Look inside the wardrobe of any modern women and you’re guaranteed to see at least a pair of sensible pumps. Women wear pumps for many purposes to all kinds of settings. From the office to the club, pumps are forever versatile and can easily take a drab outfit to a whole other level.
Pumps vs High Heels
Essentially, high heels and pumps are two similar things. However, not all high heels are pumps yet all pumps are most likely high heels. Pumps are usually 2 to 3 inches tall with no toe openings at the front. Instead of an open toe, pumps usually have either a rounded, squared, or pointed toe.
Pumps are usually shorter than stilettos, as they don’t usually have a platform. This makes pumps more comfortable than stilettos but they can still elongate your legs and makes your outfit look more feminine.
Popular Pumps Brands
Although there are many brands of high heel pumps available today, only a few are deemed classic, timeless, and iconic. These high heel pumps have been worn by celebrities, dignitaries, and royalties, bringing the brand into the spotlight.
Malaysian-born shoe designer, Jimmy Choo, and his fashion house have catered for people like Lady Diana, Jennifer Lopez, and many more. Among its many popular shoes, the Jimmy Choo pumps remained the best-selling products, including the Cinderella-inspired Swarovski crystal pointed-toe pumps.
Every woman knows that red bottoms equal luxury and sophistication. Christian Louboutin pumps are truly iconic, symbolizing the utmost glamour. Worn by Dita von Teese, Danielle Steel, and more, Louboutin’s most popular shoes are the So Kate, Pigalle, and Iriza pointed-toe pumps.
Spanish luxury footwear label, Manolo Blahnik, began operations as early as the 1970’s. To this day, the brand’s stiletto heels and pumps remain popular with famous people and luxury-brand enthusiast. Most notable Manolo Blahnik pumps are the BB Pumps, Hangisi Pumps, Swan Pumps, and Campari Pumps.
Valentino has recently released one of the most popular shoes in the 2010’s. The Valentino Rockstud Pumps feature studded embellishments on a pointed-toe heel. Available in different heel height, the Valentino Rockstud Pumps are worn by social media stars, fashion enthusiasts, and celebs on red carpet events.
From Day to Night
Pumps are truly versatile; you can wear a pair of pumps to work and continue wearing them afterwards for a night out. The key to this is to choose a pair of high heel pumps that are neutral in color with minimal embellishments. The decoration matters because you don’t want to be deemed too flashy or inappropriate at work but still sexy enough to wear for a night out. The Valentino Rockstud Pumps are a great example; the stud decorations are elegant simple enough for office wear yet elegant enough for a club-hopping session after work with the girls.