We believe Marilyn Monroe was talking about heels when she was said, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” But if you can’t walk in said heels? Well, that essentially negates any potential conquests, whether you’re in the boardroom or at the bar. The thing is, as we approach the festive season, it becomes much more likely that you’re going to be wearing a pair of heels. And combined with a few Christmas drinks, it could get a little precarious when walking in your favourite pair of mules. So to avoid any embarrassing mishaps, we’ve put together the seven secrets to walking in heels the right way. Scroll down to check out the tried-and-tested tips for walking gracefully in heels, and while you’re at it, why not treat yourself to a new pair from our shopping section? After all, you’ll need something to test out your new skills.
The easiest way to look like ungainly in heels is to put your whole foot down at once, as if you’re wearing flats. It may seem obvious to many, but when wearing a high shoe, put your heel down first, followed by your toe. This will make your walk look more natural.
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