The Mary Jane shoe is a type of footwear commonly worn by women. The original design of the Mary Jane featured an enclosed front and back and a single strap on the instep. This shoe has since evolved and now comes in various forms. Originally a low-cut shoe, Mary Janes are now available as clogs, pumps, booties, and more.
The traditional Mary Jane was worn by girls who paired it with their Sunday dresses and socks with lace. This shoe first appeared during the early 19th
century and is still worn until today, from the streets and even to runway shows.
Mary Janes work well with blouse and skirt combinations along with stockings and pantyhose, but style setters mix them up with casual or even boyish-wear. They can also be worn along with pants and shorts. During the late 90’s, the school girl trend put Mary Janes in high demand. Women would wear school girl-like outfits similar to Catholic school uniforms—except with shorter skirts and tighter blouses. Mary Janes were also big in the Lolita fashion trend and even punk rock and goth.
In the 60’s, models like Twiggy popularized the Mary Jane as part of ‘off-duty’ attire. This type of footwear became even more popular thanks to the preppy look as seen in the movie Clueless. The lead—Alicia Silverstone—was commonly seen wearing Mary Janes along with her 2-piece tweed suits. Style icon Sarah Jessica Parker also put Mary Janes in the spotlight in her hit show Sex and the City. Even in the 2000’s, Mary Janes commonly appeared in the stylish show, Gossip Girl. These shoes remain popular today. The most stylish women wear Mary Janes for casual days, taking a cue from chic fashion icon Alexa Chung. Actress Cate Blanchett proved the versatility of Mary Janes by wearing it to a red carpet event, pairing it with her long gown.
Today, Mary Janes have been further redesigned by major fashion houses like Prada. You can find Mary Jane clogs and pumps on the most luxurious runways. Other designers and fashion houses that took a cue from Prada include Chanel, Marni, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, and Rodarte.
Want to combine function and fashion? Sanita Mary Jane clogs are ideal for just about any season
. It has long been a closet staple for many women. You can wear them to dress down or up. One of the best things about Sanita Mary Jane clogs is they are more than just stylish—they are comfortable, too.
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