The sky's the limit when it comes to women's high heels. Whether you're six feet tall and a supermodel or eye-level with your coffee machine, a pair of heels will elevate your style. It doesn’t have to be skyscraper stilettos either. Kitten heels or platforms or pumps all will give you that lift like only a pair of high heels can. Take Marilyn Monroe. Would she have had her wiggle without the 40 pairs of heels Salvatore Ferragamo personally designed for her? But back to real life. A four-inch heel forces you to stand up straight and look the world in the eye, and if look the part, it's easy to act the part. They make you hold your head up high, whether you're wearing ladylike court shoes, stacked wedges or blade-thin stilettos.
That said, wearing heels with confidence takes practice. It's not just us who say so. This advice comes from no less a heel-loving superstar than J.Lo. In a Vogue interview she shared a few other tips for her fellow lovers of high heels. One, don't wear the same pair of heels two days in a row. Every pair has a different shape and works different pressure points. Alternating heels will give your feet a break. Two, think like a performer. The heels she wears on stage are not the same heels she wears the rest of the evening. IRL, that means wearing your dizzying stilettos to the wedding ceremony and swapping them for dancing shoes like courts or wedges when it's time to perform on the dance floor. Three, look for shoes with a hidden built-in platform when buying 12-inch heels: 'It makes a huge difference.’ There's a reason little girls like to wear their mothers' heels, it makes them feel grown-up and glam. There's no reason to give that up when you're tackling life on the run, just do it in style. We recommend Spree's sophisticated court shoes, statement stilettos and wonderful wedges. It's never been so easy to be well-heeled!