Pictured above is Ivana, a top selling platform heel from JustFab.
Platform heels & pumps offer some additional height at the front of the shoe under the ball of your foot. The platform can come in different styles, from simple and sleek to extreme and statement-making. The height of the platform can also vary greatly, transforming the shoe from sensible and stable to scene-causing sexy.
Check out some of the tips from JustFab on how to mix and match sexy & cute platform heels with your wardrobe!
Advice on How to Wear Platform Heels
Here Comes The Bride
Going to a wedding? Platform heels are the perfect addition to your delicate and demure wedding attire. Try a style with a low-to-medium platform. The result is classy, but chic. You get a little extra height without looking over-the-top in sky-high stilettos. You can also wear a sparkly or strappy platform heel to liven up your look, or try a wooden platform for a more natural aesthetic.
If you want to make a great first impression at your next interview, try a moderate platform heel for a powerful and fashion-forward ensemble. Select a style in a neutral hue (black or nude patent is always a smart choice) or add a pop of pizzazz with a more attention-grabbing shade like red. Don't go too high or select too bold a print - you want to show your future boss that you're serious and intelligent, and that you can dress the part! We suggest sticking to classy black and white, whether you wear a business suit or skirt and blouse, paired with your confidence-boosting and oh-so-trendy platform heels.
Ceremonies, Fundraisers, Galas And The Like
If you need to make an impact at a work-sponsored event, platform pumps could be your salvation! When the evening requires fancy attire (think ball gowns or black tie), try a platform heel with a brilliant metallic sheen. Whether you choose silver, gold or pewter, your shoes will bring an elegant, chic note to your gorgeous gown. If the evening calls for a little less glitz and a little more refinement, platform heels can still be your shoe of choice. Go for a cute design in solid satin that complements with your feminine frock, or try a style with a peep toe for a flirtier feel. You'll be sure to wow in the best possible way!
It's Friday night and it's time to PAR-TAY! Grab your most jaw-dropping platform heels so you can cause a sensational stir! Embellished or colorblocked platforms are always appropriate with an LBD, and animal-print platform heels really draw attention when paired with jeans and a sexy top. If modest is more your mood, try an ultra-high nude platform heel. The color blends with your skin to create the ultimate leg-lengthening illusion!
Dos and Don'ts:
DO: Try the new colorblock trend! Playful AND sexy - you can't go wrong.
DON'T: Forget about where you'll be going. Cobblestone streets or lots of stairs will result in awkward teetering and likely falls. No one looks good flailing about, and twisting an ankle could ruin your night!