Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wedge With An Edge

After much observation, there should be an established law about what wedges look good. So I shall establish it.

The wedge and the rest of the shoe should be two different colors.  
http://cdn2.iofferphoto.com/img/item/174/048/873/2010-new-giuseppe-zanotti-leopard-wedge-shoes-h124-1159e.jpg
Guiseppe Zanotti
When the wedge and the rest of the shoe are the same color, it provides the false image that one's foot is a blockish shape. 

To illustrate with The King and I: The females of the king's harem peer under the circa-1860s voluminous hoops of Anna, and she shrieks, "What are they doing to me?" Lady Thiang answers, "They think you dress like that because you shaped like that." 
http://0.tqn.com/d/shoes/1/0/p/W/platform_wedges.jpg
No.
To ensure one's foot looks dainty despite being encased in a lot of shoe, opt for a multi-hued wedge. 

6 comments:

tesyaa said...

I love clunky wedges. Maybe it depends on your body type and style of dress. To me, when I wear a clunky wedge, I feel that it makes the rest of me look tiny and waiflike.

But I think my husband is against all wedges except maybe the daintiest.

Princess Lea said...

My issue is not if the wedge itself is clunky, but if there is a breakup in the color. A color divide will provide a more flattering illusion.

I can understand that effect, since I wear men's watches because I feel dainty by comparison.

However, when it comes to shoes, it was drummed in my dear little ear since infancy that a shoe must make the foot look smaller, not larger. Oh, how my grandmother insisted.

tesyaa said...

It's got to be carefully taught!

Princess Lea said...

Last night there was a special on Rogers and Hammerstein on TCM. "Some enchanted evening . . ."

ZP said...

I love wedges, I wear them all the time. The ones first picture are beautiful! I want them!

Princess Lea said...

Sadly, those are an old model and I believe are no longer available. They were originally $750. (Cough)