Fashion: Our picks of the best festive footwear

Whether you're hitting the dance floor or heading to a fancy festive do, Katie Wright selects this year's most fabulous footwear.

Dune Mallin Gold Cross Strap Platform Sandals, £80, available from Dune
Katie Wright

IF YOU'RE the kind of gal whose diary is packed with festive invites right up until Christmas, you're going to need a whole host of outfit options for all your evening activities.

From work parties to school pal reunions and festive frolics with your besties, you've got every excuse to go all out with a dazzling dress or trendy suit, and dig out your most sparkly bag.

As for shoes, choose wisely and one fabulous pair will see you through party season in style.

What's on trend right now? The 90s, of course, which means multi-strap metallic sandals with stiletto heels.

Inspired by Prada and Miu Miu, mules are also having a moment – think backless heels in sumptuous fabrics like satin and velvet, embellished with bows and jewelled details.

Dancing queens will love the 1970s style uber-high platforms that are making a comeback, and the rainbow trend that started back in summer is still going strong – except this time it comes with added seasonal sparkle.

But if you really want to be on the cutting edge, it's all about perspex heels.

These see-through shoes really do go with everything because they make your feet look basically naked (so you might want to get a pedi booked).

Here's our pick of the best festive shoes to shop now.

:: Model wearing Haven Silver Multi Strap Sandals, reduced to £17.50 from £35

:: Model wearing Dune Mallin Gold Cross Strap Platform Sandals, £80

Model wearing Miss Selfridge Cream Short Plush Faux Fur Coat, £52.50 (was £75); Silver Sequin Slip Midi Dress, £24.50 (was £50); Haven Silver Multi Strap Sandals, £17.50 (were £35), all available from Miss Selfridge

Office Micha Set Back Heel Two Part Sandals, £49, available from Office

Monsoon Olivia Ochre Velvet Bow Mules, £45, available from Monsoon

Dune Meila Black Satin Knot Pearl Brooch Mule Sandal, £99, available from Dune.

Next Navy Satin Jewel Detail Two Part Shoes, £42, available from Next

Dorothy Perkins Multi Coloured Shimmy Heeled Sandals, £22.40, available from Dorothy Perkins

Miss Selfridge Black Henley Block Heeled Sandals, £42, available from Miss Selfridge

Office Hadie Transparent Heel Court Shoes, £49, available from Office


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