Footwear is an essential part of an outfit, but many ladies shoes today go far beyond complimenting an ensemble and become an eyesore. Celebrities are often caught making these fashion faux pas and stepping out in some outrageous shoes. These are some of the worst celebrity shoe crimes.
Mariah Carey stepped out last winter in some red Dior snowboots that probably seemed like a good idea in the stores, but ended up being a horrible fashion choice. The boots were frumpy, bright red, and the tops were stuffed with what looked like the remains of a Muppet. A poor addition to an outfit that would have been perfectly fine otherwise.
Agnes Bruckner who usually has good fashion taste, appeared on the red carpet recently in a classic little black dress. Unfortunately, she decided to pair this tasteful ensemble with leopard-print uggs. Say what you will about uggs, they are some of the uggliest shoes ever made, and certainly not a good idea for any red carpet event.
Cate Blanchett is a gorgeous actress who always manages to make a statement with her ethereal looks and is usually known for her strong fashion choices. Unfortunately, she recently stepped out in a pair of black heels that appeared to be covered in feathers. Not the best choice, especially as the feathers started falling off.
Lindsay Lohan has also had some interesting fashion choices this past year. She was out shopping in gold space sandals that were a definite fashion mishap. The anklet cufflet covered her heel, ankle, and leg and were an unflattering look for the young actress. She also made the unfortunate choice of mixing zippers and boots. Zipper-crossed boots are a new addition to the fashion world and while both are fine on their own, combining them usually ends in a fashion disaster. They don’t look comfortable and turn a classic pair of black boots into a fashion disaster. One final Lindsay shoe disaster is the blue leather slouch riding boots she wore. Once again, Lindsay ruins the reputation of boots. The blue color is enough to make anyone look away and the boots themselves are hideous. The foldover is too large for her petite frame and the overall construction is a strange mix of riding, western, and slouch which is not a great combination.
Our last celebrity to make the list of poor choices in ladies shoes is Lily Allen. Now while Lily is a beautiful actress and tries to wear shoes that are both fashionable and functional, she often goes too far to be comfortable. On a red carpet event, she wore a beautiful knee-length black dress with black applique design. Unfortunately, she paired this dress with white running sneakers. While it’s hard to know what the actress was thinking and while sneakers are not necessarily a bad fashion choice, athletic footwear is a definite no-no on the red carpet.
These celebrity shoe mishaps are a few that make the what not to wear list. We can all learn from these fashion mistakes and choose better shoes.
Meredith is a fashion expert who blogs about fashion and shoes on a regular basis.