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Beverlyheels StyleFootwear: D'Orsays

Footwear: D'Orsays

Posted on Tue, Jun 27th, 2017

The style renaissance

When Manolo Blahnik said, "shoes are the quickest way for a woman to achieve instant metamorphosis," he probably had the d'Orsay shoes in mind. Glamorous and elegant at the same time, a single pair can metamorphose a boyish look to a highend chic appearance.

The d'Orsay was named after and created by Alfred Guillame Gabriel, Count d'Orsay, a prominent noble man, an eclectic artist who married into British aristocracy. A former soldier with the French military, he created the d'Orsay as military shoes in 1838. The flat shoes had low cut sides, to accommodate wide feet and a v-shaped vamp for a snug fit. Although the shoes worked for military wear, it became popular amongst the female aristocrats who soon adopted the style.

Although its origin has largely been forgotten, the design is quite popular and worn by women all over the globe. Modern materials, technology and design have made the d'Orsay more exotic and dynamic with time.

d'Orsays not only do a great job of lengthening the legs but also happen to look sophisticated and incredibly polished when paired with skinny pants. Pair it up with jeans or cropped pants; or, roll up your pants to reveal your ankle and let the sexy cutouts tease the eye.

Want them to be practical? Wear them in spring when it's too cold to expose your toes. Or, wear them in summers to add a breezy touch to your wardrobe.

d'Orsay flats and pumps are made by just about every high end designers - Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, and Manolo Blahnik, but thanks to its popularity among the masses, an affordable pair is available at your favorite department store or boutique … yeah, and online too!

Select your pair from beverlyheels to add the French beauty to your wardrobe.



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Posted by beverlyheels_1368240219_164 on Thu, Jan 25th, 2018
I would LOVE to see D'Orsays in sizes 15 and 16.



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