20 Cute Heels Under 3 Inches: Shop ‘Em All!

There’s no question that a towering stiletto gives you major height index and a legs-for-days effect. But at the moment, we’re partial to the season’s new heel height—nothing over three inches!—that’s both stylish and supremely comfortable. From ladylike kitten heels to chunky block pumps, this footwear is perfect for going from your desk to dinner or dancing in a flash.

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  • We’ve rounded up an assortment of our favorites, so click through our slideshow to shop them all.

  • ASOS

    Spirit Heels ($54) in Turquoise


    For an occasion (such as a gallery opening or fashion event) that calls for a contemporary look, slip into these ankle-strap heels with silky printed trousers and a tank top.

  • Chloe

    Variance Suede and Mesh Pumps ($670) in Black Suede


    Complement this sweet, scalloped pair with a pleated skirt and lightweight sweater for a weekend brunch.

  • Dolce & Gabbana

    Closed-Toe Slip-Ons ($390) in Yellow


    These patterned stunners add a pop of color to your ensemble. We suggest wearing them with a girly full skirt.

  • Giuseppe Zanotti

    Sandals ($415) in Ocher


    These kitten heels will quickly become your go-to shoe for after-hours cocktails.

  • Chinese Laundry

    Lazy Daze Pumps ($99) in Pink Multi


    A little ladylike, a little exotic, this textured pair would look great with a floral dress.

  • Manolo Blahnik

    Striped Pony Hair BB ($895) in Black/White


    Imagine these graphic striped pumps teamed with a tailored suit: super chic!

  • Elizabeth and James

    Clark Low Pump ($295) in Bowie Blue


    If you like the masculine-inspired vibe of smoking slippers, you’ll love Elizabeth and James’ stylish suede heels.

  • Marc by Marc Jacobs

    Closed-Toe Slip-Ons ($268) in Cocoa


    An understated leopard print means you can easily transition these from an important meeting to movie night.

  • Miu Miu

    Metallic Leather Pumps ($575) in Caffe+Nero


    Hit on one of the autumn’s biggest trends—metallics—with these high-shine shoes.

  • Christian Louboutin

    Lemer 70 Studded Mirrored-Leather and Suede Slingbacks ($645) in Red


    Play up the rock ‘n’ roll vibe of these studded shoes with a leather jacket and distressed jeans.

  • Red Valentino

    Patent Chain T-Strap Pump ($237) in Black


    These pretty bow-embellished shoes are your best bet for the fall weddings on your calendar.

  • Office

    Hologram Pumps ($99) in Silver


    Nod to this season’s holographic trend in this shiny silver pair and wear them with  dressy shorts for your next bachelorette party or GNO.

  • J.Crew Collection

    Valentina Calf Hair D’Orsay Pumps ($350) in Hazelnut Leopard


    You’d be surprised at the versatility of J.Crew’s animal-print heels. Treat them like basic pumps, and wear them with everything from tailored pants to a slinky little black dress.

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim

    Dove Kitten Heel Pumps ($475) in Black


    These are a cut above your basic black pumps, and they’ll smarten up your work wardrobe in a flash.

  • Sergio Rossi

    Ankle Strap Pump ($645) in Flamenco Red


    A pair of red pumps possesses undeniable allure, so team these with dark skinnies for a casual date night.

  • Jeffrey Campbell

    Loranne Pumps ($155) in Black Suede/Gold


    Meet your new party shoe. Thanks to a low kitten heel, you’ll feel comfortable enough dancing past midnight.

  • Saint Laurent

    Paris Leather Sling-Back Pumps ($628) in Citron


    The slingback shoe’s classic silhouette is updated in eye-catching yellow. Wear this pair to punch up a monochrome outfit. 

  • Nicholas Kirkwood

    Patent-Leather Pumps ($635) in Nude Patent-Leather


    The nude hue of these pumps will help elongate your legs, but a multicolored triangular heel also lends fashion-forward flair.

  • Rebecca Minkoff

    Brie Mid Heel Pumps ($295) in Paprika


    This pair looks just as stylish with a pencil skirt as it does with a leather mini, making it an ideal day-to-night shoe.

  • Zara

    Combination Sling-Back ($90) in Black


    Block heels and a pointy toe make these shoes perfect for the office, especially when styled with cropped trousers and a silky button-down.

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