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The Dress Edit

These Designer Special Occasion Heels Are About To Revive Your Go-To Dresses

Looking to update your eveningwear lineup but don’t want or need a whole new wardrobe? Our specially curated edit of designer special occasion heels is the answer. From black, crystal-embellished pumps courtesy of Jimmy Choo and Louboutin to trending metallic silver sandals by Aquazzura and Cult Gaia, this selection has it all. The moment you slip any pair of these shoes on, your go-to dresses will feel brand new and exciting again. The best part? These heels are so versatile they’ll go with countless dresses already in your closet for an instant update. They’ll also look incredible with any new season styles you add to your after-dark wardrobe in the coming months. So, without further ado, keep scrolling to find your dream heels for every event in your calendar.

A pair of elegant black designer high-heeled shoes with pointed toes, featuring sparkling rhinestone ankle straps, positioned on a beige surface casting soft shadows. These Designer Special Occasion Heels Are About To Revive Your Go-To Dresses.

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A pair of shiny gold designer special occasion high heels placed on a white surface with a backdrop featuring a clear blue sky and distant green hills.

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Designer Special Occasion Heels In Trending Metallic Shades

When it comes to truly versatile designer special occasion heels, you can never go wrong with gold or silver. Trending for 2024, metallic footwear is easy to add to almost any outfit, for example, the LVR exclusive 95mm Azia leather sandals by Jimmy Choo. With a timeless golden hue, these heels will go with everything from red carpet gowns to mini cocktail dresses. With spring and summer on our minds, we recommend a shorter silhouette. Try styling yours with a classic LBD like the Ivy mini dress by NBD, then coordinating your dress, bag, and shoes with the Sofia 8.75 leather cross-body bag by The Row. The black leather will match seamlessly with the dress whilst the gold hardware draws attention to your designer heels!

Alternatively, if you’re more about silver than gold (or you just want both!) the Rock Chic 115 crystal-embellished mules by Aquazzura are the heels for you. Firstly, they’re made to draw attention with all-over crystal-embellished straps. Secondly, the slip-on style is perfect for spring and summer events. Pair yours with the Marshall mini dress by Amanda Uprichard and Hug textured leather bag by Ferragamo for date night, birthday parties, and more. You’ll be making plans just for an excuse to wear these stunning heels!


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  • MANOLO BLAHNIK Navy Lumada 50 Crystal-embellished Satin Mules

  • JIMMY CHOO 85mm Saeda Velvet Pumps

  • AQUAZZURA 105mm Gatsby Embellished Pvc Pumps

  • CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN 85mm Astrid Suede & Crystal Heels

  • SAINT LAURENT Hope Crystal-embellished Satin-crepe Mules

  • TONY BIANCO Sparkle Heels

  • CHLOÉ Oli 90MM Suede Bow Sandals

  • LARROUDÉ Kris 95MM Pointed-Toe Mirrored Pumps

  • JIMMY CHOO Black Bing Crystal Embellished Pointed Toe Mule Pump

  • JIMMY CHOO Bing Crystal Embellished Pointed Toe Mule Pump

  • GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI Crystal-embellished Metallic Patent-leather Mules

  • CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Planet Queen 70 Crystal-embellished Satin Mules

  • AQUAZZURA Rock Chic 115 Crystal-embellished Mirrored Leather Mules

  • CULT GAIA Lynn Embellished Pvc Mules

  • AMINA MUADDI Gilda 95 Crystal-embellished Pvc Mules

  • CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Astrid Crystal-embellished Metallic Leather Pumps

  • AQUAZZURA Tequila 85 Crystal-embellished Leather Sandals

  • CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Degraqueen 85 Crystal-embellished Satin Mules

  • VERSACE Crystal Slingback Pump

  • JIMMY CHOO Bing 65mm Lace-embellished Pumps

  • JIMMY CHOO Saeda Sandal Platinum Ice Dusty Glitter Sandals

  • GIANVITO ROSSI 70 Mirrored-leather Mules

  • JIMMY CHOO Lvr Exclusive 95mm Azia Leather Sandals

  • CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Emilie 100 Crystal-embellished Suede Sandals


Designer Special Occasion Heels With Crystal Embellishments

Nothing says designer special occasion heels like crystal-embellished straps or a statement bow adornment. With that in mind, we’ve picked out two pairs we think will elevate everything from little black dresses to floor-length evening gowns. Firstly, the aptly named Sparkle heels by Tony Bianco. With a transparent point-toe design, high stiletto heels, and a sparkling crystal bow embellishment, these heels are sure to wow from every angle. With the glass slipper effect in mind, we highly recommend pairing these heels with a princess-inspired mini dress and evening bag. The stunning Wendell tiered ruffled lace and tulle mini dress by Danielle Frankel and Clemmie crystal-embellished clutch by Jimmy Choo, for example, would be perfect.

Finally, if it’s a classic black pump you’re looking for, the 85mm Saeda velvet pumps by Jimmy Choo are the ones. Pair them with your favorite little black dress. Then, tie the whole look together with Jimmy Choo’s Bonny gathered crystal-embellished clutch for your chicest weekend evening plans!

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A pair of elegant designer Special Occasion heels with pointed toes, decorated with sparkling silver bow accents on the toe area, and thin ankle straps, displayed on a soft beige background.


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