Black pumps are a fit for most women: weddings to work to happy hour; this type of versatility for one type of footwear makes black pumps a shoe for every female occasion. Extending the choice in high heels is style (think: d’Orsay), heel height (4.7 inch heel and hidden platform, what?!) and material (black suede pumps).
Black high heels add a classic elegance to any wardrobe. Dress ‘em up or down, it takes one assured fashionista to strut in these styles. But no need to Pinterest search “women in high heels” because I’ve got your inspiration board right here: Top 5 Black Pumps.
What makes these black pumps the Top Five? Versatility, designer hot list, craftsmanship, ooooh! factor and investment-worthy appeal.
Christian Louboutin Flo Leather Black Pumps
Oh, what, you don’t yet have a pair of Louboutins in your fancy walk-in? These Flo Leather Pumps are the Christian to your self-written fantasy novel. Closet space sold separately. Signature red leather sole always included.
Manolo Blahnik Pointed Toe Black Pumps
This Manolo never met a black-tie party it didn’t like. Instantly recognizable, these shoes are architecturally perfect — an iconic style made sexy and sophisticated with a pointed toe and lower vamp. Who needs a date?
Gucci Betty T-Strap Platform Black Pumps
Say hello to Mary Jane all grown up. Her name is Gucci, baby. (Betty T-strap Platform Pump if ya nasty.) Black suede pumps are the epitome of footwear awesome, evoking femininity… and a bad-girl attitude.
Miu Miu Metal Cap-Toe Platform Pumps
Miu Miu (yes, like the cat sound) is the black pump reimagined as a more stud-ly model (perhaps a more youthful model, even). These edgy leather black pumps are not your daddy’s cap-toes… but yes, you will work these babies. Meow.
Saint Laurent Janis Studded Platform d’Orsay Black Pumps
Spring runways everywhere thank this shoe from Saint Laurent. A sleeker, luxurious silhouette takes the designer — and, hopefully you — in a new direction. Where do you want to go? If it requires a d’Orsay, then this trip will be legendary.
Womens Shoes As An Investment
Designer is the investment to make, since black pumps will basically be worn with anything — and can be repaired when broken or worn down (seriously, I spend about $15 getting my heels in almost-new condition with my local shoe guy). Ready heels? Start strutting.