Debate The Trend: White Heels

According to every fashion mag and style blog, white heels are one hot trend for the summer months. According to the Huffington Post,”… the 90s are back in a big way, and this particular shoe hue – which was often deemed ‘tacky’ and ‘only for church’ – is making a comeback, particularly when paired with the colour-blocking, geometric and neon trends of the season.”  Hmmm, what do we think about this particular trend?

Jeanne says: I have to put aside my memories of wearing scuffed up white shoes when I was a child or white Keds when I was a teenager to consider this particular trend. I do see the appeal; the right white heels can look great in the warmer months with the right outfit. I can also see how they reflect the 60’s fashion of  Vidal Sassoon and others. But all I can really think of is the down side to white heels: They get scuffed and dirty and can be very hard to clean. I can also envision a lot of bad fashion examples out there because, to me, white heels should not be heavy and clunky or they can look awful (or like an elderly nurse). Here are some examples of what I see as good and bad white heels.


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You’ll notice the second two pairs have some other non-white parts – heels or metallic. For me, these are better than only white.


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So “bad white heel” to me means heavy and bound to be unflattering or looking like a bridal shoe or something my mother’s contemporaries would wear!

Kate says: I actually agree with Mom on this trend (for once!). White heels can look so crisp and fresh with bright colors and patterns, as shown by some of our favorite celebrities:

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But let’s be honest – they are dressing for the red carpet, not real life. In real life, white heels are totally impractical. You can really only get one wear out of them before they get scuffed or scratched, and then they lose that crisp and fresh feeling. I think you can get the same feel from a metallic or neon heel – a fun pop against your natural skin color, but not a one hit wonder.

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How do you feel about the white heels trend?

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2 Comments on Debate The Trend: White Heels

  1. Iva
    May 28, 2013 at 11:23 am (5 years ago)

    fantastic, I would wear the first and last pair with great pleasure!

    • janj913
      May 28, 2013 at 12:11 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks for your comment!


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