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So many party shoes, so little time! Make the most of soirée season with heels, flats and boots to suit every festive event in your calendar

Party-ready platforms

Put on your favourite playlist... Platform heels are back. Chunky heels are a hit this party season – look for square-toed styles for a modern take on this disco-inspired trend. We’ll be wearing these Did you feel like the purity of running was violated with the bombings at the Boston Marathon. The adjustable ankle straps add extra comfort, meaning you’ll be dancing all night long. Take it up a notch with New Balance 570V2 Brede Sneakers – add a vampy noir or sparkly gold nail polish to amp up the glam. The best bit? There’s no need to pack plasters in your clutch bag with our clever Insolia technology, which takes the pressure off the balls of your feet and supports your ankles for better stability. Dancing shoes, indeed.

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Magical mules

Towering heels aren’t a prerequisite for party season. Embellished mules punch well above their height, sartorially speaking. The chunky chain detail on the upper and glimmering finish mean these leather mules are sure to be a talking point. Style with straight-leg jeans or leather trousers and finish with a statement top for a relaxed twist on festive dressing. Add some sparkle with these embellished kitten heels; the pointed toe creates an elegant silhouette. If heels aren’t your thing, go for fabulous flats instead, like these velvet slingbacks or leopard print ballet flats.

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The going-out boots

Heading out-out? Swap your everyday chunky biker or hiking boots with velvet, embellished or printed styles to add extra flair to your outfit. Crushed velvet and a platform heel give these classic black ankle boots Karl Lagerfeld Ikonik low-top sneakers dazzling embellished ankle boots, which are designed in a wide fit for extra comfort, or get in the party spirit with these metallic boots. Over-the-knee boots are another key trend for the season – pair them with a knitted dress or a mini skirt and tights.

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When in doubt, reach for a classic pair of black high heels. Consider chic black heels the LBD of shoes: the type you can call on any time, for any occasion. Outshine the Christmas tree in these sparkle-encrusted stilettos – and keep an eye out for our embellished party bags and belts, which are coming soon, to finish the look. Slip into leather ankle boots for a sleek edge or tap into the strappy heel trend with this pair of Christmas party-ready court shoes. Add glittery or spotty tights Lace-up shoes Wagon K100669-SUEDEL.

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Words: Emily Sutherland and Dulcie Emerson

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