Having graduated from the College of Business, we were always taught to not look “sexy” at work, but to look professional as women. Part of this “professional” appearance is the heel size. I gave presentations where the dress code specifically stated “3 in. max heels.”
I as surprised to find that not everyone receives this training going into the work place. Several companies even have policies again high-high-heels. My highest set of work heels are 3 inches, strictly because I’m always scared of getting in trouble or giving the wrong impression. If I could wear higher – I probably would. They make my legs look longer which makes me feel more confident. And isn’t confidence key to because a successful worker?
Confidence is key – yes.
Appearance is also key (one of several keys – in my opinion).
So how high is too high for heels?
I like to believe that anything greater than 3 inches shouldn’t be at work. Yes, it may prevent you from having to hem your pants (which can add up over time!), however practicality is more important. I personally stick to black or tan – it’s boring an vanilla but sends the message that I would like to send: Professional with a touch of girly.
Hooker Pumps – Probably not a good idea.
Outrageous animal print/colors – what message are you sending?
Black (or tan/other neutral colors) with a 1-3″ heel – Professional and Classy