When it comes to an evening out or a special occasion, most women opt for heels rather than flats because they feel dressier, more feminine and sexier. But this year, it’s all about the flat shoe.
Even Karlie Kloss chose a pair of flat sandals whilst in Cannes at the amfAR Gala, wearing simple gold flats with her navy beaded Chanel Couture number.
The trick is choosing the right style of flat for you and your wardrobe. So with the help of style experts at kamdora we have all the essential style tips on how to wear flat shoes this season.
Long and Cropped trousers, culottes, some skirts; heavy loafers with winter skirts only. For spring and summer choose bright or pastel colours which look more feminine.
They work best with tailored clothing and suits but the lighter pastel shades can be worn with summer skirts. Patent and two-tone looks give them a current edge. The high front can make the leg look shorter so be careful if you have short legs – keep your tights and shoes the same colour. They are the perfect work wardrobe staple.
2. Round toe ballerinas
Long and cropped trousers, jeans, skirts, dresses or shorts – pretty much everything.
There are some gorgeous pumps out there so invest in them whilst you can. The low front makes shorter legs look longer. If you choose a patterned or embellished pair, make them the statement in your outfit and keep your skirt or trousers simple. These are really a summer show and not sturdy enough for cold weather or wearing 24/7.
3. Pointed ballerinas
These are best with skirts to show them off fully but also long or cropped trousers. Not ideal with skinny jeans; the skinny leg and elongated foot are not a flattering look.
Considered the ‘grown-up’ ballerina, it offers a more elegant look for going out (perhaps because it feels like a flat version of the pointed court which is still considered to be the sexiest heel). Toe cleavage and cut-away sides are also a bit vampish and feminine. As with round-toe ballerinas, consider the colour, pattern or embellishment when you put your look together. Not good for large feet as they will make them look longer. Take care with the pointed Mary Jane as the T-bar can look as though it is ‘chopping’ your leg at the ankle.
Trousers, jeans, all length of skirts and culottes.
These are also a good choice for a night out, especially in metallic, patent or a statement design. The pointed styles are dressier. Again, the low front helps elongate the leg. Best with bare legs – thight don’t really work with a flat slingback in the same way they do with a kitten heel slingback, so make sure your heels are in good shape. For those who still like a bit of heel, you could graduate to a low kitten heel.
5. Any flats with ankle straps, T-bar or gladiators
Trousers, jeans, skirts and dresses, but it must be bare legs only.
These look splendid on long-legged models but on shorter legs they will ‘chop’ them at the ankle. The short-legged should wear them with above-the-knee skirts and dresses are more leg on show will make the leg look longer. This is the time to keep up your heel maintenance and pedicures.
6. Sports pump
Best with jeans and casual wear. However, current decorative and statement styles are being worn with skirts and dresses too, just make sure you keep them in good condition and create the right look for you.
Most styles are high front whether slip-on skater or lace-up. Choose a good colour or make a statement rather than choosing something conservative. Themes to look out for this season are various colours, pony skin, floral and metallic.
For me its flats all the way…
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These shoes are damn lovely!!!!! I like
They are all beautiful, kamdora thanks always for the professional advise
Kamdora u are just the best of the best. Do not stop, keep doing this glamorous show – I love everything lovable here. Please
make timE to put more casuals for d casual times. Thank u KAM.
i like all i hv bin seeing so far.am quite impressed, keep it up Kamdora
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