A few weeks ago I wore my new favorite shoes out on the town. Five inch stilettos with a 1" platform. H-O-T. My toes, however, didn't exactly think so. The crowded bar made for no available seating and I ended up standing in the 5 inchers for 5+ hours. The pinky toes on both my feet were numb for the next two days. I seriously thought I had damaged nerves in my feet — not exactly the response I was looking for in my new heels.
With New Year's coming up and multiple holiday parties to attend, I'm on the hunt for cute stilettos with a little less height and a festive touch.
If you're wearing pants this holiday season, these Stuart Weitzman 3-inch peep-toe patent pumps ($235, were $117.50) will look adorable with a deep red nail polish on your toes. Wearing a little black dress? Red pumps, like these satin peekaboo toe 3.5" pumps ($89) are key this year (and every year). They may look high, but they still fall under 4 inches, and the platform makes the shoe more comfortable.
And check out our Invitation Translation Guide for how to dress head to toe for every holiday soiree.