Sexy pumps for fall

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The Sexy Pump
For legs that seem longer and leaner than they actually are, step up to these heels.

The Deal (top)
Ombré effects (where one shade segues into another, and darker tones anchor bolder ones) make bright colors more wearable. This shiny pump starts out with a blood-red toe and deepens to black at the heel. Colin Stuart for Victoria's Secret Catalogue, $70

The Middle Ground (left)
Subtly shaded, pointy-toed red-to-Bordeaux patent leather does wonders for a neutral suit. Besides, you need heels this high to get the new wide-legged pants off the ground. Charles David, $215

The High End (bottom right)
There's a molten look to these bewitching, sparkly, Dorothy-in-Oz round-toed heels—add the designer's trademark scarlet sole, and this is one hot pair. Christian Louboutin, $595