Friday, November 5, 2010
Kitten Heels vs. High Heels
Some women and designers alike believe when it comes to heels, go big or go home! Of course this has not always been the case since wedges, ballet flats, kitten heels, even clogs have all had a time in the spotlight.
But in the past few years, sky-high stilettos have dominated the runways and been the envy of stylish fashionistas and short women everywhere.
And it seems designers like Mr. Louboutin and Valentino put all the glamorand interesting embellishments on their super tall heels, leaving their shorter shoes to be more modest and less like works of art.
There are benefits of the higher heel, mainly the extra height, elongating one's legs and creating a more toned look. But 4+ inch shoes are hard to work in and cause significant pain after walking in them, standing, or even sitting for a prolonged period of time.
A kitten heel does not give quite the same leggy look as a high-heel, but it does improve the way one walks (compared to a flat) and can be an extremely chic touch to pants, a skirt, or a dress.
I, for one, am all on board for bringing back the kitten heel.
"Kitten heels give clothes that sexy, sixties French actress look," a fashion designer commented recently. "It’s nice to go back to shoes that look like shoes."
So, next time you're dressing up, try trading in your mega-heel for a pretty little kitten heel. Your feet will be grateful and you'll still look amazing! A small heel during the day is also a great way to dress up any outfit and make you look more put together.
Give the kitten heel a chance. Besides, high heels will always be around to love and hate.