Credit | Jennifer W.
Mules are quite on trend and it is a footwear style that looks mighty fab on celebs and fashion bloggers but does it work on you? Find out if they are kind on thicker ankles and other factors to consider when buying a pair of mules and outfit styles you can wear them with.
I’ve seen this mule footwear trend time and again on various fashionistas I follow online and still am a bit confused on whether mules are wearable for ladies with thicker ankles. Though they do have a certain chic look about them, I will admit, especially when worn by various long and toned-legged ladies, I’m not so sure if they’d work on my long but stumpy legs.
I am quite self-conscious about my legs as they come naturally without that slender ankle curve. So, when I see mules looking fab on other people and as much as I’m so tempted to wear them, I am painfully aware that the distinct backless cut will bring into focus the ankles that I so often choose to cloak.
This has me thinking about whether or not YOU should want to wear mules factoring in if you are particularly self-conscious about having your ankles in the spotlight. This post isn’t meant to make you feel bad about wearing mules but to show that mules by their design do put the ankle into focus and while they are just cool-looking on some people, their backless cut can work against your preference of not having the light shined on your ankles.
For a quick inspiration, as always, find below how the fashionistas are currently styling up their mules to see how they’d translate on you and whether or not, you’ll want to wear them.
♥ | Simono Huidiu
♥ | Vivian Li
♥ | Emma Reay
♥ | Nike
♥ | Nery Hdez
♥ | Leonie Leong
♥ | Alison Liaudat
♥ | Chanel Robinson
To wear the mules or not to wear the mules, that is the question.
My personal verdict on mules: If I had to wear them, I’d pair them with long trousers but not with skirts or dresses because I am not that comfortable having my ankles zoomed in by the way they are designed. I know this is very insecure of me but I can’t help it! What about you? Are you a wearer of mules? Do you face similar leg insecurity issues as I do? Share below – I love reading your thoughts!
“A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.” — Christian Louboutin
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