I Know Good Shoes, and These Party-Ready Pairs Are Everything

Party season is just around the corner, and our first item when planning a look is statement shoes. Because if you can't wear a pair of taxi shoes (as we like to call them) at this time of year, when can you? From Miu Miu's bejewelled heels to Topshop's glitter booties, 2019's party shoes certainly don't disappoint.

If you're looking to revamp last year's LBD or dress up failsafe jeans and silk camisole combo, then we've found dreamy party shoes for every budget. As ever, Malone Souliers has designed some of the most beautiful shoes in the world, but River Island and Zara are also making us want to get out our blister plasters and wear nothing but flamboyant heels until the year is out. Our tip? Add 10-denier tights and see how much longer you'll last. Not a stiletto kind of girl? Don't worry, as we've found this season's stand-out flats, too. Scroll through the gallery below to swoon over our expert edit of the best party shoes around.

The ankle-strap and chunky heel help counteract the height of these shoes. 

This heel is ideal if you plan on spending your entire evening on the dance floor. 

A word of caution: don't wear these in the rain. 

Who said you can't wear boots to a party? 

Nothing makes a flat more party-ready than leopard print. 

These will look incredible with a velvet navy suit. 

Use these to breathe a new lease of life into last year's dresses. 

So chic, we could see Alexa Chung in these Mary Janes. 

We'll be having dreams about fringed rhinestones until these are on our feet. 

These were made to be worn with '80s style lamé. 

Leopard print and a sexy wrap-around tie—we don't think we've ever come across a hotter shoe. 

Just think how sweet these will look with cropped jeans and a tee. 

A little on the pricey side for Zara but, trust us, no one will believe these came from the high street. 

A minimalist take on the party shoe. 

A pair of velvet Prada platforms always make their way onto our wish lists. 

Clash the silver hue with a deep burgundy pedicure. 

These lace-up heels will look so elegant on the foot. 

Make more is more your mantra by wearing these feather heels with a sequin dress. 

So much shoe for so little cash. 

These look so much more expensive than they actually are. 

Pick your jaw up off the floor, and let's get to choosing a dress to go with your new party shoes

Opening Image: @JeanetteMadsen

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.