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30 best womens loafers | The comfiest shoe trend to wear in 2024

30 best womens loafers | The comfiest shoe trend to wear in 2024

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Last Updated on January 16, 2024 by Eve Dawes

Women’s loafers will always be a classic from Gucci to platforms. Here’s the best loafers to buy now

Women’s loafers are back in style in a big way and the celeb and model off duty shoe of choice for 2024. The best women’s loafers are one of those classic women’s shoes that are smarter than sneakers but more practical than slides. Whether you go for classic designer loafers like Gucci leather womens loafers, a chunky sole, platform loafers or casual womens loafers this is one of the top shoe trends of 2024 to update your wardrobe with for everyday. Especially with preppy fashion, Polocore and country club aesthetic all still being major fashion trends this year. Keep scrolling for the best women’s loafers to wear right now and how to style them in 2024.

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Womens white loafer mules Sam Edelman

The best women’s loafers to buy now to nail the 2024 loafers trend

The best women’s loafers for 2024 are classic styles that you can wear even after the trend is over. I’m loving backless mule loafers for slipping on with shorts and jeans. For luxe for less, this leather pair of ladies loafers (pictured above) from Revolve are under $150. They come in white or black and have stylish and classic gold horse bit accents.

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Valentino black womens loafers Photo FWRD

The best designer loafers for women

For designer loafers, Chanel and Gucci make some of the best women’s loafers. Although Saint Laurent and Fendi both have some chic iterations out right now. Patent or matte leather loafers add a polished look to a simple jeans and tank or white tee outfit and the ones from Chanel below won’t date as fast as the chunky sole iterations.

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Chanel womens loafers

If you want a height boost or a loafer that’s more fashion forward go for a chunky sole or platform loafers like this pair from Ganni.

If you’re looking for a classic that you can wear year after year for everyday, commuting, working from home or to throw on with your jeans, Chanel designer loafers or Gucci loafers offer some of the best styles. Stick to white which looks super fresh for Spring and Summer or black for a more classic and timeless look.

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Saint Laurent flats | Photo FWRD

What’s the best style of loafers to buy

The best loafers for women are often the ones that are the most versatile. Like these super versatile styles that can be worn with the back folded up or down to make backless loafers. Invest in classic black or white styles with a normal sole for the most timeless look you can wear even after the trend is over.

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For fashion forward styles trending lug sole or even platform styles are very much in for 2024 but don’t expect the trend to last as long as classic flat versions. Patent styles with gold hardware to create preppy looks with are also very much in style for 2024.

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Revolve chunky sole loafers under $200. They also come in black

If you’re looking for something lighter than black, there’s lots of cream and white women’s loafers around this year which I’m loving for a brighter, fresher look. For a little color Ganni pink loafer mules or hot pink velvet Steve Madden flats are super cute and fresh for Spring, Summer and Fall.

Best quiet luxury loafers

These low key, hardware and logo free white loafers are sleek and elegant. The Row canal designer loafers are right on trend for 2024.

Shop the sleek white designer loafers on FWRD.

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Chunky sole | Black leather women’s loafers

If you’re looking for a chunkier pair, these black leather loafers for women would look just as cute with jeans as with a floaty slip dress or preppy outfit. AT $150 they’re also one of the more affordable styles.

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Shop the best loafers for women

You can’t really go wrong with the womens loafer trend. Whether you go for a classic style, casual womens loafer, chunky sole or platform loafers. Here’s the best of them to shop for now for all budgets from designer to luxe for less. Obviously I had to include a sparkly, rhinestone pair since everything sparkly is in for 2024.

Sam Edelman are one of the best selling luxe for less white loafers for women. As they often get compared to Gucci with their gold horsebit detailing. However, I personally find the leather a bit stiff and you might want to size down half to a full size as I personally find that they run big.

Are women’s loafers in style for 2024?

Yes, womens loafers are in style for 2024. Preppy looks are in, as seen at Prada, Versace and Dior. The trending loafers shoes for 2024 range from platforms to chunky soles and classic styles in patent and matte leather, neutrals to pretty pinks.

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Alexander Wang black patent platform loafers

Kendall Jenner wore them in NYC, Zoe Kravitz has been spotted a few times in Saint Laurent Le Loafer monogram flats. Dua Lip often wears backless loafers along with Bella Hadid and Jennifer Anniston to name a few celebs wearing this comfy and stylish shoe trend.

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What are women’s loafers?

Loafers are slip on shoes that don’t have any fastenings or laces. They’re usually made of leather or suede and flats but have been featuring chunky soles, heels and platforms more recently. These flats are more dressy than sneakers but work for both casual and more formal looks.

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Black leather backless ladies loafers with gold horsebit

How to style women’s loafers

The best womens loafers are such an easy and versatile shoe to style and always give a preppy vibe. Style them with everything from jeans, tee shirts and blazers to cute summer dresses or even office outfits for when you want something more comfortable than heels.

Loafers celebrity styling inspiration

Women’s loafers are everywhere for 2024. These 3 celebs have the art of styling them down to a fine art:

  • Hailey Bieber tends to style her designer loafers with white slouchy socks and slip dresses.
  • Kendall Jenner looked super comfortable but stylish in her loafers, midi skirt and bralette.
  • If you’re looking for an outfit for transitioning into Fall, copy Lily Collins and style them with a floaty yellow dress and chunky black loafers.

Do you wear socks with womens loafers?

Normally I’d say “No” to wearing socks with womens loafers but for 2024 it’s up to you! If you’re going for a preppy look with loafers, socks and a pleated skirt which is on trend for 2024 or copying Hailey Bieber’s look then Yes. It’s definitely more of a fashion risk but very much in style right now.

However, for a more classic, stylish and timeless look don’t wear socks with loafers. If you’re worried about sweaty feet, wear them with a pair of sweat wicking insoles.

Sam Edelman Loraine loafers review

Sam Edelman Loraine loafers get compared to Gucci’s bit loafers a lot but are they really similar? I pull some right faces in this Sam Edelman unboxing and review (getting blinded by the sun or need a glass of wine). They both have the classic women’s loafer shape and gold horse bit but that’s really where the similarity stops.

Sam Edelman loafers review

The leather on the Sam Edelman loafers was too stiff for me so I personally didn’t find them comfortable. Maybe they’d break in but I’d rather just get a pair made from softer leather to start with. I also recommend sizing down half to a full size as I found they ran big. However, they are great value for money and come in lots of sizes and other materials.


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