If the link between hard times and hem lines is true then perhaps the same connection can be made between stilettos and austere measures.
When it comes to belt tightening times financially skirt lengths have been seen to take a dip towards the floor rising to thigh flashing minis when the good times roll.
And it seems that the same can be said about high heels. As we watch the economy suffer high pointy stilettos are back in the shops.
Link or not, they are a true fashion classic and do give a polished look to an outfit.
This pointed toe court shoe is a blend of style and sophistication. Perfect for work or play and effortlessly elegant.
Team with a sharp suit, chic shift dress or simple white T shirt and pencil skirt and look super stylish with the minimum of effort.
Or spice up simple high-waist trousers and blouses with a smart heel.
High heels give the aesthetic illusion of longer, more slender legs and they are definitely one of those wardrobe staples that will never fall out of fashion.
This season court shoes are as big as ever, coming in a wide variety of colours and fabrics. Try lace or suede courts for a chic shoe alternative to leather.
And for the more outré, take heed of what some fashion commentators are suggesting - that a pair of white court shoes against opaque tights this Spring will look eye popping.