Published On: Sat, May 7th, 2016

Heel size can reveal your ambition

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How ambitious your female friend is, you can know it by the look at her heels. Researchers have stated that a woman’s selection to manage with a mass or stand out can rely on the size of her lofty heels which clarifies the profound human advice to get status in the society.

The results illustrated that women take on local drifts, for example altering the size of heels, whereas going to richer areas of the metropolis but disregard them when they move to socio-economically lower areas.

Kurt Gray, who is the assistant professor at the University of North Carolina in the US, stated that “In other words, most women want to look like rich girls and different from the poor girls,”

Whereas going to posh cities, women inclined to mostly endeavor and match the size of their heels with the heel size of further women in that metropolis, illustrating a profound wish for conventionality.

Though, on the other hand, in a proposition to keep up with their uniqueness, they equal the size of their heels with the size of their own precedent acquisitions, when going to poorer regions.

The researchers tagged this fact as “trickle down conformity”, as fashion favorites drip from the apex but seldom up from the bottom.

Gray elaborated in the paper cited in the journal PLOS ONE as, “From the beginning of time, people have thirsted for respect and social standing, and have aligned themselves with the powerful and distanced themselves from the powerless. So it makes sense that they do the same with heel sizes,”

This “inspirational fashion” of people desire to gaze rich is becoming much common, with the elevating disparity in society and broadening gap amid rich and poor.

To inspect this drift, the researchers grouped up with a large online style retailer. They tested the mass of lofty heels in five years of shoe acquisitions, 16,236 in total, of 2007 women who shifted amid one of 180 US cities.

These ambitions as well increase the fortunes of fashion sites that give high-status goods for low costs, the researchers observed, putting that the fact can also use to men.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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