How to Choose the Best Shoes to Fit Your Curves: What to Avoid in Shoes & Boots with thick ankles.
When it comes to shoes, women, curvy in particular, have a wide range to choose from. But most of them prefer “safe choices” like sneakers or flat shoes as they are worried shoes won’t be able to support their weight. Moreover, it is obvious that some types of shoes simply won’t go with particular features.
According to the curvy fashion gurus, there are a few things to avoid if you want your calves and ankles to look thinner. Here’s a short list:
1). Flat shoes: these have a tendency to draw the eye directly to the areas you’d like to thin. They do nothing to elongate your legs.
2). Fine gladiator or ankle straps on shoes or sandals: fine straps near or at your ankles will draw attention to both curvy calves and ankles, making them appear even bigger. Fine straps also interrupt the lines of your leg, again, making problem areas seem larger than they are.
3). Round toed shoes: tend to make your entire leg look shorter, while making calves and ankles look larger.
model: Nicolette Mason
4). Stiletto heels: curvy girls can wear stilettos, but it’s important to look for thin heels that are reinforced with steel. The heel carries the brunt of the weight in a stiletto shoe style. For plus size women, thin heels can break faster and more often due to our curves. If you look for heels that are reinforced you’ll avoid this problem, while enjoying your stilettos and the extra length they add to your legs.
5). Boots: avoid boots that hit just below or directly at your ankles, as they’ll tend to cut your legs off, making them look even bigger.
Therefore, the most important for you is to choose shoes that elongate your legs and avoid shoes that end in the ankle area which draws attention to directly to your ankles.