Pointed toe pumps are one of my favorite fall trends. Although, I don’t consider pointed toe pumps to be a trend considering they have a fashion history that dates back to medieval times. Historically pointy toe shoes were called winklepickers a term that derived in the 1950’s from a pointed tool that was used to take winkles a popular British seaside snack from their shells. The winkle pickers were popular among young British rock and roll fans. In that late 1950’s and early 1960’s winklepickers with a stiletto heel became the rage. The pointy toe did fall from fashion glory for a few seasons and I am excited for its return on the shoe throne.
I love a good round toe shoe also but I prefer a pointed toe heel with slacks and jeans. The pointed toe heel helps to make the legs look longer and leaner where the round toe heel cuts off the line of the leg and makes the legs appear stumpy in pants. The pointed toe allows you to give the illusion of a more proportional silhouette. I am eager to update my pointed toe shoe collection for fall. Collections such as Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney and Prada all showcased pointed toe pumps in their fall RTW 2010 collections.
Stella McCartney Fall 2010 RTW
Prada Fall 2010 RTW
Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 RTW
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