Meet the new talk of the town: slim, tall, beautiful, and totally single - she is the new coveted shoe, the ultra feminine pointy stilettos. The tides and trends have turned from the chunky platformed Tributes into the elegant silhouette of sculpted single-soled pumps.
They have always been there; the single-soled pumps gained their first popularity in the 1950's, following World War II. The decade is characterized by the resurgence of haute couture after the austerity of the war years. Square shoulders and short skirts were replaced by the soft femininity of Christian Dior's "New Look" silhouette, with its flared poodle skirt, fitted waist, and rounded shoulders. Shoe trends also followed in those steps, and now they are making a comeback in our must-have list.
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Gianvito Rossi's street-style approved PVC Pumps
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Prominent fashion houses such as Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik, and Gianvito Rossi have been perfecting their art to sculpt shoes that coexist
in harmony with the feminine curves. Whether boasting a thin strap at the ankles or a minimalistic d'Orsay cut, single soled pumps are the ultimate accessory that whispers sensuality - baring the slimmest, most erogenous part of every woman's legs - the ankles.
Starting from the smoothly curved heel that helps lengthen the gams, to the feminine tapered end that bears a versatile sophistication to the wearer. The perfect day-to-night transitional piece - whether seen elevating a poised tailored pantsuit or peeking under a billowy chiffon LBD - single-soled pumps are definitely here to stay.
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