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Stilettos are preferred for their sleek design and attractive look

The stiletto has featured in the news for a variety of reasons, most recently for the health hazard it is. Women walking barefoot as a statement of putting their health first has been making the rounds on social media for quite some time, regularly. But, at the end of the day, there is no woman who does not desire to own a pair of these gorgeous footwear.

In the days of monarchies, the heel was simply a block of wood at best, to elevate the ruler among other people. King Louis XIV and Queen Elizabeth I were famous for sporting shoes with elevated soles. It was also used as a symbol of nobility among the ladies. They would seat themselves on pedestals and sport these high-heeled shoes to show that they need not work, or even walk around due to their class.


Stilettos are featured among a woman's msut-haves Stilettos are an essential component of any woman's wardrobe Photo by Johanne Kristensen on Unsplash


While riding, men used to wear boots with heels on them to prevent their feet from slipping off the stirrups. The idea for high-heeled sandals probably originated from here. These elevations were also worn to keep one's clothes clean while walking in muddy areas. Women often walked on these wooden heights to prevent their overflowing skirts from touching the ground.

With the arrival of modernization and fashion designing, what was a genderless accessory, became something that symbolizes femininity. Men have dropped their high-heel-wearing trends and women have raised theirs. Stilettos are an adaptation of an Italian knife of the same name. It is thin, almost like a pencil, and a sharp point tapers at the end. It was originally designed to support the arch of the foot, to take pressure off the ends of the feet, but all that does not matter anymore. Stilettos are a fashion statement, and all celebrities must wear them.

Women wearing stilettos are often made to advertise car brands to increase appeal During Marilyn Monroe's time, the stiletto was used as a tool for seduction, paired with short skirts, bare legs, and a feminine strut. Photo by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash


The connotation of going public on high heels has not altogether vanished. Women who feature in the public eye, like the Royals, Businesswomen, and Icons opt for heels, irrespective of the supposed health hazards that they pose. Wearing a skirt or a dress without stilettos is quite the wardrobe malfunction. It doesn't matter how many knots its causes in the veins of the foot, or how much it presses against the sole, it must be worn.

A woman wearing Louboutin shoes The infamous Louboutin red soles are an instant wow factor on any outfit. Photo by The Paris Photographer on Unsplash


Fashion designers have labelled their brands with exclusive designs on stilettos, like Jummy Choo, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin, and many others. Increasing demands call for improved styles. The infamous Louboutin red soles are an instant wow factor on any outfit. During Marilyn Monroe's time, the stiletto was used as a tool for seduction, paired with short skirts, bare legs, and a feminine strut. This idea is one that still drives fashion designers to create the perfect kind of heel. Women continue to bear the pain of walking on needles to look ravenous and stand tall in a world that glorifies the exalted 'cat walk'.

Keywords: Nobility, Fashion, Stilettos, Femininity, Style


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