Shopping for events can be challenging, and heels can make or break your outfit. But for many women finding a comfortable pair of heels can be difficult. What heel styles will stand the test of time?
The classic court shoe or stiletto style oozes timeless elegance. The pointed toe dresses this style up for a more polished overall look. The narrow heel keeps the look feminine and doesn't overpower any outfit.
Platform Heels are bang on trend this season! For the shopper that gravitates towards a high heel, this style adds height while remaining wearable and comfortable.
A High heel with a long, thin heel is called a stiletto heel or just a stiletto. They are named after the stiletto dagger. It is the classic high heel that gives height while lengthening the leg creating an extremely feminine silhouette. The stiletto heel is typically 1-10 inches with a pointy thin heel. Stiletto heels 5cm or shorter are called kitten heels. After an initial wave of popularity in the 1950s, the stiletto heels reached their most refined shape in the early 1960s. Manolo Blahnik then recreated his version in 1974 called the "Needle".
Why are high heels attractive?
A woman's walk is more attractive when she's wearing heels, due to the heels changing lumbar curvature, exaggerating the chest and hips, and increasing pelvic tilt. Heels can give height and lengthen legs. High heels give your body “lift”. The higher the heel, the greater the effect - but these can also be more difficult to walk in. However, there's a good reason so many women wear them, good posture which creates a streamlined silhouette is associated with youth and beauty while drooping or sagging postures are associated with old age.
What are the 3 types of heels?
When it comes to choosing heel heights for shoes, there are generally three categories to consider: high heels, mid heels, and low heels. High heels are the classic and timeless stiletto style. Mid heels are pumps that measure 4 inches or higher, and the block heel is the most comfortable type. Low heels are also known as spool or Louis heels, and they typically have wider soles, a narrow middle, and thicker ends near the toes.