The Most Exciting Types of Heels You Must Own
High heels have made a huge impact in today’s fashion industry. Through ages, different types of heels have been worn by both men and women. Heels were not only apparel of the feet, but it was also a medium to show dominance towards women and show the patriarchal inequality. Thus, high heels have always been symbolized by actresses and models of different eras. In fact, women’s high heels have been linked to their femininity, sexuality, and appearance.
In today’s era, heels are not associated with one type only, there are numerous options out there! Some of them can be checked down below:
1. BLOCK HEELS
These are the type of heels that you could wear on a daily basis. They are pain-free, sleek, and give an ample height without having to trip over. Women all over the globe work in different types of environments, block heels give them the opportunity to look classy and yet be comfortable.
How to style block heels?
They are so flexible when it comes to styling. You can style them in various ways:
- Wear a monochromatic set of a shirt with a pair of trousers and pair it with a similar shade of block heel.
- Wear a boho-printed summer dress and add a chic strapped-on beige block heel.
- Wear a casual t-shirt and denim shorts, layer it up with a crochet shrug and complete the look with a boot block heel.
These are the basic types of heels that come to your mind when you think about ‘heels.’ They have skinny and pointed heels and can go from 6 inches to even 12 inches. They are worn by on the stage and also on special occasions like partying and events.
How to style stilettos?
- Pick out your most sparkling Little Black dress and pair it up with a sparkling black stiletto.
- You can also pair it up with a basic tank top, denim, and a black statement leather jacket.
- You can also pair a navy or brown stiletto with office formals.
These are the type of heels that do not have pointed heels. They have an even surface, which makes them easier to walk on. The heel height gradually increases like a slope from the toe to the heel as given in the reference picture. Mostly wedges come in neutral or cool shades with straps or clip-on.
How to style wedges?
- You could casually wear them with a pair of denim pants and a t-shirt.
- You could also pair it up with a mid-level skirt or dress or a pretty flare.
- Show some excitement and pair them with a cute pair of shorts.
4. KITTEN HEEL
As the name suggests, these are the type of heels that have a shorter length of the heel. They complement every age group and body type and can work on any occasion. Tall women who are wanting to make a fashion statement without having to make any noticeable difference in their heights can wear it. This trend from the 70s has had a comeback and is definitely here to stay!
How to style kitten heels?
- Make it a statement by wearing a puffed sleeve top and a nude color satin pleated skirt and top it off with printed kitten heels.
- You can also dress it up with mom jeans and a button-down shirt.
- Show your innovation in a co-ordinate set of a crop top and mini skirt and pair it with solid colored heels.
5. GLADIATOR HEELS
They give a very hippie kind of a look. These kinds of shoes may have a flat platform or even a raised platform along with a cage-like appearance which might go as far as the knees or even be ankle length. You may not prefer them for any formal occasion or events; thus, they can be easily worn with casual attires.
How to style gladiator heels?
- Wear a t-shirt or shirt dress and pair a knee-high gladiator.
- You can even wear it with leggings along with a tucked-in button-down shirt.
- Go out of the box and make a statement by wearing a mini bodycon dress and pairing it up with an ankle-length gladiator.
These were the very few examples of modern-day heels. To say that it is only adorned by women would be wrong. Heels do not define femininity anymore, and heels are worn by people who are confident about who they are, be it queer people, transgender people, or even ‘drag queens’.
It has brought revolution indeed!