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Shoes and how you wear them can sometimes define your entire look. There are many different styles to choose from and every look has the perfect shoe to go with it. Pumps, high heels, sandals, flats or whatever you decide to wear - should most definitely match your outfit. How can you tell which style to wear with what outfit?
Well here are a couple rules of thumb. Your shoe should reflect the “amount” of clothing you have on.
Example: Skimpy sundress = sandals! Example: Evening Gown = simple high heeled pumps! Always try and match thecolor of your shoes with the color of your outfit (or the color of the accessories you have chosen for your outfit).
You should have a good idea of what you are shopping for (I like tho-o-o-se! doesn’t make for good fashioncoordination). Here is a simple primer for you G.I.R.L.S. on feminine shoe styles. Pay attention ladies - theremay be a quiz later on!
Baby dolls: Shoes with a type of toe box that is very rounded like a little girl’s shoe.
Shoes and boots in various designs with the common specialty that you stand
on the tip ofyour toes instead of on the balls of your feet as with ordinary
high heels. These are almost exclusively used inscenes and/or in the bedroom.
Ballet heels: They are heels which are so high that the only part of the toe that touches the ground is the tip, much like a ballet dancer’s toe shoes. The heels are usually 7” high, but with a tiny platform under the toe theycan be as high as 17” (custom made). You can’t really walk in these shoes, they’re just for enjoyment.
Bootine: A boot with a moderate height, usually reaching to somewhere between the ankle and the calf.
Dianette: A form of sandals, where you have a strap between your big and your second toe.
Mules: They have no back at all. The upper ends at mid-arch, much like clogs do. Mules are usually high-heeled and often are open-toed.
Opera Pumps: Slender straight heel. Closed, slightly pointed toe. Without straps or decorations. Vamps that don’t show much toe cleavage. Sides cut fairly high. Opera pumps are usually black patent or black kidskin. Just think of your typical representaion of a fetish shoe and you’ve got it. Also, no straps or adornment of any kind, self (ie. one) colored, frequently jet black or at least a dark color, and (strict interpretation) the sides are of one piece with no stitching half way between heel and vamp.
Oxfords lace up (aka. ‘Old Oxfords’): A classically designed shoe originating in Oxford, England. It’s pretty much an ordinary, closed shoe, dark or plain black, with an ordinary 3 or 4 point lacing, but with the exception of the heel height, that can be anything up to 6”. High heeled Oxfords will have a closed toe box and lace closed with a tongue that extends to the ankle.
Pantolette: Like mules but mostly made of wood, - a sort of high heeled clog.
Platforms: Any shoe that has extra height added under the toes. It’s a cheaters way to have very high heels. A 6” heel with a 3” platform feels the same (has the same rise) as wearing a 3” heel.
Pumps: An open shoe usually without any straps (except perhaps a simple ankle strap). Can sometime also be toeless. A pump is a high-heeled shoe with a full back and toe box. There are also open-toed pumps which have the end of the toe box cut out so the toes show.
Pump D’Orsy: The toe box ends at instep. The heel is held in a heel cup. Along the sole from the toe box to the start of the heel cup is open space about 1 to 2 inches depends on size. Toe box and heel cup are seperate from each other. The most sexy of pumps. Usually patent leather.
Saddle shoes: More or less the inverse of spectators, although one rarely finds high-heeled saddle shoes.
Sandals: They have straps for the upper. They are usually flat heels, but can be high-heeled as well. Some people refer to any shoe with ankle straps as a sandel.
Sabots: A kind of mules, but with closed toe box.
Sling-backs: They are exactly what they sound like. They have no back, and have a strap the runs from the sides of the shoe around the back of the foot. This “sling” holds the shoe on. They can be open-toed or close-toed.
Spectators: Pumps which have a different colored toe box and (usually) heel. Popular spectator color combinations are white and blue and tan and cream.
Stilettos: Often the same as ‘spikes’. Stilettos are are type of heel that is extremely thin and pointed. Named after the very thin bladed knives.
Spikes: Very thin heels, often almost ending in a point at the tip (like a nail).
Thigh Highs: Long boots reaching al the way up to the thighs, thus the name. T-strap Pumps: Usually, this is in the style of a D’Orsay, with a strap extending up from the vamp, along the middle of the instep, to join an ankle strap.
