Most women are passionate about pumps and heels, and when trying to understand why I realize it is probably related to their benefits. Those high heels can make us look higher, sleeker and for some strange reason, they can even make us look thinner. Although I must say that the dark side of this passion is that after wearing them for many hours, a pair of high heels could become a torture for our feet.
With or without pain, truth is that all of us end up buying a pair of pumps. So, let's focus now on some tips and facts. Let's start with colors.
Guess which is the most wanted pump color for most women? Is it red, pink, golden, white or silver? No, it is the all-times classic, unique and unmatched... black!
I wonder, considering the wide variety of color options in fashion, why most of us would choose such a basic and neutral tone? The answer could be very simple... it goes with everything! Besides that, black is ideal when you are short in budget.
On the other hand, fashion designers and shoe brands are offering a large selection of colors for this season; classics like black, the trendy neons, animal prints, and way to many more. That's what I love about this fashion age, it is almost impossible to go wrong anymore!
Do you know which are the most wanted details and styles shoe lovers look for? There are actually two: Peep toe and Mary Jane pumps. The first one refers to those designs that offer an opening at the toe-box allowing the toes to show. The second style might actually remind you of your school days; shoes with a strap and buckle over the vamp, a rounded toe-box and in most cases, closed heels. But this concept has evolved to become an elegant and classic style high heel. All other details like animal print, golden chains, bands, straps and studs have fallen in second places of importance for the majority of women shoe buyers.
Are all pumps and heels as uncomfortable as the Stiletto? Definitely no. We now can enjoy designs with 4 inches or higher with thick heels that give more stability to your walking. The true Stiletto has another difficulty besides its height; the heels finish is extremely thin, thus providing a very small contact area with the floor. If you can walk with style wearing a pair of Stilettos, then someone should give you a meritorious award!
Now, don't be fooled by the looks. Give a try to those heels because depending on the use you will give them, you will know how comfortable they are.
6 1/2" High Heel Stiletto Platform Pump by Ellie Shoes
What do I mean? If you are looking for high heels for the office - where you spend many hours every day - then choose platform shoes that will give you the height you need but your feet will enjoy more comfort. If you need pumps for a social event where you'll be wearing them for only a couple hours, then you can take a risk with a pair of fancy high heels including those challenging stilettos.
Let me tell you a little story about my first encounter with stilettos.
I remember that a friend of mine gave me a pair as a present in one of my birthdays. I was fascinated to see the color combination of those shoes, cinnamon upper with details of stones in turquoise - my favorite color - and the needle heel with over 4 inches high... simply divine! It was the best gift I received that day. But the enchant soon vanished when I wore them the first time... I could barely walk with them. At that point it wasn't a style issue but an stability problem. That was horrible! I actually learned how to wear them and managed to use them a couple times, but only when I knew I would have a place to sit during most of the party time. Later I ended up giving them away, and that's the end of my story with stilettos!
Now back to the last question in the page.
What to wear with pumps? This is an easy one: Everything! From long formal dresses to casual shorts. Fashion trends say you can wear your favorite pumps and heels anywhere you go, including those hot red. Some basic examples are:
Black dress with white high heels
Glitter pumps for parties
Moskow-G Platform Pump by Steve Madden
Pumps with jeans for casual outings and events
Neon outfit and high heel pumps
If you are short you should be taking advantage of this shoe style in order to gain some inches higher; but if you are a tall woman and don't feel comfortable being a head above all other mortals, then search for pumps with around 1.5" heels that will not add too much height, but will still add that touch of elegance you want.
Final point, when considering what to wear to a social event in the city, it doesn't matter if you are a fan or not of pumps and heels, you must accept that they are an important component for a sleek look. Make sure you have at least one pair in your closet and turn them into one of your best allies for an amazing image.
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