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Footwear: Mules

Posted on Fri, Jul 21st, 2017

The comeback queen - Mules

The perfect choice of footwear is the one which you can simply slip on and forget about the whole day. The Mules have always been in the fashion scene. Liked by some and abhorred by others, this style is not everyone's cup of tea, never has been. Love it or hate it you just can't ignore it. Having appeared on the feet of leading ladies in Hollywood history and art, the Mules are a style that will never go out of fashion.

A "Mule" is a French word for a shoe that is backless and often closed toed. Predominantly wore by women, the heel size can vary from fat to high. Usually worn within the bedroom, the Mule has a sordid history and when Comtesse d'Olonne, the risqué society beauty, wore a soft red pair of mules to church in 1694, it paved the way for the style. Variations were later seen being donned within the French Court by Madame de Pompadour and Marie Antoinette throughout the eighteenth century.

The Mules often underline the wearer's ultrafeminine grace. The sound also suggests that the shoe can slip off any moment promising a sort of intimacy which no covered foot could compete. But as much as the Mule is about sex, its also about social status - non-utilitarian, ill suited to even the gentlest form of locomotion. Thanks to its impracticality, the Mules requires its wearers' exemption from the transportation hassles.

Off late, the backless shoe has become the most sought after footwear, thanks to a number of modern takes on the classic style. Manolo Blahnik has always been a huge fan of the Mule, but big designer name like Miu Miu, Balenciaga, Michael Kors and Victoria Beckham have all helped the shoe come back in a big way, with an open toe look. On the other hand, the flat Mules are about as comfy as they come. Gucci's fur lined version took the fashion world by storm. Mules, in the wedge and platform variation, also come with bows, feathers, and fringe to make it look more fancy.

Look for special details and textures, and pair them with a monochromatic outfit for a party to stand out of the crowd. Grab your pair in beverlyheels.com.





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