TREND ALERT: Move Over Ballet Flat – The D’Orsay Is Here!
Definition: A d’Orsay style flat is a woman’s shoe in which the vamp of the shoe is cut away very close to the toe cup, and the sides are cut away, revealing the arch of the foot. The d’Orsay is often referred to as the two-piece flat, but I like to call it “the bikini of the shoe world”. With just a toe and heel cup, it feels like something between a sandal and a flat.
Not since Isabel Marant’s “Dicker” boot has a shoe taken the world by storm like Jenni Kayne’s D’Orsay. Arguably the sexiest non-heel to date, the pointy-toed flat flashes more skin than your average loafer and shows more sophistication than a ballet slipper. Luckily for us, other brands were quick to create their own version of Kayne’s D’Orsay flat (hurrah!) which means an abundance of d’Orsay styles and colours, that are totally affordable!
Here’s a few of my favourite bargain-buy and splurge-worthy d’Orsay flats…
TIP: Some d’Orsay flats have a small piece of elastic across the inside back of the heel (for example the Glassons flats) and unfortunately this can rub and be a little painful. I’ve cut the elastic out of mine and put some ‘gel heel grips’ in place of the elastics and now they’re super comfy!
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