February 22nd, 2012

The white pump

Dolce & Gabbana pumps © March Harper's Bazaar by Daniel Jackson

Nothing is as comfortable as a good pump and I celebrated its return last summer. I have a black pair and a pair in nude patent which are perfect in the rain (any time actually). But the color for spring is white and I am not sure I can go there.

I first spied them at the Celine Resort 12 show below. I admit that I love the heel height on these and the shape is beautiful, but there is still something that holds me back. It may be that my eye has not adjusted and by June, when I have seen them worn on the street and not just in fashion magazines, I will want a pair.

Only time will tell.

Celine Resort 12


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Round-frame tortoiseshell sunglasses


Reversible leather and fur coat


Linda 45 leather pumps


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  • No no no and no!! They may look okay in editorial but whenever I see them on the streets they’re not right. Pumps should never be made in white and the same goes with ballet flats. Just saying…

    AngelineFebruary 22nd, 2012  8:24 AM

  • I so agree with Angeline! Pumps and ballet flats look good in fashion shoots and on the run ways but on the street don’t work.

    CarineFebruary 22nd, 2012  8:46 AM

  • Unless you are a bride, keep white pumps off the street!

    GeorgiaFebruary 22nd, 2012  9:18 AM

  • White pumps! Never!!!!! mary beth

    mary bethFebruary 22nd, 2012  9:28 AM

  • If that shot from the March Bazaar isn’t a testament to white pumps, I don’t know what is. It takes the right dress/skirt, the right occasion, and, of course, the right shoe.

    LaurieFebruary 22nd, 2012  10:34 AM

  • Oh yes, a great white pump is a must have. The Celines are a little dowdy, but the Dolce and Gabbanas are classic. You’ll wear them forever.

    Lauren@StyleseerFebruary 22nd, 2012  10:58 AM

  • No to white pumps. There is no right occasion outside of being a bride. They. Always. Look. Wrong. Nude pumps, yes.

    PindaFebruary 22nd, 2012  1:05 PM

  • If you look like the girl in the photo–yes, go white.

    If not, buy them in nude if you want a warm weather look.

    anneFebruary 22nd, 2012  2:56 PM

  • Unless you’re a nurse… just say no to white shoes

    Lisa EastmanFebruary 22nd, 2012  7:47 PM

  • No, I remember wearing white shoes in the eighties – no, not again.

    MartiFebruary 23rd, 2012  3:35 PM

  • Not sure how I feel about white pumps. I always associate them with easter outfits or cheap stripper heels lol. they look great in this editorial but in real life? im on the fence…

    kimmiepoohFebruary 25th, 2012  2:13 PM

  • I can do without white pumps as well….. But what about that floral getup? No comments on that? LOL!

    JennieFebruary 27th, 2012  1:38 AM


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