25 party shoes you won't want to take off this festive season

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Hayley Spencer

Party season is upon us, and while that means most of us have already spent many a lunchtime trawling for a party dress, let’s not forget the shoes. Office bashes, meals with friends and family festivities all call for a refresh of your shoe wardrobe.

Seeing as it’s Christmas, a little sparkle (or a lot) is a must, or failing that some festive velvet or a hint of red. 

Here’s 25 pairs of party-ready heels, Mary Janes and even some flats that are so stunning you won’t want to take them off...

  • Mule it over

    The mule has made a welcome comeback and this Finery pair come in a festive shade of scarlet. (£89, Finery)


  • Go bold or go home

    The festive season is not the time to be a wallflower, so these bold metallic and faux fur heels are the perfect sartorial statement. (£150, Attribute)

  • Frill seeker

    Comfy enough to wear all night and with a statement frill – these mules are perfect party shoes.  (£69, & Other Stories)

  • Golden touch

    Not a seasoned heel wearer? Skip the vertigo and opt for these high-shine Mary Janes. (£50, Aldo)

  • Space age

    Give a tailored look a festive finish with these metallic beauties. (£82, Jeffrey Cambell)

  • All that glitters

    Let your heels do the talking in these snowglobe style ankle boots. (£89.99, Zara)

  • Touch of pink

    Do party shoes come any prettier? (£89.95, Boden)

  • On the wild side

    What these pumps lack in height they make up for in statement animal print. (£140, Sam Edelman)

  • To the point

    Fashion is having a love-in with the kitten heel right now, so these metallic heels are right on the money. (£65, Office)

  • Wrap it up

    All eyes will be on your feet in these dreamy ribbon tie heels. (£49.99, Zara)

  • Night fever

    Ramp up the drama with these fuchsia block velvet heels. (£69, Stories)

  • Soft touch

    Zara’s horse hair boots are the ideal day-to-night shoe. (£69.99, Zara)

  • Khaki is the new black

    Bored of black heels? Try an on-trend shade of khaki. (£49.50, Marks & Spencer)

  • Velvet crush

    Gold, velvet and bows? These heels couldn’t get any more festive. (£68, Office)

  • Pretty in pink

    Channel your inner Barbie girl in these sugary-sweet strappy heels (£69, Topshop)

  • Cut it out

    Swap your classic black courts for these chic cutout midi heels. (£55.99, Zara)

  • Red alert

    Wrap up your look with these chunky two-strap mules in festive red. (£22.99, New Look)

  • Glitter bug

    Stilettos aren’t mandatory for party season, especially when there are boots this sparkly. (£69, Topshop)

  • Gold member

    Horse-bit loafers were a summer must-have for the fash pack and updated in gold they’re the ultimate party boot.  (£39, Topshop)

  • Studio 54

    Add a dose of 70s glam to your party look with these studded heels. (£50, River Island)

  • Pyjama party

    Yes: slippers are night out appropriate (when they look like this). (£29.99, Zara)

  • Bright bouquet

    The ultimate statement heel. (£55, Topshop)

  • All tied up

    Opting for a floor-length dress? These pointed velvet pumps will look elegant poking out from under. (£55, River Island)

  • 70s moment

    These dreamy camel heels are the perfect partner for 70s style wide-legs. (£95, Uterque)

  • You stud

    If all-out sparkle isn’t for you, these studded stilettos are the subtle way to do festive heels. (£95, Uterque)