The PVC Shoe: The Ultimate Summer Trend for 2021

Call it as we must. The mid-nineties to early-noughties have imprinted their sartorial influence this season & a new, post-pandemic world involves a wardrobe that reckons with an unabashed, sexual confidence. PVC shoes make this case. It’s the trend to be waxed (plastic) about. 

This saucy style has re-emerged as a compelling argument for more-is-more. It definitely does all the talking. Fashion is certainly having its footing with this summery throwback. Amina Muaddi ornaments her fluted, pyramidal-heeled styles with crystal encrustment. The ultimate when-fairytales-come-true “glass” slipper…though one shouldn’t leave these amiss after the crack of midnight. Gianvito Rossi opts towards a sleek approach with a pointed toe sole finish. It-girl footwear crush Paris Texas unleashes the aughts & pairs their styles with a Western-style redux detailing (think: faux croc). Designed with copious colour (i.e. pastel pink & neon green), & serious embellishment – it makes way for an eclectic, unapologetic femininity. Leaving little to the imagination in all its reveal, is this the subtly sexy shoe for inhibition-less IRL dating? It’s certainly fantastic. 

Delicate yet striking, bold yet sexy; the PVC shoe lends itself as the ultimate party-ready adornment ranging from ultra glamour, to refined-pretty. Perfect for wintry party-wear as well. Better yet? The eye travels further when wearing this style as it adds length to any frame for an elongated silhouette. It’s an empowering, transformative stance. Retro yet oh-so current, these are meant for utter bliss. Ahead, find the top picks below for your next pair.

Style Tip: These are meant for show. Wear these at your next cocktail party or gathering. Style with either a monochromatic or a saturated-hued dress. Your favourite LBD would add balance to the style. Wanting to add a dose of off-duty chic? Pair with your favourite denim. Cropped works best. Wear with a denim short & blazer combo for the perfect heatwave-approved look. Highlight these with an open-vent legging for cooler days. 

AMINA MUADDI

AMINA MUADDI BEGUM CRYSTAL-EMBELLISHED PVC SLINGBACK PUMPS, CA$1405

AMINA MUADDI

AMINA MUADDI LUPITA PVC SANDALS, CA$830

STEVE MADDEN

STEVE MADDEN SIGNAL PINK MULTI, CA$100

GIANVITO ROSSI

GIANVITO ROSSI SILVER HOLOGRAM ELLE 105 SANDALS, CA$905 now CA$643

PARIS TEXAS

PARIS TEXAS OPEN-TOE MULE SANDALS, CA$645-680 now CA$469-$611

GIANVITO ROSSI

GIANVITO ROSSI ELLE 105 LEATHER-TRIMMED SANDALS, EUR€600 (APPROX. CA$885)

PRETTY LITTLE THING

PRETTY LITTLE THING CLEAR WIDE FIT CAKE STAND MULE HEELS, CA$100

AMINA MUADDI

AMINA MUADDI JULIA CRYSTAL-BROOCH TRANSPARENT PVC PUMPS, CA$1410

AMINA MUADDI

AMINA MUADDI LUPITA PVC SANDALS, CA$830

TONY BIANCO

TONY BIANCO MARLEY CLEAR VINYLITE/ SKIN HEELS, CA$170

PARIS TEXAS

PARIS TEXAS PINK CROC-EFFECT LEATHER AND PVC SANDALS, CA$484.98 now CA$290.99

PARIS TEXAS

PARIS TEXAS PENELOPE PYTHON SANDALS, CA$497.91 now CA$298.75

TONY BIANCO

TONY BIANCO MARLEY VINYLITE/MUSK NAPPA HEELS, CA$168.95

KATIE BILTOFT

KATIE BILTOFT NOMI – SOFT HAVANA, GBP£575 (APPROX. CA$985)

THE PRODUCTS LISTED ARE INDEPENDENTLY SOURCED AND NOT AFFILIATED WITH COMMERCIAL DEALS. THIS BLOG DOES NOT RECEIVE ANY COMMISSION OR COMPENSATION. PRICES HAVE BEEN CONVERTED TO APPROXIMATE CANADIAN (CA) VALUES (NOTWITHSTANDING APPLICABLE TAXES & DUTIES) AT THE TIME OF PUBLISH.

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