Alexander McQueen crystal embellished suede pumps

Alexander McQueen pumps

Alexander McQueen pumps, £630

When I first found these shoes at Net-a-Porter, I thought I was looking at a pair of ACTUAL glass slippers. You know, like the ones Cinderella wore?

My mistake, though: what at first appeared to be a transparent upper, covered in a network of crystals, actually turns out to be white suede, which makes these even more unusual. It also makes them much more delicate, though: the combination of white suede and crystal embellishment would have me scared to leave the house in these for fear of ruining them, but if you’re a little less accident-prone than I am, there’s no denying that they’re a beautiful pair of shoes, in colours that will allow you wear  them with anything. As always with white, they’d work perfectly well as bridal shoes, but they’re the kind you’d also be able to wear afterwards, if you want to make your money go a little bit further (and justify the hefty price tag!).

These are by Alexander McQueen, and are classic pointed courts, with a 115mm heel. According to Net-a-Porter, they run small, so if you fancy ordering a pair, they recommend going a full size up for the right fit.

Once you have the right fit, however, what about the right outfit to wear with them? NAP show these worn with a plain pair of black trousers, with matching top and dinner jacket. I really like this look, and I love the idea of taking a pair of outrageously glamorous pumps, and then wearing them with an “everyday” kind of outfit. Then again, I also love the idea of wearing them with something almost as special as they are, and as soon as I laid eyes on Coast’s cobalt blue ‘Connie’ dress, I was sold:

what to wear with crystal shoes

What to wear with Alexander McQueen shoes



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