…slingbacks with kitten heels and mules with a thin heel will both look like you have squashed a large leg into a tiny shoe.
If you wear a pump, make sure the heel comes straight down from the base of the shoe, which will give your ankle some shape.
- A slingback can look good with a high, sturdy heel.
- A heavy heel on a wedge mule will make your ankles appear thinner.
So the heel on the left is a bad choice because the ankle strap cuts off the length of the foot and takes the eye to the least flattering part of the leg. The low cut of the shoe on the right is great because it draws the eye down and away from the ankle.