No matter how sour the economy gets, a girl's still gotta have her shoe fix, right? Like keeping her nails groomed and her hair colored, wearing the latest in shoe design keeps a woman happy and positive at all times. If you've been thinking that it's time to hit your local upscale boutique and indulge in a little "shoe therapy," here's what's hot in designer shoes today.
-- It's all about the heel
There's nothing like wearing a stiletto heel to make a woman feel gorgeous (and deliciously dangerous), and stilettos are hot right now in a big way. It's not unusual to see some 7 1/2" versions from some of the top designers; if you are not used to such heights, you can always stick to the slightly shorter versions: they are all sexy. One of the popular designs right now pairs the sleekness of the skinny high stiletto heel with a hidden platform feature in the toe. The toe's platform feature makes the foot less vertical in the shoe, so it's quite a bit more comfortable to wear and it looks amazing.
Designers are not working as much on new designs with chunky heels for their fall 2009 collections so much, but if you like them because they are ever so much more comfortable than stilettos, you can find a great selection in boutiques and there are new versions emerging for fall. Chunky high heels are always a great choice for work and they look great for both professional looks and dressy casual. You can choose a tapered look (chunky at the top, skinny at the bottom) to combine the best of both worlds. Sculptured heeled platforms are an option if you like to be ultra high in the foot without the precarious perching required by stilettos.
-- It's all about the toe
Platform toes are still all the rage and expect that to continue through the fall of 2009 season. Open toes are especially yummy, and the ultra sexy look of pointed toes is still de rigueur. For those whose tootsies simply can't breathe in the pointed look, take heart. Although super blunt toes are not in style, tapered toes are. With this look, the front of the shoe tapers in gently, culminating in a short blunt "nose" rather than a boxy-looking front.
If comfort is the name of your game, you can opt for more classic looks that won't go out of style so quickly; just make sure to spend a little more money and choose a designer model that is well made and will last as long as you want it to: you're worth it.
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