Forget about those extravagant beads, crystals, feathers or sequins on high heels, nothing beats the utterly basic yet elegant pointed-toe stilettos.
The instant elongation of legs explains why the female world falls in love with heels in pointed-toe. Regardless of your body figure – petite, tall, round, chubby – pointed-toe heels can always do the magical job of conjuring your feet into elegant-looking objects that every man desires.
The tapering pointed toe, resembling the point of a knife, also provokes a sense of danger and agitation as if the woman wearing those stilettos is going for a battle to conquer your world, just as subduing your heart. Thinking of a femme fatale? That’s right.
And what about the heel part, the stilettos? While women can always enjoy comfort by wearing blocked heels or wedge to alleviate arch pain, obstinate women wouldn’t compromise on comfort, they just want to look darm good. The thin and delicate stilettos limit the contact between the heels with the ground, thus forcing you to walk in small steps and slow pace which are the essentials of walking in grace. Grace is the foundation for elegance, and being elegant means the world to every woman.
Pointed-toe heels made a return to the fashion world when Louis Vuitton revived the pointed-toe heels with bow in their Fall/Winter 2010 collections; however the heels are in mid-height block style rather than stilettos. Nonetheless they reflect substantial refinement and class.
Miu Miu and Christian Dior brought the full trend of pointed-toe high stiletto heels back as they featured the aristocrat style pointed-toe heels in their Spring/Summer 2013 collections. Meanwhile, Louis Vuitton highlighted their point-toe bow heels again in that season, but the toe was even more pointed. Etro’s Fall/Winter 2013 pointed-toe ankle boots are an alternative derivation from the classic design, showing the smart and bold persona in a woman.
Needless to say, Valentino’s studded low-heel kitten stilettos are a great showcase of modernism meets classic. And of course we cannot miss the classic stilettos from Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo, or it could render a fashion crime.
In the film The Devil Wears Prada, when editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly pops up at the Runway magazine office at unexpected times, staffs are anxiously get themselves in shape and one thing any female staffs can’t miss is to change from flats into a pair of pointed toe stilettos. Nothing could go wrong with this option.
I love pointed-toe stilettos. They make women more prominent and sexy: the bare legs under a big winter coat; the twisting hip bone synchronized with the movement of the legs; the tight open-back dress dancing under the disco ball. Pointed-toe stilettos are the heels of elegance. They’re the heels for real women who dare to be themselves and be different.