These Dolce & Gabbana Crown Shoes Are More Princess-Like Than Cinderella's Glass Slippers

Ad failed to load

Cinderella's glass slippers are the most famous footwear in all of Disney princess history. The iconic heels were not only a fashion statement — they were also a telltale detail that helped Prince Charming find her after she ran off into the night. However, Dolce & Gabbana's new princess heels have crowns. They are so ornate, so epic, and so Marie-Antoinette-meets-Alice-in-Wonderland that they might jockey for position as the most memorable princess heels you've ever seen.

The brand's Fall + Winter 2018/2019 fashion show was full of bold, loud clothes. The unique, sculptured, and conceptual heels were more like works of art than actual shoes. The footwear certainly matched the apparel that the design house sent down the runway in Milan.

A closer look at the heels reveals all of the detail. D&G did not scrimp or cut corners when it came to crafting these pumps. The chunky heels are outfitted with their own bedazzled crowns. So, yeah, these shoes are fit for a princess or a queen. They work for any fashion royalty, really.

Ad failed to load
Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

The design and aesthetic is so intense that these shoes are best worn with short dresses, skirts, or cropped legs. A longer hem on a pair of pants could interfere with the wearer's comfort and presentation.

Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana
Ad failed to load

The shoes are a lot of look. One pair features a blue, sequined heel, a red velvet toebox, an ankle strap, and the aforementioned crown perched on the topline of the shoe. Another featured a pink velvet toe box.

Dolce & Gabbana on YouTube

These opulent Dolce & Gabbana shoes are all about mixed materials and textures. The smooth plushness of the velvet is tempered by the liquid-like shimmer and fluidity of the sequins.

Ad failed to load
Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Another pair boasts emerald green jewels as the heels and a velvet, T-strap silhouette. The actual heel portion looks like it could be repurposed as drop earrings.

There is also a Mary Jane pair features a creamy, mint green base, complete with soft, pink and red flowers painted on both the block heel and the shoe itself. It is completed by a jeweled fastener.

Ad failed to load
Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Overall, these are some seriously blinged out heels. But it's the princess pairs with the tiaras that generate the most "oohs" and "aahs."

Ad failed to load

Dolce & Gabbana's conversation-starting princess heels are quite different than Cinderella's classic, simple, and one-size-does-not-fit-all slippers. But both are unforgettable for very specific reasons.

The shoes also function as a reminder of the impact that accessories can have on an outfit. They are usually the last thing you add to an ensemble and put a period on the end of your OOTD sentence.

Ad failed to load

Perhaps no one understood that notion better than Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw. She was the patron saint of shoes and would undoubtedly fall truly, madly, and deeply in love with the D&G heels.

Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana
Ad failed to load

D&G has been doing artisanal and sculptural heels for the past few seasons. This glittery teal heel (!!!) from last year features a hand dripping in gold and pearls.

Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

This particular shoe, with its gold detailing, is downright architectural. But the strength of the shape is tempered by the flirty color and gritty-looking texture.

Ad failed to load
Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

D&G has been exploring the chunky platform heel and ankle-strap silhouette with its shoe offerings as of late. It's sexy but somewhat retro — as in they pay homage to the '70s. The crown heels look a touch more vintage, though.

The princess-inspired heels should be available via the brand's site and retailers soon. They are high fashion and therefore an investment. But if you're due for a splurge and adore the Disney princess look, you just found your Holy Grail heels.

Ad failed to load
Must Reads

Here’s Everything Leaving & Coming To Netflix In April

As the virtual shelf life for non-original Netflix programs grows shorter and shorter, fans of the streaming service are bidding woeful goodbyes to their favorite titles left and right. So, for those who need some time to prepare, here's everything l…
By Angelica Florio

Is Amazon's Alexa Making Our Relationships Weird?

Earlier this year, I started dating a guy who was in a very codependent relationship with Alexa. Alexa helped this guy (I'll call him "Paul") decide where to eat dinner and reminded him to work out. Alexa handled his to-do lists, restocked his toile…
By Sophie Saint Thomas

You Can Get Too Faced Mascara & Tarte Lipstick For HALF OFF At Ulta This Month

It's finally here! Ulta's 21 Days of Beauty Sale runs from now through Saturday, April 7 and is the retailer's epic "event" of the year. The promotion features "Beauty Steals," which means 50 percent off specific products for a single day. It also in…
By Amy Sciarretto

7 Things My 20s Taught Me About Toxic Relationships

I'll be turning 30 in less than a week, and while I'm trying to get all the habits of my twenties out of the way ASAP, I'm also reflecting on the what I learned over the past decade. And top of the list is the lessons I learned about toxic relationsh…
By JR Thorpe

7 Surprising Things That Happened When I Went A Month Without Drinking

If someone asked you if you could take a break from drinking alcohol, would you be able to do it? You may think it’s no big deal to take a month off from drinking, or you may think it’s a *huge* deal, as alcohol seems to be the center of many social …
By Natalia Lusinski

I Wore 'Dad Shoes' For A Week & They Were SO Much Cooler Than I Thought They’d Be

It’s no secret that fashion loves a good polarizing trend. Not too long ago, Birkenstocks made their high fashion runway appearance at Céline and Crocs followed suit on the runways of Christopher Kane and Balenciaga. Now, it’s time for the "ugly" sne…
By Dale Arden Chong

