Audrey LBD by ShoeSmitten featuring Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalle’ pumps (not available online – try the CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN – FETICHA PUMPS)
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s epitomized the Chanel ideal for wearing little black dresses, the most flattering and versatile type of dress a woman can own. Black pumps are the “little black dress” of the shoe world, and every woman should own a few quality pairs. My dear Twitter friend, Gigi of @BombshellsInc, recently requested that I help her find the perfect pair of black pumps: a closed toe, pointy, in suede or leather with a 3-3 1/2″ heel. While this post is tailored to fit her preferences, I think my finds are fitting for anyone looking to find that perfect pair. I’ve created three lists below labeled by price range, and the shoes are pictured from left to right. Take a look and let me know what you think!
BIGGEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK (Under $75)
Exchange by Charles David – Mod (Black Satin), $40.25 – Love the contrasting heel!
Nine West Women’s Novellos Pump, $65.90 – Sharp and smart, and the heel is just under 3″.
Night Heel – Black by Chinese Laundry, $69.99 – Even though this shoe is named “night”, it’s absolutely perfect for any time of day.
Nine West – Barb (Black Leather), $68.95 – Nine West pumps are uber-comfy and always a great classic choice.
MODERATELY PRICED ($75-199)
Donald J Pliner – Rina (Black Antique Patent), $156 – The ankle strap adds some sass to this basic patent leather pump.
Stuart Weitzman – Idol (Black Kid), $107.81 – The toe design adds understated feminine charm.
Shoes for Lovely People – Tribeca (Black), $100 – Something whimsical and mod…while the heel measures 3 3/4″, the platform makes them feel only 2 1/2″ tall.
Mary Ann Heels by Modern Vintage, $94.99 – A beautiful basic black pump.
BIG INVESTMENT ($200+)
Stuart Weitzman – Sonata (Black Suede), $220 – The only suede black pump I found and liked during this shoe hunt!
Donald J Pliner – Cady (Black Calf), $200 – Tailored and unique, this shoe offers just a little more pizzazz than your average black pump.
Charles David Women’s Drift Pump, $229.95 – Black patent pumps are sexy and look great with formal wear.
Donald J Pliner Women’s SARI 0606 Pump, $259.95 – Another beautiful basic black pump.