Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Make it Work, People!

I've attended several dressy events lately, including a perfectly lovely wedding in Chapel Hill (ironically, the ceremony was not performed in a chapel), and been privy to some atrocious fashion crimes. Most of us know better than to mix stripes and plaids, but there is one choice in particular that I feel I must address. I realize this may be an unpopular fashion opinion, but here it is:

Wedge heels are tragic.

I realize they're comfortable. So are my skate shoes, but I don't wear those to a banquet. Most of the time, when I see a woman in wedge heels, I think that either she's trying to look much taller than she actually is, or she doesn't know how to walk in heels. And by that, I mean she looks off-balance; wedges actually look more difficult to walk in than regular heels, though I know they aren't.
Supermodels can pull off the wedge. Streetwalkers can pull off the wedge. If you are neither, go with flats, go with a low heel, but I urge you to ditch the training heels. In return, men of the world will promise to forgo the clip-on tie.


anne57 said...

Actually, I agree with you. I've never thought wedge heels, or wedge flip-flops for that matter, were remotely attractive. But I've never felt the need to add more height than what a 2 inch heel will give me. Clip on ties are atrocious as well. The pre-tied bow-tie is understandable, though James Bond wouldn't be caught in one...

Leo said...

Where did my comment go? I am quite certain I posted a comment that said.

"No. Wedges are cute."

(Though I agree with anne about the wedge flip flops - you need to choose, flip-flop or wedge, no combining.)