Women’s Shoe Trend: Embellished Heels

High-end women’s designers go for bold exit appeal this season, presenting different takes on the extra-embellished heel.

While the embellishment definitely adds an eye-catching element to the footwear styles, designers showed restraint in how they applied the crystal work, using it tastefully by keeping the rest of the silhouettes minimal and streamlined.

Brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Rochas offered modified takes on the Mary Jane pump, using oversized gems on the heels. Italian brand No. 21 opted for the same silhouette, but went for high-shine sequins on the heel instead.

tibi embellished heel
Tibi, $223.
CREDIT: The Outnet

The designs of Casadei and Gucci went for a more discrete take on the trend. Casadei’s suede pump was completed with miniature crystals and matte glitter, while Gucci’s crystal-and-metallic heel adds a hint of shimmer with each step.

To wear the trend, it’s best to reserve the shoes for evening, pairing them with the perfect little black dress (to allow the shoes to have the spotlight, of course!).

For more embellished heels, click through the gallery.

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