“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world” –Marilyn Monroe
High heels will make you look and feel sexy. They will also make any woman feel powerful, stylish, and sophisticated. Slipping into a pair of high heels allows you to step out with confidence, ready to rule the world. Something about them screams, I know what I want and I’m going to get it.
Before we discuss the dos and don’ts of wearing high heels, let’s talk about the many fabulous reasons for wearing them.
High heels make you appear taller. In an instant, a petite woman can become more statuesque. The added height will make you stand out and bolster your sense of confidence. Remember, heels come in different heights, so taller women can also wear high heels.
High heels make you appear more slender. By elongating your body, they make you look slimmer and more streamlined.
High heels are incredibly versatile. They come in so many different colors and styles and can be paired with casual or dressy clothing and accessories to suit any occasion.
High heels accentuate your legs. They alter your posture while elongating your legs and making them look leaner and more defined. This makes your legs look sexy while simultaneously toning them.
Now, let’s jump into the dos and don’ts of wearing high heels.
Do walk heel to toe. The only way to make your walk look natural is to put your heel down first, then shift the balance to your toes. This is the number one rule when wearing high heels.
Do take small steps when you walk. This is particularly important when you wear sky-high heels like these brown leather YSL Tributes by Yves Saint Laurent (YSL). Taking short strides ensures that your weight is balanced so you don’t tip over.
Do make sure that your shoes fit perfectly. Ill-fitting footwear makes it difficult to walk. Your shoes should never be too big or too small. If your shoes are too big, you might try wearing shoe pads. If they are too small, you can have them stretched.
Do keep cotton balls in your handbag. In those moments when your shoes keep flopping off, you can stuff cotton balls into the toe of your shoes until they fit.
Don’t buy only super-high heels. Make sure you own heels of different heights for different occasions. When you know you will be on your feet for longer, wear a cute pair of kitten heels instead of stilettos.
Don’t rush. Walk slowly when wearing high heels, otherwise your gait will look ungainly or unnatural. When wearing high heels, the slower you walk, the more confidence you’ll exude.