23 best loafers for women to buy this season

When it comes to loafers, more is better now. No longer shy and retired, the oversized loafer shoe from the Y2K era is back in a big way.

“Black loafers with gold or silver accents are a popular choice at The ICONIC right now,” says Nicole Adolph, head of fashion at the retailer.

Here’s our collection of the best loafers you can shop right now – including our pick of the best Gucci-inspired shoes you can have.

• Best Gucci loafers

• Best Slide Loafer

• BEST classic loafer shoes

Best Gucci Louvre Dobbs

Gucci has been a popular brand of designer loafers for years, with its $1,610 leather Horsebit loafer a stylish favorite right now.

But for us mere mortals who can’t afford a big shoe, here’s our pick of the best Gucci-inspired loafers you can buy right now.

Joe Mercer Brixton Lovers, The Iconic, $199.95

Jo Mercer is a Melbourne-based footwear brand known for its high-quality footwear that is always on-trend. This massive shoe is no different, it is made of leather with a thick 4.5 cm heel.

The shoes also have gold hardware reminiscent of the famous Gucci horses as well as an almond toe shape.

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Dazie Kimi Loafers, THE ICONIC, $40 (down from $79.99)

Dazie is one of THE ICONIC’s exclusive brands and is always great for an affordable wardrobe update. These loafers are no exception, they are made of soft faux leather and a thick heel of five centimeters.

The slip-on also has on-trend silver hardware that makes these shoes the perfect fashion addition for the off-season months.

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Sandler Calista, The Iconic, $189.95

This Sandler shoe is a great trick for the Gucci version thanks to the gold-tone horse detailing.

They also score top marks for having a raised sole for comfort as well as a leather upper, lining and sock.

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Ravella Samuel Lovers, The Iconic, $99.95

A pair of patent shoes is a great way to instantly make any outfit you wear more elegant. This faux-leather look shoe has a four centimeter block heel, gold detailing, and a round toe.

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Betts DEVIN Chunky Round Toe Sneaker, The Iconic, $129.99

Does tailoring silver or gold your thing? Don’t worry, these Betts loafers give you the look of a signature Gucci version but without the bling.

Crafted from patent leather, this shoe has a 3.5″ heel and a rounded toe for comfort.

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ASOS DESIGN Magnus Black Loafers, ASOS, $60

I’m a huge fan of the ASOS DESIGN range of shoes – they offer great on-trend styles at an affordable price. These transparent Magnus shoes are very popular and sell out often, so if you love these shoes and see your size in stock, don’t wait.

Made of a smooth leather look material, the shoe has a thick and modern sole.

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Tony Bianco Axell Black Hi Shine Casual Shoes 4.5 cm, Tony Bianco, $199.95

Tony Bianco was founded in 1972 by Italian-born shoemaker Tony Bianco. Fifty years later, the footwear brand is still 100 percent Australian owned and operated by the Tony Bianco family, as well as continuing to provide high-quality, high-quality footwear designs to shoppers.

One of the brand’s bestsellers, the Axelle shoe features a massive 4.5cm heel and glossy leather.

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ATP Atelier Manduria, THE ICONIC, $789

These ATP Atelier shoes are definitely on the expensive end but are well worth the investment if you want to wear a pair of loafers season after season.

Why are they worth $789? Well, they’re designed in Sweden and handcrafted in Italy with the highest quality materials – a vegetable-tanned Tuscan Facchetta leather upper and a Vibram® rubber sole.

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Eytys Rio Loafers, THE ICONIC, $580

Another investment shoe, these unisex Eytys loafers were designed by former Acne Studios designer Max Schiller and his friend Jonathan Hirschfeld in Stockholm, Sweden.

Hand-stitched from premium leather, it has a branded metal tag at the back as well as tassel detailing.

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Best slot slides

Bellini Olivia Slide On Lovers, The Iconic, $69.95

Billini is a 100 percent Australian owned and operated footwear brand since 2009. These slip-on loafers are great because they are stylish enough for the office while also making simple jeans and a weekend combo with a chic look.

Made of top-grain faux leather, it has a Gucci-inspired golden horse across the upper patch.

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Sandler Pivot Black Croc Print Flats, Meyer, $169.95

The Sandler slides are a more stylish option thanks to the thick gold chain details and shiny crocodile leather upper.

These 2.5″ high heels feature a round almond toe and will look great paired with tailored pants.

