Aug 24, 2010

The Kitten Heel Comeback!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Wardrobe basics

Manolo Blahnik $795.00

Hello Kitty-(and no I am not referring to the clothing brand that should only be embraced by lovely little glamour girls under the age of 12)… but instead THE fashion staple, that has returned with a vengeance for Fall 2010. The kitten heel is a dainty demi-heel that will have you strutting “lower to the ground” but is far more comfortable than the 7 inch stiletto that women are breaking their ankles over.

By Definition: the kitten heel is a stiletto heel of 5 centimeters or less in height, some as low as 3 centimeters. They are classified as stilettos despite their lack of height because of their sex appeal particularly when teamed with a sharp pointed toe (Who knew! Really??? A stiletto heel-??? -so much for going to Wikipedia).

If you need a little kitten heel history: they were introduced in the late 1950s as formal fashion attire for young adolescent teenage girls as higher heels would have been considered unseemly for girls as young as 13 because of the sexual connotations and unease of walk. They were sometimes referred to as “trainer heels” in the USA indicating their use in getting young girls used to wearing high heels. However by the early 1960s they became fashionable for older teenagers and eventually for women of all ages until the demise of the stiletto heel in the late 1960s. They emerged again in the 1980s and have become once again fashionable since 2003

So Glamour Girls, there is your fashion history lesson for the day. I say embrace your inner kitten and purchase a pair of these dainty demi-heels for Fall. You will be strutting down the street with a quicker skip in your step and saving your feet from high heel overload. What could be more pur.r.r.r.fect than that!

 

 
 
 

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