“I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!”
“Give a woman a pair of heels and she can conquer the world. “
The invention of high heels as a typical fashion statement is credited to the petite Catherine de Medici (1519-1589). When she was engaged to the Duke of France, she was so short that she felt insecure seeing his mistress. Wanting to catch the attention of the French nation, she started wearing heels, two inches high; that gave her a more towering personality. Her heels were highly successful and became symbolic of high class society women.
Women in the 21st century have a huge amount of choices regarding shoes. From athletic wear to prom wear to party wear to casual wear, women can choose to wear high heels however they want. Women have an unending range of fashion choices in footwear.
Types of high-heeled shoes women wear these days include:
Cones: As the name suggests, these come with rounded heels where the base is thicker and tapers down. Cone heels, when worn with quirky animal prints, are excellent for adding a little drama to the oh-so-boring office party.
Block Heels: A little more comfortable option than stilettos, block heels have blocks at the base of the heels for better support. They’re a very simple yet elegant way to show your style.
Khyperlink: Kitten heels are small, not more than two inches high. Match them with short and trendy dresses and simple accessories like ear droplets for a neat look. Another style of kitten heels is the formal version, which can be worn for formal occasions, to work or interviews. These heels are a great way to look chic in office attire.
Shyperlink: Slim heels, ranging between 2 inches to 11 inches high at base and 0.5 inch at the bottom are known as stilletos. These heels are the epitome of style and elegance. You may have to shell out a little more but these are perfect for wearing with dresses, sarees and churidars.
Gladiators: Gladiators are high heels with horizontal lines covering the front of the feet. Pair them with tight leggings or jeggings to increase your glam quotient.
Pumps: Pumps are heels as high as normal heels but are closed at the front and are about one inch or more in height. Pumps are good to go with dresses, jeans and salwar kameez. For a glittery look, opt for shimmery silver heels to spice up your look.Pumps complement ones look in any western outfit, whether dresses or denims or gowns!
Boots are basically shoes modified with heels to suit the needs of women. Wear these boots with denims and shirts to perfect a crisp cow girl look or wear them with a bolero and high waist shorts for an evening party.
Platform heels with increasing height from platform to heel are wedges. These shoes are safe and comfortable for those who want high heels without the pain of walking in stilettos.These wedges are great for taking a walk in the garden, or in summer or at pool parties.Wedges have a different and unique style. Wear it with shorts or skirt for a gorgeous look.