20 Times When the Main Highlights of the Red Carpet Outfits Were Not Dresses and Shoes

Famous beauties know very well that their fans are interested not only in their work, but also in their looks. Their red carpet outfits, including their hairstyle and accessories, are discussed online and offline. But it’s not always a gorgeous dress that helps them stand out from the crowd; sometimes, their shoes play the starring role.

Nicole Kidman

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At the 2017 Emmy Awards, Nicole sported a beautiful red dress with a plunging neckline and full skirt. But all the attention was drawn not to her gown but to her shoes because they didn’t quite match. One stiletto featured a bejeweled strap, while the other one was left unadorned. But it turned out that this was the fashion designer’s idea, and both shoes belonged to the same pair.

Marion Cotillard

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The French actress is a big fan of eye-catching footwear. Almost all of her red carpet outfits include a striking pair of shoes. For example, she appeared at the Jean-Paul Gaultier fashion show in Paris wearing heels of different shapes.

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And one time, she sported stiletto sandals that were made from clear plastic. At a certain angle, it might have seemed that she walked barefoot.

Diane Kruger

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At the 2021 Met Gala, Diane Kruger donned a neon green party dress paired with hot pink pumps with jeweled straps.

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And at the American Ballet Theater’s Fall Gala, the actress appeared wearing a striking black sequin dress that featured dramatic ruffled sleeves. But her shoes were just as memorable. It was a pair of black heels with bowties.

Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka is known for her love of fashion. At the 2019 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet, for example, she paired a gorgeous silver ensemble with clear sandals made from PVC.

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Even though PVC shoes can cause blisters, and your feet can’t really breathe in them, the actress doesn’t seem to mind these downsides and enjoys wearing them.

Margot Robbie


Margot is not afraid to wear extravagant shoes. For example, she was once noticed sporting shoes that featured all fashion trends of that season: they were mules inspired by western boots with square toes and metallic details.

Daphne Guinness

Designer Daphne Guinness has a unique style that helps her stand out in the crowd. Just look at the shoes she chooses. At the Paris Fashion Week 2017, for example, she sported extravagant boots with no heels.

Rowan Blanchard

At the LA premiere of the Euphoria TV series, actress Rowan Blanchard wore daring canary-yellow mules with sculpted wedge heels.


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Rihanna is known for her love of eye-catching outfits and footwear. What’s more interesting is that she likes to combine them. At the Met Gala 2017, she donned a striking dress made of multiple petals and paired it with red lace-up heels with straps wound all the way up to her thighs.

Dua Lipa

At a red carpet event, singer Dua Lipa sported an outfit that featured stunning waist-high boots. One boot top, however, was folded down, perhaps to let her dress shine too.

Taylor Swift

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The singer loves to attract attention. On the red carpet of the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, Taylor made an entrance in an iridescent sequin romper. But the highlight of her outfit was her stiletto strap sandals adorned with butterfly wings on the back.

Zoe Saldaña

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At the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Zoe donned elegant and seemingly ordinary white pumps. But it takes special skill to walk the heels like this.

Kaley Cuoco

Most celebrities choose to wear high heels to red carpet events. But not Kaley. In 2016, she attended an event sporting a gorgeous evening dress paired with sneakers. However, she changed into a pair of black suede sandals later.

Blake Lively

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It is a known fact that the actress is a big fan of Christian Louboutin shoes. When her husband received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Blake accompanied him wearing a gorgeous blue dress and another pair of heels by this designer. These sandals were made from different materials of diverse colors and textures.

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And at the 2018 Paris Fashion Week, Blake appeared wearing a multi-layered outfit, which she paired with pointy-toe shoes studded with spikes. Surely, they were made by her favorite designer.

Billy Porter

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Every time Billy Porter gets on the red carpet, we know we have a terrific look ahead of us. And the completion of his ensembles is usually a stunning pair of shoes. He even has his own collection in cooperation with Jimmy Choo. And his release on A New Way Of Life 2022 was no exception.

Nicky Hilton

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Niki Hilton is glamorous and chic and often prefers Chanel and Dior neutral-toe shoes. But at the Annual Footwear News Awards 2022, often referred to as the “Shoe Oscar”, the star chose ruby-red shoes by Mach & Mach, decorated with sparkling bows imitating the same detail on her dress.

Pixie Lott

English singer Pixie Lott stunned in Schiaparelli for The British Fashion Awards 2022. The elegant cut of the dresses was matched with exquisite decorations and elegant velvet shoes with gilded fingers.

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