Sequin so good
Dune Huddson Flexi Sole Bow Pumps (£28, houseoffraser.co.uk, pictured above)
If you’ve ever been frustrated by unsecured flat shoes flipping off your feet as your walk or dance, you’ll love these shoes - the way these shoes bend around your sole gives them an extra grip that can make all the difference between executing a flawless can-can kick in the heat of the moment and accidently knocking out a waiter with an errant shoe that flies off your foot.
Plus, you’ll be extra upset if you did manage to lose either one of these beauties, as they’re covered in black sequins that at first won’t draw attention, but will catch the odd ray of light throughout the night and gives your toes just a little bit of extra sparkle.
Try these with an unstructured, chiffon-style dress over leggings, or under slim-cut jeans and a floaty top.
Grown up glamour
Gabor Indiana shoes (£72, shoetique.co.uk, pictured above)
The buckled belt design of these flats are reminiscent of the buckle on St Nick’s coat, making them perfect for subtly channelling your inner Santa! The colour is an attractive deep red/purple, ideal for the season without looking too garish.
Try these with a dark, flared skirt and sparkly top in a similar hue.
Channel chain mail
Carvela Melody2 Flat Pumps (£25, houseoffraser.co.uk, pictured above)
Taking a leaf out of the style guide of a medieval knight might not quite be what you’re planning for your Christmas shindig, but bear with me – the shimmering silver effect of these flat pumps brings to mind a carefully crafted chain mail shirt, catching the light as you move. The understated sparkle will make them the perfect addition to any outfit. (£25)
Try these with a smart trouser suit and statement silver necklace.
Flats are back
Make a point
Mint Velvet Black Pointed Pump (£90, next.co.uk)
Everyone needs a pair of black shoes to go with everything, especially if your outfit is particularly Christmassy and needs to be balanced out by somewhat subdued footwear! These flat shoes come with a strap, making dancing a treat, and the point at the ends might make you feel a bit like a Christmas elf…
Try these with dark tights (especially if you wish your legs were slightly willowier than they are, as the strap won’t help your lower legs look streamlined) and a dress that's as extravagant as you like!
Take a shine
Clarks Couture Bloom Shoes (£32, shoetique.co.uk, pictured above)
There's a reason why shiny patent pumps never go out of style and always have a place on the shelves and in our hearts - they're just so gosh-darn versatile. Look effortlessly dressed up or dressed down - either way, these low maintenance shoes will make you look groomed and ready to go.
Try these with mid-length leggings to echo a look Audrey Hepburn did so well, or try a 50s style full skirt - if you can't try something new at Christmas, when can you?
Black Nali Glitter Pump (£89, mintvelvet.co.uk, pictured above)
Encrusted in black glitter, these pumps have a subtle point and shimmer like a dark sky full of stars. They’re ideal for those evenings where you’re not even sure if you want to dress up, as they’ll do all the work for you without demanding the attention of everyone in the room.
Try these with a simple colourful dress and black cardigan, or slim dark trousers and a black wrap for some understated glam.
Sparkle at Christmas with Lorraine Kelly
Go for gold
Fitflop™ Pretty Bow Superballerina™ Shoes (£80, shoetique.co.uk, pictured above)
These pretty, muted gold leather flats will add a tiny bit of bling to your evening – though not so much that you’ll end up worrying that your feet might blind fellow guests. The pretty bow on the toe adds an extra Christmassy vibe, and the thick sole adds a layer of support you'll appreciate as the evening wears on.
Try these with skin-tone tights, a cream dress and gold accessories to look truly angelic.
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