stiletto heel


Definition of stiletto heel 

: a high thin heel on women's shoes that is narrower than a spike heel

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Melania paired the ensemble with minimal jewelry and sky-high stiletto heels in a matching pastel color. Fox News, "Melania Trump praised for J. Mendel gown: 'She looks like a princess'," 12 July 2018 The cape dress, belt, and clutch all came from the French fashion house, but American designer Sarah Flint supplied her stiletto heels. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Answers to Everything You've Been Googling About Meghan Markle and the Queen Today," 15 June 2018 Kate got her black stiletto heel caught in a grate during a royal outing in February. Erin Hill,, "Kate Middleton Just Proved She Can Do Anything in a Pair of Sky-High Wedges: See the Photos!," 11 June 2018 The Look: Meghan wore a gorgeous navy blue Roland Mouret dress and stiletto heels. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Wore a Fancy Navy Dress to Have Tea With the Queen and her Mom," 18 May 2018 In the hushed, carpeted courtroom, a judge sat on the terribly tall bench as three female prosecutors in sharp stiletto heels faced Raniere, and Moira Kim Penza, the lead prosecutor, wove an argument about her case. Vanessa Grigoriadis, New York Times, "The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment," 30 May 2018 Credited as the mastermind of the stiletto heel in 1954, Roger Vivier’s designs infiltrated the world’s most coveted fashion shows and celebrity closets, from Ava Gardner to Queen Elizabeth II. Melania Hidalgo, The Cut, "Roger Vivier Publishes an Instagram-Inspired Book," 22 May 2018 Both completed their looks with sky-high stiletto heels. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Melania Trump's hat has the internet in formation, comparing her to Beyoncé," 24 Apr. 2018 Balenciaga debuted a similar style on their Spring 2017 runway, even going one step further and creating a style that turned into actual seamless stiletto heels, making them completely uncategorizable, but also totally awesome. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Dua Lipa Wears a Red Versace Suit on The Graham Norton Show," 23 Apr. 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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