12 Style Icons Who Ditched Heels For Flats And Still Looked Chic

Proof that happy feet are fashionable too.

13/10/2015 7:14 AM AEDT | Updated 13/10/2015 7:14 AM AEDT

Heels are beautiful, but boy can they hurt. Swollen feet, blisters, cuts -- we put ourselves through such pain to feel polished and elegant

Although far more comfortable, flats are rarely thought of as an alternative to killer heels. We here at HuffPost would like change that. To make the case for comfy chic, we're turning to the greats for inspiration. 

Scroll through to see how style icons opted for flats and still looked fabulous. 


  • 1 Grace Kelly
  • 2 Audrey Hepburn
  • 3 Jane Birkin
  • 4 Dorothy Dandridge
  • 5 Nancy Sinatra
  • 6 Brigitte Bardot
  • 7 Twiggy
  • 8 Sophia Loren
  • 9 Lauren Bacall
  • 10 Elizabeth Taylor
  • 11 Jackie Onassis
  • 12 Ingrid Bergman

Shop our editors' picks and get the look for yourself. 

Top row: ASOS Lily Pad Ballet Flats, $22Chloé Wavy Ankle-Strap Ballerina Flat; $525Steve Madden Balarena Flat, $69.95.

Bottom row: Zara Flats With Metal Detail, $39.90H&M Patent Loafers, $34.99Sam Edelman Riley Flat, $100.


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