How to make your feet look smaller
HERE are six nifty tips for dainty-looking feet. Yes, even if you are a US8 and above!
Her World sub-editor Yeoh Jo-Ann, with her size US9 feet, puts together a guide to styles that work for you and where to hunt them down.
1. LOUNGE SLIPPERS
Avoid super-pointy tips, says Her World assistant stylist Gracia Phang. They make feet look longer and larger. Stick with tapered, slightly rounded tips, like the ones on these lounge slippers - a great style if you're wearing pants.
2. BALLET FLATS
Beware: If these are cut too low at the sides, feet will look wider than they are. This pair exposes the tiniest bit of "toe cleavage" and covers most of the sides of the feet, so your feet look sleeker.
Afraid that they will make your feet look chunky? Go for a style like this - the mix of materials and the sculptural shape create a visual break that gives the illusion of a smaller shoe (and hence, foot).
Classic ones - high at the sides, with a narrow opening (the part where you slip your foot in) - can make wide feet appear slimmer. We like Salvatore Ferragamo's for the variety of widths and sizes - up to US10.
They're designed to expose the arch and sides, so they do the neat trick of making feet look shorter. A comfortable option for wide feet, and a pair in an exotic skin styles up any outfit.
A simple style with just two straps across is your best bet (any more will emphasise the size of your feet), advises Her World associate fashion editor Ian Lee. Fit is crucial - make sure your feet don't look like they're straining against the straps. Local label Charles & Keith carries up to size 41 (US9.5) in most styles.