For me, platform shoes come under the category of ‘death defying’. There are some women, however, who pull off the look with complete ease. While I may be too scared to wear them, I still enjoy browsing the latest styles. Below are a few pretty platform shoes that are currently on the market.
1 Miu Miu Satin Platform Pumps
Price: $595.00 at net-a-porter.com
The silhouette of this shoe is elegant. The almond toe is flattering and timeless. The ecru satin body has a slight gold sheen to it, which adds that extra bit of flair to the shoe. It has a 1 inch platform and 5 inch heels. These pretty platform shoes would be well suited to a range of formal occasions.
2 Topshop Lois Suede Knot Detail Platform Sandals
Price: $130.00 at us.topshop.com
These platform sandals are distinctly feminine. The come in light grey suede and feature a twist knot detailing at the toe. They also have an ankle strap fastening. Pair these with full-skirted dresses to complete the feminine aesthetic.
3 Asos ‘Heist’ Bow Platform High Sandals
Price: $117.00 at asos.com
Colour blocking is hot for this season. I would never have thought to pair red and pink together but this shoe makes it work. It has a peep toe design with an ankle strap fastening. There is also a flirty bow detail at the toe. The chunky heel adds stability to the whole design.
4 Modcloth ‘Whole Lot of Sole’ Heel
Price: $54.99 at modcloth.com
These pretty platform shoes have a retro feel about them. The heeled platform features a 60s inspired floral print. The platform is quite high and measures in at 2 inches. The shoe features knot detailing at the toe and an adjustable ankle strap. Let the shoes do the talking and wear these with neutral shift dresses.
5 Topshop Loretta Bow Platform Sandals
Price: $145.00 at us.topshop.com
Bow details are becoming a popular presence on shoes. These platform sandals have an open toe, cut out design, and adjustable ankle straps. The lavender leather makes the most of the popular pastel colour palette. Wear these with ecru pegged trousers and coloured shirts for a stylish springtime look.
6 Brian Atwood ‘Martina’ Crystal-Embellished Pumps
Price: $1820.00 at net-a-porter.com
The Swarovski embellished heels on these pumps are set to dazzle. These pretty platform shoes have a peep toe design, partially concealed platform, and adjustable ankle strap. These would look lovely paired with a calf-length, feminine cocktail dress. At nearly $2000, however, they are well out of a lot of our budgets!
7 Asos ‘Paris’ Satin Bow Shoes
Price: $56.00 at asos.com
Another platform shoe, another bow detail, right? These satin shoes have a fairly timeless silhouette and come in a taupe and black colourway. They have an open toe design and feature bow details at the toe. These pretty platform shoes make the most of the popular neutral trend.
8 Asos ‘Poppy’ Velvet Knot Platform Shoe
Price: $42.00 at asos.com
The rich red colour of these shoes strays from the current trend of light, bright pastels. These platform shoes have a stiletto heel, open toe, and velvet knot detailing at the front. The velvet adds a luxurious touch. Wear these with black skinny jeans and a slinky top for a vampy evening look.
As you can see, there are a range of pretty platform shoes available. From chunky heels to retro fabrics, the design inspiration is endless. While the platform shoe may not be to everyone’s tastes, for fashion lovers alike, the designs are still fun to look at. Which of these shoes do you like best?
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