Gladiators come in different shapes and lengths to suit every taste. There are short and long ones, with lots of thin straps or just a couple of broad ones, with heels or flat; all you need to do is to pick the right one that matches your shape and your outfit.

1-Typical Knee-length Gladiator:

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Knee-length gladiators are usually worn with shorts, short dresses or skirts. They usually flatter tall slender legs, but make short thick legs look shorter.


2-Ankle Gladiators:

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Ankle gladiators suit everyone. You can have them with wedges, heeled or flat. They’re easier to style and wear because they can be worn with anything and everything: trousers, shorts, skirts and dresses. If you’re planning to wear them with pants, it’s best to choose skinny short ones that reveal the ankle.


General rules:

  • If you’re wearing a simple plain outfit, you can pull off a gladiator with too many details like tassels or embroidary. If you are wearing a patterned attire, however, it’s advisable stick to a simpler plain gladiator.
  • If your leg is wide, it’s better to wear a gladiator with less straps.
  • If you want to play it safe, stick to basic colours like black, nude or tan.