Ask Kimmy: Help Me Find Affordable Nude Platform Pumps for a Wedding!
From: Samantha R.
I’m trying to find a pair of nude patent leather platform pumps with 4 inch heels or higher for a wedding. I was looking at the Michael Kors ones and was wondering what you suggested as they are a little bit out of my price range.
Thank you for sending me on a affordable shoe hunt, Samantha. It’s my favorite thing to do! Especially with your petite 4’9 frame, nude platforms are an amazingly helpful tool to create a dramatic eyeline and elongate the look. While some would say that they go with everything, I would definitely say that they do not. I’m assuming you need a closed toe pump, but that’s also assuming that your dress is A-line and above the knee, or fitted and is mid-calf. I’m not a fan of a closed toe heel with a long dress in spring, or with a short mini dress, either (but I did include a shoe that will go with what a closed toe will not). That said, here are some affordable nude platforms I think you’ll like!
The first place to stop for inexpensive shoes is always Topshop. They make excellent quality, usually European made heels that are sold in limited quantities so you don’t have to worry about everyone having your shoe(like you do if you buy a pair of Steve Madden’s shoes). These piping hot heels (shown above) are a pinky shade of nude which could be amazing with bright and pastel colors. ($100)
My second stop for cute affordable shoes? Macy’s! Not every individual store is a winner, but Macy’s generally buys heavily into shoes, and the junior’s department particularly. Jessica Simpson’s Waleo platforms ($89) are so comfy!
River Island made a fantastic Giuseppe Zanotti look-a-like, complete with embossed skin ($113)
I also love Asos’ Paige platform heels that are certainly within budget! ($63)
And just in case a platform open toe slingback sandal might be more appropriate for your dress, I’m obsessed with copper detailled double platform from Topshop ($130).
Final words? I know price is an ish, but your comfort is priceless! Always buy the one that’s most comfy; it’s no fun to be in pain, even if they’re a little bit more! Better to pop $120 on a pair of shoes you know you’ll wear again because they’re so comfy than $60 on a pair you wish you could burn. I promise they will just sit and glare at you every time you open your closet!