There may be a strong focus on streamlined, slim-soled stilettos this season, but that doesn't stop us from still loving the occasional over-the-top platform. Charlotte Olympia's Flora Platforms (£830) are the real-life version of the princess shoes we dreamt of as children, complete with 3D flowers and see-though panels, à la Cinderella. The obvious occasion for these beauties is a wedding (as a guest or a chic modern bride), but brave souls could give them a spin any time, so long as the rest of the outfit is simple.
Perhaps the clincher is the fact that all Charlotte Olympia shoes come with a pair of signature stockings and a Polaroid photo that you can attach to the front of the box for quick shoe identification. You don't get that in New Look!