While red-carpet shoes can sometimes feel like meaningless garnish for the main course that is the dress, they’re actually more like the secret ingredient that changes everything. Anyone who’s revived a meh bridesmaid gown with a pair of killer heels understands this. Recently, designers, celebrities, and their stylists have been all about the “naked” shoe (i.e.. the name for a sandal with two teeny-tiny straps and a stiletto heel, dubbed as such by Stuart Weitzman) but the trend is showing some signs of slowing down. Extra-pointy, high-as-can-be black pumps have been popping up everywhere again, bringing a bit of ’90s edge to cocktail attire.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Emma Roberts is seen arriving at her hotel on July 11, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 05: Jessica Chastain arrives at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on July 5, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pierre Suu/GC Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 07: Actress Kristen Stewart attends the premiere of A24's 'Equals' at ArcLight Hollywood on July 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
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While the pointy black pump never went out of style per se, it hasn’t been our go-to move for a while now. There’s a certain femme fatale seriousness to the shoe that felt out of place during fashion’s love affair with fabulous flats. Until now, that is. With ’90s trends everywhere you turn, and cool girls like Emma Roberts, Kristen Stewart, and Jessica Chastain making a case for them in 2016, we’re tempted to break out our old favorites–or maybe even buy a new pair.

Gianvito Rossi 105 Leather Pumps, $670, available at netaporter.com

Shoes of Prey Pointy Pumps, $189, available at nordstrom.com

Vince Camuto Olivia Macrame Pumps, $150, available at nordstrom.com

Kendall + Kylie Abi Pumps, $130, available at neimanmarcus.com

Something else celebs seem to be into these days? Leaving their pants at home!