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25 Best Mary Jane shoes & 10 trending ways to wear them in 2024

25 Best Mary Jane shoes & 10 trending ways to wear them in 2024

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Last Updated on April 9, 2024 by Eve Dawes

Mary Jane shoes are having a moment from flats to platforms. Here’s what you need to know about the 2024 shoe trend you can’t miss

Mary Jane shoes for women are trending and back in style in a big way for 2024. With every designer from Versace to Valentino, Jimmy Choo to Gucci releasing various iterations of flat and block heel Mary Jane shoes. They haven’t been in the spotlight for a while but with them being all over the runway shows from Chanel to Dior they’re most definitely back in fashion. Most notably the flat, square toe iterations. From comfortable flat black Mary Jane flats as seen on Gigi Hadid to crystal embellished metallic silver platform Mary Jane heels at Giambattista. These are the flats, heels and platform styles to embrace this season and how to wear this retro style.

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What are Mary Jane shoes

Mary Jane shoes (also known as slay bar shoes or doll shoes) is an American term (formerly a registered trademark) for a closed, low-cut shoe with one or more straps across the instep.

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Are Mary Jane shoes in style 2024

Mary Jane shoes and heels are in style for 2024 and one of the biggest shoe trends. From the runways in 2023 to the fashionistas feet in 2024. It doesn’t matter if they’re ballet style flats, block heels or towering platforms, neutrals or metallics. Thank God, as you know I’m a girl you’ll rarely catch in flats unless I’m working out.

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Although the Mary Jane shoes most in style for 2024 are the more ladylike, streamlined iterations rather than the bulkier platform styles that were more popular last year. That’s not to say platforms are out of style, just not as in style as they were.

As seen at:

  • Patent Mary Jane shoes at Chanel Metiers D’Art Fashion Show.
  • Miu Miu Ready to Wear Fall/Winter fashion show at Paris Fashion Week.
  • Metallic & crystal adored styles at Giambattista Valli Ready to Wear Fall/Winter.
  • Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer show.
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The Mary Jane shoe trend is all about the closed toe and top strap whether you go for a minimalistic or maximalistic style. It’s a trend that can go in so many directions and all of them are right. Trending styles include:

  • Flat ballet styles.
  • Metallic high shine stiletto heels.
  • Platform Mary Janes.
  • Crystal adorned heels and buckles.
  • Black patent classic styles of flats and pumps.
  • Retro, classic style Mary Jane shoes.
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Best neutral Mary Jane pumps under $150

If you’re looking for a less chunky shoe that’s great for Spring/Summer this cute slingback pump is super cute. It’s one of those sturdy heels that are made for wearing all day.

The Mary Jane Loafer

If you’re torn between getting a new pair of loafers or MJ’s these black Mary Jane shoes check off both shoe trends. It’s a great shoe for Fall/Winter styled with jeans or dresses.

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Black Patent Mary Jane Women’s Flat Shoes

Versace Mary Jane shoes have kept evolving over the last few years and each new collection brings out another new trend. From the Medusa platforms and towering platforms to these black patent bow embellished flats. This style takes this 2024 shoe trend to another level.

Classic Black Patent Mary Jane shoes heels

If you’re looking for a classic pair with a sturdy heel and strurdy strap these are a great find and they’re under $200.

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These silver flats are a bit of a hybrid between ballet pumps and Mary Jane shoes. The metallic silver makes them right on trend and one of my top picks for the best Mary Jane shoes for 2024 if you want a change from black or white.

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My personal favorites are the Miu Miu bicolor white and black cap toe Mary Jane pumps with their silver chain and pearl button details. It’s such a classic and feminine way to wear this footwear trend.

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Mary Jane shoe trend 2024: Silver heels

If you’re looking for a style for Spring/Summer think high shine metallics, light colors like cream, pretty pastel blue and pink styles. Which look super cute for summer with a lace dress or breezy summer styles. For Fall/Winter chunkier soles and darker colors look great with tights and LBD’s.

Here’s what caught my eye from designer to luxe for less to rock the Mary Jane shoe trend in 2024:

How to style Mary Jane shoes in 2024

Mary Jane shoes outfits in 2024 continue to be seen worn with socks for the most part. Here’s 10 celebrity inspired Mary Jane shoes for women outfit ideas to give you lots of ideas for what to wear with Mary Janes:

  1. With a black mini skirt and white tank like Kiernan Shipka.
  2. Preppy Mary Jane shoes outfit: Style them with cute lacey socks, a pleated skirt and white shirt or polo shirt.
  3. Alexa Chung’s Mary Jane shoes outfit is giving us total cool girl vibes. Her simple flowy black dress, black tights and contrasting red shoes really lets the shoes be the center piece.
  4. For a casual, laid back look copy Kate Bosworth’s straight or wide leg jeans and a tanks top outfit.
  5. Take styling inspiration from Sarah Jessica Parker. Blue jeans and a button down with these shoes looks chic and modern.
  6. For an ultra feminine and soft look try styling them like Taylor swift in a floaty lace mini dress with high heel MJ’s.
  7. Create a monochromatic Mary Jane shoes outfit with a dress that matches your MJ’s.
  8. A fitted midi dress and dainty Mary Jane shoes for women looks chic and elegant.
  9. For a fashion forward look, style your cocktail dresses with evening gloves and metallic silver Mary Jane heels.
  10. Katie Holmes is the epitome of classic, casual in blue jeans, a white t-shirt and black patent Mary Jane shoes.
  11. Perfect for the Mom or the business woman on the go. Wear the flat iterations commuting then fold them up and pop them in your purse and switch to heels for work or a night out.
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