14 Great flats for less than $20 a pair

Dec 11, 2014 at 11:01 a.m. ET
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Indulge your feet in holiday comfort without sacrificing style — or breaking the bank! Grab each of these great flats, in styles from chic to playful, for under $20 a pair.

1. Ballet Flats in Cream ($18 at Forever 21)

Ballet Flats in Cream ($17.80 at Forever 21)

Two-tone quilting gives these ballet flats an expensive air, conjuring up a designer look at a steal.

2. Loafers in Black and Floral ($15 at H&M)

Loafers in Black and Floral

The vibrant floral pattern of these loafers adds a notice-me element to basic black or denim.

3. CL by Laundry Gem Stone Ballet Flat in Black ($20 at DSW)

CL by Laundry Gem Stone Ballet Flat in Black

Pow! The substantial-sized faux gemstones on these flats pack a seriously sparkly punch.

4. Scarlett Velvet Flats in Navy ($20 at Delia’s)

Scarlett Velvet Flats in Navy

The soft velvet and jewel tone of this shoe begs for heavy rotation during holiday party season.

5. Kim Chi Blue Elastic Cross-Strap Flats in Black ($19 at Urban Outfitters)

Kim Chi Blue Elastic Cross-Strap Flats in Black

Give new meaning to “ballet flat” with this chic pair that evokes dancers' toe shoes.

6. Xhilaration Lana d’Orsay Flats in Blush ($20 at Target)

Xhilaration Lana d’Orsay Flats in Blush

The d’Orsay style is a flattering wardrobe staple that will never go out of style, and the blush tone is a nice wardrobe counterpoint to all those basic black pairs in the closet.

7. Metallic Ballet Flats in Silver ($11 at Forever 21)

Metallic Ballet Flats in Silver

This shiny silver pair dresses up an LBD in an instant, or adds polish to jeans and a tee.

8. Matisse Bailey Flats in Silver ($19 at 6pm.com)

Matisse Bailey Flats in Silver

The pointy toe adds an extra element of dressiness in these pulled-together metallic flats.

9. Bamboo Ankle Strap Flats in Nude ($20 at Charlotte Russe)

Bamboo Ankle Strap Flats in Nude

The ankle strap distinguishes these shoes from standard ballet flats, and holds them on securely for walking longer distances.

10. Michael Antonio Panza Metallic Flats in Wine ($17 at 6pm.com)

Michael Antonio Panza Metallic Flats in Wine

The wow-worthy combination of deep red and gold in this flat makes it a perfect complement to a holiday wardrobe.

11. Women’s Chelsea Flats in Black Lace ($17 at Payless)

Women’s Chelsea Flats in Black Lace

On-trend lace for the cost of a movie ticket? Yes, please.

12. Dollhouse Mesh-Lined Scalloped Ballet Flats in Black ($20 at Charlotte Russe)

Dollhouse Mesh-Lined Scalloped Ballet Flats in Black

Scalloped detailing and mesh insets lend conversation-starting elements to classic black flats.

13. Charles Albert Flats in Black ($17 at 6pm.com)

Charles Albert Flats in Black

Mixed metallic studs give these flats a vintage '80s vibe that goes with a range of accessories.

14. Mix No. 6 Guerra Flats in Black ($10 at DSW)

Mix No. 6 Guerra Flats in Black

The open back of these ankle-strap flats adds a bit of understated sex appeal — for under $10!

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