Which Shoes Are Right for You? A Guide to Feeling Confident and Comfortable in Your Shoes
Women appreciate good footwear — shoes that make us feel good and look good. When you wear shoes that make you feel good, you know it — and everyone notices! The right shoes can even make an impact on the impression you make. Footwear can also completely change the mood of an outfit, not to mention lift our spirits.
Shoes can be practical, extravagant, eye-catching, outrageous, comfortable, make a statement, or literally just carry you through your day.
Want to know how to find shoes that flatter your body type? Here’s a quick guide for that.
Above all else, just know that you can choose to wear whatever you love and feel comfortable in — regardless of your body type!
Short and slim:
If your legs are short and thin, shoes with height are a great choice for you. Platforms, heels, and wedges all flatter you. If you want to make your legs appear longer, opt for shoes without straps at the ankle, which can create the illusion of shorter legs.
If heels aren’t your thing, but you want to make your legs look longer, you can choose skirts or dresses with high hemlines, giving you the appearance of longer legs while you wear comfy ballerina flats.
If you’re short, don’t fret, it’s easy to find shoes that flatter you. Simple heels are best! Choose bright statement shoes or prints that draw eyes downwards. Other choices include open-toed shoes or below-the-knee boots. Less flattering looks for short women include shoes that wrap around your ankle. Many fashion magazines will say that wearing flats will make your legs look even shorter, but if you want to wear flats, you should! Choose comfort and happiness first.
Tall and thin:
Now, on the flip side, forget the myth that tall women shouldn’t wear heels. Long, slim legs are flattered by heels, too. If you don’t want any extra height, choose flats, strappy sandals, or mid-calf stretchy boots are good choices. You could avoid pointy shoes or chunky platforms if you want to choose a more flattering option for your body.
Tall and muscular:
If your goal is to elongate your legs, wear heels, especially pointy, open-toed shoes. Wedge sandals with a 2–3-inch heel are another option.
Muscular women often have a hard time finding tall boots that fit over their calves, but you might find wide-calf boots with side zippers. Also, finding boots with a bit of slouch can give you some extra room. The least flattering shoes for you are rounded toe pumps, kitten heels, or small squared heels.
Stilettos. All women look great in stilettos, regardless of body type! Wear them if you love them, leave them if you don’t.
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