Shoe shopping is always easier said than done, since it’s so hard to find something that works with my unique but lovely leg shape. I resorted to the last but best shopping advisors, my girlfriends!
It took me two weeks to evidently accept their advice and thoughts and another week to actually put it into practice, however at the end of it all I came up with a few dos and don’ts when it comes to finding the best shoes for your leg shape. So we go;
Small and Petite
If your legs are on the shorter and slimmer side, the most important thing to remember here is height, height, height! This means platforms, wedges and heels without straps please! That way, there won’t be anything in the line of vision between your heel and the rest of your leg, resulting in smooth lines.
Remember to pick a shoe with a rounded toe, as a very pointy one will make you look “witchy,” as my imagination puts it. If you’re more into being comfortable, you could try ballerina flats -- but only if you’re wearing them with a dress that falls above the knee. Otherwise, your legs will look even shorter now; who would want that?
Short and thick
Grateful for my dear friend’s complaints I think I know how difficult it might be to find a flattering pair of shoes when your legs are a bit short. But after my monthly long research it turns out that it’s totally easy because a simple heel will simply do. Just be sure to choose one with a bright color or a unique print, so that you can draw attention downwards. But some other flattering choices could be open-toed shoes with a solid heel and boots that end just below the knee. Since your legs tend to be on the thicker side, stay away from gladiator flats or any other shoe style that wraps around your ankle. On that note, it’s best to avoid flats totally, because they can make your legs look even shorter and thicker.
Tall and thin
First of all, forget the myth that tall girls can’t wear heels, ohh damn yes we can! Your long and slender legs would look gorgeous in a pair of killer stilettos. But if you’re still looking for something else, ballet flats work great because you already have the height and they can be used for both casual and official wear. Or if you want to create some calves, stretchy boots that fall mid-calf are perfect.
A pair of strappy sandals with an ankle strap will also give some edge to your feet, especially if you have thin ankles. On the other hand, try to avoid pointy shoes (even though they are your favorite), because they will make you look too long. Also stay away from chunky heels or heavy platforms, because they will overwhelm you ankles yet we don’t want too much attention to them.
Tall and Muscular
I don’t know who told you otherwise, but thick, athletic legs are so super sexy of late (and no, the gym won’t give them to you!). So choose a super high heel -- pointy, open-toed shoes and stilettos will make your legs look leaner. It might be hard to wrestle your legs into a pair of calf-hugging boots, so look for a pair of soft suede boots with side zippers for easy access. It doesn’t hurt to pick something with a bit of slouch, to hide any bulges you might have. Also, avoid rounded toe pumps, small squared heels and delicate styles like ballet flats or kitten heels because they can add weight to your legs and make them look heavier.
I think my work here is done, so girls leave up to this because no matter how hot or smart you but with the wrong shoes, all the hard work was for nothing.