These days, celeb sightings are a dime a dozen. So, inevitably, we've been drawing the same conclusion: Nearly every A-list lady appears much shorter IRL than on TV, or even in tabloids. These red-carpet regulars don't boast a magician's résumé — they're just keeping one seriously awesome secret that we're about to share: platforms.
Call it what you like, but the platform shoe has grown up quite a bit since the days of Geri Halliwell and those Spice Girls videos. To prove it, we've rounded up 12 fuss-free pairs of stompers that not only add inches (the good kind!), but also an extra layer of cushion between you and the sidewalk, for a much more satisfying strut. Click through to see which ones we want...what we really, really want!