I adore oxford shoes in general – even the ones that border on looking clunky on my dainty feet. But there are times when I wear them, look at the mirror and can’t help comparing my feet to Ronald McDonald. There are some oxfords or saddle shoes that just run too big. The toes look humongous. And when the proportion is odd, everything else looks odd.
If you are echoing my sentiments, this post is for you. Lucky for us, there runs a gamut of feminine oxfords that fit perfectly on your dainty shoes and heighten the girliness of your vintage and retro frocks.
Care to check out these finds?
1. Here’s A Quarter Brogue Flat, $47.99, ModCloth
Nothing says feminine quite like the combination of cornflower blue and teal. Can you get any more vintage than this, I wonder? The fact that it has side and front cut outs and a single, dainty tie makes it even prettier. You’ll love the toes as well. It’s pointy so it’s won’t make your feet look big.
2. Turnstile Maven Heel, $124.99, Poetic License
I dub this the epitome of girly oxford shoes. The grey, brown and reddish pink color combo is a winning combination. It’s not too saccharine but you can’t miss the romantic and feminine flair. I bet you’ll find this difficult to resist pairing up with your 50’s and 60’s frocks.
3. Jazzhan, $99.95, Steve Madden
While there’s nothing delicate about its black suede upper and classic saddle shoes silhouette, the clean rows of gold tone hardware at its vamp made it scream “for women”. The conical studs also add just a touch of urban to an otherwise vintage-inspired shoe.
4. Manners, $262.99, Stuart Weitzman
The sole is not at all overwhelming with its dainty stacked heels. The leather upper should have been overwhelming but it was saved by the side cut outs and minimalist details. It’s quite a sensible shoe option but works in elevating an outfit and making it more interesting as well.
5. Joyce, $70.99, Bass
This is arguably one of the most feminine oxford silhouettes made by Bass. Not that Bass makes huge saddle shoes anyway. The fit and proportion of their shoes are usually spot-on. But there’s just something about its pointed toes that made it a cut above the rest. The monochrome colors that resemble a tuxedo definitely balanced out its feminine appeal.
6. Delia Saddle Shoes, $96.99, Frye
Here’s another delicately-soled shoe find for you. It’s not overwhelming to walk in and the proportion to the suede upper is just right. The real show stealer though is its suede and leather combination upper featuring the colors blush and grey.
Now you don’t have to worry about your friends teasing you about your huge McDonalds-like feet, not when you have these shoes for the taking.