platform heels. They're making a comeback. They seem to be everywhere, from the red carpet to the runway. But do they work for real women? Here to show us the right way and the wrong way to pull off... See More
platform heels. They're making a comeback. They seem to be everywhere, from the red carpet to the runway. But do they work for real women? Here to show us the right way and the wrong way to pull off platforms is lori bergamotto, contributing style editor of "lucky" magazine. I love these shoes because they make your legs look longer. And they're high heels that are okay to walk in, right? The questions we get at "lucky" how do I make my legs look longer? Platform pumps are the answer. But there's a right way and a wrong way. Let me start with the tragic way. This is meredith. As you can see, elizabeth, the platform pump is a bold silhouette. So, when it's rendered in a loud zebra print and a red ankle strap, it's doing something for her. We love an ankle strap. But this one is cutting into her leg. The red kind of clashing with her complexion. And it's overtly sexy. Especially with the outfit she's wearing, it makes it look cheaper than chic. A good pair of shoes would have made the whole outfit look more classy? Exactly. Is part of the problem that the platform is not hidden? It's sort of advertised in bright red? Exactly. And speaking of not hidden. This is our next model, emmy, a lucky staffer. She's wearing a shoe. We don't dislike this shoe. But this is more of a fashion shoe. For your every day, it's not going to work. This is for evening social events. Like a dress-up occasion? Exactly. And she's wearing it. We talk at "lucky" that the detail is putting it together. She's wearing it with a casual shirt dress. The outfit looks disjointed.The other thing is, you're sort of advertising the platform pump. That's what we're saying not to do. In that pointy-toe pump, the metallic is highlighting. It's sending out the message, I'm in a platform, everybody. And the idea of a platform pump, you want to secretly look like you woke up with legs that have five inches longer. Okay. And that brings us to our last model. This is mia. This is the outfit we're saying is trending. This is the right way to do it. I love that. They're under $75. They're affordable. And this part of the shoe, the outer part is called the vamp of the shoe, the outside. That actually has a platform that's about the same height as the other girls'. But you can't see it. All three of the shoes are the same height? They're about the same height. You're right. The ones you picked as the way to go, don't look at high. Right. And that's what we're trying to do. Also, her ankle strap is a lot thinner than the original one. And because it kind of blends and complements her leg, it makes her leg look longer. And it's all-around just a better-looking outfit. You at "lucky" magazine have beautiful staffers. Thank you. You look so gorgeous. And thank you, lori. For more on her fashion tips, go to goodmorningamerica.Com on yahoo! Bruce willis. Don't go away.
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