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Chunky-heel shoes are all the rage, but to wear them right you need to strike a balance with the rest of your outfit. Fortunately, there are plenty of options. Whether you are heading out to a dance club or slipping out to run some errands, there is a chunky-heel outfit perfect for every occasion.
Sheath dresses, tunic dresses and short shifts are all great options for pairing with a pair of chunky heels. These dresses all have a raised hemline and a loose silhouette that could overpower smaller shoes or leave you looking like you're about to fall over if you’re sporting sky-high stilettos. Your chunky heels balance out your bottom half and draw attention to your legs as the natural go-between, so they make the perfect accent to a little dress, whether it’s a hot number for date night or a casual little frock worn to a get-together with friends.
Flowing and Flouncy Skirts
A long, flowing skirt can handle chunky heels in a way that few other outfits can. Pair the shoes with the right skirt, though, or you'll end up looking cluttered. A chunky pump needs a solid-colored flowing skirt with a corset top, while a chunky-heeled sandal might work better with a skirt in a bright floral pattern and a cotton V-neck top. You don’t have to stick to long skirts, either. A short flouncy skirt paired with chunky-heeled pumps is ideal for showing off toned calves and cute knees, and makes dancing easier if you are headed to the club.
Boot Cut Denim
You don't have to put away your denim when you want to break out your chunky heels; you just need to pick the right pair of jeans. Look for a flowing line at the bottom. This means boot cut or flared jeans instead of an ultraskinny pair. A casual sweater or ruffled top completes the outfit and balances you up top, so you look great even if you’re just headed to the store to pick up some snacks.
Another option when you are debating what to wear with your favorite chunky heels is to go ultrafeminine -- even a little over the top. If you want to flaunt some lace and ruffles, a chunky heel can counteract the rest of the outfit and ensure that you look like a woman of style and not a little girl playing dress-up. This is the perfect look for afternoon tea with the girls.
Clothes to Avoid
The main thing you want to avoid with chunky heels is straight, tight lines that point to your feet without offering any balance up top. This means no slim ankle-length gowns, and no tight or straight-legged pants.