5 Types of Heels Every Woman Must Have in Her Collection

The right pair of heels can change your life. If you don’t believe us, ask Cinderella! While stocking up on twenty different pairs of heels might be tempting, it is not practical. What you need is a small collection which includes both classic styles along with a couple of trendy designs. We will take you through a list of 5 of the most popular types of heels that we are drooling over this season. If you don’t already have these in your closet, it’s time to go shopping!

1. Wedges


You should have at least one pair of wedge heels in your footwear collection. Originally work by Greek actors during performances wedge-shaped heels gradually made their way into Western fashion in the 1970s’. Today, they are available in all kinds of designs and patterns. The distinctive feature of wedges is the shape of the heel which, as the name suggests resembles a wedge. These shoes are great for those who have a pear or hourglass-shaped bodies as they make the legs look long and slender. If you have skinny calves and ankles, go for platform heels instead for a more balanced silhouette.

We have selected a stylish design that will look great with any Western outfit. It is made of Suede fabric and has a zip-up closure with an open front. You can also find various designs that have ankle straps or a tie-up closure that goes all the way up to your knees.

2. Platform Heels

Platform Heels

Platform heels are among the most comfortable types of heels that you can wear. While they may look similar to wedges, they are shaped differently. They have a thick sole which is uniformly distributed. The thickness can range anywhere between 1-5 inches. It is very easy to walk in platform heels which makes them a great choice for beginners who are just starting out. However, it is best to avoid them if you have broad feet and muscular legs as they might make your feet look chunky. You can get casual, formal or party wear designs depending on your preference. 

The above design is that of a basic pair of platform heels with an open front and an ankle strap. These will work perfectly with summer dresses and skirts. Pair them with a floral print wrap dress for a trendy daytime look. To view the full listing, check out Meesho App.

3. Block Heels

Block Heels

A newcomer in the Indian market, block heels became popular as a modern variant of the traditional cone-shaped heel. The height of these heels tends to range between 1 -3 inches. While there are several designs in the market that have higher heels, they may not be comfortable to wear for long duration. They are not only easy to wear but also extremely versatile. You can wear them with formal outfits for the office or with a casual dress for an everyday look. These heels come in different designs.

We love this stunning pair of belly shoes with a pointed toe and block heels. The Shimmer pattern on the heels and the front add a touch of bling to the simple design and makes it perfect for a party look. You can pair them with a monochrome knee-length dress in practically any color. For more designs like this, download the Meesho App.

4. Pencil Heels

Pencil Heels

The ultimate favorite of fashion-forward women, pencil heels have taken over the runways by storm. From supermodels to celebrities, you will see pencil heels being flaunted by every woman at some point. These heels tend to be higher, ranging from 2-8 inches. Just like wedges and Stilettos, pencil heels also have a slimming visual effect. However, it is best to start off with a lower heel since you need some practice when walking in pencil heels. Once you become comfortable with them, there is no going back. 

For this article, we have picked a classic pair of black pencil heels with a simple front open design and a thin, delicate ankle strap closure. Needless to say, these sandals will go perfectly with your little black dress. To amp up your style quotient, pair them with skinny jeans and a formal top. This is a celebrity-inspired look trending these days.

5. Stilettos


If you want to make a statement with your footwear, opt for a pair of sky-high Stilettos. While the shape of this heel type is quite similar to pencil heels, the shoe designs that incorporate it differ. Stilettos usually come in closed front or peep-toe pumps. However, one major drawback is that you will need quite a bit of practice before you are able to walk in Stiletto heels with ease. If you happen to trip or fall, you might sprain your ankle since Stiletto shoes seldom have any support. If you are a newbie to high heels, select a design that has a strap in the center of the foot. This will provide additional support and help you maintain balance while walking.

This mauve colored Stiletto shoe is straight out of a Disney movie. You can pair it with a mini skirt or a fit-and-flare dress for a glamorous look. You can even get a design that has a metallic finish and pair it with a solid-colored dress for the ultimate party look.