Taller Than Your Boo? Shop These Fashionable Kitten Heels and Flats

Monica writes, “I am currently dating someone who is the same height as me. I’m 5’7″ but when I wear heels I’m pushing 6 ft. While there is nothing wrong with that, I just find it to be a little awkward and it makes me feel slightly uncomfortable. I LOVE heels but I still want to be able to look chic going on dates, work parties, and nights out in London wearing flats. Please help!”

Ah, Monica, I feel your plight. One of my first boyfriends and I were the same height as well. I had to get used to rocking sneakers, which is so not my steeze…!
Though a lot of you are not fans of kitten heels, I personally love ’em, especially Valentino rockstuds. They’re flashy enough to look dressy, yet are low enough to not compete with your boo.

Stylist Giovanna Battaglia in Valentino Kitten Heels

They’re a splurge, but if you’re up for it, get ’em here:

Want the kitten heel look, but don’t want to overspend? Brands as varied as J.Crew and Jeffrey Campbell have more affordable options:

Get the look with these:

Afraid of looking *gasp* dowdy? Winter is a great time to experiment with flat and low wedge boots. Pop on knee high or thigh high versions to add a bit of spice to a short skirt, jeans, or a mini dress:

Get ’em here:

And, depending on the weather, you can still rock with a pair of snazzy flats.

Check out these studded, bedazzled beauts:

And if those don’t work, just embrace your height difference!
Be further encouraged and inspired by these celeb couples:

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parish

Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Honsou

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Chef Marcus Samuelsson and wife Maya Samuelsson

What do you think?
*Thx to everyone on Twitter who helped me think of couples to illustrate this post!


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style blog in the world.