Ladies, slippers are not just for men, elderly women or reserved solely for the house anymore. The flat footwear is luxury — a throw back, if you will, to the days of smoking jackets and fancy dinner parties. And although they may seem dated to those trend worshipers whose platforms and combat boots are permanently affixed to their feet, we think slippers are unbelievably chic. Not to mention they look fantastic thrown on with black skinny jeans and your favorite T-shirt.

Stubbs & Wooton, Jimmy Choo and Newbark — the cream of the crop of slipper cobblers — are making versions in luxurious fabrics including leather, suede and velvet. Regardless of how you choose to style the slipper, leave your bathrobe out of it.

By Mary Frances Van Dyke.