Duchess of Cambridge shoe designer says four-inch heels make women 'into a goddess'

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
·2-min read
The Duchess of Cambridge's look is transformed by four-inch heels, says Rupert Sanderson. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge's look is transformed by four-inch heels, says Rupert Sanderson. (Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cambridge's go-to shoe designer says a four-inch heel is the key to show-stopping self-assured style.

Rupert Sanderson, the man behind Kate's favourite Malory pumps, says a four-inch heel is the 'sweet spot' for transforming any look.

"Whenever a woman steps into a pair of four-inch heels, something magical happens," he says.

"Her silhouette instantly changes: her head lifts, the small of her back curves, her shoulders broaden slightly and her calf muscles bunch. From that moment she, quite literally, walks taller.

"Any higher a heel, and you're pushing things. Lower, and those silhouette changes don't take place in quite the same way."

Read more: Duchess of Cambridge stuns in all-white suit for Windrush monument unveiling

The Duchess is a fan of Sanderson's Malory pumps. (Getty Images)
The Duchess is a fan of Sanderson's Malory pumps. (Getty Images)

Read more: Duchess of Cambridge channels Princess Diana in polka dots at Royal Ascot

The Duchess regularly wears heels on public engagements, and Sanderson says the four-inch heel can be empowering for women.

Writing for the Daily Mail, he explained: "The Duchess uses a stiletto heel as part of her sartorial arsenal in transforming herself from a busy mother into one of the world's most photographed women.

"She's tall, but in heels she becomes commanding, often standing a head above the men in the room."

Watch now: Prince William and Duchess Catherine to have joint 40th birthday party

Read more: Duchess of Cambridge wears sophisticated pink suit to meet government ministers

And he says that any woman can take a leaf out of Kate's book and see for themselves how the four-inch heel can transform their look.

"Only a woman herself can explain how wearing heels makes her feel, but it's wonderful when a woman comes into my shop wearing lower heels, or a pair of trainers, then, as she puts on heels, she seems to step through a magic portal; suddenly she seems self-assured in a different way," he says.

"My hope is that a four-inch heel will have a place in every woman's wardrobe. They can be empowering; they can change your state of mind."

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting