Prada loafers are the *ultimate* IT-girl shoe for fall—but I've found some equally chunky and chic swaps for $1000 less

Looking for a pair of Prada loafer alternatives? These five statement pumps definitely fulfill the assignment...

The Prada loafers pictured on an abstract pastel blue, purple, pink and green template
(Image credit: Prada)

Prada's Monolith loafers have become THE must-have shoe and are no doubt an immovable addition to your capsule wardrobe wishlist. But if you can't quite swing their price tag, these Prada loafer dupes might just fill the void whilst simultaneously sparing you that designer $1000 spend.

These stylish swaps are especially apt with fall now approaching as, like with the Birkenstock Bostons, loafers are chilly-weather staples, which never fail to elevate your outfits.

And while these Prada alternatives may not bear that same, iconic triangle eponymous logo,  they do boast very similar chunky shapes—and unlike the fashion houses' pumps, they also provide major Quiet Luxury vibes...

Our 5 fave Prada Loafer alternatives

Celebrities love the Prada loafers too

Beloved by the likes of Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner, the Prada loafers have become one of those viral, cult-favorite pieces that just about everyone wants. Alas though, their $1,200 price tag means that many of us will just have to keep on dreamin'.

Or not, as the case may be, as these stylish alternatives are just as cool, bold, effortlessly sophisticated and under the $200 mark...

L-R: Hailey Bieber is seen wearing loafers outside "Good Morning America" on June 15, 2022 in New York City; Hailey Bieber is seen wearing loafers on August 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

(Image credit: L: Getty Images/Raymond Hall/GC Images; R: Getty Images/BG020/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

How to style your chunky loafers

When it comes to loafers, we recommend keeping it simple—go for classic pieces to pair them with, like black or cream-tailored trousers, mid-blue jeans, or a black skirt. 

For an office look for instance—or if you just want that Quiet Luxe vibe—we'd recommend pairing your chunky slip-ons with wide-leg pants and a white t-shirt or a cozy knit. Mini skirts are also so cute alongside a pair of loafers and some white ribbed socks.

To reach those sophisticated heights, coordinating your black leather or patent loafers with a matching handbag is also a good way to go. Plus during the fall and winter, if you're wearing trousers, you can get away with wearing warm, thick socks to ensure your feet stay warm.

Personally, when selecting your loafers, we think the chunkier the better. But that being said, smaller and more minimal pumps are also very in right now, so you can't go wrong!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.