--Guest Post By Kieron
One particular style of heel, however, is gaining all the headlines at the moment due to their endorsement by, quite literally, fashion royalty. As of late, Kate Middleton has been sporting, on an almost permanent basis, a pair of LK Bennett nude high heel court shoes which have got the fashion world a-buzzing. It is easy to see why Prince William’s wife is so fond of her shoes as, even more so than any other heel, nude shoes give a flatteringly deceptive illusion of elongated legs and can compliment nearly all other colours and most styles of attire.
The reasons the royal fashion icon has embraced the heels in the way she has are not surprising, nor are the fact there are many fashionistas who are keen to copy her style. LK Bennett have attempted to capitalise on this unexpected branding and marketing opportunity by releasing a newly issued Sledge 2 Patent version of the nude heels. It is hard to blame the designer brand as it is a very rare occasion indeed in which a young, stylish Princess would take to a brand with such feverish commitment they would almost single-handedly make the brand “cool” for a whole array of fashionable youngsters.
The appeal of these heels, apart from their comfort and durability, is that they are incredibly versatile and can be worn in a number of different styles and ensembles and are suitable for a range of formal events and also informal ones such as attending clubs. Whilst the LK Bennett shoes are relatively cheap (at less than £200) for a lady who is married to the heir of the throne of England, they could represent a substantial amount to a lady who would be looking at more high street prices. Thankfully, the classy simplicity and elegance in the design of Kate’s shoes mean that it is possible to buy a very similar looking pair of nude heels for a much cheaper price and, as such, feeling and looking like a princess has never been more achievable!
→ Buy the LK Bennett Sledge 2 Pump, £185.00, at lkbennett.com; US delivery available.
Kieron is a UK based writer who blogs regularly about the latest fashion trends and high heel shoes