The white elephant in the room that’s stomping around all the red carpets of late? White pumps.
Like it or not, these alabaster soles are a shoe-in for celebrities who are seeking a chic, clean finish to their seasonal exits.
The heels weren’t always so white-haute, though. In the UK, the pasty pumps used to conjure images of ‘80s gaudiness, or even Essex-girl connotations of poor taste, which is why I had such a hard time getting behind them—until recently.
With the chic set strutting them out at every turn, it’s not hard to acquire a taste for this trend that’s taking over wardrobes everywhere.
The shoes show off their highly versatile flair—from funny-girl Mindy Kaling getting style-serious at Guy Oseary’s July 4th party with her white pair, to singer Jordin Sparks pumping up her colourful 2013 BET Awards ensemble with a boost of bleach-white.
Even the conspicuously provocative Miley Cyrus tempered her sexy-sophisticated Emilio Pucci-outfitted trip to New York City’s SiriusXM Studios with her snow-white Celine pumps which she opted to wear again twice this week.
And showing us yet another way to wear the white-out pumps, Krysten Ritter brought a bright edge to her grey Christian Dior tuxedo dress with Jimmy Choo ‘Lilt’ heels at the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival.
White-hot or white-not?
Topshop Gizmo White Suede Ankle Strap Pumps – Topshop US and Topshop UK
River Island Cross-Over Pumps – RiverIsland.com
Gianvito Rossi Leather Pumps – Net-A-Porter.com