Wednesday 7 December 2016

How to wear: Kitten heels

Angela Scanlon

Published 03/11/2010 | 11:45

Teal sued mid heel from Office €77.62
Teal sued mid heel from Office €77.62
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You either love them or you hate them, but whatever your opinion, the mid-height heel, often referred to as the kitten heel, is back with a vengeance this season.

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It has been seen everywhere on the catwalks. Some of you may breath a sigh or relief as you willingly clamber down from your stilettos whilst others may recoil in despair. Fear not ladies, as there is a way we can all work the ladylike kitten heel in style.



If you need some reassurance look no further than Marc Jacobs who was sending out bow-tipped low pumps in Louis Vuitton's fall catwalk show and chunky mid-heel Mary Janes for his own collection. And lets face it, where Marc goes, we all willingly follow!



So how on earth do you wear the kitten heel without looking like you’re rocking the granny look minus the chic? First of all, you need to wear them with the right pieces. Wide leg trousers are a huge look for this season and look fabulous teamed with lower heels. The mid-height heel compliments the tailored finish of the trousers and injects an element of poise into the look. If you prefer skinny cigarette or cropped style trousers, lower heels also add a demure touch. This look is especially good for tall ladies.



Using Mad Men’s 50’s styling wear your low heels with a ladylike and grown-up elegance. Think kitten heels with this season’s just-above-the ankle full skirt and keep the waist cinched. Very Betty Draper!



If 50’s style is a tad too proper for you look out for more edgy versions with stud and zip detailing for a more contemporary finish.



Kitten heels are ideal for those who desire a little extra height without sacrificing comfort. They’re cute, feminine and great for accentuating your ankles and calves, without the pain of stilettos. They will easily take you from day to night and make a fabulously, flirty shoe staple this season.

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