The countdown until the first holiday shindig of the season is on! As you narrow in on a rotation of dependable party frocks 鈥 and a killer statement coat to boot 鈥 there鈥檚 still one very important decision to be made: Your footwear for the eve! In lieu of your standby embellished or bow-topped pumps, flats are a mean alternative that shall not be overlooked. Besides being a comfortable, pain-free option, these 22 party-approved flats are practically made for dancin鈥 the night away.

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1. Banana Republic Louisa Graphic Loafer ($118): Comfort is luxury, people! These majestic blue smoking slippers are the perfect complement to all of your colorful cocoon coats, turtleneck sweater dresses 鈥 you name it.

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2. London Rebel Embellished Point Flat Shoes ($54): For days when you can鈥檛 even, these gold pointy flats will be a hero in disguise. Team them up with a chunky knit sweater and some leather pants for an easy #OOTD that can be styled on the fly. No statement necklace required, 鈥榗ause these bad boys are already embellished to perfection.

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3. Billy Ella Shimmered Flats ($80): Have a fit-and-flare dress, will style it up with an equally show-stopping pair of flats. These floral steppers with a glittery cap toe will straight-up stun on a number of occasions.

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4. & Other Stories Suede Stud Flats ($135): Step aside, ankle booties 鈥 there鈥檚 a new fancy flat in town. These studded oxford flats with a biker 鈥榯ude will toughen up any tweed mini or suede shift dress just like that.

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5. Chiara Ferragni Flirting Flat ($286): These OMG-worthy flats are practically like a disco ball on your toes. Between the festive glitter and playful winking eye, there鈥檚 no question that you *need* these in your life.

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6. Kate Spade 鈥淲illa鈥 Skimmer Flat ($198): Thought that you were so done with plaid? Guess again. These charming plaid skimmers will give you an excuse to play dress up 鈥 even if it just means slipping on some boyfriend jeans + a silk blouse.

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7. Banana Republic Arielle Kiltie Oxford ($108): These iridescent oxford flats have #girlboss written all over them. Swap out your power suit for a sequined jumpsuit that will have all eyes on you. A signature red lip is obligatory.

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8. Shoes of Prey Glitter Bow Ballet Flat ($169): No LBD is complete without a swoon-inducing pair of flats. Topped with a festive bow, these sparkly pink ballerinas would look divine with a satin dress or even cropped black trousers.

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9. Guilhermina Karnak T-Straps ($250): Be it a Gatsby party, a holiday dinner with the fam or NYE, these gilded flats are everything. Who knew that plain ol鈥 flats could be this glam?

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10. Keds for Kate Spade New York Glitter Sneakers ($80): Whoever said that sparkly tennies weren鈥檛 appropriate for black tie affairs was surely mistaken. Not only will these stylish kicks light up the dance floor, but they鈥檙e also a practical option for running errands around town.

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11. Topshop Sprinkle Glitter Slippers ($45): ICYMI: Sparkly is practically a neutral these days. In other words: You now have free rein to wear these glittery slippers with anything and everything your heart desires.

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12. ALDO Cirelian Pewter Ballerina Flat Shoes ($90): Rock bows on your toes with these pewter beauties that will take both the boardroom and holiday party circuit by storm. Throw a sleek pencil skirt or shirt dress into the mix, and let the compliments roll in.

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13. Boutique Moschino Suede Polka Dot Flats ($395): These dotted suede loafers will put you in a holidaze. Allow your inner prepster to shine by styling them with a plaid button-down and a wool mini skirt.

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14. ASOS Limit Ballet Flats ($39): The next time you鈥檙e in a style rut, simply reach for these bronze rockstar steppers. Complement the cage styling with some black skinny-leg jeans for a one-and-done look.

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15. Rebecca Minkoff Maddie Ankle Strap Oxfords ($245): What鈥檚 black and gold all over? All signs point to these two-tone menswear-inspired oxfords with the raddest cutouts yet. Take a sartorial risk by pairing them with velvet overalls and a pussybow blouse.

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16. Zara Studded Ballerina Flats ($60): Could鈥檝e fooled us: These studded ballet flats have major designer appeal (#Falentinos, anyone?). For a street-inspired look, slip them on alongside a ribbed mock-neck dress and a chic top knot.

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17. Jenni Kayne Leopard Mule Slides ($425): First, you fell in love with Jenni Kayne鈥檚 signature d鈥橭rsay flats, and now these leopard mule slides are about to become your jam. Easy as slip-on-and-go after a long day at work, they鈥檒l look ah-mazing with a trapeze dress and simple stud earrings.

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18. J.Crew Velvet Bow Gladiator Flats ($198): Oh, J.Crew, you shouldn鈥檛 have. A cross between your beloved pointy-toes and gladiators, these versatile bow flats are a sartorial home run. Add in your favorite fair isle sweater and a tulle skirt for a head-turning look full of holiday cheer.

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19. Kate Spade Toast Flats ($228): Pop. Fizz. Clink. Make every day a celebration (aka an excuse to partake in happy hour) with these cork flats that do all the talking.

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20. Della Pia Pointed Loafers ($248): Sure to lend a hint of masculinity to every party getup, these glittery loafers with a bow (!) won鈥檛 disappoint. Style 鈥榚m up with a power suit or a pinafore dress for a formal dinner function.

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21. Chiara Ferragni Emoji Slip-On Sneaker ($310): For the emoji obsessed, we鈥檝e found your match. Brought to you by blogger-turned-designer Chiara Ferragni, these slip-on sneaks come with seven velcro emojis that can be interchanged depending upon your mood. Finish your look off with a retro bomber jacket and a sleek PVC skirt for major street cred.

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22. ASOS Lapland Christmas Ballet Flats ($45): 鈥楾is the season to sport glittery flats 鈥 adorned with festive red-and-green poms, no less 鈥 on the daily. Let the countdown until Christmas begin!

Which of these party flats will you be adding to your holiday outfit rotation? Let us know in the comments below!