How to wear the ballerina, star shoe of the fall?

Spotted during the fall-winter 2022-2023 fashion shows, ballerina flats are making a comeback on our feet this season. So where do they come from? Which ones to choose? What to wear them with? We tell you everything in this article.

  How to wear the ballerina, star shoe of the'automne ?

His reputation as ugly shoe and of repeller ( shoe awful and repellent to man in French) sticks to his skin. However, fall-winter 2022-2023 marks the return to favor of the ballerina, this thin and comfortable which can be worn in any season. And this, thanks to the Italian brand Miu Miu, which made it one of the stars of its latest show. A look back at the history of this shoe and the different ways to wear it.

When did the ballerina become a fashion item?

It was an Australian who imagined the first ballerinas in 1932. Jacob Bloch decided to adapt ballet slippers to the street, an innovation taken up by Rose Repetto. The mother of dancer Roland Petit perfected the technique of 'sewn back' . The principle: sew the sole inside out before turning it over. Success is on the way! Now that the shoe is ready, all that remains is to add the touch of the great fashion icons.

Audrey Hepburn wearing white ballet flats

In 1953, Audrey Hepburn , Hollywood star known for her unfailing elegance (she is in particular the great friend of the very chic Hubert de Givenchy), wants to wear a light ballet flat mounted on a small heel in the film roman holidays of William Wyler. She turns to Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo who creates a model in his name, since reissued in dozens of colors and materials. The film is a full house, Audrey is Oscar winner and ballerinas become the best allies of trendy women!

Then in 1956, at the request of Brigitte Bardot , For the movie And God created the woman, Rose Repetto imagine the ballerina cinderella . The specificity of this shoe: it reveals the birth of the toes, which makes it sensual. Another way to be sexy was born! Roger Vadim's feature film is a success and transforms the young 22-year-old actress into a real sex symbol, while BB's ballerinas stand out as the accessory of a modern and liberated woman.

Which ballerinas to choose?

Looking for a simple and effective model? Direction Repetto, which declines its Cinderella in all tones. Patent leather, goat leather, with ribbons or elastic, pink, blue, gold... The choice is endless. At the house of Chanel , since 1957, the two-tone model has dominated. The original version features a black toe and a nude body, which visually lengthens the leg and shortens the foot. Confirmed fashionistas have an appointment at Miu Miu. During his parade fall-winter 2022 -2023, the transalpine house has fitted its models with ballet shoes fitted with an elastic band to hold the ankle in place. For good quality ballerinas at a lower price, it's at Jonak, Minelli, Les Petites Bombes or even Ballerette that you have to go.

Sock ballet flats at the Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2022 show

What to wear them with?

Classic and timeless, the association jean cropped + ballerine walks all the time . But for a touch of originality, do not hesitate to vary the shape and color. This season, ballerinas pointed, red or flanged worn with raw jeans can form a stunning duo. Complete the look with a trench coat for a chic Audrey Hepburn look or with a sailor top like Brigitte Bardot. The ballerina combo robe or ballerina skirt , especially if the length and mini mini. To continue wearing them in all weathers, take inspiration from the Miu Miu show and slip on your ballet slippers over a pair of colorful socks. It's your turn.