They might date back to the 19th Century, but mary jane shoes, otherwise known as the t-bar shoe, are as modern as ever and they're still a style favourite. From the catwalk to the fashion week front row, Mary Janes are just the latest style classic to become a favourite with the fashion crowd.
Comfy meets chic in mary jane shoes
Timeless, practical but with a dose of feminine, the mary jane will be one of those go-to shoes in your wardrobe. They'll add a subtle dose of style to any outfit, and they'll walk with you for miles whether you're sightseeing on holiday or commuting to work. Choose a chic pair of flats for ultimate comfort, you can style them with everything from your staple denim to smarter wide leg trousers and culottes. Pick a pair of mary jane shoes in velvet for an extra sumptuous feel or look to patent leather if you want to channel that school girl look
High heeled mary jane shoes
With their chunky heels and ankle straps, even high heel mary jane shoes boast some comfort. Their block heels keep them bang on trend whether you team them with a pleated skirt or a pair of loose leg jeans. Style them with midi skirts and dresses for a retro feel and add a pair of socks if you want to channel some geek chic catwalk styling. Choose luxe fabrics and finishes such as sequins, velvets, brocades and glitter if you want something extra special for a party, they're the perfect elegant finishing touch for a little black dress or a full tulle party skirt.