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FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:02:02

Hi all,
There is a family gathering when it is safe and I already have my outfit planned (jumpsuit, wrap, bag) and I am toying with the idea of wearing heels. I do have chronic pain but I will be getting out of a car and walking into a hall, plus I can walk in heels.

There will be plenty of photos at the gathering so I want to look amazing, especially since the photos will be printed.

I won't be doing much walking at all and I have plenty of people to hold onto so will most likely manage but is it a stupid idea? X

FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:03:09

Oh, I forgot to say everyone will be dressed up so that is why I was thinking of heels. X

Lucca Wed 15-Jul-20 19:06:21

HOnestly if wearing heels means you have to hold on to people I’d advise against it. It doesn’t look elegant if you’re clinging on to someone’s arm or staggering around ! Why not choose really pretty flat shoes or sandals instead.

Riverwalk Wed 15-Jul-20 19:10:40

I'm not sure what your question is as you say you can walk in heels.

I would just suggest that you don't put the wrap around your shoulders, granny-style!

FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:11:04

Lucca

HOnestly if wearing heels means you have to hold on to people I’d advise against it. It doesn’t look elegant if you’re clinging on to someone’s arm or staggering around ! Why not choose really pretty flat shoes or sandals instead.

I just meant hold on if need be, I would only hold on if in a lot of pain. X

Chewbacca Wed 15-Jul-20 19:12:09

For goodness sake no; don't wear high heels FlyingHandbags. You know how unsteady you are on your feet and you've already had 3 or 4 falls, trips and accidents in the past few weeks so don't risk another. Wear flat trainers.

FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:14:35

Riverwalk

I'm not sure what your question is as you say you can walk in heels.

I would just suggest that you don't put the wrap around your shoulders, granny-style!

I thought I would get a second opinion. Also, I mean a sort of chiffon type wrap and I would have it around my arms and off the shoulder. X

FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:17:45

Chewbacca

For goodness sake no; don't wear high heels FlyingHandbags. You know how unsteady you are on your feet and you've already had 3 or 4 falls, trips and accidents in the past few weeks so don't risk another. Wear flat trainers.

I wouldn't like to wear trainers as everyone will be dressed up. I would be walking from a car into a function room where I would be mostly sitting down. X

Aldom Wed 15-Jul-20 19:23:18

Hello again flyinghandbag. I have been thinking about you. I guess from what you said that you already have a a pair of heels which are fairly comfortable. Do you feel safe to walk in them. My advice is to wear them in the car and to walk into the hall. Perhaps your father would let you hold on to his arm as you walk in. You could wear the heels for some of the photos too. I suggest also taking some pretty flats to change into during the rest of the party, and maybe when you leave, as by then I expect you'll be a bit tired. I know the feeling at the end of the evening, just want to take my heels off and wear comfy shoes. Keep safe and well. Sending you flowers. 💐🌺 👠👡🥿🥿

BlueSky Wed 15-Jul-20 19:25:52

Go for the heels FlyingHandbag! If that's what you like and as you say you won't be doing much walking, go for it and have a great time! cupcakebrew

Chewbacca Wed 15-Jul-20 19:31:34

I would be walking from a car into a function room where I would be mostly sitting down.

You asked for advice/opinions and thats what I gave FlyingHandbags. If you've already made up your mind to wear high heels, what was the point of asking for our thought on the matter? You've already fallen down stairs, had walls collapse on top of you, been unable to get up off a floor due to physical instability but, if you want to wear high heels to an event; do it. But please make sure that the "family gathering" is done in line with current advice on social distancing and that you don't slip up again. That would spoils things, wouldn't it?

FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:40:18

Aldom

Hello again flyinghandbag. I have been thinking about you. I guess from what you said that you already have a a pair of heels which are fairly comfortable. Do you feel safe to walk in them. My advice is to wear them in the car and to walk into the hall. Perhaps your father would let you hold on to his arm as you walk in. You could wear the heels for some of the photos too. I suggest also taking some pretty flats to change into during the rest of the party, and maybe when you leave, as by then I expect you'll be a bit tired. I know the feeling at the end of the evening, just want to take my heels off and wear comfy shoes. Keep safe and well. Sending you flowers. 💐🌺 👠👡🥿🥿

Thanks for your advice. I hope you're well. I haven't bought any yet as I wanted to get some especially for the occasion. I am going to also buy some ballet flats in case the heels get too much.
My parents are going to be arriving separately from me as there won't be enough car space for me so I will be going from a relative's house. I am really looking forward to the party.
Sending love.flowersX

FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:41:58

BlueSky

Go for the heels FlyingHandbag! If that's what you like and as you say you won't be doing much walking, go for it and have a great time! cupcakebrew

I normally wouldn't wear heels but I really want to push the boat out this time. X

FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:43:12

Chewbacca

^I would be walking from a car into a function room where I would be mostly sitting down.^

You asked for advice/opinions and thats what I gave FlyingHandbags. If you've already made up your mind to wear high heels, what was the point of asking for our thought on the matter? You've already fallen down stairs, had walls collapse on top of you, been unable to get up off a floor due to physical instability but, if you want to wear high heels to an event; do it. But please make sure that the "family gathering" is done in line with current advice on social distancing and that you don't slip up again. That would spoils things, wouldn't it?

I haven't made up my mind at all. I also wouldn't put shoes before my health. The gathering won't be until it is completely safe. X

aggie Wed 15-Jul-20 19:43:17

Jump suit and high heels and chiffon wrap is as about as daft an outfit as I ever heard of 🥺

FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:45:24

aggie

Jump suit and high heels and chiffon wrap is as about as daft an outfit as I ever heard of 🥺

Why? X

TrendyNannie6 Wed 15-Jul-20 19:46:43

Bit harsh Aggie

MawB Wed 15-Jul-20 19:47:39

Trainers (box-fresh White) are the coolest thing to wear with a jump suit plus you can dance all night!

Marydoll Wed 15-Jul-20 19:50:45

Is it something like this, you are aiming for, FH?

Aggie, grin we all have different perceptions of what is fashionable. wink

FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:51:15

MawB

Trainers (box-fresh White) are the coolest thing to wear with a jump suit plus you can dance all night!

I really like this idea but I'm worried trainers are a bit 'everyday'. X

FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:52:00

Marydoll

Is it something like this, you are aiming for, FH?

Aggie, grin we all have different perceptions of what is fashionable. wink

Something like that. X

MerylStreep Wed 15-Jul-20 19:54:00

Flyinghandbag
Your obviously not looking at the right trainers.

Marydoll Wed 15-Jul-20 19:54:32

Perhaps a wee bit too revealing?. Something plain with nice jewellery and a low heel if you insist on wearing heels.

Marydoll Wed 15-Jul-20 19:58:44

A compromise and on trend too! wink

FlyingHandbag Wed 15-Jul-20 19:58:52

Marydoll

Perhaps a wee bit too revealing?. Something plain with nice jewellery and a low heel if you insist on wearing heels.

Oh, I've just realised it has a bit of the arm cut out. I mean a very tasteful, elegant, well-cut jumpsuit, and not huge heels, maybe 2 inches. X