405 Fashion: Key Trend - 'Flatforms'
The flatform first appeared on the Spring/Summer catwalks last year: Prada designed the iconic flatform brogue that was coveted by the fashion socialites, whilst Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and Derek Lam gave a nod to the trend with sandals and clog designs.
A year later and the flatform is here to stay with no shoe escaping the flatform makeover. Not quite platform or heel, the flatform gives you height, are a comfier alternative to heels and immediately upgrade your outfit to looking on trend. Here is a guide to find the best flatform on the high-street:
TrainersUrban Outfitters, Office and Topshop all have the flatformed classic converse style which should be worn with frilly socks peeking out at the top or skinny high-waisted jeans.
Ugly yet delightful, the creeper was a grower for many. With a range in height, you can choose to stand out from the crowd with a chunky flatform or just get the usual 1 inch flatform. Wear with anything, to grunge up a pretty dress or add different proportions to skinny legs. Get the classic design from Underground shoes or see varied styles at Office and Asos.
Head to Urban Outfitters or H&M for the chic flatform. The ballet style at H&M is chunky, black and suede that give any outfit an edge. Urban Outfitters showcase this style in a range of colour, combining two trends for the summer.
Go for a Japanese geisha style flatform for the summer at Asos or get a subtle nod to the trend with a clog/flatform hybrid, even espadrills haven't escaped the trend. If you are a magpie at heart and are attracted to anything sparkly, Office have a range of subtle flatforms with glitter soles too.
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