Friday 30 January 2015

Vintage chick or queen of bling - steal the limelight with some killer heels

Aishling Phelan

Published 04/09/2013 | 15:24

These barely there diamanté-encrusted strap sandals are a debs staple but have always been the shoe of the moment. This elegant pair feature a buckle fastened ankle strap and a 10.5cm gold-toned stiletto heel. They retail at €75 from River Island and are sure to become a wardrobe keeper that will be used for your next formal event.
For debutants that are still undecided on the dress, nude tones make the perfect palette to work with no matter which colour you opt for. These sleek suede pair of stilettos from Office retail at just over €65 and will continue to be a style staple after the big night.
Embellishments and decorative jewels are the most effective way of creating a knock-out look and what better way to do it than on your shoes. These satin peep toe shoes with towering heels currently come in at just over €45 from Aldo.
For those who want comfort but eye-popping colours, this pair from Topshop will make the perfect Hollywood double act with your bright and beautiful dress. These sky blue suede pointed courts retail at just over €65 and reach four inches high for those who intend on dancing the night away.
These elegant pale pink stone-embellished court shoes will allow dresses to shine while still providing a punch of sparkles. Find them at New Look for €39.99.
The modern debutant will want a more structured design and sky-scraping platform. These powdery pink sandals from River Island have leg-lengthening appeal and an edgy cut-out design. The pair, which cost €80, feature a zip back fastening, contrast patent edge panel and 14cm stiletto heel.
These sparklers from Korkys retail for pocket-friendly €49.99. The Ivory diamante platform shoes have been crafted with a synthetic diamante upper. The details include a low cut vamp, a peep toe, a platform sole and high stiletto heel, perfect for dazzling on the dance floor.
These funky two-part nude heels will be top of discussion when travelling in the limo as they make a real stand-out piece. The diamante encrusted heels come in at an affordable €52 from Dorothy Perkins and can be re-worked for a girls’ night out.
These pretty rhinestone-adorned T-strap sandals from Also are the perfect match for a dress in metallic hues. The slender tapered heel reaches four inches high for those who will glide into the event in comfort. The retail at just under €50 at sale price.
For a never-before-seen debs look, these nude suede platform shoes with contrast electro-plate heel are a definite show stopper. The transparent killer heel is 5inches high and comes in at just over €70 from high street favourite Topshop.

Just because they’re tucked sophistically under your elegant sleek dress, doesn’t mean your feet don’t deserve the debs limelight with some killer heels.

Whether you are a vintage chick or queen of bling, the high street is home to some pocket-friendly shoes that still look luxurious without the Christian Louboutin price tag.

Embellishment, beading and feathers can turn your heels into the stand-out piece of your look.

Aldo, Topshop and River Island are some of the tops spots on the high street when searching for modern occasion heels.

Traditional metallic tones are still popular for the formal night, while rich hues to match the dress like purple, crimson and royal blue are an elegant and popular choice for a debs.

Unleash your inner Carrie Bradshaw and flick through the gallery to discover the top 10 high street killer-heels for a glamorous but affordable debs night.

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