I’m sure you’re not sitting around today thinking about shoe vamp. It does sound kind of silly to me. However, since I discovered what it is and why it matters, I thought I would share with you. Just in case you want to use it to your style advantage.😍😍
What is shoe vamp?
The vamp is the upper part of the shoe between the toe and the ankle. There are high and low vamp shoes. Here is an explanation with examples.
Now, why all the fuss about shoe vamp?
Because shoe vamp can make your
legs look longer or shorter
depending on the bottom you are wearing.
Low Vamp Shoes
Low vamp shoes are best for making your legs look longer when you are wearing skirts, dresses, cropped pants, or culottes. Wear a ballet flat, a pump with low vamp, or a flip-flop type sandal.
A knee-high boot is considered low vamp as there is only one color from your toes to your knees. Remember, lengthening is all about creating a long column of color.
High Vamp Shoes
High vamp shoes work well with long pants and maxi dresses. Examples include ankle boots, gladiator sandals, maryjanes, or any shoe with a lace-up or strap. You can wear high vamp with a shorter pant style if you don’t mind loosing 4-6 inches of leg appearance.
Ankle boots are considered high vamp. These work best with long pants or short skirts. Again, you are always thinking about how to have the maximum distance between a break in color.
The Problem with the Current Styles
The problem I see now is that there are many high vamp shoes being featured and the pant trend is cropped! Let’s say you love cropped pants and you love some of the high vamp shoe styles. The best way to work these two styles together is to find high vamp shoes in nude or in a color that matches your legs.
Here are some examples.
I tried to simplify the concept but if you have any questions, please let me know in the comment section below.
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