Why tall women should wear white shoes

Banishing the myth that white shoes make feet look bigger

Last summer white trainers blew up in a major way. Our Insta feeds were filled with off-duty models in airports, all wearing blindingly white sneakers. This summer, white is still right, but now we’re talking white mules, white sandals, white heels, and - yep - white sneakers.

There’s an old myth, scratch that, an old lie that maybe you’ve heard. The lie: White shoes make your feet look bigger. The truth: White shoes totally flatter larger feet. The trick is choosing the style carefully (and investing in a pristine pedi). Here’s four reasons why you should:

1. Because white straps shorten your feet (for real)

White sandals look great with this season hottest trend, crops. Try a sleek 7/8 trouser or easy linen crops, either way it’s a match made in shoe heaven. Up the ante with style influencer, Thera’s top tip: ‘Dust shimmering bronzer along the top of your foot, not only does it slim the foot it also camouflages any foot imperfections. So highlight those tootsies, don't hide them!'

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2. Because tanned ankles + white mules = #stylegoals

Take the latest runway-approved style, the mule, one step up with a crisp bone white finish. The best part? They're the perfect height for day to night dressing and pair well with everything from summer skirts to office suits while still putting off a high-impact vibe.

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3. Because white sneakers are SO summer’ 17

From Kendall to Karlie it’s the one shoe all celebs agree on. Yes, the box fresh white sneaker is here to stay. Why? Because you can wear them with virtually everything! Perfect for the tall girls that don’t want to add the extra height but still create an on point look.

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4. Because flowers on your feet are BEYOND gorgeous

Your instant outfit updater. Vogue’s heel of the moment meets floral embellishments in one perfect mini-heel. The ankle strap breaks up the line of sight to truly flatter the larger foot. Raise the stakes and couple with champagne white nail polish.

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