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The Best Slippers For Women
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Slippers are always a worthwhile investment, as the best slippers you could own are the ones that not only keep your feet cosy but also earn some style points, too. Not merely an autumn/winter trend, slippers are a worthwhile investment all year round. Whether you're after a pair for chilling out at home, or something a bit fancier to dress up your favourite pyjamas, slippers have come a long way. We've whittled down the best slipper styles to suit your taste - and budget. 

On the luxe end of things, shearling or cashmere slippers are the elevated finishing touch your tracksuits or dresses need. Because it's still worth looking great at home, isn't it? On that point, the best slippers for women can be a way to add a bit of zhoosh to an outfit. 

For example, a velvet moccasin or satin slip-on is a great indoor alternative to a party shoe. Or, just team with your best dressing gown for a glamorous night in. If you're looking for something more simple, lots of high street stores have affordable and stylish options that are the next best thing to hotel slippers.

What is a good brand of slippers for women?

For an affordable option, our go-tos include UGG, M&S, and The White Company. If you're after a luxury, more trend-led slipper why not try Olivia Von Halle or Sleeper.

For a slightly trendier option, I love the vintage vibes of a mule or feather slipper, which will work perfectly with printed pyjamas. If you want to go full cosy mode, shearling and sheepskin slippers with thick or fluffy linings will do the job - UGG and M&S have great options here.

In terms of budget, there is something for everyone. You'd be surprised how many designers have entered the slipper arena, with lavish designs. Yes, they are on the pricier end of things, but when you think about it, the cost-per-wear factor is definitely advantageous. With that in mind, enjoy some guilt-free shopping with my pick of the best slippers for women, available to shop right now - and while some of them are a little bit pricier, this is reflected in their quality and durability.

Best slippers for women to buy now:

I've scoured the internet and handpicked each pair of slippers in this roundup based on the brand, the style, the fabric and the colour. Team Marie Claire UK have even tested some of these styles themselves, so you know you're in good hands.

For a long-lasting slipper, I always go for something with a sturdy base, however, if you want something lighter for summer, then a slightly thinner, slip-on style should do the trick. Fluffy slippers are perfect for keeping your feet warm, however, they can shed, so if you want to avoid that, I recommend a waffle or towelling material.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.