A pair of classic but glamorous court shoes or pumps is an out and out must have in any woman’s wardrobe that wants to look her best at the drop of a hat. Court shoes are often referred to as pumps. If you have your boss on the phone giving you instructions to attend a last minute meeting with new clients then you need a pair of shoes you can grab and go.
Court shoes with any height of heel are a great little standby, with a medium heel they are heaven to wear and are a good all rounder. Pumps are the perfect shoes for emergency business meetings or casual evening wear. These are the shoes you reach for when you have no idea what to wear and you know you need to wear something comfortable. Make sure you have a black pair in your wardrobe and you can class them in the same league as your little black dress. And if you invest in good quality court shoes or pumps, with a medium heel, you’ll have a timeless wear anywhere pair of shoes in your wardrobe.
Court shoes can be functional or glamorous and are fantastic shoes for daily wear. They come in thousands of colours, materials and styles and a true court shoe has a closed in toe and heel. They have bows, buckles, straps of laces as decoration and heels have varied in width throughout the century. Elegant, stylish and comfortable, Jacqui Kennedy wore them with style to complement her tailored suits and pillbox hats.
Top designers have created court shoes for a number of celebrities. Coco Chanel was one of the designers who made the court shoe fashionable for a host of famous women. She used simple styles and simple accessories in matching colours. We’ve moved on since the 1920’s but they are still with us today.