The best party shoes to shop this Christmas
RSVP to these ultra-chic styles.
1. PARTY HEELS
SHOP PARTY HEELS
With the invites rapidly accumulating, you’ve decided to be organised and sort your party outfits now (as opposed to your usual night-before panic shopping). Just as important as the dress or jumpsuit, a pair of shoes that’ll see you through festive dinners to all-nighter shindigs are an absolute essential. Since Christmas is traditionally the season of excess, now is the time to unleash your inner magpie and embrace all things glistening gold and metallic, like a pair of hi-shine sandals from Saint Laurent or Manolo Blahnik’s heavily crystal-embellished pumps.
2. LOW-HEEL PARTY SHOES
SHOP LOW-HEEL SHOES
If you’re a dancefloor devotee, maximise your time spent throwing shapes under the spotlight with a pair of low-heel party shoes. Block heels come particularly recommended (increased surface area = increased comfort), while their kitten-heeled counterparts give the slimline look of a stiletto without the agonising ache in the morning. Our top tip – look for a heel height of 65mm or under. Valentino Garavani’s ever-popular Rockstud range can be found set upon these infinitely more manageable proportions, as can investment pairs from the likes of Kalda or The Row.
3. PARTY FLATS
SHOP PARTY FLATS
The wiser party-goers among us can frequently be found sporting a pair of flats, eschewing high-maintenance heels for shoes that’ll see them through dusk ‘til dawn. Flat doesn’t mean boring though; from Gucci’s bubblegum-pink, cat-print loafers to Sophia Webster’s embroidered silver ballerinas, these souped-up styles are sure to get your party outfit started. And if you’re still not convinced by the lure of the flat, take heed of our (rather sensible) advice and slip a pair into your handbag for the long walk home. You’ll thank us later.