way more expensive than they are. Handmade in Spain from goat leather, the Natasha shoes come in black, brown and beige.
If you're on the hunt for the "perfect" ballet flat, look no further. Anthropologie reviewers call these darling Larroudé flats their "new favourite shoes."