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In today’s working world, the rules of office fashion have become much more lenient. Closed-toe styles and black and white colour limitations are no longer obligatory in many major companies, especially in cities like Dubai, where fashion is developing ever so quickly. More and more women are also opting for comfortable heels rather than basing their choices on professional but necessarily practical shoes. So in this piece, we focus on the best heels for work in terms of comfort, style, and professionalism.
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Let’s start with the most formal option on the list – pointy pumps. And we’re not talking about plain old pointy pumps, we’re talking some serious shoe creativity. Check out these Gianvito Rossi pumps. They’re known for being extra comfortable thanks to their clear PVC panels as opposed to regular stiff ones. The clear panels also show some skin, so they’re much more playful than traditional pumps. We love the hint of red and formal black pointy toe. You can these at Level Shoe District.
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Sandal heels are a favourite for many women, because they’re more practical for long periods of walking. However, the style to wear nowadays is the chunky heel. It definitely gives better support and is more comfortable than a thin heel. We recommend opting for this nude Schutz pair from Level Shoe District. Go for the nude shade. It goes with everything and has a ‘barely there’ appearance which looks quite playful with formal office wear like suits.
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For the love of mules, try a mule! You won’t regret it! Forget that they’re very comfortable, they’re so versatile that you can pair them with almost anything for almost everything! You can wear them with a suit for a formal look, a skirt for a playful night out, and jeans for a casual lunching! It’s like a three in one combo, if you think about it. One of our favourite pairs is this laser cut lace up mule from Missguided.co.uk.
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We’re back to the pointy toed heels because they’re the most work appropriate ones. However, these ones come with a twist. They’re bright, colourful, and made of snake printed material. Every woman should own a pair like these to liven up a plain outfit. Wearing a plain black formal dress to work? Put these shoes on and watch the outfit transform. The style is also sharp and feisty, so it’s great for tough businesswoman who want to be stylish at the same time. These are from asos.com.
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Schutz’s Juliana cage sandals are more comfortable than most sandal heels because the cage keeps your feet in place and offers more support. The material is also very soft, so it does not smother your feet or bother them. One more tip: always opt for heels that are open from the back with just a strap to hold them in place. This puts less pressure on your feet than completely closed shoes. You can get these at Level as well.
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Open-toed heels are great for work, especially if you choose ones that are open from the back. While most of them can be extremely plain, we recommend ones like these Nicholas Kirkwood sandals with an eye-catching feature. Aren’t the pearls a genius touch? You can get these at Level.
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Our last pick is the ultimate eye catcher and it’s for all those extravagant work events. And even if your work events aren’t all that great, at least make your shoes great! This asos.com pair has chunky heels perfect for all night standing and mingling – and don’t you just love the added stones? We personally adore the silver shade, too. An eye-catcher, and possibly conversation starter, indeed.