The Lowdown: A sexy pair of stiletto platform pumps definitely has its place, but for holiday get-togethers we sometimes need a little more sweet than sassy — enter the Mary Jane. More professional than the cage heel and less stuffy than a traditional sensible pump, the Mary Jane is a classic that works with everything from workwear to party dresses to jeans. We also like that you can get Mary Janes for every style and occasion — from low-heeled conservative Mary Janes for a conservative workplace, to patent stiletto Mary Janes for your standard holiday party, to peep-toe suede Mary Janes for, well, whatever you want. Inspired? You don’t have to look far — we’ve picked 8 pairs we like at Zappos.com, with free shipping both ways (if the relationship — you and the shoes — doesn’t work out).