|Emma Thompson striking a blow for the sisterhood (Huffpo)|
can tell you what. Heels. Other than not having a wife, I think heels have done
more to hold women back from playing to their natural strengths than almost
The choice is always the same and it's always bad. A) wear a dress or skirt with flat or nearly flat boots b)wear flats and take a bag to carry your heels/smart shoes or c) take two bags, one for shoes and a 'proper' handbag. Which leads to the other part of your wardrobe dilemma, "which bag do I take?" Do you buy a massive tote that is smart enough to pass for a large handbag but still large enough to take the shoes? If you want to do that and avoid the bag lady look, be prepared to shell out. Both options risk severe neck problems and one shoulder lower than the other. If you're loaded or desperate there is always option d) take taxis everywhere.
men. Do they have these worries? Do they hell. Most men own a few pairs of -
flat - shoes that go with all their suits and they wear them in all weathers.
If they carry bags at all it's to carry their increasingly large collection of
devices, and with rapid advances in wearable technology, no doubt even those
will soon be redundant.
I had resigned myself to a life of expensive large handbags and sneaky shoe changes. But it seems women have finally worked out that wearing smart flats is the secret to smoothing your path to the top job. If you can get the right flats you remove the bag dilemma. I first registered this thought last year when the wonderful Emma Thompson whipped off her Louboutins at the Golden Globes to present an award in bare feet. I splashed out on a pair of the red-soled wonders a few years ago, and although they look wonderful and have carried me faithfully through any number of events, I have often kicked them off under the table during dinner.
|VB sporting flats in New York (Mirror)|