Sunday 4 December 2016

What She Wears: Wedges

Siobhan Lam

Published 31/03/2010 | 15:11

The wedge shoe as featured during the Christian Dior S/S2010 fashion show.
The wedge shoe as featured during the Christian Dior S/S2010 fashion show.
The 'Wilma Meadow Wedge Sandal' from Topshop
he ‘Mignogna’ wedges from Aldo

Ever present for the past few summers, wedges are one of the footwear must-haves for spring summer 2010.

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Unfortunately, wedges have become synonymous with WAGs - particularly the heavily embellished and metallic ones. They have been embraced by WAGs because they are much more comfortable than high heels and yet give the same great illusion of leg length - the very reasons why we should all be wearing wedges this summer. Here's how to wear wedges, without looking like a WAG...

Designer Wedges

Designers from Dior to Miu Miu featured them on the Spring/Summer catwalk for this year and if it's good enough for Mr Galliano, it's good enough for me. He focused on lady-like wedges, with delicate strapping and beautiful scalloped edges whereas Miu Miu keep theirs quite traditional with a multi-strap style and raffia platforms.

Wedges can be worn in a multitude of ways and there are so many options out there at the moment from spats-inspired vintage pairs to simplistic sporty wedges.

The modern epitome of lady-like glamour, Natalie Portman is frequently photographed wearing black wedge heels. Staying true to her signature style, she tends to keep hers simple.

To pull off Natalie’s shoe, look at a prudent price but with the same sophisticated guise - look to Aldo. The ‘Mignogna’ wedges are simple with an almond toe and a single ankle strap for support, available in camel or black (£70/€79).

Vintage looking wedges

For a similar look with a slightly vintage twist, look to the new rising star of footwear, Tabitha Simmons. This is Simmons' first collection and she clearly knows what she is doing, having consulted for Alexander McQueen.

Simmons’ Bunty suede wedge pumps (net-a-porter) are exquisite and would work wonderfully in any stylish city gal’s wardrobe this summer and are worth every cent of their €844 price tag.

Looking for a trainer or a runner with a wedge heel?

Then the ‘Twist Buckle Wedge’(€110 at Office) by Ash is for you.

Described as “military meets sporty feminine”, these distressed wedges would work perfectly with a pair of tailored shorts for rushing about town this summer.

Floral wedges

If you prefer something a little more romantic, Topshop have the most adorable pair of floral wedges. The ‘Wilma Meadow Wedge Sandal’ (£60) looks just as pretty as it sounds and with a surprisingly appropriate heel height (for Topshop!) would work all the way through summer.

Metallic wedge heel

Metallics are big again this season, so for those who love this trend, try the pewter snake detail wedge at Office. They also come in black.

So with all that’s in store right now, why wedge you not?

The original article was published on WhatSheWears.ie. Siobhan Lam writes for WhatSheWears.ie, a fashion tips, latest trends and celebrity style site.

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