So the Christmas party is fast approaching and you’re longing to wear those six inch heels you’ve been eyeing up on your lunch break. Sick of sensible office shoes, come rain or snow, you’re determined to keep your head high and your heels higher.

But let’s be honest, it’s easier said than done. And despite that little person at the back of your head saying, ‘you’ll fall on your face’, at the end of the day you know that glamour is going to overtake practicality when it comes to any party.

Not wanting to look like Bambi on ice it’s time to seriously consider your options and perhaps get a few practice runs in before the big night.  Like an athlete training for the Olympics, it takes serious dedication and practice.

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Popping to the shops in your Loubou’s or cleaning the house in your Prada’s is perfectly acceptable when your conditioning them for the event. New shoes will always need breaking in, and if they don’t fit like a glove, don’t bother. Blisters or even a Cinderella moment is not as chic as it looks. Completing tasks in any mammoth heel will ensure when you’ve got your balance right and make you look like a prima ballerina on the dance floor.

If you’re already slip sliding before you’ve left the house, give those soles some grip. A coating of good old fashioned hair spray will give them some stick, but if you can’t imagine vandalising your Vuittons, visit the holy grail of shoe how-to’s, Pinterest. Because what you can’t learn from Pinterest isn’t worth knowing.

Of course you can do all the preparation the internet can throw at you, but when it comes to the evening, a Cosmo too many and it could be out of the window quicker than you can say Manolo.

As much as you’d like to take advantage of the free bar, hold yourself back from overdoing the tipples and keep it classy. Managing to get yourself under the table would be a sad waste for a good shoe.

By Lizzie Benton  

About the author

Lizzie is a UK Fashion and Lifestyle blogger based in Peterborough. After spending 5 years in the beauty and fashion industry, Lizzie now enjoys sharing her thoughts and experiences on all things, from fashion to fitness. With a life goal of owning a shoe closet that will rival icon Carrie Bradshaw, Lizzie believes that shoes can help women have the confidence to conquer the world!

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