Menbur ‘Sand’ platf0rms, £77.59
Gold is probably my favourite colour when it comes to evening shoes, and it’s recently come to my attention that I don’t have nearly enough pairs of gold shoes on my shelves. Could these Menbur platforms be the ones to save the day? Well, ordinarily the presence of the rounded toe and large platform would make me want to answer “no” to that, in this case, the glittery toe cap and matching heel have managed to change that “no” into a “yes please”.
As for the platform, well, when I’m wearing a midi-length dress (and I almost always am, let’s face it), I prefer to wear a higher heel in order to balance out the leg-shortening effect longer hems can have. That’s when platforms come into their own: these ones have a very high heel, but the toe cap style helps give them the kind of sophistication you don’t always associate with such giant platforms. The combination of satin upper and sparkle finish, meanwhile, gives these a very “party ready” feel, which is why I’ve gone all out with the accompanying outfit:
This dress is by Paper Dolls at Dorothy Perkins, and it’s another one I’ve had my eye on for a while: I love that exaggerated bow at the waist, although, if the reviews are correct, it’s actually a little bit shorter than it looks, which puts me off, but may be good news for those of you who don’t love the midi look!