The High-Fashion Pump You Should Be Wearing Now

Posted on February 6, 2018

One of my clients showed up to a shopping appointment in a shoe that rocked my world. After 20 years as a personal stylist, it usually takes a Valentino dress to do that. She was wearing what fashion people would call a “V-Neck Pump.”

Started by Céline (the uber avant-garde fashion line) in 2016, the V-Neck Pump is now available from other brands at a range of price points and heel heights. In fact, Céline now makes them in a cool, low cone-shaped heel that even I could probably wear. (The client’s V-Neck Pump was actually from Diane Von Furstenburg, not Céline.)

I could not get over how the V-Neck Pump made every single thing she tried on, whether a dress or a wide-leg pant, look even more fabulous. The V-shape elongated the leg as did the very high, skinny heel. In an effort to get more V-Neck pumps in her closet (never put all of your fashion eggs in one basket!), we tried the lower heels from Céline, which also looked fabulous. They come in a range of colors and fabrics too. I stopped in my fashion tracks when I saw the burgundy velvet Céline pair at Barneys in New York! FYI, Céline does not currently sell online so if you want a pair from them (see different versions below), you will have to get them from the Céline boutique or at a store like Barneys or Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Want to see the V-Neck Pump on an actual foot, in an actual outfit? We pulled some great street style photos for you from the blog Who What Wear. In my experience, nothing makes a wardrobe feel as new and exciting as a fresh, modern pair of black pumps. Well, maybe a new leather jacket. 🙂 More 0n that later! A cross between a bootie and a traditional pump, the V-Neck Pump works in all seasons.

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Not sure you are ready for the full-on V-Neck Pump? Look for a version like the Manolo Blahnik below, which does not cover as much of the foot, yet still has the flattering V-shape. Don’t want to spend a lot on the trend? Try the Tahari version below, on sale for $54.99. Also, the Vince Camuto version comes in a range of colors at $119.95.

What do you think? Will you do it? Let us know on our Facebook page!

Happy Shopping!

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Manolo Blahnik Urgenze Pointy Toe Pump, $735

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Pour La Victoire Kora Bootie, $274.95

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Ted Baker London Bexzs Pump, $244.95

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Vince Camuto Ankia Suede Pump in Soft Pink Suede, $119.95

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Tahari Benedict in New Cognac Suede, $99 $54.99

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Lani Inlander is a personal stylist who has been working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day for 20 years. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas. Are you looking for professional training to be a personal stylist? Click here to learn how you can train with Lani at The Stylist Studio

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