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What can I wear for Christmas parties when recovering from a broken ankle?

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AalyaSecura Wed 16-Nov-16 23:21:34

I was just sorting out my December diary and realised that I have five Christmas events coming up. I've broken my ankle, and just about to come out of my walking boot, but I will have to wear supportive flat shoes for some time, delicate flats are not going to cut it.

4/5 events are more smart casual, a step up from smart jeans and top, and one event is normally party dress. I will likely need new shoes, my biker boots are all I have that are suitable, and I guess trousers may be easier with flat supportive shoes.

Anyone got some bright ideas? Budget wise I normally shop in jigsaw, reiss, whistles etc for going out type clothes, I'm slim and tall.

PussyPatches Thu 17-Nov-16 00:57:48

How about silver brogues or chelsea boots? Loads around.

Filiboom Thu 17-Nov-16 13:07:31

Hi there. This was me two years ago (and, indeed, one year ago, albeit with a broken foot this time...).

I would echo the brogues suggestion, I found that something that really hold the foot well helped. I never thought of myself as a brogues person, but found a black suede pair and a bronze metallic pair that are a bit more delicate than the clumpy Ines that you sometime see, which I really like and look ok with skirts (but I prefer with trousers). Mine are a few months old, but one was from Office and the other Dune.

Don't do what I did and go back into less sensible shoes too soon. A year after I broke my ankle, I was wearing some boots with a two inch blocky heel (so pretty sensible, certainly compared to what I use D to wear) and I had to chase my toddler in the playground. My ankle collapsed and I broke my foot, which was very annoying to put it mildly....

And do do all the Physio (says one who didn't and paid the price...).

herecomesthsun Thu 17-Nov-16 13:19:39

I would wear a maxi dress or skirt, it will all but hide your shoes or boots, and then something enormously comfortable and supportive underneath. Maybe a desert boot if it were comfy and I thought I could get away with it. And a high end, beautiful top to distract.

FinallyHere Thu 17-Nov-16 13:41:49

Find a flat boot and evening trousers in the same colour, so they melt into the background then go for attention from a bright top or big jewellery. Enjoy the parties, too.

JamieVardysParty Thu 17-Nov-16 14:09:10

I'd either go all black - cropped slim cigarette trousers with black silk cami top and pointed black brogues. Or if you prefer colour, something like this with the same brogues (may be a bit work-y).

I like with flat leopard ankle boots/chunky lace up boots and bare legs.

I have this which I wear with biker boots and love it.

I have a chronic ankle problem stemming from a similar injury. Definitely wear sensible shoes for a long time, longer than you think necessary and keep up regular physio.

AalyaSecura Thu 17-Nov-16 19:52:26

Thanks all, this is reassuring to read! I think knowing that I should be wearing flat shoes for quite a long time makes it easier to justify buying one or two pairs, so I will get looking. I looked at jumpsuits, but they don't really suit my body shape, I'm short bodied and long legged, I prefer tops that have more length in them. Need to get hunting for the party top,(s), then the trousers should be more straightforward, cigarette style work well on me, though I need to avoid feeling too worky. Thanks again!

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