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Chic, Comfortable Party Shoes

Dress your feet up or down this holiday season in the latest ballet flats and loafers

Marc Jacobs classic reptile embossed loafer with round-toe silhouette

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Feel comfortable and show off your style in this embossed Marc Jacobs classic reptile loafer with red bow. $285
Black leather Tory Burch ballet flats with oversize crystal bows

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Make an even bigger impact in that little black dress with these black leather Tory Burch ballet flats, featuring oversize crystal bows. $250
Leopard Croquetl from Steve Madden

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Get two trends for the price of one with this sleek smoker loafer in a sexy leopard print, the Croquetl from Steve Madden. $79.95
Steve Madden patent smoking slipper

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Go from opera to office party in this classic yet modern patent smoking slipper from Steve Madden. It may just be the most versatile dress shoe you can have. With its chain-link strap, it's great with jeans, slacks and even skirts. $79.95
The Cynthia Calf Hair Ballerina Flat with a Cheetah print with a patent cap toe

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Stand out from the crowd in the Cynthia Calf Hair Ballerina Flat by Michael Kors. This cheetah print, patent cap toe is appropriate for all occasions. $145
Preppy yet polished, Sperry topsider with gold glitter and leather tassels

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Subtly complement your favorite outift in this pretty-yet-polished Sperry topsider — with gold glitter and leather tassles for some understated flair. $90
Jil Sander's classic moccasin in brushed calf leather

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Let Jil Sander’s penny loafer version of a classic moccasin in brushed calf leather with a gloss effect become your favorite for every day and everything. $675 
In red croc, zebra stripe or black reptile, the Yaile moccasin by Anne Klein

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Go from day to evening and back again in this Yaile moccasin by Anne Klein — in red croc, zebra stripe and black reptile. $89
Chinese Laundry ballerina flat in matte metallic gold with bow

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Be on your fashion toes night and day in this ballerina flat from Chinese Laundry. It's perfect for any outfit — in subtle matte metallic gold with matching bow. $69.95
Converse All Star Dainty is a feminine version of the classic Chuck Taylor

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Dance the night away in this red, Converse All Star Dainty, a feminine version of the classic Chuck Taylor. Be a good fashion sport by wearing with a tailored suit. $50
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The holiday season is upon us, which means that holiday-party season is too. Since you’re likely to be on your feet more than usual, and since those feet need to look festive, it behooves you to find a way to combine style and comfort. 
“No pain, no gain” need not apply to fancy footwear. Maybe the Millennials can bear it, but forcing your lovelies into a pair of pinching pumps or working the room in unbearably high heels is sure to bring out your inner Grinch.
Women know that the right shoe can bring an outfit together — which is why you needn't settle for a dowdy pair, even if you're faced with foot issues. A dressy flat can save you from sensible-shoe purgatory while elevating your image and your attitude.
When choosing your footwear this season, think color, shine and even a touch of whimsy. A classic patent leather loafer in glossy black or shocking red can transform a pantsuit from simple to chic. Or up the ante and go for burgundy crocodile or a bold leopard print.
The devil is indeed in the details, and unexpected ornaments score major personality points. An oversize grosgrain bow, metal tipped tassels or a jeweled clip can move even a modest outfit right onto the style pages.
And here’s a fun, Ellen-inspired twist. Try wearing Chuck Taylors with a favorite blazer or sharply tailored suit. In a dressed-up feminine suit with a whimsical, brightly colored sneaker, your feet will never stop you from being the life of the party and dancing the night away.

(MORE: Comfortable Heels for High-Style Women)

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