Looking for the best Christmas party shoes? Then you’ve come to the right place. From glittery heels to festive flats, we’ve got it all in our mega Christmas party shoes edit because give a girl the right shoes and she can do anything – even dance all night without blisters.*
(* We can’t promise a blister-free existence but we CAN promise you some great shoes)
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Looking for dancing shoes that won’t be a one-season wonder? Classic courts and two-part heeled sandals can be worn all year round – while black is a wardrobe staple, metallics such as gold and silver will also look great in the summer months, plus they’ll work in the same way neutral nudes do and pair with more outfits. If you’re tired of goody-two-shoes courts, look for styles with a twist such as the patent pair from H&M whose inverted heel adds interesting detail or LK Bennett’s hot pink oversized rosette pair for a dash of fashion fun.
Nothing draws attention to your feet like a multi-strap design. Delicate multiple strands are the perfect foil to an otherwise simple outfit – team with a tuxedo jacket and jeans or LBD for an expensive look that needn’t cost the earth but make sure you have a good pedicure as all eyes will be on your toes!
Looking to lengthen your legs? Add optical inches with clear strapped shoes. The unbroken line of your foot will make your legs look endless. Look for open toe styles or crystal-embellished tips such as Aquazzura to avoid a visibly steamy shoe where possible!
On a Platform
Get ready to d-i-s-c-OH with Seventies-inspired platforms. The raised front will add an extra boost to your height and alleviate some of the pressure on your feet by shortening the height of the heel without compromising on style – perfect if you haven’t worn heels in a while.
Left to right: Burgundy velvet platform heels, £27.99, New Look (available in three colours); Pink satin platform heels, £48, River Island; Blue satin platform heels, £36, Topshop; Gold metallic platform heels, £38, ASOS
Oooh aaah! Just a little bit (of a heel)
Not quite ready to surrender to flats but equally does the thought of teetering on stilettos all night fill you with dread? Step forward, our low heeled chums. Kitten and low block heels are great for giving your posture and walk a little wiggle but without turning your toes numb at the end of the night. Head to LK Bennett and New Look for some of the widest selections of stylish low riders.
Houndstooth fabric block heels, £229, LK Bennett; Silver block heels, £229, LK Bennett; Leopard calf hair kitten heels, £259, LK Bennett; Navy diamante detail block heels, £35, Next. Model: Bow detail heels, £680, Manolo Blahnik
Chain detail kitten heels, £23.99, New Look; Silver two-part diamante sandals, £27.99, New Look; Rose gold glitter block heels, £25.99, New Look; Pearl detail kitten heels, £229, LK Bennett; Model: Lilac block heels, £32, ASOS
Pack your Mules
Mules may be the most impractical shoes there are when it comes to party season but we’ll be damned if we’re not going to at least TRY to shimmy in them. Our secret trick? Try spraying the insoles with hairspray to give your feet or tights some much needed grip!
Model: chain detail mules, £35, ASOS; Iridescent diamante two strap mules, £99, Kurt Geiger; Pink metallic mules, £139, Kurt Geiger; Green diamante mules, £159, Kurt Geiger; Leopard print mules, £42, River Island
And finally, if it’s been TOO long since you last wore heels and you’re not looking back, fear not – festive flats are officially a thing. From diamante strap detailing and embroidery to sexy mesh, staying sensible doesn’t have to be boring. Wear with a sharp trouser suit or under a flowing maxi for a sophisticated (and non-blister inducing) style.
Main image: Polka dot mesh, £98, Boden; Pewter chain detail flats, £35, Marks & Spencer; Gold studded Roman sandals, £870, Valentino; Black patent chain detail loafers, £35, River Island; Red star embroidery loafers, £85, Dune London; Blue satin embellished toe ballet pumps, £765, Manolo Blahnik; Navy suede bow detail flats, £110, Boden
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