13 Types Of Heels and How To Match Them With Your Clothes

13 Types Of Heels and How To Match Them With Your Clothes

23.11.2021 Off By manager_1

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There are so many styles and shapes of heel. It can be difficult to find the right heel for your outfit with all existing options. Learn more about the various types of heels available and how to style them.

13 Types Of Heels

You can add many types of heels to your shoe collection, including these 13 models:

  • Stiletto

Stiletto heels can increase height and lengthen your legs. It is all-time classic. Stilettos come in a range of heights, from 1-10 inches to a pointed, narrow heel. This heel is a great addition to cocktail attire, leggings or to spice up double-denim looks.

  • Block

Block heels have a square- or cylindrical shape and are chunky. Block heels are one of the most comfortable types of heels. These heels look great with jeans, skinny skirts, and many dress silhouettes.

  • Kitten

The kitten heels are great for those who want low-impact heels that can be worn with a slip dress or selvedge jeans. Kitten heels can be worn with jeans, pantsuits, or office attire.

  • Slingback

Slingbacks feature a thin strap that wraps around your heel. This helps to secure your foot in the shoe. Slingback heels leave the bridge of your feet exposed for a more streamlined, simple look. Slingbacks with a closed toe are a standard in office attire.

  • Ankle strap

Ankle-strap heels are a medium-to-high-heeled shoe with a strap that wraps around your ankle and is fastened by a buckle, clasp or tie. Ankle strap heels can be versatile, but they can make your legs look shorter so they are best for taller people.

  • Mules

A slip-on shoe, mules come in a variety of textures, including suede and canvas. They also come in a variety of heights. This type of heel is backless and pairs well with summer dresses, midi skirts and day-to night looks.

  • Peep toe heel

A peep-toe shoe has an opening at the front that allows your feet to breathe. This gives your feet some extra room while still keeping your look elegant. Peep toes look great with all kinds of clothes, from jeans to evening dresses to slacks.

  • French Heel

It is a tapered, short heel that becomes wider towards the bottom. This heel style is also known as the Louis heel and can be worn with formal attire.

  • Cuban

A Cuban shoe is a low, straight-fronted heel that has a curving back. This type of heel can be found on cowboy boots and brogues as well as loafers and Oxford shoes. This heel can be worn with jeans, sheath dresses or casual maxi skirts.

  • Spool

Spool heels are a hourglass-shaped. The top and bottom of the spool have a wide profile, while the middle tapers in. These heels can be worn with either pencil skirts or boot-cut jeans.

  • Platform

Platform heels add height to the entire shoe and not just the heel. For some, it is easier to walk in because the platform will be lower than the heel. This versatile heel can be worn with jeans, cocktail wear, or flowing maxi dresses.

  • Corset

Corset heels can be a striking pair of shoes that are available in many variations. Corset heels have the foot on one side, and a corseting lacing up the front. It’s like a corset for your feet. These heels look great with little black dresses, bodycon dresses and mini skirts.

  • Cone

A cone heel is shaped like an ice cream cone. The broader portion of the heel connects to the shoe’s body and taper to the tip. Cone heels can be worn with flowing dresses such as maxi skirts or A-line silhouettes.