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Modern Glass Slippers for Channeling Your Inner Cinderella

Except you don't have to run home in these clear heels when the clock strikes midnight.

The new live-action film Cinderella is coming to Amazon Prime Video on September 3, and what better time to break out your own glass slippers? (Ones that fit, of course.) As cities start to open up more and more after COVID-19 lockdowns, newfound opportunities to celebrate have been abundant, from weddings and bachelorette parties to birthdays and baby showers. And a pair of clear heels is the ideal footwear when it comes to special occasion dressing — consider the transparent footwear a new neutral.

The clear shoe trend isn’t new, but it remains popular among celebrities, consumers and fashion enthusiasts alike, seen everywhere from the runway to the high street. From cult-favourite brands like Amina Muaddi and Cult Gaia to footwear classics such as Aquazzura and Jimmy Choo, brands are offering fresh takes on the modern glass slipper that elevate the look beyond the lucite “going out shoes” that were ubiquitous around 2019. The glass slipper of 2021 has updated materials like nude mesh and holographic silver and embellishments like pearls and crystals — think Cinderella with a sexy twist.

Whether you’re attending an haute wedding in a castle setting or an upscale dinner that calls for cocktail finery, click through the gallery below to find your perfect pair of modern glass slippers.