October 8th, 20100
The fashionistas of this world have been raving about kitten heels for some time now, but this is a trend we welcome back with open arms, especially after the mishaps we’ve had trying our best to pull off the super high platform shoes of seasons past. Those that were brave enough to take on the challenge of the super platform were kidding themselves that if models and celebrities could train themselves to walk in such heels then they could too (personal experience included). We think that celeb versions had secret wheels in the soles (like the trainers children wear) and rather than having to walk anywhere, managers were simply rolling their celebs into place on the red carpet and into various parties and award ceremonies. So you can imagine our relief when we found out that kitten heels were all of a sudden sexy again. At last a heel that we can wear all day without getting sore feet or vertigo!
The perfect kitten heel is not too high but not too low either and is best worn in a simple colour block. A low cut shape creates a sexier shape and a slight point gives sophistication to an otherwise simple shoe. A nude tone will create a leg lengthening effect when worn with skirts and dresses, a brightly coloured pair will add a fun colour injection to an outfit and classic black will keep you going all season long. Get the Mad Men effect and team your kitten heels with a 1950s A-line shape full skirt worn high on the waist, this shape is great for bigger boobs as it defines the body at its smallest part, the waist, and will make the most of your curves. If you prefer a more streamlined silhouette go for a pencil skirt, just as glamorous as a full skirt but a little more on the sexy side. Kitten heels also look great with a fitted crop trouser such as a cigarette pant. To balance out the slimness of the trouser wear with a loose fitting silk/chiffon blouse, this will soften the tailoring of the trousers and compliment a bigger bust. Shorts are a fun alternative to trousers to-the-knee styles are very flattering and will be given a smarter edge when worn with a slight heel. As is the case with skirts and dresses, when the legs are exposed, a nude shoe works best. Update your look with a pair of kitten heels now and give your feet a break from impractical footwear!