Ladies have you ever tried looking for a heel that is inbetween a stiletto and a flat? Here is a fashion stable that is cause a buzz this summer on the runway, with models like GiGi Hadid and Kendall Jenner sporting these micro heels. Even Victoria Beckham has presented a few of these heels during her 2018 Resort show. I love to see a woman pairing some kitten heels with a nice blouse or a beautiful summer dress to complement the silhouette.
The kitten heel’s mixed reputation has historical roots. “Lower heels were offered to women and women wore them in different situations, but then it took on this connection to youthfulness and teenage girls,” says Elizabeth Semmelhack, senior curator at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada. “It got connected to ideas that it is more accessible for young girls to be wearing this, not as hyper-sexualized.” By the 1960s, the kitten heel, then referred to as a “tapered heel,” was also adopted by older women for its youthful connotation. There was also the exoticism factor: The footwear was marketed in the United States as the “Sabrina” heel—a name derived from the 1954 Paris-set Audrey Hepburn film Sabrina—or a princesse heel, or as “Spanish heels.”
I love how some of the trends from the 50’s and 60’s are making a comback over the last few years. Which is an era of fashion that I just truly adore, because some of the fashion trends remind me so much of my grandmother who use to wear a lot of them. That being said the most important factor is to show some skin or a toe via a slingback or a sandal. Remember that, and the kitten heel is the cat’s meow.