Mary-Janes have become a classic in womens footwear, spanning generations with their retro appeal and versatility. While there are cheaper high street versions available, these Red Temptation II Mary-Janes by Melissa are irresistibly kitsch.
Made from the brand’s signature flexible plastic materials, the high shine goes beyond glossy patent leather to create a look that’s ideal for vampish fifties and sixties looks alike. The bombshell red, or alternative black shade are ideal for a shoe with simplistic structure and killer looks. As a cutesy finish, they even smell like bubblegum.
Get them online from Dollydagger in the UK for £75.
Simple and beautifully designed Mary Jane pumps are an absolute must have for any retro wardrobe, providing the ideal versatile shoe for a variety of vintage inspired looks, across the decades. While many of us have cheaper versions worn to death, this is one shoe worth investing your pennies in for a lasting version.
These Corto 85 Pumps by Christian Louboutin are some of the most ideally versatile we've seen, with a mid heel height and unfussy design. The button-fasten straps, rounded toes and slim heel make these ideal for anything from forties looks to classic sixties style.
Get them online from Net-a-Porter for £440.