Could it be true? Is this for real?
While sky high stilettos are still the ultimate favorite, it seems what’s gaining popularity at the moment is the “baby pump”; also dubbed by fashionistas as the “petite” pump. It pretty much looks like your typical flat, except for the teeny tiny bit of lift – around 1 to 2 inches tops.
These pumps come with blockish heels much like what was so in vogue in the 60s; think Chanel and Ferragamao back in the day.
Prada Kiltie Pump, $275
Well, you like? Or is this trend making you scream with disappointment?
Yes, admittedly, they do look old-fashioned and perhaps even un-sexy. But we would like to think these shoes are actually quite feminine, and would work as perfect stand-ins for days when you don’t want to wear stilettos but find flats to be too casual (i.e. check out Kate Bosworth in petite pumps and a dress below). They’re pretty classy and offer a lot of understated elegance:
Kate Bosworth in low heel pumps while out and about in LA with Michael Polish, June 26
So will you be grabbing a pair?
If you can appreciate the appeal, feel free to purchase any of these “petite” designer pumps at SAKS and Nordstrom. If you’re a lady on a budget, here are two gorgeous and affordable options for you from BP Shoes and Seychelles: