Black high heels are a classic item that should belong in every grown-up wardrobe (along with a trench coat, a white shirt and a well-fitting pair of jeans), but which are the best? There are plenty of pairs to choose from, so it can be somewhat daunting to commit. Feeling overwhelmed? Fear not: Whether you're looking to invest in a pair of designer stilettos or find a version on the high street for under £100, we've put together a guide to the best pairs to buy right now.
Our editorial director believes that if you are looking for a pair of comfy stilettos and are willing to invest, Prada is your best bet—she's convinced they are the most reliably comfortable and well made around. While on the high street, Topshop, & Other Stories and Office are our favourite brands for chic black heels that won't kill your feet or your bank account.
Scroll below to shop our edit of the 11 best black high heels.
The Who What Wear team thinks Prada designs the comfiest high heels.
If you're after low heels you can walk around in all day, these £39 block heels are a sensible—and elegant—option.
These black satin mules with crystals in the shape of a palm tree are some of the most buzzed-about shoes of the year.
We love the pretty ribbons on these low block heels. They would look perfect at a summer wedding.
Eva Mendes, Jennifer Lawrence and Beyoncé have all been spotted in Kurt Geiger's Bond heels.
Louboutin's So Kate heel are another classic celebrity shoe style, worn by everyone from Blake Lively to Kate Moss.
These super-glossy slingbacks are a smart buy for under £60.
These heeled sandals are so comfortable you could wear them all day.
These suede pumps have a low heel and would look chic with just a pair of jeans and a T-shirt.