Love at first step
Her beauty was timeless and I admired her strong and gentle curves from a distance. I tried to walk away but she whispered, “take me home” and then I lost it .I picked her up, turned to the sales clerk and said,” I’ll take those in a size 10 please”.
Finding that perfect shoe can be a labour of love and if you’re plus size and have wide feet and big calves (I wear a size 10-11) it can often be challenging. Here are some tips for finding that perfect pair of shoes
*If you’re a designer shoe fanatic like me wait until the end of the season to purchase those coveted heels (stores often discount shoes up to 70%)
*Don’t be afraid to purchase shoes online because you can always return them if they don’t fit (Zappos goes up to a size 20!, US Shipment only)
*If you can’t find your size in the store don’t be afraid to ask them to make a special order. For those of you that are a fan of Stuart Weitzman sizing goes up to a size 14. *Canadian readers you have to pre order your size during the trunk sale contact your local store for details.
Photo’s by Siddiqui Sight & Vision
Aldo has collaborated with UK designers Preen and Roksanda Ilincic for Fall 2013. Now we can have designer shoes for a fraction of the cost. The shoes will be available to purchase at the end of the year.
Remember curvy, plus -size and fat fashionista’s you can never go wrong with a bold statement. Spring calls for bright colours, chunky heels and metallics.
Your style should not be defined by your size!
Jill’s Fashion Fact:
No pain real gain. The old adage, “No pain no gain” couldn’t be more wrong! Many fancy gals have taken this malarkey to unprecedented new heights. Sure you look fabulous hot stepping down the street all eyes at your ankles but internally our bodies may be screaming in sheer terror especially after the 2nd hour on the high rise. According to a 2012 Australian based study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, women who abuse high heels regularly could suffer from permanent damage to their knees, hips, back and tendons. Orthopedic, foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Brian Thompson encourages women to wear heels in moderation and alternate them with other more functional shoes. Remember ladies less or thicker heels are sometimes more!
Study reveals health risks associated with high heels
Ji!! Andrew, Phd (c.) Fat in the City/FAES (Fashion at Every Size) Movement, Co-creator; BITE ME! Toronto Int’l Body Image Film & Arts Festival, Director & Founder.