kitten heel

noun

Definition of kitten heel

: a short stiletto heel on women's shoes

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No shoe was more daring than Christopher Kane’s: a kitten heel with a C-string tongue. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Top 10 Accessories Trends of Spring 2019," 16 Oct. 2018 Go the extra mile and switch up your footwear too, swapping a kitten heel for thigh-high boots. The Editors, Marie Claire, "Easy Mix-and-Match Outfit Ideas for Fall," 4 Sep. 2018 The kitten heel’s mixed reputation has historical roots. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Kitten Heels Are Back—Are They Too Much, Or Not Enough?," 22 Aug. 2018 Look for the season's latest styles such as a slingback pump or kitten heel (perfect for dancing in all night). Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "What to Buy Right Now for That Fall Wedding You'll Attend," 9 Aug. 2017 Try pairing it with a cute silk camisole and some pastel kitten heels for the ultimate summer date night look. Kami Phillips, PEOPLE.com, "Intermix Has a Ton of Cute Designer Items on Major Sale Right Now," 31 May 2018 Trump stood out standing next to British Prime Minister Theresa May, in a berry-red sleeveless sheath gown plus red pumps a bit higher than her usual kitten heels. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Melania Trump stuns in sweeping Grecian-goddess J. Mendel gown for dinner at Churchill's palace," 12 July 2018 Erdem Farida kitten heel, $995, similar styles at erdem.com. Rebecca Ramsey, The Cut, "These Embellished Heels Are Pure Fashion-Girl Bait," 10 May 2018 While the Duchess of Cambridge went with an off-white Alexander McQueen fit-and-flare coat, Camilla glowed in a much more fluorescent version, from head-to-kitten heel. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Camilla Parker Bowles Really Went Rogue With Her Trooping the Colour Dress," 9 June 2018

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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