What Are Your Thoughts on These Low Heel “Petite” Designer Pumps?

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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.

Diane von Furstenberg Bonnie Patent Leather Buckle Pump, $278

Kate Spade Dijon Bow Pump, $298

Gucci Jacquelyne Studded Leather Pump, $550

Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Printed and Patent Leather Bow Pump, $425

Prada Kiltie Pump, $275

Miu Miu Glitter Heel Pump, $595

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 and Michael PolishKate 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:

BP. Shoes Penni Pump in Leopard, $80

Seychelles Birch Flat, $100

Credit: WENN

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