Best slippers for women: Top quality slipper brands to shop this season

Treat your feet with the best slippers that deliver on comfort as well as style from top quality brands

three pairs of the best slippers for women
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As temperatures bite, the best slippers are ideal for snuggling up in, and keeping your feet cosy in the coldest of months. From super practical styles to plush and fluffy designs, they offer a hug for your feet that will warm you right through. 

Delivering the ability to make us feel at home as soon as we walk through the door, the best slippers are a capsule wardrobe essential. The ideal partner to the warmest pyjamas or your favourite loungewear, the best slippers offer protection from a drop in temperature, as well as added foot support around the house, which is particularly useful on hardwood floors. No longer viewed as a dated piece of footwear, many fashion-forward brands have woven quality slippers into their collections, taking the humble style to new style heights. 

Drawing inspiration from the latest footwear collections, expect everything from ballet pumps and booties, to standout faux fur styles that add a little glamour to your at home look. Lux detailing such as shearling liners and pompom embellishment make this around the house shoe more playful. A great gift, for yourself or others, we've rounded up the best slippers to invest in this season. 

12 of the best slippers to shop this season

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How we chose the best slippers

When looking for the best slippers, you'll want to consider practicality, comfort and aesthetics, as senior fashion and beauty writer, Amelia Yeomans explains, "I'm a very devoted slippers wearer and one thing I've learned over the years is that you really need to invest in a pair that has a strong, sturdy sole. Anything too thin will wear through very quickly. I love the UGG Tasman style for everyday and I have a pair of the UGG Disco Slides which are perfect for lounging when I want to feel a bit more put together. For more affordable alternatives, M&S has lots of stylish thick-soled options."

As slippers have gained in popularity, both designer and straight-to-market brands are awash with directional pairs but it's important to not get swayed on style alone. Our selection of the best slippers looked for luxe fabrications both for the body and lining of the shoe. From faux fur to shearling, slippers need to offer your feet plenty of comfort. We also chose slippers with thicker or more hardwearing soles and footbeds, to ensure slippers chosen would last. While your slippers will be worn inside, you will on occasion need to nip outside in them, so we generally tried to select slippers that could have potential wear outside too (although we still recommend this is kept to a minimum). Finally, when it came to aesthetics, we sourced a range of colours, cuts (both flats and booties) and ensured there were both plain and embellished styles, displaying an array of the latest trends. 

What type of slipper should I get?

Mules: Mules have no backs to them so are easy to slip on and off without having to bend down. A good option if your feet get too hot in full-on slippers but may not be as sturdy as some.

Boots: Boot slippers are perfect for when temperatures drop as they come up around mid-calf so will keep you seriously toasty. Look for rubber soles if you want them to keep their shape over time.

Pumps: Like ballet shoes but fluffier, these can be more secure than a mule but are often lighter so may not be as warm in the depths of winter.

Sliders: A sandal-slipper hybrid these are backless and have an open toe to allow more breathability. They have one or two straps across the top of the foot. A good all-year-round option that's bang on-trend.

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Amelia Yeomans

Amelia is a senior fashion and beauty writer at woman&home with an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University. She covers everything from product reviews and nail art trends to reporting on fashion weeks and the best-dressed celebrities at red-carpet events. 

Rivkie Baum
Rivkie Baum

With over fifteen years' experience, Rivkie is an accomplished fashion editor, writer and stylist. Covering international fashion weeks, and styling photoshoots all over the world, Rivkie loves translating the trends in an accessible way to make fashion available for all budgets. 

Millie Gooch worked at woman&home as a fashion writer and stylist and has worked on numerous shoots for the brand. As a freelance journalist, Millie has written for a range of publications, including, ELLE, Stylist, the BBC, and the Evening Standard.

Millie is also the founder of Sober Girl Society, an online collective of women who don’t drink alcohol. Millie's debut non-fiction book, The Sober Girl Society Handbook, is a bestselling manual to navigating life as a young and sober woman. Millie gave up alcohol back in February 2018 and has since dedicated her career to changing perceptions around sobriety.