12 charming heels perfect for your next party

15 December 2021
By Danielle Clausen

In the mood to hit the dancefloor? Elevate your look with glamorous footwear — from kitten heels to chunky platforms.

Fashion Quarterly Summer 2021. Photography: Belinda Merrie. Styling: Danielle Clausen. Love & Object ‘1970s’ chain bag, $429. Alexandre Vauthier ‘Classic’ pumps, $1475, Ginori 1735 ‘Granduca’ crystal pitcher, $990, and ‘Granduca’ cut crystal goblet, sold as set of two $620, all from Faradays.

No party season look is complete without a cheerful pair of heels, and the trick is to find a style that works for you. Whether it’s a sturdy block, sky-scraping stiletto or petite kitten heel, there’s something for everyone this season.

If you’re not a fan of height, wow-factor can just as easily be achieved thanks to bold colours, twinkling details or a glossy patent finish. Delicate straps that criss-cross and artfully hug the foot are big news at the moment, appearing in an array of iterations. Sculptural heel shapes are still going strong too — think flared, cylindrical and beyond.

Scroll on for FQ’s edit of footwear that will add a slick finishing touch to any outfit.

Retro renaissance

Mi Piaci ‘Louis’ heels, $260

See by Chloé ‘Kamilla’ heeled sandals, $729, from Workshop

Minimalist mules

Christopher Esber ‘Binx’ heels, $950, from Muse Boutique

Alias Mae ‘Lexis’ heels, $249, from Superette

Over the rainbow

Zara ‘Multi-strap’ heels, $79.90

Alexandre Vauthier ‘Abby’ heels, $1930, from Faradays

Sky's the limit

Merchant 1948 ‘Margarita’ heels, $229.90

Witchery ‘Goldie’ heels, $199.90

Starry night

Gucci ‘GG’ slingback pumps, $1615

Zara ‘Glitter’ heeled sandals, $79.90

Shine on

Ruby ‘Tia’ heels, $299

Alexandre Vauthier ‘Classic’ pumps, $1475, from Faradays

Need a dress that will see you through the festive season with ease? Discover FQ’s edit of effortless occasion dresses.

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