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The Best Shoes for Every Body Type

Obviously shoes fit everyone but that's not to say that if the shoe fits, wear it. We make a point of dressing from the bottom up, which is not only fun, but also makes a huge difference in terms of your outfit. By picking the right style for your body, you can elongate legs, boost your booty and perform all sorts of other fashion miracles. Read on to discover the best styles for your body type this spring, summer, and beyond.

 

Shorter Legs

Platforms and Pumps:

If you've got less-than-Gisele legs, platforms are a great way to add more inches while maintaining comfort. Platform heels will do the trick, but be sure to avoid strappy (particularly ankle straps), which can cut legs off and make them appear even shorter.

Can't quite commit to a platform? Try a nude pump instead. This perennial favorite is timeless and teases the eye so you can work that legs-for-days look.

 

Straight-Up and Down

Loafers and Oxfords:

The key to looking great is donning androgynous styles (think updated Annie Hall) that many curvy girls can't pull off. Loafers and oxfords will be perfectly suited alongside button-up shirts, blazers, cigarette pants and borrowed-from-the-boys denim.

 

Apple-Shaped

Statement Sandals:

If you carry most of your weight in the middle, draw attention down to your feet by going big and bold. Opt for a colorful pump, a gladiator sandal or another flashy statement heel that will give everyone shoe envy.

 

Curvy

Pretty Peep-Toes and Wedges:

You've got a killer waist and an hourglass shape that harkens back to the pinups of yore. Make the best of what you've got with girly heels, from feminine peep-toes that complement your curves to sky-high stilettos that dress up any ensemble.

There's nothing wrong with a bigger bum — just ask those ubiquitous Kardashians — but it's always better to boost said booty with shoes that give it life and shape. Wedges (the higher the better) will not only lengthen legs, but will also put a pep in your backside.