I'm going to a dinner gala/fundraiser type of thing on Saturday night with my parents and my husband. It's a formal event so I'll be wearing a nice dress that's just below my knees. However, I'm wondering if I should also wear high heels with that or if I should just stick to flats. The shoes I have look very similar to the ones pictured below, but I don't want to appear imposing or intimidating to all the new people I'm going to meet.
I'm already tall at 6'1" and these shoes add about 4 inches to that, maybe 5. The only people I normally see wearing shoes like this are women who are significantly shorter than me. If I already have the height, is it okay for me to wear these?
I don't dress up like this all the time and I rarely ever wear heels.
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yes, of course!
I'm 5'10 so know where you're coming from. I didn't wear heels till around the end of my clubbing days. Hell, I didn't even own a pair till then. Eventually it got to me that in all the group photos, despite being the tallest out of all my friends, I'd always look the worst in terms of legs, looking leaner, etc.. Being tall, we should be the winners at that by default, but all these 5'0 friends were taking the cake.
Wear heels! No reason you should slink into the background just because of some silly social norms. The few times I did wear them, I got only positive attention. 'Glamazon', 'amazing legs', etc.. You don't need to wear them regularly but might as well embrace what you've already got. Short girls look better in heels, tall girls moreso because we've already got that initial height/long leg advantage. :P1