High heels have been a basic necessity in fashion because they seem to elongate the legs and make a sexy arc on the feet and since the 80s, heels became increasingly higher than usual. However, along with the fad of high heels getting higher, the kitten heels introduced in the 50s have redefined that high heels need not to be very high.
Kitten heels are otherwise known as short stilettos because the heels are shorter from 1.5 to 1.75 inches in height. Kitten heels are tapered heels on the edge of the shoe. Many women may raise their eyebrows on these much shorter heels, but who would deny that kitten heel pumps are also cute and fashionable like their very high stiletto counterparts? In fact, several celebrities have made kitten heels as their favorite.
Audrey Hepburn was the one who popularized kitten heels matching her wardrobe with beautiful kitten heeled shoes. Before her, kitten heels shoes were not as popular as they were after people have seen Hepburn wandering around shops with her mini heels. Fans instantly followed her style thanks to her light, ballerina look and frail shoe choices.
Audrey Hepburn and Her Famous Kitten Heels
A light and subtle fashion with Kitten Heels by Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s
Michelle Obama was also seen wearing kitten heel shoes on several occasions. Well, wearing very high heels may not be her option because she would look taller than the President.
Michelle Obama wearing nude kitten heels
Kitten heels are considered to be suited for tall women because they really do not need high heels to elongate their legs in the first place. Anyhow, the majority of women can use kitten heels to create a more subtle look than wearing high stilettos. If you are looking for gorgeous pumps, then these kitten heel designs may attract you:
A two-toned kitten heeled shoes makes one more glamorous and stylish without having to wear very high heels.
Gorgeous boots can also have kitten heels. This red, leopard-printed boots have the highest height of kitten heels (about 1.75 inches)
Kitten heels are also perfect to be worn with jeans for a casual look.
Any woman should have a pair of black shoes for formal occasions and elegant styles. This black kitten heel is best for your little black dress.
A floral shoes with kitten heels is a good pair for causal dresses.
This coral kitten heel shoes is a modernized vintage shoes popularized by Audrey Hepburn. If you want a sexy look on your feet, this kitten heel pumps is the right one for you.
You can also grab one of this studded kitten heel sandals for perfect toes.
Many women may prefer high heels, but getting one kitten heel shoes is best for an everyday walk. Definitely, you wont like having corns and calluses from wearing your very high heels in the super mart.