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Pointy Toe Pumps Vs Round Toe Pumps
Which ones make legs appear slimmer, pointy or round toe pumps?
What type of shoes in general make legs appear longer?

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I think any high heels would have that effect.

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Um..... pointy if compared to round-toe, but heels in general will do.

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Which ones make legs appear slimmer, pointy or round toe pumps?
The longer pointy toe does more "slimming", imo.


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What type of shoes in general make legs appear longer?
Highest heels that do not have straps across the top of the foot and no straps around the ankle give the illusion of length. Lower cut vamps on pumps contribute to this, as do pointy toes. Shoes that match your skin color add length, also.

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Well said, shoesexy!

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I think the original question has been adequately answered but is this a debate? If so I will add my feelings. I like pointy toe pumps and the look they give. Especially when poking out the bottom of dark straight jeans or trousers. If the heel is partially hidden it really makes the wearer look longer. Nude or lighter ones are better for a bare leg though. I always wear rounded toes though. Flat or heeled I cannot get used to my feet being pointy. So I personally always opt for a rounded toe. On other women I think it looks nice though.

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Excerpt from Christa Weil's book It's Vintage, Darling!:

Parisian ladies are unanimous on the subject: hose should match the shoe colour, rather than the skirt or the dress above. The reason? In that city of leg-worshippers, any visual technique that elongates the limbs is adopted tout de suite. Shoe/hose matching does just that, by creating an unbroken line from toe to hem.

That's one tip on how to elongate the legs.

As for the subject of round vs. pointy, I am biased. I think they both have pros and cons, and neither of them is above the other. I do, however, think that pointy toes look more polished while round toes can sometimes look more cutesy. I like them both ways, anyway, if done well.

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i will always love a rounded toe, or at least something that is very close to the foot's natural shape. i find it to be the most flattering.

as for "elongating the leg"...that's pretty much the heel's job...the higher the better

a concealed platform is also great for giving the illusion of a much longer leg, since the line is not disturbed at all by the obvious "platform" line of demarcation...and of course, it makes walking in higher heels easier!

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I think platform shoes, whether pointy or round toe, should make one look taller. But pointy flats are definitely more flattering than round toe flats.

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It is hard to say in general as there are many different ways for a shoe to be either pointy or rounded.
I don't like the very long pointy shoes, which make a size 36 look like a 42 , but if it isn't too long, it can be nice. Round toes are nice as they make the foot look small, but I don't like if the toe box is too high like sometimes on Chie Mihara's shoes.

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with a higher heel I prefer a pointy toe
with a flat, I tend to prefer a round toe

The other way around can be equaly nice, but generally it's what I go for.

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I find that pointy toe flats make my feet look too long and I only measure a 6.5. Very strange.

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I think platform shoes, whether pointy or round toe, should make one look taller. But pointy flats are definitely more flattering than round toe flats.
I pretty much agree with what you said.

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I think that if you have large feet, pointy flats make your feet look massive.

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Personally I don't like pointies because my feet are long and narrow so I look like Ronal McDonald with pointies.

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