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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In New Hampshire, the most eye-catching part of her wardrobe was a pair of two-toned harlequin-style silver-and-black stiletto heels. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, "Marianne Williamson Wants Politics to Enter the New Age," 14 Aug. 2019 But the skirt had a thigh-high slit and the pumps had stiletto heels. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "Cardi B’s legal peril grows: Rapper indicted on two felonies in connection with strip club brawl," 21 June 2019 Help comes in the unlikely form of Lola, a drag queen in need of sturdier stiletto heels., "‘Kinky Boots’ kicks up its musical heels at the Saenger," 15 June 2019 There were shirtdresses cinched tight with a belt, plus pussybow blouses, stiletto heels, sharp shoulders and at least one evening gown with a cape-style bodice. Washington Post, "Trump’s catastrophic fashion choices in England were not just a sign of bad taste," 6 June 2019 In an oversized trench worn over a lacy camisole and cigarette pants, Beckham looked the part of global style icon down to the black sunglasses and stiletto heels. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham Celebrates International Women’s Day With Her Nearest and Dearest," 8 Mar. 2019 Meghan's in nearly all black today—black maternity top, black pants, high black stiletto heels, and a gorgeous navy blue blazer. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Makes a Surprise Appearance with Prince Harry—and Thousands of Students Go Wild," 6 Mar. 2019 With its high shine silver fabric, nipped waist, and sculptural padded shoulders, her blazer and cropped trousers combo demanded attention—especially when paired with contrasting gold jewelry and a towering stiletto heels. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Céline Dion Gives Executive Realness a Couture Twist," 23 Jan. 2019 Markle kept her accessories simple and tonally coordinated with a ladylike clutch by Mulberry and classic stiletto heels by Dior. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Makes Over This British Fashion Staple With American Flair," 17 July 2018

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First Known Use of stiletto heel

1953, in the meaning defined above

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