Ode to tichiness

I’m 5ft tiny. As long as I’ve been an adult, I’ve flirted unsuccessfully with high heels. The money I spent on those was extortionate, only for me to swap them with something else later or give them away. My inability to walk in heels/wedges or keep them on for more than 20 minutes is down to my lack of balance, bunions and weak ankles. No delicate pretty shoes for the prom for me. I had to wear office shoes. Opportunities to sashay around like a leggy thing are few and far between. A couple of years ago I cleared out all of those unsuitable shoes and left only the ones that I wore more than twice. While there wasn’t more than a pile of about 5, it was enough.  An encounter with a fashion savvy friend led to the possibility of some height in a more foot friendly way. Platform shoes. I’m a convert. Providing support for my poor feet and ankles, I can clomp around the whole day in these things and can wear long hems without looking like a hobbit. I don’t seem to be built for elegant prancing, more like stompy walking and this form of footwear is my height of choice. Here is a selection of outfits I wear with my pairs of platforms:

I love repro vintage dresses but they are built for average heighted to tall people so I feel like I’ve always got to wear heels with them or I’ll be drowned in voluminous skirts. These boots (New Look) makes these dresses more contemporary without looking too costumey.

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These school girl shoes (bought off a Vinted seller) make this sweet little dress look like a school uniform I’d actually want to wear.

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These boots (bought off a Vinted seller) gives a Harajuku vibe to this otherwise demure dress (Yesstyle).

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2 thoughts on “Ode to tichiness

  1. I’m teeny too and also had far too many silly shoes! I can walk in them but as I get older I just can’t be bothered for the hassle of it. I got rid of a lot and only kept wearable ones and really pretty pairs I display on my bookshelf as decoration 🙂

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