Kitten Heels

  • animal print kitten heel

Low kitten heels are a great option if you are just learning how to wear heels or if you simply feel more comfortable in a smaller sized heel.  As you learn how to walk in heels you can start out with a kitten heel then work up to shoes with higher heels.  Kitten heels started as a way to teach teenagers how to walk in heels properly as well as keep them away from the sexual connotations back then associated with high heels.  They are also referred to as training heels.


How to Wear Kitten Heels


What makes up a kitten heel

A kitten heel is a shoe that has a heel between one to three inches in size.  This heel type is similar to a shorter version of a stiletto heel.



This heel type can come in any color, print or pattern.  Depending on the designer they can also come with any sort of embellishment’s the designer wishes to add.


Occasions shoes can be worn for and how to wear them

Kitten heels are appropriate for almost any situation.  They can be a more conservative option to choose over its counterpart the high heel.  These shoes can be worn for work, evening events as well as day to day activities.  You can also choose shoes for the occasion based off of an open toed shoe or a close toed shoe.


What not to do

When choosing a pair of kitten heels it is important to keep style in mind.  When choosing a kitten heel it is sometimes hard to find stylish options that look young and fresh instead of the frequent image that comes to mind of unstylish older looking orthopedic looking kitten heels.  Make sure the heel is skinny and stiletto like and is not chunky.  Most chunky kitten heels do not look fashionable and look more like orthopedic shoes.




Cynthia - BlueCynthia - Black

These heels by London rebel sport a two and a half inch heel.  The fabric colors mixed with the clear stripe on the shoes give a modern twist to this kitten heel.  This pair of shoes cost only $55.

Best One Yet - Marigold SatBest One Yet - Canary Satin

Best One Yet - Aqua SatinBest One Yet - Cobalt Satin

This low heel by Luichiny comes in a number of fun colors from coral to royal blue.  This is a great option to add a pop of color to your outfit.  The bow detail on the open toed front of this shoe adds a youthful playfulness to this shoe.  This kitten heel costs $80.

Ilyssa - Pink Multi Leather

This old world look mixed with the low heel is a great option for work.  This shoe by Ivanka Trump costs $140.

Lovely - Black Patent

The open heel on this slingback shoe gives your foot the added comfort of not being closed in.  The pointed toe and bow detail makes it a great option for a day at the office.  This shoe is also by Ivanka Trump and is $140.

Indico - Med Green Suede

This shoe contains a two and a half inch stiletto heel and is in a great blue green color.  This shoe costs $120 and is designed by Ivanka Trump.

Jabriae - Medium Brown Pony

This Issac Mizrahi heel has a touch of fun with its zebra print and cap toed front.  This shoe would be perfect to complete an evening look.  This heel costs $140.

Indico - Light Pink Patent

These bright pink low heeled pumps are a great way to brighten up an outfit.  These shoes by Ivanka Trump cost $120.

Accent Metallic - Royal BlueAccent - Red Leather

This classic low heeled shoe by Seychelles has either a touch of metallic or a dark red color to keep you in with current trends. This heel is currently on sale for $85.49.

Tamana - Cognac Patent

These nude pumps are a great basic for any outfit.  They are by Jessica Simpson and are on sale for $52.49.

Rizzo Pump - Leopard

These animal print heels are a great accessory to any outfit and are currently on sale for $80.99.


Best One Yet - Red SatinBest One Yet - Fuchsia Satin

Best One Yet - Nude Satin


This heel by Luichiny comes in a wide variety of colors for any occasion.




Mindie - Cloud Burst Com SumMindie - Brn Blk Simba Lprd

I love these shoes with a three inch heel by Jessica Simpson.  The mix between the animal print and the studded straps add a modern twist to these basic kitten heels.  These heels are $90.

Dalinda - Med Red SuedeDalinda - Med Natural SueDalinda - Black Suede

These three inch stiletto heels would pair well with any outfit and come in three great colors.  They cost $120.


People Wearing This Trend

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I love these heels paired with the floral dress.  The red in the heels pulls out the red roses in the dress.  The low heel is perfect for work or a night out on the town.


kitten heels


Kitten heels are a great accent paired with skinny jeans or skinny business pants.

white kitten heel

Here is an example of a bad kitten heel.  The heel is too thick and chunky making the ankle and foot look bigger than it is.  The shape of this shoe does not flatter the woman’s foot.