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Practical (And Pretty) Party Shoes for Busy Mums and Mums-To-Be

Calling all pregnant ladies and new mums – the party season is in full swing and it’s your turn to do the dressing up. Everyone knows shoes can make an outfit and we’ve sorted the ones that have the 'wow' factor and still tick all the practical boxes. As far as sky-scraper heels go, we are so over it – fancy flats, brillo block heels and chic courts are the way to go for fashion-forward mums and mums-to-be. Let us know what you think of our faves.
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Vent Metal Heel Ballet Shoes, £20, topshop.com

Mulled wine is definitely the drink of the season, so make it the colour of the season too with these velvet flats.
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White Gem Stone Slippers, £40, riverisland.com

Inject instant glamour into your outfit while feeling super relaxed with these statement slippers.
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Red Lace Toe Cap Slipper Shoes, £35, riverisland.com

Red, gold and lace – these flats are the foolproof Christmas combo.
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Asymmetric Wedge, £25, F&F at clothingattesco.com

Channel cutting-edge style with these faux suede oh-so-easy-to-walk-in wedges, finished with a metallic heel for a futuristic touch.
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Teal Cut Out Point Ballerina Shoes, £30, next.co.uk

Sequins and glitter just not your thing? You can still sparkle this Christmas by nailing two trends in one with these cut out, colour panel flats – team with black tights and make these your winter essentials.
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Cecilia Toe Cap Ballerina Shoes, £56, office.co.uk

These are the perfect stand-out-from-the-crowd substitute for heels.. The gold metallic leather screams party central – and you are guaranteed to be the last one standing.
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Katelina Bay Ankle Boots, £69.99, clarks.co.uk

If you are after an investment pair of shoes that won’t fade with fast fashion, then these ankle boots are a timeless classic you can’t say no to. Perfect for any occasion with any outfit, the thick bulky heel on these will see you through the years.
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Gold T-Bar Pointed Stilettos, £55, riverisland.com

Go for gold and wow the Christmas crowd with these eye-catching heels. The T-bar strap will keep you secure, so these mid heeled stilettos aren’t are scary as they seem.
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Mid Heel Leopard Courts, £35, topshop.com

Animal prints and textures are high on the fashion agenda this winter. For a fresh take on leopard print go for these mint courts.
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Sonar Heels, £38, asos.com

If you’ve got a smart/casual event to attend this Christmas, these royal blues fit the bill perfectly, and can be worn throughout the day and into the night.
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Nude Patent Courts, £14.99, newlook.com

For a budget buy that is versatile and will last well past the festive season, these nude courts are an absolute steal.
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Gabbie Embellishment Suede Shoes, £85, frenchconnection.com

It is impossible to go overboard with embellishment at Christmas, so take advantage with these luxe pumps that are suitable for all occasions.
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Tassel Slippers, £39.99, mango.com

Team metallic flats with your favourite pencil skirt and embellishment top for effortless chic on that girls night out you’ve been waiting for all year.
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Juniper Metallic Mid Heels, £48, topshop.com

If you are after a super dressy look with minimal effort, then make these gorgeous mini block heels your new best friends.
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Violet Patent Leather Wedge Toe Point Court, £170, lkbennett.com

For the subtlest of elevation, these sophisticated wedge heels add that extra inch to take to you and your style up a notch in the most effortless of ways.
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Cracked Leather Courts, £59.99, hm.com

If you want something a bit more edgy than your usual courts, then these cracked leather heels are the shoes for you.
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Medium Heel Court Shoe, £25.99, zara.com

Be pretty in pink and dance the night away in these mini courts - girly and practical!
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Snake Print Leather Slippers, £44.99, mango.com

When we say animal prints are in, we mean they are in – snakeskin is no longer reserved for your Grandmother’s handbag, but is essential for hitting a style high.
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Pewter Glitter Slippers, £24, next.co.uk

Be the star of the show and sparkle all night long in these delightful glitter slippers.
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Soho Pointed Heels, £35, asos.com

Monochrome has undoubtedly been the fashion trend of 2013, so these Cruella De Vil-esque mini block heels are the perfect way to see the year to an end.
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Red Satin Bow Heels, £89, ninewest.co.uk

If you refuse to steer away from the classic Christmas attire, then these satin bow mid heels are perfect to help you get the look for that dress-to-impress party that’s fast approaching.
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