Elongate Your Legs with Nude Pumps

Shoeaholics Anonymous Disclosure

Tyra Banks was a special guest on the The Nate Berkus Show yesterday. Hey, what ever happened to Tyra’s own network show? Anyway, Tyra is already a tall woman (according to IMDB, she is 5′ 10″) and still wears stiletto high heels. And her boobs are real. I remember watching that episode where she had a doctor examine her to prove that they were really indeed real and not silicone or saline. Okay, now I’m really babbling…

So, back to the show on topic: Tyra showed the audience how to “elongate your legs” aka “make you look taller” just by changing what  women pumps you’re wearing, if that’s the look you’re going for. She suggested wearing nude colored pumps with no straps. To demonstrate this effect, the spokes model actually wore leopard print pumps, similar to these Nine West Gwendle Leopard Pumps:

Walk on the wild side in the leopard print Gwendle. This stylish Nine West pump will compliment your favorite look with ease. Available from DSW.com, $69.95 (retail $89)

Now I wouldn’t classify leopard print anywhere near “nude” on the color wheel spectrum, but maybe that’s because I was originally an art major in college? I’m thinking those are tan with brown and black splotches.   When I hear “nude pumps with no straps”, I envision something like this G by GUESS Vanna Pump in Nude Patent:

The G by Guess Vianaa is the perfect platform pump. Classic in style with a little extra volume, this stunner goes a long way. Available from DSW.com, $44.95 (retail $59)

What’s your tip to elongate your legs?

  • MICHAEL Michael Kors
    Size - 8.5 US Brand & Style - Michael Michael Kors Kiera Mid Pump Width - Medium (B, M) True Color - Natural Upper Material - Hair Fur Outsole Material - Man-Made Heel Height - 1.75 Inches 2514725
    $65.99  from Walmart
  • Enzo Angiolini
    Size - 10 US Brand & Style - Enzo Angiolini Dixy Width - Medium (B, M) True Color - Lt Natu Outsole Material - Man-Made Heel Height - 4 Inches As name suggests, many of the footwear designs from Enzo Angiolini exhibit a particular elegance associated with classic Italian shoes. The brand's dedication to quality even shows in the smallest detail, be it stitching, beadwork, buckles, or playful rhinestone embellishments. No wonder savvy shoe shoppers feel certain that Enzo Angiolini can provide them with the perfect, high-fashion, dependably comfortable footwear choice for any occasion. They devote themselves to women's shoes that offer sophisticated, luxurious European styling at affordable prices. All shoes that bear the brand feature materials of outstanding quality, combined with superior craftsmanship in comfortable designs on the cutting edge of tasteful style. 902464
    $15.99  from Walmart
  • United Nude Collection
    A slip-on oxford goes modern with an almond-toe silhouette and monochrome palette. Smooth leather and ribbed satin play up the texture, while the cleated sole presents a black-and-white perspective. Color (s) : black/ white. Brand: UNITED NUDE COLLECTION. Style Name: United Nude Collection 'Paris' Almond Toe Oxford (Women) . Style Number: 746682.
    $210.00  from Nordstrom
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    Jeffrey Campbell Brielle.
    $129.95  from Ashbury Skies
  • CLEARWATER SERVICES INC.
    Step Up Your Style Game with the Ladylike Look of These Slip-On Dress Shoes Seal the deal on your sophisticated ensemble with the simply chic style of this women's Tori
    $16.99  from Kmart
  • Sam Edelman
    Give your look at serious fashion boost with the Eleanor from Sam Edelman! Embossed leather upper.Ankle strap with buckle closure.Open toe.Man-made lining and footbed.Wrapped heel.Man-made outsole.Imported. Measurements:Heel Height: 4 3 4 inWeight: 11 ozPlatform Height: 3 4 inProduct measurements were taken using size 9, width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
    $65.99  from 6pm.com
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