The Midi Heel, the perfect pair?
Once upon a time, teetering around on 12-inch stilettos was a regular weekend occurrence and despite a severe inability to look remotely elegant whilst walking they were an outfit staple. While it could be a sign of getting older and favouring, dare we say it, a more sensible heel, those sky-high heels have not been seen in a long time. In their place is the often misunderstood and underrated midi heel.
Favoured by grandmas and orthopaedics they’re typically found in a lovely beige colour with grey undertones or a classic black. But it’s not your Nanna’s classics that have us in a fairytale affair but rather their revamped counterparts.
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Top Tips for picking the perfect heel.
1. Look for a standout.
A modern or unique finish makes a big difference when it comes to these downsized heels. A little bit of glitter or a textured leather makes the new generation of midi heels stand apart from their older versions.
2. If it’s a classic find a modern version
If you’re wanting to stick with the midi heel’s signature finish, flat leather, look for a new modern element in their design to make sure you and your Grandma don’t get heels mixed up. A scalloped edge or an ankle tie goes a long way!
3. Try them on with everything.
Heels are great to elongate your legs but it’s understandable that you might be apprehensive these humble heights will offer the same effect. Lucky for us, the midi heel’s height shouldn’t be underestimated. Paired with just about any outfit, they give just enough to elevate your outfit to the next level without succumbing to the blisters and pains stilettos cause. Our favourite combination stolen from the ever stylish French - simple jeans and a classic shirt will always look timeless with midi heels.
So go forth and have your own cinderella moment.