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When we were young, most of us made the effort to try on our mother’s fancy shoes at least once, and nothing made us feel more grown up. As a kid, when parties or special occasions come around, there’s usually nothing more important to a little girl than looking like a princess. The dress, the hair and the shoes, no amount of glitz and sparkle will be too much.
Buying the perfect occasional shoes for your little girl might seem like a mammoth task, but with the range on offer, there really is no limit. It could be that your little one is set to be a flower girl or she’s about to go to her first school disco. Both are huge and important occasions so getting it absolutely right is a must.
Here we’ll take a look at the types of occasional shoes you might need to buy for your toddler or little girl. Whether it’s a wedding, party or prom, there’s no reason why your girl can’t step out in style.
When buying girls shoes for a wedding there are quite a few things that need to be considered. The first consideration would be, what type of wedding is it that your little one will be attending and what role are they playing?
If you little one is a wedding guest, though still required to look smart, footwear choices can be a little more relaxed compared to when they’re playing a more formal role. If they’re a guest at a winter wedding, it would be best to opt for a full shoe with a closed toe and heel, protecting the feet against the elements. At the other end of the scale, what kind of shoes are suitable for a beach wedding? A cute sandal or pair of smart flip flops would most likely fit the bill.
When it comes to ease of use, slip on shoes are definitely at the top of the list. Easy to put on and easy to take off, little girls slip on shoes will help to make your little one more independant and will also make it much easier to get them dressed and out the door when in a hurry. Slip on shoes aren’t always suitable for every child, if they’re too loose they can fall off the heel, they can become a trip hazard when a youngster has just learned to walk. They can also cause your girl to curl her toes to keep them in place while walking, so make sure the fit is spot on.
A role usually reserved for the youngest members of the wedding party, being a flower girl comes with great responsibility, so getting the shoes for toddlers right is paramount. A well structured shoe with a supportive insole will ensure your little one stays comfortable throughout the day. Getting the girl’s shoe fitting right should prevent unnecessary trips while your toddler takes centre stage.
So, when party season arrives, it’s time to plan the outfit - a new pretty princess dress, dazzling hair accessories and of course… glamorous footwear. Do you opt for comfortable party shoes with an ankle strap or cutsie party shoes with kitten heels for your girl?
Party shoes come in many styles and designs, but the general rule is the more sparkly they are, the better. Whether it’s a pair of party shoes with a block heel or party shoes without heels, our range of girls party shoes will certainly accommodate.
When buying party shoes for your little girl, there are a few things to take into consideration. The first should always be comfort, if a pair of party shoes don’t fit well they can become uncomfortable and cause damage to your girls feet, this could be anything from sores and blisters to corns if worn excessively. Also ensure the shoes are secure when walking. This is particularly important with toddlers and younger children. If your little one’s party shoes are loose, they will cause issues when walking and could become a trip hazard.
As children get older, their tastes can change and a more adult style becomes favourable when getting glammed up for a party. This is particularly true when it comes to choosing shoes for fashion conscious teenage girls. However, as their feet are still growing, always encourage them to go for a smaller, supportive heel height. Choosing a block or wedge heel over a stiletto will also increase support.
Another important social event that is becoming more and more popular in the UK and is now high priority in most teenage girls calendar, is prom. Normally celebrated from around age 15, they’re the first real chance to really bring out the big guns when it comes to glitz, glamour and feeling like a grown up.
The outfit must be absolutely perfect, but girls don’t have to wear high heels to get the right look. Prom shoes with a low heel can be just as glamorous as prom shoes with a high heel, yet should be much more comfortable to wear. We all know how important it is to make sure your feet remain fresh and ache free as you dance the night away, that’s why prom shoes without heels such as sparkly trainers or flip flops are also becoming an increasingly popular and much more comfortable alternative.
In recent years, there’s been a sharp increase in proms for primary school leavers too and buying prom shoes for 11 year olds has definitely become a popular activity. Going to prom gives your little miss the chance to dress up and party in style before embarking on the next phase of her school life.
Buying shoes for a special occasion is definitely one of the most exciting shopping trips your little one will take, with glitter and sparkle a must. There’s nothing better than feeling like a princess in your newly purchased pair of party shoes.