If you're physically able to wear high heels (if not, you can always try and make them more comfortable with Dr. Scholl's for Her High Heel Insoles
), your choice to increase your height by at least an inch or two already speaks highly of your shoe sensibilities. However, the type of high (or low) heel you choose to complement your calves with says even more! Whether you're into sexy stilletos or wear wedges to work, see what we think your high heels say about you! Agree or disagree with what we think your shins are singing or your dogs are barking? Sound off in the comments!
Shoe Style: Stilettos
What They Say: Sexy & Fearless
-lovers are nothing if not sexy and fearless, if only because they dare to balance their entire body weight upon tiny little 1/2 inch-wide heels up to eight inches high! While stilettos
once were reserved for dressy occasions, today many women wear stilettos
with jeans, and even shorts, for the calf-tightening, booty-lifting effect they have on one's body!
For a flirty night out on the town, step into these Guess by Marciano Ariana Stiletto Pumps
. To add a little extra to an everyday look, check out these Dereon Magzy Stilettos in Brown
Shoe Style: Wedges
What They Say: Smart & Stylish
Women who wear wedge heels
have the best of both worlds: since the entire sole touches the ground, but is elevated from toe to heel at varying heights, wedge heels
are worn frequently by individuals who consider themselves both sexy and interested in comfort. Wedges
keep women looking smart and stylish without the worry of breaking an ankle on every uneven floor surface!
For casual fun, these Gwyneth Johanna Wedge Shoes
are tip top, but for professional wear, wiggle your tootsies into these Tory Burch Julianne Wedges
Shoe Style: Pumps
What They Say: Traditional & Professional
are the original high heel. Never out of style but always slightly shifting in heel width and shape, pumps
are often put on by professional women and those who trust in and respect traditional looks. Pumps
aren't flashy like stilettos, but they serve the same purpose to 'complete' a traditionally feminine look.
For a twist on traditional, try these nude patent pumps
that are all the rage right now. Or, silp into something more serviceable like these brown round toe pumps
which will fit right in at your workplace.
Shoe Style: Raised Espadrilles
What They Say: Free-Spirited & Fun
While the original espadrilles
are flat and not very fashion-forward, the term 'espadrilles
' simply referres to the Pyreneese name for the material used for the sole - either rope made from jute or rubber. The casual nature of espadrilles
does not suggest professional or hardened; when one slips on a pair of espadrilles
, those coming into contact with the wearer may automatically assume that this is a youthful-spirited woman who is having a fun and carefree day! This essence makes espadrilles
the perfect spring and summer footwear, when we all get a chance to let our hair down for at least a day or two! Getting ready to wear a pair? First fix up your feet with Flexitol Heel Balm
While canvas espadrilles
like these flower espadrilles
are adorable, dressier versions like these Steven Waren T Strap Platform Espadrilles
are also awesome.
Shoe Style: Kitten Heels
What They Say: Conservative & Practical
When women want the 'look' of high heels but without the stabiilty-sacrificing height, the kitten heel
is the only way to go. Many of your officemates, and perhaps you, can be seen kicking around in kitten heels
, which have heels that are thin and curved but short (under two inches). Because kitten heels
aren't ostentatious, they're perfect for conservative ladies, and practical women also enjoy the fact that they can wear kitten heels
for hours at a time without pain or wobbling.
Purr-fect your work look with these Miss Sixty Olivia Kitten Heels
, and switch to these Anne Klein Women's Peach Kitten-Heel Pumps
at night to warrant quite a few cat calls!
Shoe Style: Pointy Toe Pumps
What They Say: A Force to be Reckoned with & In Control
Nothing says 'don't mess with me' like a hot pair of pointy-toed high heels
! There's a certain 'je ne sais quoi' that comes with pointy toe pumps
, but one thing's for sure - if you're filling your closet with 'em then you are much more likely to be in control and self-possessed than those of us who steer clear from points atop our high heels. While pointy toe pumps
come in and out of fashion, some strong women could care less about what others are wearing and rock them all the time!
This Nine West Basic Black Pointy Pump
can be used with many different outfits, or you can show some serious personality and some (snake) skin with these Snake Embossed Pointy Toe Pumps
Shoe Style: High Heeled Boots
What They Say: Confident & Fashionable
Show me a woman in high heeled boots
and I'll show you a confident catch who is careful to stay in style no matter the season! In cold weather, high heeled boots
are a great way to look cute without catching cold, too. From tucking your pants into your boots to letting just the tops show underneath a maxi skirt, high heeled boots
look stylish in a variety of ways. Boots tend to rub, though, (especially if you have wide feet) so prep your pretty toes with Foot Petals Heavenly Heels
to avoid calluses and blisters!
Show off your high heeled boots
with these Wide Calf Knee-High Heeled Boots with Back Ruching
, or on casual days let the tip of your high heeled boots
peek out from behind your pants with these Steve Madden leather strappy boots with a chunky high heel
Shoe Style: Platform Heels
What They Say: Sensual & Youthful
Frequently considered reserved for, ahem, 'women of the night' and 'strippers' today many women leading legal and respectful lives can be seen bopping around in big ol' platform high heels
! Platform heels
have been in and out of style since the 1600s, though most of us remember their popularity during the 1970s. However, though platform high heels
offer the same type of sexy look as a stiletto, they actually say in an even stronger way that the wearer is probably a sensual, sexual firecracker, and the wearer may or may not actually be young, but they certainly will seem young at heart!
If you feel like you want to look like a million dollars, slip into these solid gold Tabatha platform shoes
. For a more subtle, elegant look, check out these Pour la Victorie black leather platform high heels
If after reading this you feel like your feet need a break from all this fancy footwear, you're in luck: Dr. Scholl's for Her Fast Flats
are great to keep in your purse for when the heels become too much and you need a pair of flats ASAP!
So what style of shoe is a reminder of you? Let us know in the comments!
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