There’s nothing as elongating and slimming as a pointy pump stiletto. Celebs like Diane Kruger and Ginnifer Goodwin (in Christian Louboutin Pigalle pumps – $1,195 on Net-a-Porter) have been seen catwalking down the red carpet in them. Rihanna even donned a pair for what seems a bit like a Karl Lagerfeld homage (that’s somehow still sexy). Here are the best heels for keeping it sleek and slender for spring:
Monika Chiang Zinc D’Orsay Stiletto: This metallic design creates the illusion that you’re wearing a metal shoe, which would be pretty badass. The good news is that with an actual metal heel, it’s only half an illusion. On Monika Chiang for $395.
Jimmy Choo Anouk Metallic Watersnake Pump: Once the Little Mermaid doffed her fin for legs, I bet she wore these pumps – shimmering, aquamarine watersnake scales. On Net-a-Porter for $995.
Christian Louboutin Lipsinka 120 Pin-Heeled Python Pump: This metal heel gets balanced out by something more organic – python. The silver skin perfectly complements the silver heel. On Net-a-Porter for $1,295.
Gianvito Rossi 110MM Metallic Calfskin Pumps: The high backing on this pump is incredibly flattering – it’s like the heel is an extension of your perfectly tanned stems. Pre-order on Luisa via Roma for $649.
Manolo Blahnik Suede BB: A classic suede Manolo is not just trendy, it’s timeless. I like a rich bordeaux, but thanks to the shoe’s popularity, you have a dozen other color options. At Barneys New York for $595.