FYI: Gladiator Sandals
Gladiator sandals are a fun trend, but not all girls can wear the same pair of sandals. We all have different body shapes, and we have to be smart about the items we choose. The bulky nature of this popular shoe style adds flare to any outfit. This flare, however, comes with a set of rules. If you are short and wish to look taller, do NOT wear black gladiator shoes with thick straps.
A dark strap around the ankle cuts off the leg and makes it look shorter than it actually is. In this situation, we can go by the pageant shoe philosophy: to elongate the leg, choose a shoe that is neutral in color and has thinner straps! It gives the illusion that the leg keeps going into the foot and makes you look not only taller, but slimmer as well.