Wearing high heels to a business conference enhances your professional look. It also adds value in networking with other attendees of the conference. As you are aware, there are compelling reasons for wearing high heels, and the heels can even boost your career growth. Having said this, we may need to strike a balance between being fashionable and being elegant when in a conference. Here we are discussing the types of high heels you can wear when you are heading to a business conference.
1 Black pumps
Black leather pumps are the classic business high heels. You will look the most elegant in them, without doubt. Wearing the pumps of your natural heel height will make you the most comfortable while walking around and networking during the conference.
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2 Strappy heels matching the dress colour
If weather allows, you may go for strappy high heel sandals. But the sandals should be monochrome and the colour should be dark brown, dark blue or black largely matching with your business suit. Black shoes will be suitable with any business attire. Better avoid lighter shades because those colours may not give you the professional look you need in a conference. When you choose open-toe heels, it is advisable not to opt for glittering colours on your toe nails as this may adversely impact your professional look.
3 Avoid wedge heels
Wedge heels are not really the professional high heels. It is true that the wedges are more comfortable to walk around than stilettos. But they may not give you the professional look. If you are a wedge-heel-lover and heading to a business conference, you can choose chunky heels instead (mentioned below).
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4 Prefer chunky heels
As mentioned above, you can go for a pair of chunky high heels rather than wedge heels when attending a professional conference. Chunky heels will provide you the stability you need and at the same time will give you the professional look compared to wedge heels.
5 Avoid platform heels
Platform heels are more casual. These types of heels are more suitable for casual evening gatherings and may not be a business conference. If you still prefer to wear platform heels (may be to increase height without compromising comfort ), then you may go for shoes which somehow conceals the toe platform.
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6 Avoid glittering designs or colours
Glittering designs and colours are a big no in a business conference. You can definitely wear the glittering high heels for attending wedding or evening gathering. Fashionable heels may draw unnecessary attention to your shoes and need not be to the points you make during the discussions.
7 Avoid ultra high heels
Ultra high heels should better be avoided in a business conference. This is because you may find it difficult to walk around in them for the networking with other participants. Your discomfort will mostly reflect in your discussions as well.
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