1. Style
Send to a Friend via Email

September 2012's Splurge or Steal - Black Patent Kitten Heels

By

1 of 3

Black Patent Kitten Heels - Splurge or Steal for September 2012
black-patent-shoes

Splurge on or steal black patent kitten heels for September 2012.

Both images courtesy of Zappos
Black Patent Kitten Heels - Splurge or Steal for September 2012

For obtaining maximum fashion mileage, there's nothing like a black shoe. Black's the most popular of the neutral fashion colors because it goes with anything, and a sleek black pump is the best shoe style for the short woman.

In addition, since most women who use monochromatic dressing to create a slimmer and taller look choose black, black patent kitten heels, especially those with pointed toes, can complete an all-black ensemble.

Although petites may assume that the highest heel is always the best heel to wear, it's actually a good idea for a short woman to wear a heel height that does not make her look out of proportion. Tripping around on 6-inch heels may do just that. It's easier to wear lower heels for longer periods of time too, so wearing a kitten heel to work will be much more comfortable than trying to wear sky-high (and painful!) stilettos all day. Kitten heels still give petites a little bit of a lift, and a sleek style, such as either of those pictured above, will help a short woman look slimmer and taller.

How to Wear Black Patent Kitten Heels for Petites

  • Wear black patent kitten heels with jeans.
  • Wear black patent kitten heels with black tights.
  • Wear black patent kitten heels with a knee-length skirt. Kitten heels look best with pencil skirts.
  • Wear black patent kitten heels with a dress. Kitten heels are especially good with sheath dress styles.
  • Select black patent kitten heels with pointed toes and no decoration for the sleekest look.
  • Avoid black pumps with ankle straps because they cut off the leg line and make petites look shorter.
Which pair of black patent kitten heels is the Splurge and which pair of black patent kitten heels is the Steal?

Find out by going to the next page.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.