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Evening Shoes with Low Heels

Top Picks for 2012

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No matter how much we love the way high heels look, there are occasions when we need shoes with low -- or at least lower -- heels.

Ironically, due to all the dancing, standing and strolling that we do when we socialize, it's often special occasions that leave us most longing for shoes with low heels -- yet, most evening shoes feature heels that are at least 3 inches.

It may be a bit more difficult, but it is possible to find elegant evening, or even sexy, shoes with lower heels. In fact, I found several. Below are a few of my favorites.

1. Badgley Mischka 'Pea' - Pointy-Toed Sling-Backs

Dark gray satin shoes with low heels and elaborate vamp brooches.
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Leave it to Badgley Mischka to create a pair of lower-heeled evening shoes that are every bit as elegant and desirable as their higher-heeled counterparts.

Black or charcoal satin uppers and elaborate vamp brooches are featured on these kitten-heeled sling-backs, which ring up at $245 per pair. The pointy toes and vamp embellishments mean these shoes would work just as well with dressy pants as they would with skirts and dresses. Buy Direct

2. Nina 'Culver' - Popular Evening Shoes with Low Heels

Fuschia satin shoes with crossed vamps, satin uppers, and low dress sheels.
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These classic evening shoes from Nina have been a customer favorite for years, and thanks to their sexy, versatile, and wearable design, the love shows no signs of stopping.

Offered in a huge array of colors, these feminine d'Orsay pumps would work with any length or style of skirt or dress. Manufacturer's Site

 

3. Kate Spade New York 'Mixer' - Chic Dress Shoes

Purple suede shoes with low, broad heels and rhinestone embellished vamps.
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Too chic for words, these stylish low-heeled pumps are the kind of shoes that demand attention. And, they're absolutely perfect for anyone who wants a really dressy pair of shoes to wear with pants.

Available in black and cream nappa; camel and black patent; or, my personal fave, amethyst suede; these lovely dress shoes have chic and sparkly vamp embellishments that make them worthy of nearly any special occasion --- and your feet will thank you for choosing shoes that have heels that are only 1.25 inches tall. Buy Direct

4. Bouquets 'Monroe' - Glamorous Pumps with Lower Heels

Black, low-heeled pumps with satin uppers, and cute vamp bows.
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These dressy pumps have so many things going for them, I'm not even sure where to begin. I guess I'll start with their low heels, since that's the reason you're here. They're wrapped in satin; they're 2-inches tall; and they're inset enough from the back to be considered kitten heels.

Next up, is the irresistible style of these pumps -- thanks to their perfectly structured bows; the shapely cut of their vamps; and their open toe line; they have an extremely glamorous, vintage vibe that's very uncommon to find on today's lower-heeled shoes.

And finally, there's the price: these feminine pumps are currently marked down to anywhere from $16 to $24, depending on which color you select. You can choose from purple, gold, pewter and black. That's quite a savings off their usual $80 price tag. Buy Direct

5. J. Renee 'Rosina' - Low Heels and Glittery Uppers

Slingback shoes with rainbow glitter uppers, low heels, and gold accents.
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If you love all the glittery styles that have surfaced over the past few years, but don't want really high heels, then you'll definitely want to check out the 'Rosina' sling-back from J. Renee.

With all the chunky glitter of their higher-heeled counterparts, these sassy, open-toed pumps also come in dark blue, gold and silver. They've also received a large number of overwhelmingly positive reviews. Buy Direct

6. RSVP 'Monaco' - Rhinestones Meet Mid-Height Heels

d'Orsay pumps with rhinestone-covered black uppers and mid-height heels.
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More of a rhinestone kind of girl? Then you won't want to miss these sexy, sultry, d'Orsay pumps from RSVP.

Offered in three classic, versatile colors, these open-toed pumps feature mid-height, 2.75 inch heels that make them perfect for nearly any evening outfit. As an added bonus, these pretty shoes are available in narrow, medium, and wide widths. Buy Direct

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