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Once up on a time, a few seasons ago, heels were what distinguished the 'it girls' and fashionistas from all other mere mortals. From the classic Louboutin Pigalle Pump to Jimmy Choo's creations that were pointy and high in equal part, it seemed like every celebrity and street-style star was towering high.
And believe me, it wasn't always pretty. Who can forget the lovely bits that Paris Hilton stole from Barbie's closet in the mid-noughties? Need a reminder? Here, knock yourself out:
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Sorry: rant over. As much as we all love those sky-high knock-outs in our closet, the past few seasons have seen designers opt for the flat shoe. No one can forget that trend-turning moment when Karl Lagerfeld sent models donning flats down the runway two years ago and judging by the A/W 2015 collections,the flat shoe is still one to watch:
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Carven A/W 2015
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Vanessa Bruno A/W 2015
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Rick Owens A/W 2015
Looks comfy, ey? Fashionable flats are a tall girls besty and personally, I love getting the end of the night without numb toes.
As the Paris Fashion Week pretties above show, flats can look just as put together as heels! In my opinion, flats add a fourth dimension to your overall look, there is some sort of relaxed and sporty air that they portray. And when put with the prettiest of dresses, they give across a sporty, quirky vibe that is oh so Alexa Chung!
If you're a heels girl: don't fret! Heels will always be in style and the past months catwalk collections show heels to be as equal in style as their flatter counterpart.
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Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2015
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Missoni A/W 2015
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Versace A/W 2015
Let's face it: heels will NEVER go out of style! They exude a timeless elegance and an air of class, not to mention that they make your legs look amazing!
So... is it fair to say that heels and flats are now equal on the style scale? Are flats the new heels?
Let's hand it over to the girls... Heels or flats?
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'I can't concentrate in flats', Victoria Beckham
Michelle Lau, blogger at http://aminuteawayfromsnowing.com/
'My Charlotte Olympia velvet slippers lend effortlessness and character to a special occasion dress without me feeling dowdy or too dressed-down. Plus, there’s something to be said about the confidence of a sophisticated flat rebelling in a room full of stilettos.'
Suzii K, Fashion Designer
"Heels - simply because "heels transform your body language and attitude they lift you physically and emotionally." - Christian Louboutin. They change the way you walk and correct/elongate your posture/stance, they make any outfit automatically that bit more stylish."
My personal opinion
Living in a tropical climate, flats are my go-to shoe. I think there is something really cool and quirky about popping on a pair of pool slides with a fancy dress or crisp, white shirt. Don't get me wrong though, I adore heels, I think they have the ability to enhance my confidence! So I go for my middle ground- the trusty flatform!
Are you a heels or flats girl?