It's time to live like a princess as 'Cinderella shoes' dominate S/S '18
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From Preen to Victoria Beckham to Tom Ford (and a fair few others), the designer runways for this spring were peppered with the new ‘it’ shoe this season: Cinderella shoe. In a world of fantasy and fairy-dust, more is more when it comes to glitter and the shoe. In a variety of styles and colours (including ankle boots and sneakers, should you so desire) the glittered shoe is your go-to buy to brighten up your spring days. Are you a big Disney fan? Then you’ll love these Disney princess-themed makeup collections.
Check out our handpicked favourites that are available to buy now, organised for your ease into three pricing bandwidths: Luxury, mid-range and low-range.
We happen to think this pair are the epitome of fantastical feminine glitter shoes. Gucci have taken the glitter trend up a notch by adding embellished crystals on top of the glitter, across these Mary jane court shoe straps. Rather than being ‘too much’ as one may think it would look, the finished result is pure pretty. With the light pink under-sole and floral inner lining, these are your grand statement shoes this spring.
Gucci Sylvie crystal-embellished glittered leather pumps, US$1,190 from Net-a-porter.
Luxury: Miu Miu bow-embellished satin and glittered canvas pumps
For the Cinderella vibes but with an edge, these Miu Miu slide on pumps are just the thing. The black bow details that then tie up around the ankles, combined with the curved black kitten heel, ensures these shoes aren’t all fairy-dust and glitter.
Miu Miu bow-embellished satin and glittered canvas pumps, US$1,060 from Net-a-porter.
They’re not covered in glitter, granted, but they’re so beyond beautiful we simply had to include these loafers by Gucci. The cracked bright gold finish makes these fit for any princess – particularly those who dislike the full-on glitter vibe. These will soon become your classics, and you can wear them with almost anything in your closet.
Gucci gold marmont leather pumps, $1,160 from Farfetch.
Mid-range: Jimmy Choo Romy 100 dégradé glittered leather pumps
We love these two-toned glitter pumps by Jimmy Choo aptly named ‘Platinum Flamingo’. The soft pink glitter starts at the heel, including the stiletto heel, and then merges down into silver glitter for the pointed toe. So pretty, so feminine and so Cinderella. They have a pin-thin stiletto heel and sleek pointed toe that lengthens your legs. For more pink inspiration, make like the stars with these pastel pink shopping picks.
Jimmy Choo Romy 100 dégradé glittered leather pumps, US$727 from Net-a-porter.
So you’re ready to make a statement, but you don’t ‘do’ pointed high heels. Don’t you worry, we’ve got these epic ankle boots that will blow your socks off. Covered entirely in multi-coloured glitter, Maison Margiela have designed these booties for the Cinders girls, minus the heels and pointed toes. You can rock these boots with your denim shorts, black leggings or even an LBD for your quirky night out ensemble.
Maison Margiela glitter booties, $559 from Farfetch.
Being covered in glitter doesn’t always mean your shoes require sunglasses for those who dare to look upon them. Enter, these black glitter heels by Jimmy Choo. They’re bang on the Cinderella shoe trend, but still hold subtle class and style with their black base and light soft colours for the top level glitter pieces.
Whilst we agree, these are not glitter, we’ve thrown in these metallic pair into the mix for those who like the idea of the fairytale-esque shoe but do not want to confront all that sparkling glitter. These more demure flats are easier to work into your everyday wardrobe – pair with shorts, skirts, pants and jeans. That crackled light metallic finish keeps them within this trend, but also, wholly without too.
Low-range: New Look cross front glitter heeled shoe
These criss cross strappy heels by New Look are a great buy, not just for their purse-friendly price tag but because the feminine front strap detail and the fact that they’re not exactly ‘glitter’ either. The upper detail is textured metallic, but they deliver your much-needed Cinderella shoe vibes minus the glitter. These will work great with jeans or your favourite dress – whatever the colour.
New Look cross front glitter heeled shoe, $40.90 from ASOS.
These gold glittery slingbacks are a fab way to update your working wardrobe. The low kitten heel makes them more comfortable for the longer days, but still gives you the feminine elevation. The gold glitter itself isn’t too brash or bright, making these a pair perfect for those who want the Cinders shoe but don’t want their feet to overpower everything else.
Shimmery mid-heel slingback shoes, $89.90 from Zara.