Let’s all be honest for just a moment and admit one thing: All of us women love a gorgeous pair of sexy high heels aka. SHOE PORN. Whether they are bright candy apple red or a muted beige, skinny vs. platform- heels can really pack a punch when it comes to personality, at least as far as shoes go. And of course a great pair of heels imbue women with a confidence and innate sexiness that can drives men nuts (IN A GOOD WAY!).
However, there are many women who opt out of wearing heels due to their inability to walk gracefully in them. Wearing heels can be a literal pain. It takes great practice and skill to master the art of walking in heels, hence why some universities are actually offering classes on how to walk in heels now. If you can’t afford to shell out the money for a professional course, don’t fret. Learning to walk in heels is much easier than you think! Here are 5 tips for learning how to walk in heels with grace.
#1 Choose a style that fits well and is comfortable to you.
While this may seem like common sense, you’d be surprised by the number of women who wear heels that do not fit properly for fashion’s sake. Ladies, there is nothing at all sexy about wearing shoes that pinch your feet or make a clacking sound every time you walk because they are too big. Your heels should fit snug without pinching your toes. If you’re buying them from a brick and mortar store be sure to try them on before you buy them. Or if you’re purchasing them online look for a size chart. Different brands may have different size measurements. Your size could vary from half a size or more depending on the brand. I say- start off with these Gucci Marmont high heel pumps!
#2 Start off small.
Sexy heels come in all different styles whether it be a 2 inch chunky heel or 5-inch stilettos. However, it is never sexy to fall or trip in heels because you’re wearing ones that are too high for your skill level. Start off small with a heel that is only a little bit high and a bit on the thicker side. Try a pair like these Embellished Pumps from O Jour:
As you get more comfortable walking in heels you can upgrade to higher and thinner heels.
#3 Take small steps.
Every women has made this mistake at one point or another: you wear a pair of painful heels and have the urge to walk as quickly as possible to get to your destination faster for the chance to sit down. Walking quickly in high heels is a recipe for disaster. You’ll be much more comfortable (and not at risk for tripping and falling) if you take your time walking in smaller steps. Think about how models look when they walk in heels. You don’t have to do a fancy cat walk, but remember to walk heel to toe with one foot slightly in front of the other. These Kate Spade New York Idaya Glitter Heels are perfect for attempting smaller steps!
This will help you to avoid tripping over your feet or losing your balance.
#4 Remember to practice good posture.
Practicing good posture will not only make you look sexier, but it will help you to walk better in your heels, too! Stand up straight and tall with your shoulders back and your head held high. Avoid slouching and bending your knees any more than you have to. You should also always be aware of your surroundings and looking straight ahead. This will help you to avoid running into things or tripping over your feet.
How fun are these Charlotte Olympia – Barbie Girl High Heels
#5 Wear your heels often.
The number one mistake that most women make with heels is that they only wear them on special occasions. If you want to master the art of walking in heels with grace and to have the ability to wear them comfortably on any occasion, you need to wear them as much as possible! Don’t be afraid to wear them around when you are doing chores or when you are out running errands. The only way to get used to wearing heels is to practice wearing them as much as possible. The more you wear them the more comfortable they will become.
Every woman has the right to wear sexy heels that make them feel confident and trendy. You don’t have to be a professional runway model to be able to walk in heels with grace. When you follow these five tips you’ll be walking in heels like a pro in no time.
Now strap on those heels and start practicing with a few of my favorites like these Charlotte Olympia – Pomeline High Heels