Appropriate Heel Heights for Office Wear
In addition to Belle’s great advice, we’re giving you a few more tips on appropriate heels in the office.
- Avoid exposed platforms, which can easily take a shoe from day to night. For instance, take a look at the two black peep toe pumps below. The pump on the left, though you may not realize it, is actually a higher heel height (3.75″) than the one on the right (3.5″). The exposed platform of the shoe on the right makes it too high for the workplace, though.
- Color matters! Unless you’re working in a very conservative environment, wearing colored heels is usually appropriate. However, when it comes to color, you’re going to want to err on the side of a lower heel. The higher the heel, the louder the shoe, especially when it’s a bright color. Take a look at the two bright pink pumps below. The shoe on the left is a 4.25″ heel, and is far too loud and too high for the office. The shoe on the right, however, the same color and patent leather, is a 3.25″ heel and is much more office appropriate.
A big thanks to Belle and Capitol Hill Style for inspiring this post. Heel height is a fine line in the business world. We hope this advice helps you walk the line a bit more professionally.