As with most clothing, the best shoes to flatter petite feet are ones that fit. But those can be tough to find if you’re a woman with a very small shoe size. Some people may suggest you shop in the kid’s section, and you’ve probably done it too.
But there’s a better way. The trick to buying shoes for small feet is how you shop for them. Get the looks of the season with these 5 shoe trends for ladies with a smaller shoe size.
5 Top Trends to Flatter Petite Feet
1) Shop Specialized Brands
Like most designer brands, companies that specialize in small shoes cater to the unique needs of petite feet. International brands tend to run with smaller sizes. So in this technology driven era, don’t limit yourself to local shopping when your dream shoes may be waiting for you abroad.
If you’ve got a budget that includes some luxury allowance, look for a company that specializes in small feet for a shoe that fits not only your small foot but also your taste for the high life.
Because these shoe brands make their own products that are unique for small feet, they offer a variety of flattering, hot styles. You can find everything from Grecian sandals that emphasize your awesome calves to wedding shoes for a little sparkle on your special day.
Don’t miss out on shoes with pom poms, look to the experts on small feet to get the latest flattering styles in your size.
2) Wear the Latest Trends
No matter where you shop or how small your feet are, you can exude style if you follow the latest trends.
Velvet shoes are all the rage right now. And if you want to make a big splash rock a velvet platform to make your feet pop at a party.
Platforms offer many benefits to petite women. They offer a bulky contrast to the petite foot and make you look taller (which we will discuss later in this article). Don’t fear being bold, unleash your inner diva with velvet.
Patent Leather Boots and Booties
Oh, women with petite feet should be all about this trend! The right pair of patent leather boots or booties can flatter petite feet. Often times offering a short heel and long toe profile.
Just make sure if you have petite legs as well that you don’t buy shoes that swallow your whole body. There is such thing as too much shoe.
But if the shoe fits, you must buy it!
If you’re looking for boots and booties it’s not a crime to add some color to your wardrobe. A pair of red boots can dazzle on any petite foot. Pair that baby with some black leggings and red lips and you will be unstoppable.
As with any boot or bootie, there are a number of flattering profiles that can help elongate the foot and emphasize your narrow arches. It’s all about shopping the right brand and the right size.
So be bold this summer with boots that really kick!
It isn’t Labor Day yet and we are dying over this white shoe fad. White shoes flatter their wearers by offering a clean approach to fashion. This is particularly important for women with petite feet who want to draw attention to their feet, but don’t necessarily want to wear red boots.
3) Make Your Legs Look Longer
Often petite women don’t have long legs. It’s just the nature of being small framed. But you can play a trick on the eye to make your legs look longer.
Matching your shoe to pant color elongates the leg to the naked eye. An electric blue pair of jeggings with the same color blue velvet pumps is one look we can get behind.
You can go as bold or as muted as you want. The only rule is matching your shoe with your pant leg color. So if electric blue is not for you, try a camel colored pair of boots with leggings and a tank.
4) Embrace Summer 2017 Fashion
Regardless of shoe size, we all want to be fashionable. Don’t believe for a second that you’re limited to dated fashion just because you have petite feet. We want you to embrace Summer 2017 Fashion, but what does that mean?
These TopShop mom jeans remind us that summer is all about cutouts that show skin and bright colors. Mimic that in your shoe choice. Try a bright peep toe with embossed leather, and get a pedi to match!
Or if you are really adventurous, find a bright textured shoe with a clear plastic panel to match your mom jeans.
5) Reach for the Stars
If your petite feet also come with a shorter body type, reach for the stars with a platform or high heel.
That’s right, 2017 is the time to make yourself look taller. Why, you ask?
Because the platform type shoes of the 1970s have made a timely comeback. You can find these shoes at just about every designer brand in a wide variety of colors and textures.
Heels, on the other hand, are timeless. They never go out of style. So slip on your size 4 glitter heels and get ready for a night on the town.
If after following these 5 tips for flattering your small feet you still find yourself desperately scouring the kid’s section of your local department store, don’t fret. Here are a few tips for shopping in the kid’s section that may make your life a lot easier.
Limit Your Search to Sneakers
Who doesn’t need a good, solid pair of sneakers? You can find all of the best sneaker brands in most children’s departments.
They offer brands that have a long history of making quality footwear for running or working out. After all, we should know. We’ve been wearing them since we were kids.
Strut Your Stuff
Sometimes it’s tough to be petite. And shoe shopping is definitely one of those times when you just want to throw your hands up and say “enough’s enough!” But with these tips, you can throw a party instead and strut your stuff in style.
Don’t compromise on comfort or fashion. Find shoes in your size and use these tips to make yourself look taller or more elongated. At the end of the day, the goal is comfort and confidence.
There’s nothing sexier than a confident woman, no matter what her size.
If you’ve had enough of the children’s department of your favorite store, build a cart with us. You won’t be disappointed.