Black pumps are one staple that all women should have in their closet. They are classic by design, versatile when it comes to occasion, and their black hue ensures they go stylishly with every color.
From business attire to a causal weekend outfit of a tee and jeans, the black pump is a must-have necessity. But how do you know which one to pick?
There are so many variations of this ultra-chic heel that even the trendiest women wonder, “Which black pump is for me?”
That’s why today we are giving you the rundown on how to choose a black pump to meet your every need – whether that be a night out on the town dancing, a romantic evening out with your beau, or even a night in with your friends watching movies over a glass of wine.
Evaluate Your Legs
Every woman is shaped differently. That’s one of the things that makes woman so beautiful. However, an awareness of your body type will go a long way when it comes to choosing a cool pair of black pumps.
Look at what kind of legs you have and see which pump best suits your body type:
- Long and Slim. If you have long, slender legs, buying a slimmer style heel (e.g. a slim heel and sole) will complement your legs best. If you go too thick on the heel, you run the risk of making your slim legs look far too thin because of the contrast. Try something like this sleek and elegant Alexander McQueen heel and watch everyone’s jaw drop as you walk by.
- Muscular. For those that have legs that are more muscular, block styled black pumps are the best option. Again, the point here is to complement the shoe to body type, not create a glaring contrast. Aim for a cone heel, wedge heel, or all around thicker sole.
If you are looking for a versatile high heel to meet you every fashion need, aim for a heel height of at least 2”-2 ½”. You want them to be high enough to have that glamorous heel look, but remain short enough to suit situations that are more formal.
It is also important to know what type of events you plan on wearing these heels to. If you will be wearing them for dinners and shows, and will be sitting for most of the time, you can a little higher on the heel without risking too much pain by the end of the night.
On the other hand, for those looking to attend weddings where dancing all night long is on the agenda, it’s probably best not to aim for the hot 5” heel you see you see in the window. This is just not functional (and possibly not appropriate).
Go For the Right Look
With so many styles to choose from, it’s important you understand which style you are looking for before jumping in and buying a pair of black pumps. For instance, are you more of a glam girl looking for a textured leather to show off your legs, but still want to remain classy? Or, are you edgy and looking for studs and sequins to catch the eye of anyone checking you out?
Every occasion will warrant a special kind of black pump. If you are one that likes to pair your outfits with a classic pump every time, consider investing a few styles so your shoe collection is ready for anything.
And there you have it, the guide and dirty guide to buying the perfect pair of black pumps, great for any and all occasions!