They're back in action! Yup, kitten heels are dominating the look for fall, girls! Not familiar with kitten heels? You may be translating the name with a vision of cat-shaped heels, but that's not the case! Kitten heels is a short stiletto heel, usually featuring a slight curve setting the heel in from the back edge of the shoe. So, the name is associated with its height; tiny and way much shorter than stiletto.
The style was popularized by Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn and it went on to become a beloved piece for Theresa May, Michelle Obama, and Hillary Clinton. So yes, the style may often find its place in formal settings by people who wish to wear feminine attire that is still practical. But, it also serves as an answer for party girls who want to look stylish yet comfortable, something they can't get when wearing high heels.
Kitten heels go way back to the 1950s as formal fashion attire meant for young girls-since higher heels would've been considered unseemly for girls as young as twelve. However, by the early 1960s, they became fashionable for older teenagers and eventually, for women of all ages. Now, the low-heeled silhouette has been slowly popping up in runways and they're shining more than ever!
Claimed as a comfortable and sophisticated piece by Vogue, kitten heels are able to elevate any look in an instant! Not only that, you can wear it to the office for the day and dinner out with the girls for the night, thanks to its comfortable yet chic nature. They're easily paired with any outfits too; skinny jeans, pleated skirt, down to jorts! So, to look snazzy with a pair of kitten heels, go get yours now!