Women have a relationship with shoes that men don’t quite understand. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, women’s shoes tend to be beautiful, with the ability to transform the everyday into something spectacular. Secondly, they are the one article of clothing that remains constant – no-one has to diet to fit into their shoes! Thirdly, and this is vital, high heels make every woman look taller and slimmer.
But please don’t wear high heels if you are uncomfortable doing so. I have a theory that every woman has their own personal ‘optimum’ heel height, whether that’s flat, four inches or somewhere in between. Now that there are so many stylish flat options, (just see Hannah Rochell’s fab blog En Brogue for inspiration) there is more choice than ever before.
When shopping for shoes:
- choose quality over quantity. The one and only Marlene Dietrich advised buying one pair of good shoes instead of three pairs of poor quality
- do not be seduced by a sensational pair of shoes in the sale that you know you will never wear, or that are cripplingly uncomfortable
- remember your ‘optimum’ heel height – we all have one!
Unsure of what shoe styles and heights work for you? Give me a call – I’d be happy to help.