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Clear shoes are set to be the height of glamour this season.

Forget the association with strippers and low-budget fashion wear, transparent vinyl was the material of choice for a range of luxe footwear on the Spring/Summer 12 runways.

3.1 Phillip Lim led the Cinderella-style proceedings with delicate peep-toe pumps which were elegantly teamed with chic cropped trousers and floaty pastel strapless tops.

Emporio Armani showed off a more edgy look, opting for skyscraper transparent heels with chunky white and nude ankle straps.

Models strutted down the catwalk in a range of high-powered but risque monochrome ensembles, with one outfit boasting just a criss-cross effect front covering the model’s modesty. The outfits were teamed with matching black and white hats and over-sized bags for an edgier take on the trend.

A range of see-through footwear was included on the runways, such as Western-tinged booties and high-heelled oxfords.

Clear shoes can be chic or sexy, depending on the look you prefer. For a whimsical take on the trend, choose delicate peep toe heels and team with long floaty skirts, or candy coloured jeans for a more practical look.

This is a shoe that should be worn with confidence. If you fancy taking a leaf out of Armani’s fashion book, team sky scraper clear wedges with a figure-hugging pencil skirt for the ultimate sexy take on the trend.

The West Australian

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