Post # 1
Hi ladies! I’m torn between a number of choices here. I would like to invest in a pair of designer shoes (this will be my first pair of designer shoes) that I can wear for my engagement session (/wedding maybe?) and use for special occasions in the future. These are three pairs I’m considering:
1. Louboutin Nude Patent Pigalle 100mm (4inch)
2. Louboutin Simple Pump nude patent 100mm (4inch)
3. Jimmy Choo Evelyn (3.5inch) in light bronze
FYI, I’m wearing this DVF zarita dress in navy for my engagement session
Which pair do you think will look great with this dress? Also, I’m not sure if it just me, but sometimes I feel like the nude louboutin matches my skin tone too closely and makes me look like I’m wearing no shoes. Also, just as much as I love pigalles, I have a feeling that they make my feet look smaller than they are in a strange way. I like the pointed toe loubs, but simple pumps were more comfortable/classy looking, perhaps. Help me please!
Post # 2
Pigalle for sure–they would look great with the dress you had in mind and they are much more classic than the other styles in my opinion. Just from experience, my first pair of designer shoes were Prada nude pointy toe pumps and I wear them much more than my wedding shoes (Jimmy Choo Lottie in light bronze). All are great selections so you really can’t go wrong.
Post # 4
Pigalles! Love them and they will look great with that dress!
Post # 5
I’d pick the 2. Louboutin Simple Pump nude patent 100mm (4inch) mostly because I don’t like pointy toed shoes, but I can put that aside to be honest and say that the 1. Louboutin Nude Patent Pigalle 100mm (4inch) would look the best with that dress.
Post # 6
coffeeebean: I like the Simple Pump, though I’m possibly biased as I have the New Simple Pump which is very similar only with a higher heel and a small platform. My reasoning is that personally, I scuff the hell out of pointed toed shoes, plus tend to find they cramp my toes and so aren’t overly comfortable; and I prefer the nude patent to the glitter of the Jimmy Choo as I think it will probably be more versatile.
Incidentally, I do own the lower-heeled version of that pair of Choos in the same fabric; I will definiely wear them again, but won’t wear them as much as I would other colours, inc nude. I also have quite a few pairs of designer shoes so I’m not too bothered if I won’t wear them all the time; whereas if this were my first purchase of designer shoes and I wnated to be damn sure I’d wear them alot, I’d go with nude.
So, that’s my reasoning behind my vote! Simple Pump in nude 🙂
Post # 7
I would say the Pigalle. My 1st pair of Loubs were pigalle and they are a classic. The Jimmy Choo i would say is more dressy. For like a formal event/party.
Post # 8
Pigalle for sure! It’s good that the nude is close to your skin tone it will make your legs look longer and skinnier. I’m assuming those are your legs in the picS? Make sure you walk around a lot in them in the store and don’t hesitate to go a size up if they hurt, loubs run small and tight!
Post # 9
I too am on a big designer shoe hunt! Great thread.
I love The Pigalle, you will definitely wear them again as well which is one of the points I’ve made about buying such expensive wedding shoes. It’s a shame we can’t get more wears out of our wedding dresses!
These are the options I’ve narrowed mine down to for designer options:
Jimmy Choo or Montalto.. so far.. who knows I might completely change my mind next week!
Post # 10
Sorry I only just realised.. these are for your engagement party, not the wedding!
Still I’d go for the Pigalle, very very beautiful!!
Post # 11
coffeeebean: I vote for the simple pump! You will wear them again and again!
Post # 12
The Pigalle is my single most favorite shoe in my closet and apart from sneakers, they’re also the most comfortable. I’d go for them without hesitation, its a classic shoe.
Also, the point of nude shoes is to match your skin tone closely so that it gives the illusion of longer legs!
Post # 13
I vote simple pumps. They are far more comfortable to stand in for long periods of time. If you’re really set on a pointy toe, I recommend Decollete by Louboutin. The box (part where your toes are) is longer, thus giving you more foot on the ground. I own all three and trust me when I say the Pigalles are silent killers. Decollete is virtually identical but 10x more comfortable.
Post # 14
#2, the nude simple pump. It’ll look great with your dress, and you can wear that shoe forever with basically anything, in any season.