Flatforms Will Definitely Be Spring’s Most Popular Sandals

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Flatforms Will Definitely Be Spring’s Most Popular Sandals
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You may have noticed that everyone is looking a little bit taller these days. At first, I thought it must be a new photo editing hack or iPhone camera lens, but then I realized that all the pictures on my Insta feed had something in common: everybody was wearing platforms. Thanks to the creative mind of Donatella Versace putting platform sandals back on the map with recent collections, everyone from 5’5″ Addison Rae to  supermodel-tall Bella Hadid have been towering at least four inches taller than usual. Platform sandals and heels are here to give everyone a little (or a big) confidence boost this spring.

Versace’s platform heels are probably easier to walk in than a pair of stilettos, since the thick platform sole prevents your foot from sitting at too sharp of an angle. However, if I was heading out for a day of activities, I don’t think these sky-high styles would be the first shoes I’d reach for. What would I choose instead? A quirky happy medium: the flatform. Flatforms are flat platform sandals (say that three times fast!) best known as the more comfortable sister shoes to platform heels.

Flatforms serve many purposes beyond serving major Lizzie McGuire nostalgia. First of all, that they look good with pretty much any wide-leg pant or skirt option, as long as you’ve got a good pedicure. They are also occasionless (this is a good thing), which means that any event that allows open-toed shoes is fair game for whipping out your flatforms. I personally love dressing flatforms up for parties, weddings and night outs because they are super comfortable to stand in, not to mention they make seeing over crowds an awful lot easier. As long as you’re pairing them with fancier dresses, they are special event approved!

Whether you’re headed to the farmer’s market or to a function, the below platform sandals from Zappos will help elevate (pun intended) your look.

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