Low Heel Petite Baby Pump Designer Shoes With Blockish Heels

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 Ferragamo back in the day.

Diane von Furstenberg ‘Bonnie’ Patent Leather Buckle Pump, $278

Diane von Furstenberg Bonnie Patent Leather Buckle Pump

Kate Spade ‘Dijon’ Bow Pump, $298

Kate Spade Dijon Bow Pump

Gucci ‘Jacquelyne’ Studded Leather Pump, $550

Gucci 'Jacquelyne' Studded Leather Pump

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

Salvatore Ferragamo 'Vara' Printed and Patent Leather Bow Pump

Prada Kiltie Pump, $275

Prada Kiltie Pump

Miu Miu Glitter Heel Pump, $595

Miu Miu Glitter Heel Pump

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 with Michael Polish in Los Angeles on June 26, 2012Kate Bosworth in low heel pumps while out with Michael Polish in Los Angeles on June 26, 2012

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

BP. Shoes Penni Pump in Leopard

Seychelles Birch Flat, $100

Seychelles Birch Flat

Credit: WENN

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