14 white heels that prove it’s a wardrobe staple.
While we fully embrace winter whites, there’s something about white heels that seem a little bit more seasonal than the rest.
But, much to our greatest joy, it’s time to start thinking about the warm weather to come.
That means shopping for your new favorite wardrobe staple: a pair of white heels.
Style Tip: how to style white heels
Like their darker black-toned sisters, a pair of white heels will effortlessly style with everything you own: the dressy and the casual; the brightly-toned prints and neutrals alike.
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Best Types and Styles
Stilettos, pumps, booties, and more—in leather, suede, and even a few seasonless velvets thrown into the mix—are all ripe for the picking, right now.
If you’re looking for a pair of kicks to dress up looks from denim to cocktail dresses during the warm sunny days of the year, white heels will quickly become your new go-to.
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From the best classic pumps to ultra-feminine styles, edgy stilettos, and ‘90s-era strappy sandals too; shop all the best white heels ahead of the warm weather, right this way.
Our Top Picks
Best Classic Pumps
There is nothing more classic than a pair of Manolo Blahnik BB heels.
With that perfect pointed-toe shape and stiletto heel, you can style them with jeans by day and cocktail dresses by night.
If you’re looking for a go-with-everything pair of white heels, shop these pumps in white leather for all-year-long wear.
- Classic shape
- Ultra-comfortable design
- White leather dirties easily
Best White Block Heels
Dress it up a bit with Alexandre Birman’s signature bow heels. They are great for a night out with a little bit of extra feminine detail.
Plus, the block heel makes them more comfortable than ever for an evening full of dancing.
- Comfortable block heel
- Feminine bow detail
- Self-tie ankle strap needs adjusting sometimes
Best Dressed-Up Heels
For a more dressed-up white heel look, opt for white satin. You’ll love these chunky heeled sandals that are both sassy and sweet, perfect for evening affairs all summer long.
- Comfortable ankle strap
- Dressed-up satin material
- Buckle can be cumbersome to fasten
Best White High Heels
If you’re after a classic pump but looking for something with a little bit more detail, shop these Stuart Weitzman heels.
In bright white, they go with everything and have a subtle scallop along the inner and outer foot for a stylized effect.
- Slip-on-and-go design
- Patent is easy to clean and weathers well
- Stiletto heels can sink into grass or uneven surfaces if outside
Best White Platform Heels
It’s the bigger, the better when it comes to these white heels.
Loeffler Randall has designed closed toe platform pumps made of white satin that give you life and edgy heft, all at the same time.
- Comfortable platform and block heel
- Elegant ankle strap with closed toe design
- Platform style doesn’t work with every look
Best White Strappy Heels
The late ‘90s and early aughts were all about the strappy sandal, and Schutz has brought them into 2023 with ease.
You’ll love these white lace up heels with minimalist laces, all the way up the ankle, as well as a comfortable chunky block heel.
- Chunky block heel for all-day wear
- Great throwback look
- Time consuming to wrap up your ankle and fasten
Best Velvet Pumps
For the one who is always on the hunt for something classic…with a twist…these white heels are for you.
Crafted of white velvet, they boast an ankle strap, classic pointed-toe design, and a PVC edge along the slightly scalloped sides.
- Ankle straps keep the pumps comfortably on your feet
- Classic pointed toe silhouette
- Velvet is quite seasonal
Best White Mary Janes
Shop a Mary Jane with a twist, by way of these Badgley Mischka white heels.
They not only boast a youthful strap across the top of your foot, but also a dressed-up embellished detail.
- Embellished detail dresses up the look
- Mary Jane strap keeps the shoes more secure on your foot
- Crystals can be uncomfortable on your skin
Best For The Prep
For the prepsters among us, Gucci is always a great option.
And, while you can always shop their classic horsebit styles in brown and black, these slingback pumps have been crafted of white leather with a block heel for the perfect retro vibe.
- Low, comfortable heel
- Classic, preppy horsebit detail
- Slingback style doesn’t work on all feet
Best Block Heel Pumps
Consider these your childhood shoes, 2.0. Leave it to Valentino to craft the perfect white patent pump, complete with a square toe and an ankle strap.
But it’s not just any ankle strap. It’s one that fastens with a single buckle but travels three times around each ankle.
- Low heel allows for constant wear
- Patent material is easy to clean
- Back strap can be uncomfortable on some heels
Best Affordable Option
These Steve Madden pumps are as classic as white heels can get. They’re pointed-toe stilettos with a manageable, yet high, 3.5-inch heel. And at $100, you can’t beat the price.
- Affordable price tag
- Classic shape and design
- Not as comfortable as some similar options
If you’re looking for a pair of white heels that is seasonally more fitting for summer wear, you’ve come to the right place.
Vince has designed a pair of strappy mules with a chunky wooden heel for comfortable all-day wear.
- Comfortable padded straps
- Easy slip-on design
- Seasonally for spring/summer
Best White Heels with Bow
This style of white heels goes more vintage than any of the above, well beyond the ‘90s and early aughts, right back to the 1950s and ‘60s in feel.
With a kitten heel and tiny bows, you can almost picture Grace Kelly wearing these kicks under her perfect tea-length dresses and skirts.
- Comfortable short kitten heel
- Easy slip-on-and-go style
- Tough to style anything but ultra-feminine
Best Sculptural Heels
Sure, you know an ankle-strap heeled sandal well, but do you know these?
Not only do they have a wave-like front strap that gives a little bit more heft to the style than a super thin strappy style, but it also boasts a sculptural chunky heel that falls somewhere in between a block and a stiletto.
- Unique, sculptural shape
- Comfortable chunky heel design
- Ankle strap fastening takes time to put on
Be careful when wearing white heels, no matter the material.
White dirties much more easily than other tones, so it’s important not to wear them in the mud, grass, during inclement weather, and the like.
As you prep your wardrobe for the warmer weather to come, make sure that you have at least one pair of bright white heels on hand. You won’t regret it.
How do you wear white heels?
While most white heels lend themselves to warmer-weather wear, they’re an ultimate closet essential that you can style with casual and dressy outfits in all colors of the rainbow with ease.
What do you wear with white heels?
Depending on the heels, you can wear the warm-weather neutral with anything. Grab a pair of chunky block heel sandals with ankle-length jeans or classic stilettos with a cocktail dress.
What should you look for when buying white heels?
All white heels require a little extra attention when it comes to keeping them clean, but aside from that, just shop the silhouettes and styles you traditionally love best.
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