Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Perfect Cinderella : Heel Vs. Flats

“Sometimes comfort doesn't matter. When a shoe is freakin' fabulous, it may be worth a subsequent day of misery. Soak it in salted water and take comfort in the fact that you're better than everyone else.” ― Clinton Kelly



If Cinderella was an Indian Bride then she would be certainly wearing these :

Christian Louboutin certainly knows how to capture the Indian essence 



And if I was pain-proof I would wear these in Red and Gold :P

*Sigh*


Unfortunately I am so not pain-proof and end up screaming within 15 min of wearing any form of heels. (Says the girl who, for her graduation show, got models to wear 6" heels; in my defense they were really comfy )


So Pro's and Con's :

Heels :

Pro's :
1. Looks absolutely fabulous
2. Makes your lehenga fall perfectly
3. Much more choice and availability. ( why do ALL bridal sandals have heels??)
4. Makes you look slimmer and taller
5. You certainly look apart from the crowd

Just look at them!








Con's
1. You might trip and fall. (not good)
2. Twist your ankle (not good at all)
(Remember that the wedding floors are not always even, even if your having your wedding in a hotel there is always the carpeted and the uncarpeted area, plus having a huge lehenga makes it even more difficult, so even if you wear heels don't wear sky high ones!)
3. You might get tired if your not used to wearing heels for that long. There will be a lot of standing and sitting involved.
4. When you remove them for puja then the sudden change of height might be funny. ( if the heels are 3" or more) not sure if it counts as a serious 'con' but it does for me.
5. Sore legs the next day.


Flats

The worlds answer to whinny girls like me who grew up in Nike, Reebok and Adidas.

Pro's
1. Super comfy.
2. You can do anything you want in them! (read dance like mad)
3. No leg ake wear them as long as you want.
4. No chances of falling (until and unless your super clumsy)
5. You don't have to continuously keep a watch on where you step and you dont need help (like an old lady)  to walk up the stairs.

Con's
1. Don't get too many pretty flats
2. If the boy and you have a big height difference then flats became a big-no. You'll be comfortable in flats but will look like a dwarf, on your wedding day its better to choose to be uncomfortable then look dwarf. (Thank god I can wear flats :D )
3. Very difficult to find good pretty flats for your wedding
4. Lehenga still looks pretty but its true the fall of the lehenga comes better in heels :(
5. When you take them off for pooja then they may blend in with other peoples footwear.

In Red and Gold mojari's look really pretty and regal!

I know this one has tiny heels in them but you can easily get something similar in kundan work in flats .

Ain't these super cute!

Belle's anyone?
You get something like this but more prettier in Metro shoes, I wore them at my engagement and looked really nice
Something traditional looking, any takers?

If the Sole was better and gems in Red, then this is actually nice. Like tiny jewels on your feet.


Whatever you choose make sure:

1. YOU are comfortable in them
2. They are easy to wear and remove. (If it has a hook type straps make sure you get a sister/friend to learn how to remove and wear them so they can help.Personally I like as little fuss as possible so no hook or elastic straps for me.)



And here is a tiny Gift Story for you :

The tale of the Greco-Egyptian girl Rhodopis, "rosy-cheeked", who lived in the Greek colony of Naucratis in Ancient Egypt is often considered the oldest known version of the Cinderella story:


The story says, when she was bathing, an eagle snatched one of her sandals from her maid and carried it to Memphis. 
While the king was administering justice in the open air, the eagle, when it arrived above his head, flung the sandal into his lap.  
The king, having been stirred both by the beautiful shape of the sandal and by the strangeness of the occurrence, sent men in all directions into the country in quest of the woman who wore the sandal. 
When she was found in the city of Naucratis, she was brought up to Memphis and became the wife of the king.





P.S. : If your wondering if I have got my Wedding Shoes, look below :

Marked, Packed, Lined with fabric and kept safely.  

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