kitten heel

noun

Definition of kitten heel

: a short stiletto heel on women's shoes

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If your traveling to the South of France this summer, flowy dresses and kitten heels will fit the European aesthetic or the temperatures in Southeast Asia call for loose-fitting clothes and sandals. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Here's What You Need To Pack For Your Next Vacation," 2 Aug. 2019 Not far behind him — if only for their shared discus-like black ears and prominent widow’s peak — was Minnie, who was rendered feminine by her billowing bow, her whisker-length eyelashes, her kitten heels and, of course, her unmistakable voice. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Russi Taylor, voice of Disney’s Minnie Mouse and ‘Simpsons’ staple, dies at 75," 29 July 2019 Not far behind him — if only for their shared discus-like black ears and prominent widow’s peak — was Minnie, who was rendered feminine by her billowing bow, her whisker-length eyelashes, her kitten heels and, of course, her unmistakable voice. Emily Langer, The Denver Post, "Russi Taylor dies: “Simpsons” staple and voice of Disney’s Minnie Mouse was 75," 29 July 2019 Her black kitten heel Stuart Weitzman booties ($90) are a vintage find from the '90s on eBay. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Look Is Money: How Three Fashion Editors Dress for Work," 19 Apr. 2019 When it was sent down the runway as part of Wickstead’s autumn/winter 2019 collection, it was paired with a chestnut-brown belt and white mary-jane style kitten heels. Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Wears Powder Blue Jumpsuit and Matching Cape at Variety's Power of Women Event," 6 Apr. 2019 Other major trends this season include demure kitten heels, woven shoes, and versatile slingbacks. Teen Vogue, "These Are The Spring Shoe Trends To Add To Your Cart," 6 Apr. 2019 Works of Art Say goodbye to classic kitten heels because the decorative heel is here to stay. Vogue, "Street Spotting: Shop 5 of Spring’s Most Covetable Shoe Trends," 19 Mar. 2019 Her slouchy leather black kitten heel boots are from Neil J. Rodgers' eponymous line. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Look Is Money: How Three Fashion Editors Dress for Work," 19 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of kitten heel

1956, in the meaning defined above

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