Christian Louboutin Bianca (140mm) Fit Guide & Review

Christian Louboutin Bianca fit guide and review

There are many words I can use to describe Louboutin's 'Bianca' style but I think pure perfection is the most fitting! 140mm with added platform and patent leather goodness!

I went to Dublin for a shopping day last year and the first stop was Brown Thomas; straight to the Louboutin concession! I had always loved the Bianca style and I had it in my head that I was going to get them because it was near my birthday and I really wanted them for my graduation. 

So I asked to try on a size 6 (39) and held my breath to see if the sales assistant would come out of the store with a box in her hand. I had heard that it is near impossible to get your hands on Bianca and with 6 being a popular size I honestly thought I had no chance! Anyway, I put them on and oh my goodness it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! They felt snug on my feet but I felt I couldn't go a size bigger because my feet are so narrow and I'd just walk out of them. I was also assured that the leather would stretch with wear, even though they are patent. I was happy enough with that and I handed over my earned cash with the biggest grin on my face!

Christian Louboutin Bianca fit guide and review

So I went home and of course the first thing I did was unbox them for another peak. The only thing was, I put them on again and they didn't feel right. The leather cut into my toes at the front so I put on some socks (glamorous) to try and soften the leather a bit. No word of a lie, within 10 minutes of my feet being in the shoes I had two blisters, one on each foot where the leather had been rubbing!

With that I was totally gutted as it was really rather painful! I wear a lot of heels and let's be honest ladies, comfort and 140mm heel height just don't go together in one sentence. I thought I would be able to handle it but I could have cried with the pain. After much debate in my own head I just had to return them.

I still absolutely adore these shoes and even though I couldn't stick 10 minutes in them it would not put me off Louboutin. Everyone is different and possibly another style would fit me better, it's all about trial and error with these shoes.

Christian Louboutin Bianca fit guide and review

3 points to consider if you are thinking of buying Bianca...

1. Do your homework

I had read so many reviews online about this style and to be honest, they were all different! The majority of them said that Bianca are true to size, even the official website recommends you get your normal shoe size. However, the 'almond' shape toe box squashed my toes so if I was to try these on again I would ask for a 6 1/2 or even a 7 to see the difference. If you struggle with narrow feet like me a heel grip at the back of the shoe would even help keep them on to just give you that extra bit of space at the front.

2. Consider the heel height

Now let's be honest, it takes skill to walk in a 140mm shoe! In saying that, the platform at the front helps a lot. I also tried on So Kate which was 120mm and it felt so much higher than Bianca simply because they don't have a platform. I can't see them on the website now but I am almost sure that you can get Bianca in a 120mm heel with a platform, that would put a lot less pressure on the arch of your foot if you can't wear higher heels.

3. Which leather?

Bianca comes in nude or black patent and normal leather (I'm pretty sure once upon a time you could get them in other colours like navy and maroon). It is simply down to taste and preference but I much prefer the patent leather. However, with a pro comes a con and like I said above, the patent leather is stunning but oh my it is so stiff and rigid. If you wore them about the house in socks (without the leather cutting into you!) I'm sure the leather would soften up. I can't say by ho much though, the sales assistant said that agent leather does stretch, but NOT as much as normal leather.

Christian Louboutin Bianca fit guide and review

3 points to consider before you buy your first pair of Louboutins!

1. It is no doubt that this is a special purchase so do your research, think long and hard about what style would suit you and take a look in your wardrobe so you pick a pair that goes with the majority of your outfits. Some people prefer the classic black with the red sole (me me me!) some love the lighter nude shades and others go all out and go for a colour (I don't even care that they have hot pink So Kate's with a red sole, Louboutin are allowed to colour clash!).

2. Shop within your budget, you don't need to pay upwards of £600 for a pair of stunning Christian Louboutins. This season there are many styles for around £425 like So Kate (my 2nd favourite style), Dorissima and Simple Pump.

3. Be sure before you buy! I was so lucky that the concession offered refunds as part of their returns policy as I have heard that some stores or concessions do not (for whatever reason). If you are unsure, try on the pair you have your eye on in store and them order them online as you can be sure you can return them that way if need be. 

Check out the Louboutin website by clicking here. I am also in need of one of their lipsticks, Rouge Louboutin is my favourite but they come with a hefty £60 price tag. But sure, if you have the shoes, you might as well have the Louboutin red lips to match and the packaging is a work of art in its own right! haha.

I also came across this style guide on Pinterest which may be helpful...

Christian Louboutin Style Guide

Thanks for reading!

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