Louis XV: The typical form of a ‘high heel’. The spike is basically centered under your heel.
Queeny: Like the Louis XV but the tip of the heel is placed more to the toe.
Block: Massive heel (opposite of stiletto), usually used for platform shoes.
Bell bottomed: Begins like a normal heel but ends wide.
Shoe size conversion: Note that high heeled shoes tend to feel smaller than flats. If you’ve never worn high heels before and know your size from flats, you should probably add a half (minimum) to your size in high heels. This is not always the case, but often. Just keep it in mind when mail ordering.
Shopping in person the first time might be a pretty good idea. If you use a “narrow” in male size then order “medium” in female size. If you are a medium in male size than order “wide” in female size. Any feminine style shoe with an open toe you should consider ordering a half size larger. Closed toe shoes one should consider ordering a full size larger.
One should have at least four different styles of shoes minimum. One for work, one for play, one for formal wearand one for “hoochiness”!
One pair of simple Pumps
One pair of playful Sandals
One pair of Mules
One pair of Boots
Always keep in mind that you are working on an overall femme appearance and just having on a pair of shoes is not good enough anymore. Look as good as one can so that when we start to appear in public more and more we will be perceived as “Ladies” (and you won’t get arrested by the Fashion Police!
Walk Like A Lady
As we go tromping along, swinging our arms, throwing looks, making our own path, we are being MALE.
MACHO! We “take up space”. We “own” the line we are walking along and we want all to know it. Well big boys...Stop it!
As a lady, one must learn to avoid eye-contact and recognition. This may sound silly but there are well founded reasons why ladies have a different stride than us.
Women are vulnerable. Women are creatures of nurturing and consideration. Women are susceptable to attack. Women are always aware of what the “male animal” is perceiving as a sign of a possible sexual encounter.
“Am I showing to much leg?” Can they see through my blouse?”
“Are my legs crossed tightly enough so no one can see my panties?” “Is my slip showing?”
Women don’t “take
up space”. As a matter of fact, they minimize it. They want to be as inconspicuous
as possible. They don’t want to send the wrong signals else they end up being
pursued (or worse) by someone they have no interest in. Women walk taking
up a “minimum of space” as they do so.
The Art of the Walk
Physiologically there is a difference. Women don’t have the “baggage” hanging somewhere between the crotch and mid thigh (just joking - mid thigh!) as we do. Their upper thighs can rub together without falling on the ground and writhing in pain. So the first thing one must do is to remove the “dangling participle” from the mix. There are several ways to “tuck” but only one that I know of that doesn’t entail sitting on it and yet leaves the lower pubic region looking TOTALLY femme. It is a very easy process - non-surgical - but it works like you wouldn’t believe! (I’ll teach you the “inside tape tuck” some other time! Keep watching!)
I was talking to a sister about the “balancing the book” thing (on one’s head) and she totally summed up the difference between “manwalking” and “ladywalking” unwittingly. The sister told me that she had a better time of balancing the book on her head when she wore a baseball cap. A baseball cap? Why didn’t she just glue the book to her head? She thought the name of the game was to “win”. To walk from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ without the book falling! Now darlings, the name of the game is not to “win” but to learn to stride in a way that “flows”. No bobbing or weaving. No stomping or swaggering. Stride to flow...flow to glide! If the book falls...you are not gliding. Take up the “least space” as possible.
As a woman glides and flows...she maintains a slow even pace. One step falls in front of another. Her arms don’t swing wildly because she uses her upper arms to control the bounce of her breast. (Fashion models on a runway do just the opposite). The buttocks naturally shift from the overall natural feminine form and don’t sway left and right but rather up and down. When a women has to retrieve an object from the floor she stoops, in a straight line, down then back up. There is rarely a “bend”.
If you truly want to test yourself try this challenge. Dawn a pair of very pink, very lacy, very feminine panties. Place a long t-shirt on which barely covers the panties as you stand straight up. Then walk out in front of some company (i.e. your wife, friend, etc...) and perform a few normal tasks.If they don’t notice your panties...you pass. If they do? Just blush and go put on some jeans!
Stomping is for Neanderthals
Stride, Glide, Flow
Take up as little space as possible
Practice your form everyday