High heels are considered a symbol of elegance amongst women, but picking the right pair might be quite a difficult task. You must consider style, comfort and keep in mind the health risks –such as bad posture and back problems- of wearing heels.

To help you out, here’s a short list of tips for choosing the right heels for you!

 

Tip for picking heels #4: Consider the shape of your body

Although stiletto heels are a staple of glamour, these shoes will look their best on people with a slender body. If you’re a little heavier, thicker heels will help distribute the weight and make you look proportionate.

 

 

Tip for picking heels #3: Pick something that fits

Never choose heels that are a little -or a lot- larger than your actual foot size, for this will make your feet slide inside of your shoes. Pick heels that fit you snugly and give you enough support.

 

 

Tip for picking heels #2: Opt for heels with platforms

Shoes with thin platforms in the area below the ball of your feet are great for relieving the strain produced by the heels. If you dislike platforms, you can also add some special silicone pad to mitigate the soreness.

   

 

Tip for picking heels #1: Choose something that fits your outfit

Black heels will look good with everything, while sparkly footwear or shoes with bold prints and colors will be harder to combine. Pick something that goes with your style and your clothes. If you’re already wearing an outfit with prints, try to avoid shoes with patterns. However, if you’re trying to brighten up a simple one-toned dress, don’t be afraid to get creative with your shoes!

 

 

Do you have a tip of your own? Share it in the comments!

 

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November 21, 2013

Sol Rivero

 

Sources:
About.com. Common problems with high heels. http://foothealth.about.com/od/womensfoothealth/tp/Common-Mistakes-In-Choosing-High-Heeled-Shoes.htm
Girls Guide To. The Ins and Outs of High Heels: how to choose them, rock them, and know how they could affect your health. http://girlsguideto.com/articles/the-ins-and-outs-of-high-heels-how-to-choose-them-rock-them-and-know-how-they-could-affect-your-health
IDiva. How to choose the right heels. http://idiva.com/news-style-beauty/how-to-choose-the-right-heels/8380
WikiHow. How to choose high heels. http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-High-Heels