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Pair of women's shoes, Spitalfields, England, ca. 1735. Such a delicate shoe was intended for indoor wear only.  Dancing offered an excellent opportunity to show off elegant shoes normally hidden under petticoats.

Pair of women's shoes, Spitalfields, England, ca. 1735. Such a delicate shoe was intended for indoor wear only. Dancing offered an excellent opportunity to show off elegant shoes normally hidden under petticoats.

Another view of the shoes which belonged to French queen Marie Antoinette. Sold on 10/17/12 by Paris Drouot auction house for 50,000 euros (over 65,600 dollars!)

Another view of the shoes which belonged to French queen Marie Antoinette. Sold on 10/17/12 by Paris Drouot auction house for 50,000 euros (over 65,600 dollars!)

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/120068745/marie-antoinette-themed-wedding-shoes-in

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/120068745/marie-antoinette-themed-wedding-shoes-in

Paire de chaussures, Hellstern & Sons, Paris, 1900-1910 Satin, broderie de perles de verre  - http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr

Paire de chaussures, Hellstern & Sons, Paris, 1900-1910 Satin, broderie de perles de verre - http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr