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Read on to know how celebrities like Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Drake, and more wear their platform shoes!

Chunky sneakers have undeniably taken over the market the past few years; born in the 1980s, these shoes project a strong retro vibe. Compared to other sneakers, the chunky sneakers feature a more complex design evident in their soles that are rather elevated. 

Below are celebrity-approved ways to pull off these shoes:

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Use it to elongate your legs

To achieve long-flattering legs on and off the camera, popstar Ariana Grande has paired her white trousers with the Naked Wolfe suede platform trainers. Not only did these sneaks made her look taller, but they also matched her vibrant skin tone! 

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Wear it to neutralise colours

Last June, Dua Lipa partnered with Puma and released the new "Mayze" sneakers. These platform shoes boast a fresh take on the brand's archival and plain style, a perfect pair for those who love wearing strong colours. 

Related: 7 Of Dua Lipa's Most Daring Fashion Moments

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Useit to look fancy and comfortable

Looking fancy does not mean you need to let go of anything that is made of rubber. In April 2021, Harry Styles showed up at James Corden's late-night show donning a Gucci Spring 2021 look that includes a fur coat, printed shirt, and a phallic banana necklace. His shoes? A chunky Gucci Tennis 1977 sneakers. 

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To level up your streetwear game

Just like any celebrity, Drake has the power to access any limited-edition pair of shoes if he wanted to, but sometimes, the singer prefers to stick with a tried-and-true classic—the ice-white Nike Air Force. 

This versatile pair is a true streetwear staple as it works especially well with different styles of denim jeans and parkas. 

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Use it to emphasise your feet

Love wearing black? Let your look stand out by wearing colourful and chunky sneakers. In the photo above, supermodel Kendall Jenner was spotted wearing colourful kicks from the Off-White x Nike Dunk Low Collection. She also wore a bright yellow Louis Vuitton duffle bag to give off a sharper, more modern look.

See also: 7 Of Kendall Jenner's Best Streetwear Looks