Saturday, August 11, 2012

L.K. Bennett nude platform pumps

One of Kate's most favored shoes are her nude L.K. Bennett platform pumps.  They are arguable one of her trademarks since she seems to wear them with just about everything.

The pump itself is closed toe in a light neutral color.  The heel is high and I'd almost call it a stiletto with a slight 1/2 inch platform.  It also has a very versatile rounded almond toe, which is neither too pointed nor too round, which is a detail that I think really "makes" this style.  A pointed toe can be restrictive and look too trendy but a round toe while roomier, can look less sophisticated.   That makes a rounded almond toe a great compromise between the two because it is still sleek yet classic.
This style of shoe retails for ≈ £195 or about $304 U.S. plus international shipping.
(Also available at Nordstrom for ≈ $345.)
L.K. Bennett - "Sledge" patent pump in taupe.

This isn't a hard item to find a repli-Kate for but the details that you want to keep in mind for this neutral style are the shiny patent leather, the nice slim heel, the slight platform, and the almond toe shape.

A great look-a-like is this Nine West style.  The toe is not too pointed and it retains the slight platform style, only with a slightly thicker - some would say sturdier! - heel than the original.
Retails for ≈ $99 U.S., currently on sale for $79.

NineWest - "Homage" patent pump in dove.

Another dead ringer for this style is the Christin Michaels pump.  The color is a camel which is a slightly stronger shade of neutral but still soft and buttery, and it may even be a more flattering shade than paler options.  Again we have the nice slim heel that is slightly shorter and the platform.
Retails for ≈ $65 U.S. 

Christin Michaels via Zappos - "Elektra" pump in camel.

This last one is the most expensive of the look-a-likes and is a great option if you were willing to splurge on the originals but have to been able to find any in stock.
This one again has the high slim heel, platform, and rounded almond toe.
 Retails for ≈ $325.
Stuar Weitzman - "Platswoon" pump in adobe aniline.

1 comment:

  1. you have done massive work when collecting this!! i loove your collection so much and love your blog as well<333 thank you for this ans keep going:) you're amazing:))<33
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