Best loafers for women: The smart and stylish shoe choice for day or evening

Look no further than the best loafers for women for the most stylish and comfortable flat shoe this season

best loafers for women: selection of three styles
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The best loafers for women offer the opportunity for smart footwear that doesn't compromise on comfort. A relatively androgynous style, loafers have grown in popularity in recent seasons, with numerous design and price interpretations. 

Surprisingly versatile, while the best loafers have traditionally been seen as a masculine silhouette, ideal for formal, office settings, when it comes to the shoe trends 2022, the best loafers for women have had a thoroughly modern update. From traditional leather snaffle front designs, to party-ready embellished iterations and clunky soled styles that tap into the '90s trends, there is a loafer to suit every taste this season. 

As with other fall winter shoe trends 2022, when it comes to purchasing the best loafers for women, high quality fabrications such as leather offer the most in terms of longevity. Similarly to leather jackets or pants, leather loafers will improve with age, becoming some of the most comfortable flats as they mold to your feet. And when it comes to how to style loafers, they really can work with everything from pretty midi dresses - offering a tougher finish, to enhancing tailored outfits for added polish. 

18 best loafers for women

The best loafers for women come in all shapes and styles this season. While classic neutral colored iterations, with shiny snaffle details are ideal for everyday and office wear, if you want to abandon your heels this festive season for something a little more directional, then the best embellished loafers, or metallic leather iterations are sure to help you pull together stylish Christmas party outfits. Although loafers are traditionally a flat shoe, for 2022, expect platform and block heel iterations that add a more feminine finish to this ensemble. 

Rivkie Baum
Fashion channel editor

Rivkie is a fashion editor, writer and stylist with over fifteen years' experience in the industry. Having studied design and pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion, Rivkie fell in love with styling and journalism, covering fashion weeks in London, Paris and New York. 

Specialising in plus size fashion, Rivkie has long championed that style is for everyBODY and has been a regular talking head on a host of radio stations and television shows, pushing for greater representation for plus size women and fashion throughout her career.