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Sol Sana Tuesday Slides, The Iconic, $169.95

Worn by celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Sofia Ricci, Sol Sana is an Australian designer footwear company founded in 2010 that is all about affordable luxury.

Tuesday Slippers are one of THE ICONIC’s most popular loafers with their unique silver studs featuring a leather upper and lining.

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New Carletta Flats, New, $59.95

Novo is another Australian born footwear brand known for its affordable footwear styles.

Crafted from leather and with a thick metallic chain, these elegant high heels feature a cute low heel.

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ASOS DESIGN Miles Chunky Flat Loafers in White, ASOS, $68

ASOS DESIGN slides are the perfect pair if you want a chunky look without heels. Made of soft faux leather in white, it has a chunky heel and an almond shape.

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Best classic loafers

New Elyria Loafers, $74.95

These Elyria loafers are a great choice if you’re looking for a stylish shoe that’s comfortable enough to be worn all day. Perfect for the office, it features a platform heel of 3.5 cm and a pointed toe with gold studded detailing on the upper vamp.

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Atmos & Here Alexandra Leather Flats, THE ICONIC, $109.99

Another exclusive brand from THE ICONIC, Atmos & Here is never wrong when it comes to classic elegance. Featuring a leather upper and interior, this shoe features gold-tone horse detailing and a light 1.5″ heel.

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Country Road Dahlia Loafer, Country Road, $159

Featuring an on-trend square toe, Country Road shoes are crafted from gorgeous woven leather sourced from a Leatherworking Group certified tannery.

Cushioned insole for added comfort and a one-centimeter heel.

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Regatta Kit Black Lovers, Meyer, $89.95

This classic shoe from exclusive Myer brand Regatta ticks all the boxes. Made of leather with beautiful stitching and gold-toned hardware, these loafers will never go out of style.

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Jo Mercer Ireland Loafers, The Dom, $149.95 (down from $199.95)

Another pair from one of our favorite brands, Jo Mercer, is a great choice for work without heels. Crafted from elegant beige leather, it has a stacked 4.5″ heel and has a pointed toe shape and double stitching.

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Mollini Gyro Leather Flats, THE ICONIC, $149.95

If black shoes aren’t your thing, we’ve got you covered with these adorable Mollini flats. Crafted from genuine Pongee leather and in a black and white polka dot design, these pumps feature a pointed toe that looks great when paired with jeans.

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Wittner Fletcher Vintage Ivory Leather Flat Loafer, Wittner, $200

Wittner was founded in Melbourne over 100 years ago by H.J. Wittner in 1912. Fast forward to this day and Wittner is still known for its high quality leather shoes and these shoes are without exception.

Made of ivory leather with a rubber heel, each shoe has a double layer of interior lining for ultimate comfort.

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Easy Steps Gala Cognac Glove Flat Shoes, Meyer, $159.95

This gorgeous brown leather loafer is not only built for comfort but also a great casual shoe. Featuring a low heel and gold detailing, simply pair it with your favorite jeans for a fresh weekend look.

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Tony Bianco Ruiz Black High Shine 2.5 cm Flat, Tony Bianco, $199.95

A Tony Bianco bestseller, these chic loafers will instantly elevate any look. It’s made of leather, partially lined, and accented with gold-tone panels at the front, plus an 1″ heel.

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How should you design loafer shoes?

“Loafer is the best shoe for girls right now. Pair it with white socks, wide-leg pants or slouchy pants and an oversized jacket for a super-modern look,” says Nicole.

“Thanks to Miu Miu, we also see the mini skirt worn with socks and shoes on and off the runway.”

Her biggest tip when wearing them is to keep the rest of your look simple.

“My advice when buying and styling loafers is to stick with a black pair and go for a more minimalist outfit,” Nicole said.

“Think of the classic black and neutral look worn with loafers, or the oversized T-shirt and jeans.

“Don’t bother styling it with more floral or printed dresses, let loafers be your statement piece.”

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Hannah PayneE-Commerce Writer

Hannah Payne is a top e-commerce writer for the best of her kind. As an experienced lifestyle journalist, she joined the news.com.au team in 2018. She has written for some of Australia’s biggest headlines covering everything from beauty and fashion to health – you name it, I wrote it. Hana is passionate about finding the right product at the right price and believes that good skin care and clothing need not take up the earth.

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