Women Can Wear Girly Shoes

UPDATED APRIL 2015 //  The original girly shoes post included below from July 2012 still remains one of TAGG’s most popular so it’s clearly been way overdue for an update!

While this girl wears a size 9 shoe (I know, a boat for my 5’3 height!), there are many of you who can definitely take advantage of wearing girls shoes instead of women’s… with a major cost savings on stylish finds you’d never realize were originally designed for kids.

Check out all the options below for updated, Spring 2015 finds, many that can fit up to a women’s size 8 (most go up to size 7). So many cute, seemingly adult styles, right?? The key is to avoid too many embellishments, any child-like details or prints and for boots, unless you’re petite, stick with booties; the calf shaft might hit you in a weird place with a kid’s version.

HOW THIS WORKS: Youth shoes are about two sizes apart (and the same size as men’s!) so, for example, a youth size 6 is a men’s size 6 and a women’s size 8. It’s easiest to find sizes that work up to a women’s size 7 (youth size 5), however options do exist!).how to convert kids shoes sizes for women


Size Equivalents for Women to wear girly shoes by popular Florida style blogger, The Modern Savvy



Cherokee silver & white sandals // Michael Kors jelly sandals (comes in 3 colors) // Steve Madden multi-colored sandal

Tom’s denim sandals //  Michael Kors Jeweled Sandals // Birkenstocks (only up to women’s size 5.5; more here)

Target Gladiator Sandals // Ivanka Trump (also in nude) // Sperry Kids


Michael Kors leopard espadrilles // Michael Kors embellished sneakers // Sperry boat shoes

Kenneth Cole peach flats // Spery gold boat shoes // Converse shoreline sneakers

Circo laser-cut sneakers //Amiani silver glitter flats // Tom’s flats


Kenneth Cole black booties // Hunter gloss rain boot // Cherokee ankle boot

Tom’s booties // Kamik rain boots // Peek leather ankle boot


Original post //  Remember how I showed you how I styled a girls’ dress from Crew Cuts (the kiddie version of J. Crew) on Monday? Well, even if you don’t think you’re made for kiddie sizes, your feet might! Did you know that women up to about shoe size 8.5 can wear children’s shoes? While yes, a majority of shoes look youthful, there are a number of stylish looks and some that are even identical to their pricier adult counterparts.

Size Equivalents for Women to wear girly shoes by popular Florida style blogger, The Modern Savvy

Is this something you do? Would you be willing to give these girly shoes try (especially since it comes with a cost savings!)?


Sperry’s pink patent leather (on mah-jor sale… under $25! Comes in a dozen colors, fabrics) || Steve Madden glam sandal || Kenneth Cole striped espadrille (free shipping + free return!) || Kenneth Cole flat || Xhileration cheetah oxford

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    May 24, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Women are supposed to wear girly shoes!!!

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    December 14, 2017 at 4:24 AM

    I really just love your post on very interesting topic about women and girls shoes.i also agree with you that women can wear girls shoes.Thank you for sharing such an awesome post and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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