Women's Trend: Strappy Black Stilettos

Revealing cutouts, seductive lacing and peekaboo vamps offer a femme fatale touch for fall '14.

Clockwise from top left Christian Louboutin Berlinissimo bootie Paul Andrew crisscross peep-toe style Nicholas Kirkwood double t-strap heel Tamara Mellon Bad Girl cutout stiletto Sergio Rossi Donna sandal with calf hair

Like the little black dress, the strappy black stiletto is a classic design prime for constant reinvention. For fall '14, designers toyed with revealing cutouts, such as on Christian Louboutin's strappy look and Paul Andrew's seductive crisscross bootie, while peekaboo vamps demand attention from Tamara Mellon, Sergio Rossi and Nicholas Kirkwood. While details vary, these femme fatale styles all share one paramount detail: a slender stiletto heel measuring a minimum of 4 inches.