I mean a proper peep toe, not an open toe. If you can see more than the tips of 3 of my toes then it’s no good. There’s something elegant, but super sexy about them. I love 1940s inspired chunkier shoes with a peep toe, and I love a super high stilletto with a tiny glimpse of toe.
I own a lot of pairs of peep toes, from practical tan 40s inspired Unisa slingbacks, to slightly less practical 40s inspired Salvador Sapena black suede mules, but my total favourites that I own right now are the gold sequin Jean Michel Cazabat stilettos I bought about a year ago.
So, today, because I like fantasy shopping, I have been picking out peep toes that I might buy if I hadn’t spent all my money on lipsticks.
Ok, nice peep toes, in the under £40 ish range. Cheap peep toes often show too much toe, or come with too much platform, or are just a little too clumpy and inelegant or have something else that I just don’t quite like. I found this category a struggle, which is a shame as it’s closest to my budget! Here are my 3 favourites.
Black & White Slingback Heels
Even cheaper by virtue of being in the sale, I like the monochrome black and white version, but they also come in nude.
Light Pink Patent Peep Toe Heels £19.99 New Look
These also come in black, but this time round I think I prefer the pink. They’re a simple, classic and elegant peep toe.
Writing blog posts is a dangerous business. I might have accidentally slipped and bought these ones. But LOOK! £40, reduced to £12 AND with an actual good range of sizes left, at the time of writing, which is about 15 hours before publishing, only sizes 9 and 2 were out of stock. Whoop!
So we’re talking roughly in the £40-£75 range, this seems to be the level most nice shoes realistically cost. People with proper jobs can probably afford to buy themselves a pair occasionally. If I had a proper job, this is what I would buy all the time, instead of just occasionally.
Love these! There’s something a bit 80s in their colour block palette and they’re a bit more interesting than plain black.
Another black patent classic, with a hidden platform, which I don’t always like, but the proportions on this look beautiful and elegant.
Vivienne Westwood Ladydragon Lips Peeptoe
I have wanted a pair of these for so long. So, so long. The cost is so tantalisingly in reach, but so far I’ve not yet got myself a pair!
Naoko Heels from Unisa £110
Just a teeny bit too expensive to go into the mid range category, but not crazy enough for the high end, but look, they’re so PRETTY! Red suede, a little bow, and would look perfect with a 1940s or 50s vintage inspired outfit.
If you’ve got money to burn, buy some of these, they’re amazing.
Jean Michel Cazabat Opal £239
The same brand as my gold sequins, which I bought in the sale, by the way! These are the same style as mine and have a sexy peep toe, but also peep heel as well, which I just love.
Because if you’re going to spend over £500 on shoes they should probably have that iconic red sole so everyone knows, right?
Last in the realms of fantasy are these gold satin pumps. The pleating on the heel is almost like a shell, and I would totally make them filthy within 5 seconds of putting them on, so a good job I can’t afford them!