I’ve watched What Not To Wear off and on for a while and noticed a trend of the experts telling women of all statures (but predominantly shorter women) to 1) wear high heels and 2) wear high heels with an extremely pointed toe (you know, the kind that make your feet look like skis).
The heels, obviously, will give you a few inches so you can look taller. The skis are, apparently, magical in terms of extending the “line of your leg”, once again to make you appear taller.
1) Why is taller better?
2) Why must we damage our feet, calves and backs (extensive wear of heels will do this) to appear this way?
3) WHY are short men not told to wear higher heeled shoes and skis on their feet to make them look taller?
I’m not saying I never wear heels. I’ve got a sandal with a modest 2″ heel on at the moment, actually, but I really don’t like going higher than that. I’m also not saying I never complain about being on the shorter side – it can be an impracticality when reaching for things on a high shelf at the market, for example. There are occasions in which it would be beneficial to be just a tad taller, but just because I am not does not mean I am less of a person. (In the non-literal sense, I mean. Heh.)
Long post short (too late!) I just have to wonder why we don’t see a whole bunch of short men walking around with uber pointy-toed shoes on, or why they’re not told to do so by experts. Every guy under 5’7″ (random number designated by author) should really be wearing pointy platforms to disguise the fact he’s teeny-tiny, don’t you think?
While we’re at it, they should also wear control-top pantyhose.