It's the rise of the flatforms, yet another 80's horror that is back to haunt us. I hate to admit, though, that they're growing on me. Bloggers, celebrities and chic people in the streets are all donning this style and they're beginning to make me think that maybe they're not all that bad.
Just in case you're sat there puzzling over what exactly a flatform is, it is this bad boy here...
|Courtesy to ASOS|
You can purchase them for £35, here
You can get them in all sorts of styles. You can get more girly styles, which are more like sandles at the top and you can get boots with the flatform heel as well. They come in a range of colours too, I saw someone with a pair which were black&white striped. Now they were cool! I suggest you take a look at ASOS' range, they have five pages of different types! They're the perfect shoe for people who want to wear heels but struggle walking in them. The flat heel makes it feel just as if you were wearing flat shoes but you've still gained some height.
Being such an unusual shoe, it is very easy to wear them wrong. If you buy a pair, please think before you wear! Most people wear them fabulously but I have seen it go wrong. Take Sunday's Olympics Closing Ceremony for example, I'm sure many of us were watching as Emeli Sande performed two amazing songs. She wore a gorgeous midi skirt and paired it with a real rock chic leather jacket. Her only mistake, in my eyes, were the flatforms. At 5"4 Emeli isn't the tallest person around and those big shoes with such a feminine not-quite-full-length skirt made her legs look really short. Maybe she likes the short, dumpy look; I don't know, but I just think she could have looked so much more fabulous in a pair of flats or heels.
|Credit to wherever it is due for this photo|
Olympics Closing Ceremony - 12/07/2012
|Courtesy to www.celebstyle.com|
Okay, well at the end of this post I have fully won myself over. I am a fan of flatforms. Wow, I never thought I would ever say that! What do you think?
On another note, I'm having a mini wardrobe clearout so head over to my eBay page to see what bargains you can get :)
Ps. To all my British readers you have only 4 days left to enter my giveaway for a beautiful, summery bracelet! You can enter here! X