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SOS: Looking for the perfect black pump

Shoes

We were asked to go on the hunt for the perfect pair of black high heels… and quite frankly, we didn’t need to be asked twice. This was our kind of mission!

The shopping list we were given sited just a couple of considerations:

  • Black leather – patent, matt or embossed – no suede
  • High heel pumps
  • Sexy!

We added the last one, just for the hell of it…

In our experience a concealed platform can help considerably with the comfort factor of high heels, and choosing a brand/designer that you already know and love will give you more confidence when buying shoes online.

Always remember to protect the soles of your shoes while you’re trying them on at home and deciding if you like them – only walk on carpet, or here’s a trick we picked up while working on set – if you stick gaffa tape to the bottom of your shoes and trim the edges, your soles will be protected and no one will suspect a thing… until you lift your foot at least.

Do you have any other handy stylist tips to share?

Alice + Olivia black pumps from NORDSTROM

Images from NORDSTROM

These are probably our favourite pair of the list, they’re black, shiny and have a sexy red platform… enough said!

Boutique 9 black pumps from SHOPBOP

Images from SHOPBOP

Classy looking pump with a gold stiletto and an even more attractive price!

 

Casadei black pumps from FARFETCH

Images from FARFETCH

A lot of luxury and a lot of heel…

 

Casanova black pumps from TONY BIANCO

Images from TONY BIANCO

A solid platform from a solidly performing Aussie footwear brand

 

Ajana black pumps from TONY BIANCO

Images from TONY BIANCO

Classic, cool and suitable for work and play

 

DV for Dolce Vita black pumps from NORDSTROM

Images from NORDSTROM

Another one of our favourites, because of the concealed platform and gold heel – Dolce Vita are also a reliable brand

 

Gianvito Rossi black pumps from BARNEY'S

Image from BARNEY’S

Pure art…

 

Jimmy Choo black pumps from NET-A-PORTER

Images from NET-A-PORTER

Simply delicious

 

Black pumps from LAUREN MARINIS

Image from LAUREN MARINIS

Talented Aussie designer

 

Michael Kors black pumps from NET-A-PORTER

Images from NET-A-PORTER

Totally rock n roll!

 

Saint Laurent black pumps from FARFETCH

Images from FARFETCH

These also come in patent leather…

 

Via Spiga high heels from NORDSTROM

Images from NORDSTROM

Something a little bit different but still versatile and sexy…

 

Jimmy Choo London Pumps from YOOX

Images from YOOX

We love texture

 

Black Pollini pumps from YOOX

Images from YOOX

Who doesn’t love a shoe bargain?!

So have you picked out your favourite pair? Remember if you have your own shopping conundrum, get in touch with us and we’ll create your own list of fashion finds!

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