Mesh ballet flats are the shoe of the moment, and stars are obsessed

Step aside, naked dress — it’s the naked shoe’s time to shine.

Mesh ballet flats were fall’s hottest footwear trend, and are still going strong into 2024. Just ask Dua Lipa and Jennifer Lawrence, both of whom stepped out in sheer shoe styles last month.

Leading the look are luxury labels like Alaïa and The Row; the former’s fishnet flats have been spotted on Kourtney Kardashian, Dakota Johnson, Sofia Richie, Elsa Hosk, Behati Prinsloo and Irina Shayk, while Lawrence is partial to the delicate mesh ballerinas from The Row.

The latest eye-catching entry into the category? Celebrity-loved label Dear Frances just dropped its sparkling Balla Crystal Flats ($730), a bedazzled complement to its Balla Mesh Flats ($445) that are sure to put some pep in your step.

The sheer style comes in white, nude, silver, black and — for those looking to add a pop of color — an on-trend ruby hue.


Dear Frances

Dear Frances Balla Crystal Flats


Dear Frances Balla Mesh Flats


Dear Frances’ original ballerinas were a flat-out hit with influencers including We Wore What founder Danielle Bernstein, who styled hers with an equally breezy maxi dress.

The closet staple is also a success with shoppers; it’s racked up a 5-star rating out of over 70 reviews, with purchasers praising the style as “flattering” and “so chic.”

“I could walk miles in these flats, they’re so comfy they don’t need any breaking in,” one raved. “I love how versatile, chic and stylish they are … I get tons of compliments when I wear them!”


Dear Frances Balla Crystal Flats



Dear Frances Balla Crystal Flats


Other famous fans of Dear Frances include Gigi Hadid, Jessica Alba and Margot Robbie.

The brand’s knee-high Ana Boots ($950) have popped on both Emily Ratajkowski and Ariana Grande, while we’ve spotted the shorter Spirit Boots ($790) on Selena Gomez, Sienna Miller and Priyanka Chopra.

Now, with 2024 just beginning, it’s only a matter of time before the brand’s blinged-out ballet flats pop up on Hollywood’s most fashionable feet, too.