Party shoes: The most killer fantasy heels we'll be dreaming about this season
Whether the aim is to up the glamour quotient at someone's party or to be the bride with a sexy edge at your own party, these gorgeous heels will do the trick.
They're not at all practical. And they're definitely not made for comfort. But they're so beautiful to look at. We love a glamorous party heel. Even if it's to sometimes admire from afar because our bank accounts demand we keep our distance.
Yes, they're a sexy splurge. But that's what makes them so special.
Besides, wedding season is upon us, so if you're a bride looking to add a little fashion edge to your many, many outfits (or a guest looking to upstage the bride – you know who you are), maybe set aside a little more in the kitty.
We’ve got 10 pairs of sexy, make that very sexy, sandals that put the glamour back into happy feet.
SOPHIA WEBSTER NICOLE LEATHER AND VINYL SANDAL, S$565
You don’t have to wear every colour of the rainbow to put a spring in your step. Do like shoe maestro Sophia Webster and mix pastels with neons to amp up your aura. The more colours, the merrier.
JIMMY CHOO AVELINE 100 BOW-EMBELLISHED GROSGRAIN SANDAL, €775 (S$1,179)
This barely-there pair fashioned from see-through organza is the very definition of shoe porn. Get him hot under the collar by pairing with a sheer chiffon number or see-through French lace for low-key seduction.
ALEXANDER WANG ALIX MESH AND SUEDE SLINGBACK PUMPS, US$628 (S$856)
See-through and elasticised with straps used on lingerie, this is negligee for the feet. Do designer Alexander Wang proud by channelling your inner bad girl with frayed denim and patent leather to toughen up these racy slingbacks.
MIU MIU EMBELLISHED MIRRORED-LEATHER SANDAL, US$1,260 (S$1,718)
Even a disco ball pales in comparison to this gilded shoe. The shiny mirrored leather gets a leg up on the shine scale thanks to a very, very sparkly chain. Make like celeb Kate Bosworth who strutted down the red carpet in an ultra-mini just so she could flaunt this gleaming pair.
PROENZA SCHOULER ANKLE TIE CURVED HEEL SANDAL, US$790 (S$1,077)
Equal parts come-hither and cute, Schouler hits the sweet spot with this risque number. Wear it with a sexy Little Black Dress for a night out on the town or slip it under cropped jeans for a coffee run with the girls. Super versatile.
JACQUEMUS RIVIERA FRAYED COTTON PUMPS, US$671 (S$915)
There’s nothing subtle about Jacquemus and that’s why we love him so. The dangly “J” in the heel not only stands for Jacquemus (his mother's maiden name), it is also a tribute to the fact that the shoe was inspired by jewellery.
CULT GAIA ARK LEATHER SANDALS, US$418 (S$570)
Isn't this just the perfect outdoor wedding sandal? Wear it with a flowy dress or match it with cropped trousers, it’s fail-safe. This caged architectural masterpiece even has a matching tote, to boot.
GUCCI SUEDE SANDAL WITH CRYSTALS, US$2,490 (S$3,395)
A new silhouette that was introduced at Pre-fall, this innovative shoe style redefines gladiator sandals. Hand-placed crystals ensure that every pair is one of a kind.
AQUAZZURA WILD FRINGED SANDAL, US$785 (S$1,070)
Keep walking – that’s exactly what you’ll want to do in this crazy sexy pair. Not only is the buttery leather soft and comfortable enough for you to walk for miles, the leg-lengthening cut motivates you to work the room so everyone gets to check out your endless pins.
GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI KASSIE CRYSTAL SANDAL, US$1,495 (S$2,038)
If only geometry in school was this fascinating. With so much going on around the ankles, it’s safe to hold off on the accessories and let the feet do all the talking.
MEDUSA PALAZZO PUMP, US$1,260 (S$1,733)