Party season is coming up, and you (and your feet) would be happy to know that five-inchers are no longer necessary for these festivities. It’s time to swap them for some party flats –  from velvet, to sequinned, to embellished steppers, we’ve got you covered. Scroll through for 10 styles that redefine chic party shoes. And in case you were wondering, we’ve got nothing against stilettos.

1

Aquazzura 

Covered entirely in peacock-blue sequins, the Christy flats is perfect with either a flowy midi dress, or simple with denim jeans.

Aquazzura Christy sequinned flats, S$970.

2

Dolce & Gabbana

Everyone loves a good pair of white sneakers, and it gets better with jewel appliqués for that extra sparkle!

Dolce & Gabbana leather and lace sneakers with jewelled appliqués, €1,345 (S$2,048).

3

Valentino

Ah! The renowned Valentino Garavani Rockstud shoes in party-ready metallic pink! Dotted in platinum-finish studs, these Rockstud ballerina flats will definitely add that extra pop of colour to an outfit.

Valentino Rockstud ballerina flats, US$980 (S$1,382).

4

Rochas

Decorated simply with a embellished brooch on the front, these pointed toe flats add a touch of sophistication and glamour to the even most casual of ensembles.

Rochas embellished flats, US$785 (S$1,110).

5

Miu Miu

With velvet ankle tie-ups inspired by Miu Miu’s SS’16 runway show, these velvet ballerina flats with patent leather trim are covered in tiny metal studs, and finished with embellishments across the straps.

Miu Miu velvet ballerina flats, €830 (S$1,265).

6

Gucci

We love the interesting combination of the intricately designed floral embroidery against a metallic gold base, all upon a could-be casual pair of sneakers. Perfect for day to night festivities.

Gucci Ace embroidered low-top sneaker, US$695 (S$980). 

7

Christian Louboutin 

Everyone’s favourite red soles are now dressed like royalties this festive season. The Tudor Young flats in a deep emerald and purple suede comes embellished in gold studs and a gemstone encrusted hand-made bow on the front.

Christian Louboutin Tudor Young flats, S$1,590.

8

Marni

Now here’s a party changer. Whoever said that wearing sandals to parties haven’t seen these embellished Marni sandals. Designed with crossover front straps and topped with sparkly crystals, these Fussbett style comfy footwear will change your thoughts on party-appropriate steppers.

Marni Fussbett crystal-embellished quilted-crepe sandals, S$855.

9

Jimmy Choo

Easily a dressed up shoe, the glitter-covered pointed toe Gala flats are the perfect marriage of femininity and function.

Jimmy Choo Gala flats, €475 (S$724).

10

Dorateymur

Effortlessly glamorous, yet extremely comfortable, easy to wear and trendy, the gold Petrol slippers are perfect with cropped trousers and lace camisole.

Dorateymur Petrol metallic textured-lamé slippers, US$475 (S$670).