Q. I am 5' 2 and love the new wedge shoe look. But I read that short people should not wear shoes with ankle straps that come around the ankles. What do you suggest?
-Harried Over Height
A. Ankle straps on a gal of any height usually don’t look good unless you have a slender leg and it can, on some bodies, look as if you’ve been cut off at the ankles. But don’t stress—there are options to get the leg-lengthening high heel of a wedge without the ankle strap:
Kate Spade 'Ariel' Sandal
$350 at nordstrom.com
$133.95 at zappos.com
Aerosoles 'Thready Bear'
$69 at aerosoles.com
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