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5 of the Best: These Jazz Age shoes will have you Charlestoning in no time

Ankle strap? Check. Peep toe? Oh yes. Stiletto heel? And how.

Right now, the high street has got some high heels on offer that are so retro style-y that they wouldn’t look totally out of place on a dance floor in the 1920’s. Maybe it’s the Great Gatsby effect – Baz Luhrman’s remake is out in less than a month now – or maybe it’s an offshoot of the nineties ankle strap heels trend, but whatever the reason, I sure do like them. The open-toe style and manageable heel height make them a decent investment for wedding season, because let’s face it, a strappy sandal goes with almost anything, plus you just know you’re going to end up doing the Macarena with your Nan/little cousin/unidentified drunk relative at midnight so you may as well get your dancing shoes on. Here are five of my top picks.

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The Oh Na Na sandals (do you think they’re named after the Rihanna song?) from Office could almost be vintage. They come in two colours, plain black or yellow and aztec print for if you’re feeling more adventurous.

1. Oh Na Na Black Sandal, £50, Office

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2. Oh Na Na Yellow Sandal, £50, Office

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Next have taken the classic open-toed sandal and worked it two ways: in silver and nude colour blocking, and with a double crossover strap. Very nice.

3. Mono Silver Sandals, £35, Next

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4. Strappy Peep Toe Sandal, £32, Next

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The T-bar shoe was equally popular among Charleston dancers. M&S have come up with a retro-styled cream pair with a black contrast heel.

5. Piped T-Bar High Heel Sandal, £25, Marks and Spencer

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Then once you’ve purchased your flappertastic heels, why not learn the Charleston?

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