That being said, there are a few fashion tips that we can use to minimize our curves and maximize our stature. Even a small heel makes all the difference. Source Heels are Good Heels are good. They were probably invented by male sadists who got off on the idea of having their dates tower precariously above them. I think it had something to do with having their eager noses at bosom level. But seriously, heels about 2 to 3 inches serve to elongate the legs, stretch the calves, and accentuate the calf muscles.