Ballerina Shoes

French by origin and drawing inspiration from the elegant style of actual ballet dancing shoes, Ballerina Shoes can be instantly recognized as a style. Traditional Ballerina Shoes are flexible and lightweight, which gives your feet a free, almost naked feel when you walk, just like real ballet shoes. The design of the shoe is typically rounded near the toe with a thin sole and low sides, often unblemished and plain, though at times decorated at the front with a gentle bow.

However, with the growing popularity of Ballerina shoes, the traditional design has undergone tweaks and has been experimented with, resulting in the creation of a whole world of gorgeous styles of Ballerina shoes inspired by ballet that work perfectly for a wide variety of outfit types and occasions. Along with the traditionally styled Ballerina shoes, you can now find a lot of other exciting design features such as ankle straps, platform soles, embellishments, pointed toes, open sides, laces, open toes and slingback styles, which give you a world of options to choose from when you are looking to style your Ballerina shoes.

Here are some styling tips to bring the best out of your Ballerina shoes.

Go for a lean look

Give your body a lengthened look by creating a streamlined silhouette. A straightforward shift, belted shirt dress, crisp pants or shorts and you are all set.

Show some skin

Dare to bare and allow your Ballerina shoes to shine through. Club them with skirts, dresses or shorts that fall above your knee, or don cropped pants that show your ankles. Get your legs ready to flash in an instant by quickly applying a layer of fake tan.

Elongate your legs

Put on a set of nude-coloured flats on bare legs to lengthen your legs or wear long leggings that match the colour of your Ballerina shoes.

Roll your cuffs

When you are in a mood to wear boyfriend jeans or cropped pants, roll the cuff so it finishes above your ankles or up to a few inches higher, at the skinniest portion of your leg.

Put something skinny on your Skinny

Cannot wait to put on your skinny jeans with your Ballerina shoes? If they feel tight all the way down to your ankles and through your calves, it is a big tick. Go for the longer version.

Amplify the accessories

You need to balance the practicality projected by your Ballerina shoes and their classic, lean silhouette by toning up on accessories. Go for a large cuff, statement necklace, cocktail ring, bright tights or a bold belt to bring on the wow element.

Avoid Strap Styles if you have short legs

Ballerina shoes that sport thick ankle straps tend to take a lot of length away from your legs, visually speaking. If you are not as lucky to have long legs, we recommend you avoid Ballerina shoes with straps, or you can lace up around the lower leg and ankle to give your legs as long a look as possible.

So, there you go. Use these styling tips to bring the best out of your Ballerina shoes as you step out in your cherished flats!