Baby Got Back: shoes with a great behind!
There was a time when we only needed to show shoes from the front and occasionally, the side, but all of a sudden our focus has shifted, and the back end of the shoe has become important too - sometimes more important than any other part of the design! Nowadays, it's all about the sexy back, whether it's covered in jewels, glitter or full-on fetish spikes.
Alexander McQueen had a lot to do with launching this style, with showstopping styles like these sculpted heel boots but more recently the look has been taken on by mainstream designers like Sam Edelman and Jeffrey Campbell. You'll see it in a softer form on the high street, too. These shoes are great for making your exit as memorable as your entrance, and really add a daring note to your look. Here are a few of our favourites available to buy now...
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Perez Hilton 'Sparkle' from the Let's Party collection. These red-carpet-ready heels are the perfect way to add a diva attitude to your look. Designed exclusively for Shoedazzle by the celebrity blogger and BFF to the stars, they are just £39.99 on the site, with 100% of profits going to the charity Stonewall. Excellent value for money and a great cause.
McQ studded neon leather pumps. Get the hot-to-trot neon look with these dazzling heels from Alexander McQueen's most-wanted diffusion line. The sky high shoes are £270 at Net-a-Porter and will be a conversation piece wherever you take them.
Stella McCartney's gorgeous green satin shoes are a great way to get the jewel tone look this autumn/winter. The jade tone of the uppers is reflected perfectly by the gemstones in the shiny gold-toned heel, ensuring a fabulous finish. They are yours for £375 (was £750) at Matches Fashion.
Sam Edelman black suede 'Lorissa' court shoes are a huge hit for the designer who has also released the style in cream and black with silver-toned studs. We love the black studded version which is a little more understated but every bit as glam. Pick them up at Jules B where they are £184.99.