Should Your Little Girl Wear High Heel Shoes Like Suri Cruise?

There has been trends among celebrities for them to allow their little girls to wear high heel shoes. The biggest star of this sort of style is little Suri Cruise, daughter of Tom Cruise, who struts around in gold lame two inch heels. She also has a silver beaded pair of two inch mules that she has been seen wearing in several photos. Is this something you should let your daughter do as well?

It's actually pretty hard to find a shoe with a high heel of any kind for a girl six years or younger. Nina makes a glossy pair of high patent leather boots with pointy toes for toddlers. Some of the cowboy boots made for toddlers also have quite a high heel. A company called Mootsie's is making little plastic and lame dress shoes for toddlers with a wide but quite high squared off court heel.

Believe it or not you can buy high heels for babies to wear. A company named Heelarious makes soft crib shoes that have a soft high heel and that are bright red. They have a cheetah pattern lining. These look like cartoon high shoes and the good news is that they are not going to hurt an innocent child's back. You can also get them in a leopard print, pink vinyl, black vinyl (to look like patent leather.)

If you don't want your child to wear high heel shoes but you want to gratify her fascination with them you can always get her a little gold or silver charm that looks like a high-heel. A lot of jewelry companies are also making high heels that are made out of ceramic. A company made TaiToolli makes a high heel shoe charm on a necklace that looks like fake pave diamonds.

You can also buy glycerin soap in the shape of sexy high heels. Peppermint pink Cinderella shoe soap is available at Etsy which makes a lot of fun stuff for little girls and older women who are young at heart.

Little Posh Bebe is onto the trend and makes a little T-Shirt featuring a Zebra-striped pump with a real pink ribbon on it. The T-Shirt is paired with a set of Zebra striped flat shoes with pink velvet ribbons and an inside pink lining. This way your little girl can have the style without risking injuring her back as celebrity kid Suri Cruise is by wearing high heels while her spine is still developing.

Should Little Girls Wear High Heels?

I must admit I am a little shocked by a photo I ran across lately. It was of little Suri Cruise, who is only three years old, strutting around in little white high heels.
Granted what she was wearing was a very classy and cute pair of heals. They were kind of high however. The heel looked to be almost two inches. The construction of the shoe was T-strap style but still I had to ask myself a couple of questions. Is this fashion for toddlers thing going too far? What is the deal with high heels on little people who have yet to grow bones? Could it actually stunt their growth.
The other disturbing thing is how sexual these shoes look on such a young child. It seems though that celebrity children can never be too young to be sexualized.
It seems that Disney is in on the act. My little girl talks all the time about how she wants some high heel Princess shoes. These are plastic clackers with big sequins and feathers on them that have a heel. I think they are a bit slippery and dangerous to walk in because the soles of them are smooth plastic. They are also cut a little sharply so with a very young girl I would be scared she cut her foot.
This is part of a larger trend towards sexualizing little girls and although I am not altogether for it I am not against it either because I do think that it helps girls develop their sexuality. However you are also seeing little girls turned into sex objects. Even their tiny glittery tops are low cut and a bit provocative. It makes you wonder if the design minds behind these kiddie fashion creations have ever heard of child molesters. Some of the fluffier dresses remind me of Jon Benet Ramsey wear.
I think Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes should know better. They must know as parents that what their little girl wears influences thousands of parents. People imitate the way celebrities dress. For the record I don't do anything that a celebrity does. I really do believe that a little kid should not be in high heels at the age of three. Maybe it is okay at age five if the kid has to wear those special tap dancing shoes that have a bit of kitten heel. Other than that it is not necessary.
Of course I am just assuming that it was her parents who chose these shoes for her. It could be that the child insisted on wearing them. However in my house I am the boss and the child does not tell me what she is going to wear during the day.