23 Cheap and Pretty Heels to Get Your "Cinderella Moment" on a Budget

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Who can resist the desire for a “Cinderella moment,” right? Come on, you know what I’m talking about—that occasion when you slip into something breathtaking and feel like a real-life princess. While celebrities and street style stars regularly get this jolt of glamour thanks to the fanciful designer items they have the luxury of wearing, it’s actually easier than you think to get your own elevated experience if you’re on a budget.

Yep, especially in the shoe department. Okay, okay, I’m not talking about glass slippers here, but rather the range of stunning yet cheap shoes out there in the market today. To show you what I mean, I rounded up 23 of the prettiest heels under $100 for you below—separated by various silhouettes (mules, boots, sandals, and pumps). Keep scrolling for a little shopping break, and give yourself that moment.

We’re definitely getting Cinderella vibes with the special crystal-like heel.

These heeled mules seriously look so fancy.

Croc-effect is always the way to go for an expensive-looking silhouette.

These feature a lower heel, but they’ll still elevate any outfit you’re wearing with that vibrant camo print.

A pop of leopard really does go a long way.

These are what we call party shoes—just look at the mix of playful details.

The bold buckle, deep cognac color, and expensive-looking suede makes these mules look so high-end.

Step out in these stunners with the knee-high silhouette, python finishing, and square toe—and you’ll turn every head in the room.

Everything about these stunners is just right—the heel height, expensive-looking faux-snakeskin, and so on.

Nope, the Western boot look isn’t going away anytime soon.

Slip into these with a leather midi skirt and a cream knit for the office.

The gold circle hardware gives these suede booties a little something extra.

The sock-like knit accent brings a different layer of on-trend texture to this style.

A strappy, low-heeled sandal will always seem elevated.

These aren’t your average black sandals. Here for it.

Lilac is one of the It colors of the season.

This luscious burgundy hue mixed with the suede fabric brings a rich quality to this classic silhouette.

Red will always make that instant statement.

Ditch you standard black pumps for something a bit fresher this season.

The pearl accent at the toe is subtle yet eye-catching.