Feel confident and stunning in a new pair of white sneakers. Pick what compliments your proportions best from these 5 white sneaker styles!
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If I had to travel with only one pair of shoes, it would definitely be my white sneakers.
Pairing easily with a sun dress, jeans and a t-shirt, or a power suit, sneakers are the most wearable shoe you can have in your closet. Plus, as we inch into the warmer seasons you’ll be excited to have a shoe that goes with just about everything.
Versatile, effortless, and chic, white sneakers are an easy way to incorporate timeless style into your everyday wardrobe. Since most white sneakers wipe clean, they are an obvious choice for running errands, a lunch date, and everything in between.
5 White Sneaker Styles
Quick List – Top 3 Picks:
- Reebok Men’s Club MEMT Sneaker
- Fila Women’s Disruptor II Sneaker
- Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneaker
Today there are so many fantastic styles of white sneakers. From the polarizing dad shoe, the classic high top, and the modern athletic sneaker, it can be difficult to decide on a single pair without a hint of buyer’s remorse.
Understanding what sneakers compliment your proportions will help guide you in choosing a new pair that makes you feel confident and cute.
This post is intended as a guide for those looking for flattering shoes for their body type based on balancing proportions. These white sneaker styles aren’t mutually exclusive, but are sorted based on the type of legs and the features they tend to accentuate or play down. As always, you should wear anything that catches your eye and makes you feel amazing and confident. I own shoes in just about every style on this list, but it is intended as a helpful guide in case you only want to focus on picking up one, really good pair of sneakers.
When you’re a little vertically challenged like I am, anything that helps give you a little bit of length and height is a winner. This includes both visual length, as well as standard inches.
Platform sneakers might sound a little wild if you’re used to staying in a comfortable, casual space. However donning this type of shoe will give you a little extra height without drawing the eye like a pair of stilettos. Similar to heels, platform styles come in varying heights depending on how dramatic of a shoe you’re looking for.
Another way to visually add inches to your leg is by showing a little bit of ankle. Low top styles are ideal for this. Pair these sneakers with a flowy dress to show off that ankle. Style them with a pair of skinny jeans that are either cut off or rolled up just above the ankle. This gives the illusion that your gorgeous legs are just so long that your jeans don’t reach your feet.
When your legs are curvy, it can be a challenge to find the right pair of sneakers to balance your frame. Small sneakers can draw the eye to the feet and make your legs seem larger in comparison.
A chunkier shoe will give more visual weight to your feet, and thus balance a curvier frame. Try pairing this shoe with white or sheer socks to switch up your styling. You can also employ the sneaky ankle-showing trick I outlined above to give your legs more length.
LONG AND LEAN LEGS
With long, lean legs, most shoe styles already flatter your frame and proportions. However, there are a couple of styles that work particularly well at accentuating the length of your legs to make them especially eye-catching. Some taller women want to make their feet look smaller, because typically with height your feet are a decent size.
High top styles for sneakers shine especially well with longer legs. The high top draws attention to the length of the shoe, which further draws the eye to your long legs.
An athletic shoe gives you the opportunity to highlight muscular definition in your legs. Pair them with a chic pair of 7/8″ leggings and you’re ready to go from a hike to the grocery store in ultimate comfort.
SHORT LIST: WHITE SNEAKER STYLES
I hope you enjoyed this short guide for white sneaker styles based on balancing proportions. There are so many new styles and variations of the classic white sneaker, it can be difficult to know where to start. Now you’re well on your way to finding the wardrobe staple that goes with just about anything and makes you look effortlessly cool!