Eugh, heels. They make your feet hurt, they give you small-but-deadly blisters on your little toes, they are super uncomfortable, and they make you waddle like a duck – so why the heck do women still wear heels? When you think about it, we all complain about heels, but we still wear them on a daily basis in the office, we wear them on a night out, and we wear them on a hot date. You’d think that if we hated them so much, we’d refuse to wear them and avoid them at all costs, right? Well, it seems as though we don’t hate them as much as we make up, and there are so many reasons why women wear heels…
They make our legs look longer
If we could, we would all have legs like Gigi Hadid and Gisele and be able to strut the street as if it were our very own runway – but that just doesn’t happen. In fact, our short legs are normally incredibly noticeable, especially next to men or our tall friends. Thankfully, there are ways to make our short legs look taller and longer, and one of those ways is to wear heels! Heels create an optical illusion on our legs that make them look like they go on for much longer than they do. I mean, who doesn’t want that in their lives?
They are often part of the dress code
Do you work in an office? Do you have a dress code? Many companies and brands actually give both men and women rules to abide by when it comes to their outfits. While they do not have a specific uniform, they do have certain stipulations to contend with. Men might have to wear ties, and women may have to wear heels. Yep, many women don’t have a choice when it comes to their heel-wearing-abilities and are forced by their employers to wear these shoes on their feet.
We have been taught to wear them
If you watch any movie, read any book, or open any magazine, there will always be a woman wearing heels. No matter where you look, you will always be bombarded with the idea that women need to wear heels to be powerful, feminine, and successful. Because of this, we have learned that this idea is true for all women. We look up to these women, and we try to thrive like them, so we copy their actions and their fashion choices. This includes their heels.
Heels level out the differences
If you’ve ever worked alongside a man who is much taller than you, you’ll know that it can often be overpowering and intimidating to stand so much smaller than him. He can tower over you, and this can often make him feel as though he is superior. Of course, it’s your work ethic that truly sets you apart from your male counterparts, but sometimes wearing heels can level out the differences. You can stand at the same height, you can be equal, and you might even be able to look down on him!
You can have better posture
If you’ve always wondered whether your posture is good or bad, you just need to take a look in the mirror. Are your shoulders hunched? Are you leaning over yourself? Do you lean on one hip? If you do, it might work in your favor to wear heels. Yes, many women don their heels to improve their posture, as it can often lengthen your body and focus on your posture much more. If you’re struggling to walk, it may be because your body is not used to being in the right position.
So, what do you think? Will you add heels into your life? Will you leave them sitting in your closet? Well, the choice is yours. After all, you need to be comfortable.