Wow! Bola this dress is so lovely! another nice one from “Marks and Spencer” but why spoil it by wearing a flats especially on a monday morning? Listen Bola dear, if you were a pregnant woman I would not have complained but for GOD’s sakes, you just degraded this whole ensemble by putting on flats. You just made the whole outfit appear too casual and plain. These were the words I heard while I was eavesdropping on my boss talking to my colleague. Now what is it about heels? What is the difference between high heels and flats? What happens to one’s appearance as regards heels? I know full well that we dress according to occasions and outfits. But on the whole, what does putting on a high heeled shoe (stiletto) do to a woman’s appearance? Personally, I know that a high heeled shoe can instantly transform an ordinary appearance and make you appear more serious, formal and of course elegant. Stiletto shoes give an elegant, sexy and sophisticated edge to an outfit. High heeled shoes make women feel powerful, classy and above all make the legs look longer and more defined. High heeled shoes exude femininity in that the pelvis become tilted when standing or walking emphasizing female curves. Also the sound of the heels while the woman is walking attracts attention to the woman. Again, since women should walk differently from men, high heels may help enhance the particularly feminine aspects of gait. What high heeled shoes do is make women walk even more like women. Except you are a student in a typical Nigerian University, where you have to run to and fro struggling for a space to sit during lectures, a sick or pregnant woman, in the market, amusement park, picnic etc, women should wear high heeled shoes once in a while especially if you are a working class lady or in an event such as a wedding. We should not always wear flats in places where we are supposed to look corporate, formal or well dressed. Generally, high heeled shoes make women very attractive because in addition to making women taller, high heels force the back to arch, pushing the bosom forward and the buttocks rear ward, thus accentuating the female form. I know that putting on high heeled shoes are quiet tasking but they worth every pain, we are women and we love to be the centre of attraction. We don’t love to always have that boyish gait that flats give to us. Men like an exaggerated female figure and beautiful feminine gait. Being tall is not a reason not to rock them. Wearing flats at very formal events or parties etc can make you appear clumsy. Let’s throw it open, what do you think about women and high heels? Be Enlightened! Be Inspired!! Be Motivated!!!
Marilyn Anona writes… High heeled shoes make women feel powerful, classy and above all make the legs look longer and more defined.