Cue the Compliments: 30 Statement Heels That Will Make Your Holiday Outfit


(Image credit: @THEAUDREYPETERS. Pictured: Saint Laurent Feather Pom Pom Sling Back Sandal ($1,190).)

Another year has come and gone, meaning it's time to reflect back on some of the best footwear trends of the year. One of my personal favorites? Loud, proud, embellished statement heels. Although I'm not a fully converted platform princess (I'm partial to my white Adidas Stan Smith sneakers which have seen better days), the holidays are the one time of year I relish in putting on a pair of bedazzled sky-high stilettos to ring in the festivities with family and friends. Giant, fuzzy pom-poms, anyone?

If you need a reason to get dressed a little more *extra* this holiday season, look no further than the complete guide to the best statement heels that are sure to be showstoppers at every holiday party you step foot in. Happy shopping!

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Ana Escalante is an award-winning journalist and Gen Z editor whose work ranges from dissecting size inclusivity at fashion week to discussing how American Girl Doll meme accounts are the the answer to society's collective spiral. She's covered it all: Queen Elizabeth II's corgis, Roe v. Wade frontline protests, and the emergence of jorts (or jean shorts for the uninitated). At Who What Wear, Ana is responsible for delivering smart, insightful, personality-driven shopping guides and trend features for a digital-first generation.Before joining Who What Wear, Ana was Glamour magazine's editorial assistant, where she focused on daily news and special packages, including leading the brand's 2022 Met Gala coverage. For more than half a decade, she has covered style, beauty, and digital culture for publications such as Paper magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Japan, and Allure, among others. Ana has been called a rising star in media by publications such as Nylon and Teen Vogue. (Her mother, meanwhile, calls her "the coolest person" she knows.)