6 Tricks for Doing Pretty Much Anything in High Heels
No matter your opinion on Beyoncé, there's one thing you can't deny: The woman can do pretty much anything in heels. Dance. Run. Jump. Walk. Strut. Go to basketball games. Even casually carry her child up a yacht ramp. We would not be surprised to learn that she might even sleep in her stilettos.
In a nod to Beyoncé's incomparable high-heel skills, the editors over at Huffington Post Style interviewed a professional backup dancer (who once auditioned for Queen Bey!) to get some tricks on how to do more—way more—than just teetering along in your stilettos. Keep scrolling to learn from her wisdom!
"One of my dance teachers, who also choreographs for Beyoncé, told me to take ballet so I could get better at dancing in heels," dancer Linda Kuo tells HuffPost Style. "The right way to wear heels is very much like doing ballet. Which is not a coincidence at all because ballet was done in heels back in the French courts."
Dancing will improve your balance, strengthen your legs, and increase your flexibility—all good qualities to have for heel-wearing.
You might be surprised to learn that no matter how amazing your heels are, most people will look immediately at your face when you enter a room. And many people, unbeknownst to them, hold tension in their facial expressions.
"You can walk as fiercely as possible," Kuo tells HuffPost. "But people might look at your face and think you have to go to the bathroom."
Well, that's never a good look. Keep a mind's eye on your face as you walk about in heels; even if your feet hurt, you feel uncomfortable, or you have no idea what you're doing, put on a face like you do. Fake it 'til you make it, as they say.
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