8 Ways Younger Millennials Communicate That Older Millennials Don’t Get

When comparing the ways our parents grew up communicating and the way we all grew up communicating, it seems like their generation and ours grew up in a different world. The technology our parents grew up with was so basic, it's ancient in comparison…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

This Is The ONE Sign That Won’t Be Affected By Mercury Retrograde This Month

It really doesn't seem fair that one astrological sign can ever enjoy the benefit of escaping the wrath of Mercury retrograde — that is, of course, unless that sign is your own — but it happens. Occasionally, the stars just align in the right way for…
By Kaitlyn Wylde

Why My Boyfriend & I Started Couples Counseling 6 Months Into Our Relationship

Right away, Kurt and I agreed on almost everything. We had met through a mutual friend in 2015, but we didn't start dating until we came across each other on Bumble a few years later. That's when we discovered that we were on the same page when it ca…
By Rachel Simon

This Lace-Front Wig Is Going Viral Because No One Believes It's Actually A Wig

To understand how Zendaya easily goes from a pixie cut to voluminous curls or how the Kardashian-Jenners switch hair colors as frequently as they change clothes is to know the power of a good wig. Now that there's a lace-front wig going viral, the Tw…
By Summer Arlexis

This Primer & Mascara Combo Literally Doubles The Length Of My Eyelashes

Even as someone who loves beauty, I was never been particularly passionate about finding the perfect mascara. And then I got lash extensions for the first time. While I enjoy the long, full lashes that lash extensions provide, I always found myself j…
By Olivia Muenter

I Accidentally Fell In Love With My Friend With Benefits & It's Painful

Against my better judgment, I have fallen in love with my friend with benefits. I think I may have fallen in love with him month ago, but being stubborn AF, I fought against those feelings, tooth and nail, and, when it was suggested by a couple close…
By Amanda Chatel

This Viral Post About A Woman Breastfeeding In Public Actually Has A Happy Ending For Once

And today in things that will warm even the coldest of hearts, we have this: A story recently posted to the r/TwoXChromosome subreddit about a dad’s response to his daughter shaming a breastfeeding parent is everything. Posted by Redditor u/starsonwi…
By Lucia Peters

These March Beauty Launches Require Your Immediate Attention

I write one of these beauty editorials every month (feel free to check out January and February 2018 if you're in need of even more products to shower yourself with). Sometimes, I get worried that there won't be enough newness to share — especially b…
By Amanda Richards

Here's How You’re Most Likely To Get Your Heart Broken, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Getting your heart broken can be one of the most painful experiences you can have in your life. But if you're into astrology, being familiar with your zodiac sign can be pretty helpful. For instance, when you know the ways you're likely to get your h…
By Kristine Fellizar

Finger Piercings Are Trending & The Internet Is Very Divided About Them

A new "accessories" trend is asserting itself on Instagram and it's subversive, non-traditional, and so darn precious. It also looks a tad painful but the end result is worth it. Dermal diamond finger piercings are a thing and they may make actual ri…
By Amy Sciarretto

How I Learned Losing Your Job Isn't The End Of The World

Two and a half years ago, I was taking a day off from my marketing job at a San Francisco tech startup to host a friend when I got a call from the CEO. Apparently, I'd missed a pretty big day: 80 percent of the company, including the whole sales and …
By Suzannah Weiss

Meghan Markle's First Appearance With The Queen Included An Homage To Princess Diana

Fashion pundits love keeping a close eye on what the women of the monarchy are wearing, especially when there's an overlap with Princess Diana's sense of style. We're nothing but nostalgic when it comes to Princess Di and her on-point aesthetic. Find…
By Marlen Komar

Why Arizona's Exit From 'Grey's Anatomy' Is A Huge Blow To The LGBTQ Community

Whenever I re-watch Grey's Anatomy, I don't start with Derek Shepherd waking up in Meredith's apartment after their first hookup. I start with Season 5, when Callie first meets Arizona in a bar. I start here, because I want to watch someone like me f…
By Martha Sorren

I Couldn't Find A Beauty Campaign With Plus Size Models, So I Made One Myself

In the fall of 2015, I visited relatives in my hometown, a small suburb of New Jersey. There isn't much to do there, apart from dining at Applebee's or hitting the mall. As a plus size woman, cruising through a shopping mall is a mixed bag. Certain d…
By Marie Southard Ospina

7 Signs You're The Emotionally Unavailable One In Your Relationship — And How To Work On It

It can be a weird feeling when you realize your relationship isn't working. But it happens — even in a long-term relationship — that, despite spending months or years together, you can realize that something is just missing. Sometimes that thing that…
By Lea Rose Emery

The 21 New Books That Goodreads Users Are Most Excited About This Spring

Despite the fact the Northeast is being pummeled by yet another storm that threatens to trap the region in snow and ice for eternity, winter is finally almost over, and you know what that means. No, I'm not talking about April showers or May flowers …
By Sadie Trombetta

Chelsea Clinton Gets Real About Twitter Trolls & What REALLY Infuriates Her About Trump

Before you read the first word on the first page of Chelsea Clinton's new book, you already know one thing: Strong women have always been a big part of her life. There's her mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was the first woman to run for president…
By Erin Delmore

If You’re Addicted To Rewatching ‘The Office,' There’s An Actual Reason For That

A few weeks ago, I tweeted that I was looking for fans of The Office who can't stop, won't stop rewatching the series, and that they should email me if they'd like to contribute to an article about their obsession. By the next morning, I had 32 messa…
By Lia Beck