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Bit of all white // The enduring appeal of the white pointy shoe

Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman’s a fan, and Phoebe Philo teams hers with tailoring and an oversized coat. Our love/hate affair with the white stiletto is well-trodden fashion Marmite.

White shoes at Milan Fashion Week 2013

White shoe obsession

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The modern white shoe appeal is in that hint of bad taste, knowing rebellion, the intrinsic challenge of wearing a white heel and looking elegant or sexy rather than desperate or misjudged. The recent renaissance is less than just challenging trad Essex girl clichés, more so accepting that wearing a white shoe feels fresh and unexpected.

Embrace white shoes, enjoy the (near impossible) challenge of keeping them box fresh and cleanse your sartorial palette accordingly.

See below for Le Blow’s guide to the best white shoe options whether you’re a stiletto girl or otherwise…

For the all-out convert

Reiss white stiletto heelWhite stiletto at Reiss

A refined mid-heel nod to the trend

Whistles Cassini heel v

Classic white leather pumps by Whistles

For futuristic fashion fans

Stella white perspex wedge heelsPerspex wedge heels by Stella McCartney at Matches

For fans of solid, Scandi-style heels

Acne white clogsDana patchwork white leather mule by Acne at My Wardrobe


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