High heels! Okay, let’s just say, I am a bit keen about heels today because I had a weird walk with high heels on the streets of Lagos sometime last week. And jeez! You can’t imagine how funny it was for me. Just when I couldn’t bear the scene again, I forcefully cried out, ignoring the walls that keep their ears open on the street 24/7; “oh my god! Do I necessarily need to wear these heels?” and then some guy echoed some words behind me; “Not really. But then it is completely fashionable. It gives you a more pronounced slender look and attracts attention your way”. I turned back and smiled at him, feeling a lot better within. In fact, if my carriage was level 0.5, it automatically increased to 5.0. That’s the beauty of walking withhigh heels. Your fashionable style must attract an admirable style.
Every woman needs a pair of high heels, even if she favors sneakers or flats more. There are a number of reasons why women enjoy wearing heels. Some women feel more confident when wearing heels, or like the attention it draws to them. Others enjoy how heels flatter their bodies by making them appear more slender. There are many different styles of heels that women can choose from. These include pumps (closed toes, professional/classic style of heel), kitten heels (shorter heels), stilettos (sexy heels, two-inches or more tall), and wedges (comfortable heels). This guide offers five reasons why every woman should have at least one pair of good heels in her closet. There are also tips on how to wear heels.
- High Heels Add Height
It may seem obvious that a pair of heels will add some height to its wearer, but it is the number one reason why women around the world wear high heels. Women may want to add height in a number of different situations. They may want to match their height to a taller date. Petite women especially use high heels to overcome their natural stature. If a petite woman wants to feel taller and more confident, all she has to do is throw on a pair of heels and she’ll be instantly more statuesque. Since heels vary in height even a woman who is already tall can benefit from heels, even if they are a bit shorter.
- High Heels Draw Attention
A woman wearing heels definitely draws attention. Men love a woman in heels, and a great pair of heels can also draw compliments from other women. Stylish heels like high stilettos tend to draw the most attention, so stilettos may be the perfect choice if a woman is looking to turn heads. Heels with stunning accents will also draw more attention than plain heels, and exotic heels are an excellent way for a woman to add a focal point to an outfit.
- High Heels Enhance Confidence
Wearing high heels can make a woman feel more confident. This is due to a number of reasons. For one, high heels enhance almost any outfit. Additionally, high heels can make a woman look more assertive, which in turn makes her feel more confident. As mentioned above, heels draw favorable attention to a woman, her outfit, and personal style. This makes her feel even better about how she looks.
- High Heels Accentuate Legs
One of the benefits of high heels is that they make a woman’s legs look amazing. Wearing high heels changes one’s posture and can make a woman’s legs look longer and leaner. Not only do wearing high heels give the look of long and sexy legs, but they can also tone a woman’s leg muscles. Additionally, they improve the entire look of a woman’s body by improving how she carries herself when she stands and walks.
- High Heels Make One Look Thinner
A notable reason why women like high heels is that they make the wearer appear thinner. This is true with almost any type of outfit, including skinny pants. High heels make one look thinner in part because they force a woman to stand taller. In addition to making one appear thinner, they also tone one’s leg muscles.
Tips for Choosing and Wearing High Heels
High heels can make an outfit appear stunning, but a woman has to know how to choose the right pair of heels to complement an outfit. She also needs to know how to walk in a pair with confidence.
There are some tips a buyer should follow to find the right type of heel for her. For one thing, a woman should not be tempted to buy a shoe that does not fit just because it is the only pair left. Some women may find round-toe shoes more comfortable because they allow the toes to spread out. There are also a number of other factors to consider when selecting heels. For instance, the style and color need to be appropriate for the outfit the shoes are being paired with, time of day, and season. Regardless of what some people think, a woman shouldn’t suffer to look good in heels. The high heels must be comfortable to wear. There are inserts that can be placed in the shoes to make them even more comfortable.
Walking Properly in Heels
Knowing how to walk correctly in heels is also important. Unfortunately, many women do not maintain the proper posture when walking in heels. A woman needs to stand upright almost as if she was being held up by a string. The proper way to walk in high heels is from heel to toe, with a slight exaggerated sway of the hips. Many women try to walk on the balls of their feet. This can lead to injury and actually makes it harder to walk in heels. In order to walk properly, a woman should practice in front of a mirror. It is easier to get the right posture down walking slowly. The wearer can then speed up the pace when she gets used to the right stride.
Strengthening one’s core and leg muscles can also make it easier to walk in high heels. But hey! Just because we say heels are great, doesn’t mean you should have it on 24/7. Please o, don’t say Vicky advised you to do such. Wearing high heels frequently can cause injury. This is especially true of heels that are more than four inches in height. Experts recommend alternating high heels with flats to help avoid injury. Since high heels complement skirts well, a woman might want to switch to flats on some days when wearing trousers. Another good idea is to make use of cushioning. Many heels do not have enough cushions, but this can be remedied with padded inserts. If a woman does not feel comfortable walking in very high heels, she can start off with a kitten heel and gradually increase the height of the heel as she becomes more comfortable in them. Many women do not want to give up wearing heels completely, and it is not necessary if they take some precautions.
So, we expect that the ladies would ping their gallant apparels with rocking heels this week. And yes, let us know what you think about rocking the 24-inches heels (chuckles).
It’s Cosmic Ray Magazine.