Have you ever wondered if your shoes flattered your figure? It's funny 'cause I hear some women say footwear is the only thing that doesn't change size and that's why they LOVE shoes.
Shoes do matter when it comes to flattering your figure. Here are some tips:
1. Choose the right height. If you're petite you don't want more than 1-2 inch heel. This rule can be fudged for more slender figures. If you're an average woman and tall woman you have pull off a larger heel.
Rachel Bilson, doesn't actually look bad here, but her short body is definitely showing in those wedges.
2. The thickness of your heel depends on the thickness of your body. Have you ever seen a super skinny lady in overly chunky heels, it looks like stilts, not classy, although currently trendy. Have you ever seem a very curvy woman in little stilettos? Choose the thickness your body needs.
3. Stuffing your foot into a shoe and your poor foot popping out of the top heel/pump is a NO... it looks "ouchy" not pretty. It's an easy fix, get another size or a different shoe. Try shoes with straps instead of slip on styles.
4. If you have large calves or thick legs and you're wearing a knee length dress you may want to think about not wear the average pump, but get a heel with an ankle strap to give some definite visual placement of where the ankle is.
5. Remember to choose heel thickness also according to what you're wearing, a delicate sun dress will require a more feminine or delicate heel, but wide leg trouser pants can rock a wedge or a chunky heel.