Women’s Shoes – How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Fashion Shoes and Look Gorgeous in Them
The art of picking the best pair of womens shoes is to know what you’re looking for. Shoes should only be chosen because you look good in them and not because they are the current fashion trends.
These are the 5 important steps to finding the perfect shoe style:
1. Body Shape
Scientific research has shown that you and I are attracted to symmetry, so that’s why an hourglass figure is considered as ideal because of the equal weight on top and bottom. Basically speaking, you need a pair of shoes that balance out your body shape without making any part of your body look heavier than the rest.
So if you’re top-heavy or wider on top you should look for fashion shoes that bring more attention and width to your legs like a pair of bright colored shoes or anything with details and shine, or if you’re bottom-heavy you’ll look best in shoes that are simple and won’t highlight your hips and legs.
Eyes are attracted to the longest-looking line so you need a pair of shoes that streamline your overall height (from top to toe) and the length of your legs without making you look stubby. Determine if you’re a petite, average or tall, and how long the bottom half of your body is compared to your top half.
You can never go wrong with shoes that elongate your frame especially if you already have thick ankles and calves. However if you’re tall or have skinny legs then you should decide for yourself if you want to play up or downplay your long figure.
Womens shoes that elongate (also slim down your ankles and legs):
– High heels (1 1/2 inch and up)
– Knee to thigh length boots
– Shoes with a color that match the color of your bottom (pants or hosiery)
– Details that run vertically like zippers, stitches, etc.
– Pointy toes
– Open toe
– Slim heelsWomens shoes that shorten (and widen):
– Round toes
– Details that run horizontally
– Wide and heavy details such as round buckles
– Boots that hit the thickest part of your legs (calves)
– Ankle straps
– Closed toes
– Shoes with a color that contrast with the color of your bottom
– Wide and thick heels
3. Dimensions of your body
I’m referring to the fullness of your figure. If you’re a skinny person who attempts to wear big chunky shoe styles, they end up looking like dangling bricks on your thin legs. If you have thicker legs, or if you’re more of an average or full figure size, thicker shoes will suit you best without making your figure look heavier in comparison.
One rule of thumb is this: Pick a pair of womens shoes that will blend in with at least 5 of your outfits! In this way, you’re guaranteed to avoid wasting time and money on shoes you’ll never wear.
So if you’re an office work woman, then you’ll benefit more by buying flats and low-heel shoes compared to the person who parties every weekend and loves wearing statement shoes.
5. Secure the classic essentials
Ensure that you have womens shoes that go with almost everything by securing the timeless styles such as:
– Black pumps
– Black or dark brown knee boots
– Black flats
So if you find the current fashion trends ridiculous you’ll always have a pair that will be in style no matter body shape, the time of the year or what you’re wearing.