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High Heel History

WATCH: The Real Reason Women Wear High Heels, Bikinis And Lipstick

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women

Ever wondered when and why two-piece swimsuits and stiletto heels became so ubiquitous? Turns out the history of women's beauty routines is pretty fas...

From Manly to Sexy: The History of the High Heel

Lisa Wade | Posted 04.06.2013 | Style
Lisa Wade

Men were the first sex to don the shoe. They were adopted by the European aristocracy of the 1600s as a signal of status. The logic was: only someone who didn't have to work could possibly go around in such impractical footwear.