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Black flats are something of a wardrobe essential. The versatile color alone makes them a perfect match for any work outfit, while the low and often nonexistent heel guarantees all-day comfort — even for your longest days outside of the house.
There’s a reason black ballet flats have such a universal appeal. From commuting to the office or airport and beyond, the shoe carries a certain timeless elegance that makes them universally stylish and appropriate for just about any dress code or occasion. While some might classify black flats as boring, we like to challenge that idea by finding the most stylish pairs — of which there are so many options to choose from (trust us!).
While a simple ballerina flat will never go out of style (especially with the rise in balletcore aesthetics), there are some more intricate designs that make comfortable black flats anything but basic. We tapped out team of shopping experts to see which black flats are truly worth the investment — and conveniently rounded them all up for you ahead. Consider these options worthy buys for long office days, spontaneous plans, or even a first date. Our top picks from experts include everything from black pointed toe flats and other rounded styles to leather pairs with sleek chains, bow detailings, and even a few ballet flats for walking that provide all-day comfort. There are so many stylish, black flats for women to shop (and love!) through every season of life. So, what are you waiting for? Stock up on the style and grab your new favorite pair ahead.
— Additional reporting by Macy Cate Williams and Shelcy Joseph