Shoe styles tend to come and go like the wind, so much so that it really is rather difficult to keep up. If staying ahead of the trends isn't your job like it is mine, then no one expects you to know anything about anything until we tell you. Today, we want you to think back to last summer when the naked shoe dominated the footwear scene and Barbie feet became the hottest Instagram sensation since selfies. The early 2018 naked shoe was PVC-focused. Then, it transformed into the barely there strappy sandal, and now, the 2019 naked shoe is all about mesh.
Mesh shoes have officially dominated the market, coming in variations ranging from fine- to larger-netted styles. The now-iconic Bottega Venetta pumps might instantly come to mind, but there are dozens of other designers churning out versions that are chic as well. We love this iteration of the naked shoe for multiple reasons, one being that unlike in years past, you can actually wear this one during the winter. Since a majority of the mesh shoes right now are pumps or mules, this means you can style them with tights, socks, or on their own should the weather allow. The idea of a barely there shoe is still present via the sheer mesh, but this season's read more elevated, approachable, and, honestly, a tad more mature.
Ahead, see a quick look back at the most popular naked shoes over the past few years, and then shop the mesh winter shoe trend we're backing this season.
Shop the new naked shoe of 2019:
Alexander Wang Alix Mesh and Suede Slingback Pumps ($416)
These are my favorite of the bunch in case you were wondering.
Mango Metal-Bead Mesh Sandals ($80)
The chicest affordable version out there.
Rejina Pyo Mesh Panel 85 Heel Pumps ($240)
An alternative shoe for an alternative bride.
Roger Vivier Belle Vivier Buckle Pump ($875)
Update your go-to office pumps to these.
BY FAR Kendall Glittered Leather-Rrimmed Mesh Slingback Pumps ($230)
For when you still want to wear glitter as an adult but don't want to look like a child.
Bottega Venetta Stretch Pumps in Mesh and Berry Calf ($970)
The mesh shoes to end all mesh shoes.
Les Petits Joueurs Presia Embellished Mesh Pumps ($402)
Perfect for parties—or jeans and a tee.
The Row Kitten-Heel Mesh Sock Pumps ($1050)
The longer you stare at these, the more they grow on you.
Allegra James Maxine Pointed Toe Mule ($135)
The easy-to-wear shoes all of your trousers will pair perfectly with.
Zara Mesh High Heel Shoes ($40)
Obsessed is an understatement.
Dolce Vita Norah Slide Sandal ($48)
Buy the black pair too and wear one of each.
Raye Ozark Heel in Black ($148)
Do yourself a favor and wear these with all of your LBDs.
Salondeju Swiss-Dot Mesh and Leather Mules ($375)
This is one shoe brand to watch.
Malone Souliers Brook Mesh and Leather Pumps ($650)
On-trend and timeless all at once.
Jaggar Aura Sandal in Amberlight ($174)
For the woman who loves a good frill.
Nicholas Kirkwood Lexi Mesh Strap Pumps ($695)
That heel will get you compliments galore.
Jimmy Choo Fetto 65 Patent-Leather, Fishnet and Mesh Slingback Pumps ($537)
These definitely aren't your average slingbacks.
Stuart Weitzman Monroe Shoes ($288)
Can we pause and appreciate these affordable Stuart Weitzman shoes? Thanks.
The Row Lace and Mesh Slippers ($550)
One more version from The Row because of the very literal take of the style.
Rupert Sanderson Mesh-Panel Ankle-Strap Pumps ($650)
These are flirty. End of story.
Sergio Rossi Crystal-Embellished Faille-Trimmed Mesh Pumps ($895)
Oh, so the perfect party shoes do exist.
Red Valentino Red(V) Polka Dot Mesh Pumps ($475)
We love the PVC paneling on the side for maximum naked effect.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
Read More from Who What Wear