Ballet pumps: the shoe every woman needs in their wardobe

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The most classic flat that suits absolutely everyone.

Words by Lexxi Davis

A true wardrobe staple, the ballet pump first showed up on the fashion radar back in 1957, when Audrey Hepburn wore them with cigarette pants in film Funny Face. Actress Bridget Bardot was seen sporting a pair of original Repetto flats, which also brought the style into the fashion mainstream.

Other than it’s iconic style history, the ballet pump has always been favoured with the fashion elite for the go-to style for stylish flats. Giving the wearer major comfort factor, giving fashion week feet a rest from the month long slog of heel-wearing.

If you simply can’t face going fully flat, Repetto not only have the biggest and best range of classics, they also have styles ‘Camille’ and ‘Paname’, both with some added heel height. And if this STILL isn’t enough, then you may want to try the trend that’s returned this season and shop our pick of the best summer wedges.

But if you will favour your stilettos, then you’ve got to read our guide on how to walk in heels. Even seasoned heel-wearers will lean something…

For a more modern look, opt for pointed styles in bright colours. We love Sophia Webster’s butterfly emblazoned ‘Bibi’ shoes, available in loads of cool colourways.

Famous faces who are big fans of the ballerina include Alexa Chung, Reece Witherspoon and Olivia Palermo. But we know that most A-list wardrobes include at least one pair of the timeless shoe type. (and we’re guessing at least one of these will be Chanel’s iconic quilted pair). Plus spotted on the likes of Marc Jacobs and Erdem autumn/winter 17 catwalks, the trend is not going anywhere.

So take a look through our top 10 styles, to find the best ballet pumps for you…

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