White Court Shoes: Miss Selfridge ‘Slick’ pointed toe bow pumps

I’ve always been a little bit wary of white stilettos. I like them. Or some of them, anyway. I even really like some of them. But having been a child in the 80s, I can still remember the ways in which the white stiletto was abused during that time, and how it came to be regarded as a huge fashion “don’t” for a lot of people, and I think some of the “white stiletto = tacky” message must have stuck in my mind, unwittingly, because I don’t own a single pair of white court shoes, even although their association with the Essex girls of the 80s is long gone.

This particular white court shoe, of course, is nothing like its predecessors. Yes, it has the pointed toe and the stiletto heel , but somehow that little black bow makes all the difference, and the effect is rather demure and ladylike. I love it, and think these shoes would be an excellent buy for summer: as well as looking good with dresses and skirts (and working with pretty much any colour or print), the monochrome colourway would also make these look good with something like black jeans and a blazer.

What do you think of them? They’re £38, and you can click here to buy them from Miss Selfridge.


  • i’ve never cared for stark white shoes, since they can look so cheap so quickly… there’s just something about white that shows off any flaw or poor finish so much more. plus, i’d probably spill bright red ink over them on the first wear.

  • For some reason these shoes look very very antique-style to me. As in antique fashion, like the designers borrowed from Rococo court shoe designs.
    And I want them, oh so badly.

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