This Is the 2024 Shoe Trend French Women Are Most Invested In


Two things we’re all interested in are French women and shoes, so let’s talk about both. I follow the trends that French women wear quite closely, and one that’s been undeniable as of late is patent leather.

Patent leather shoes (and accessories) have been on the up and up for the past couple of seasons, but the trend still feels quite fresh. As soon as highly influential brands such as Saint Laurent, Miu Miu, Prada, and The Row began adding patent leather shoes to their rosters, seemingly every other brand followed suit. French women, who gravitate toward classic and elegant pieces, have quickly taken to the patent-leather-shoe trend—specifically in the form of Mary Janes and pointed-toe pumps.

If you’re interested in adding this French girl–approved shoe trend to your closet as well, keep scrolling to shop some of the internet’s best pairs and get styling inspiration from a handful of chic Parisian women.

Style tip: Wear patent leather shoes to dress up and add polish to a miniskirt.

Jeans with black socks and patent leather Mary Janes.

Style tip: Pair patent leather flats with socks for an especially 2024 look.

Sabina Socol wearing red shoes in Paris.

Style tip: For an even trendier look, opt for red patent leather shoes.

French woman wearing a black dress with patent leather Mary Janes.

Style tip: Pair a full-skirted dress with patent leather Mary Janes for a classic French-girl look.