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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As seen on an elegant fashion plate like the Duchess of Sussex, the style comes in a wide range of designs—pointed toe, rounded toe, stiletto heel, block heel—and goes with virtually any winter-ready ensemble. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "The 7 Celeb-Approved Winter Boots to Try This Winter," 4 Dec. 2018 Since Beyoncé performs almost every single one of her multihour concerts in stiletto heels — and her ongoing On the Run II tour with Jay-Z is no exception — the occasional trip or misstep is only to be expected. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Beyoncé Stopped Herself from Falling During OTRII Tour," 24 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of stiletto heel

1953, in the meaning defined above

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