These Zara party shoes have an actual waiting list

If you're looking for those perfect party heels for this festive season, then search no more: I've found them (and the party bag to go with them). They are by Zara and are already so popular that they have a waiting list. And they've not even launched yet.

The lilac pointed heeled sandals are just the right side of the 80s trend, and as proven by the model in the shot, look just epic with a rainbow sequinned dress.

At just £39.99 a pop, you don't need to ask yourself too many questions either, but in case you were wondering, yes you can wear them with a more muted white shirt and satin skirt, and yes, I would wear them with cute metallic socks.


You can sign up to be notified of the launch, but I can tell you they will land online on Sunday, and the Zara team expects them to sell out very quickly, so if you're keen, be quick.

Now they are a little on the high side with a 10cm heel, but then again you'll probably just wear them in the evening, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.