Grand Mademoiselle -- for the larger feet!

*The Grand Mademoiselle, one of our Trendsetters, knows the perils of trying to find fashionable footwear for large feet!  Here, she shares tips around how to find shoes that will fit just like Cinderella’s glass slipper!


Finding a gorgeous pair of shoes is hard enough, but the task is exponentially more daunting if you happen to wear anything above a size 10.  While a few select retailers like Nordstroms and Saks offer lovely picks from some fashion houses in a size 11, it’s a rare shoe designer who makes shoes in those often neglected sizes 11-15 (and above).  Why is the case?  It seems counter intuitive, since oodles of women wear these sizes and they certainly don’t constitute a population minority.  So, it’s time to reclaim 11-15 from the small-minded set and return it to the ladies with big-time style.

The Grand Mademoiselle’s go-to shopping destination for large size women’s shoes is online retailer Barefoot Tess, which offers a ridiculously beautiful and expansive collection of designer shoes in sizes 5-15.

Here are my favorite picks this season:

For the perfect flat, opt for this gorgeous confection from Loeffler Randall.  The ‘Gracie’ is a soft ballerina with a gilded side bow; a glittery way to celebrate winter.

For the perfect boot, go for this delightful black leather knee-high from All Black.  The ‘Stud’ has a great pointy toe and a cheeky fold over top that can be worn up or down with the help of button snaps.

For the perfect trendy shoe, choose this darling gladiator bootie from Dolce Vita.  The ‘Kent’ is a playful ankle flat with leather buckles and appealing cut outs that create the must have piece of the season!


As an aside, Shop It To Me does offer the ability to receive Salemail when shoes go on sale through Women’s size 12 and in narrow and wide widths, and each of brands like those featured above (Loeffler Randall, Dolce Vita) are included in the brand options list!  Time to not only find those shoes…but on sale!