Fashion Statement

Let’s Talk About Toe Cleavage

provided by Microsoft

Toe cleavage.  We had never heard of this term 20 years ago, but thanks to the likes of Manolo Blahnik (and a little TV show called Sex in the City), we have toe cleavage.

Simply defined, toe cleavage appears when a woman’s pump or heel dips low enough to show the crevices between the toes.  I think this is ever so feminine.  The first time I tried a pump on in this style, it took me aback.  I sat there with my left leg outstretched, twisting my foot from side to side.  But soon after, I walked out of the store carrying those very same shoes and wearing a knowing smile.  Well now, I thought.

And for those who are wondering how much is too much,, in a recent interview with Mr. Toe Cleavage himself, commented on how much toe cleavage is allowed:

HEMISPHERES: You made a statement about toe cleavage that has become an industry rule—a shoe must show only the first two cracks.

BLAHNIK: Yes. A little tiny reveal. I think it’s more exciting and sensual. I enjoy a pump more than a sandal. With a sandal, it’s all there. With a pump, you just imagine things. Before me, there was no toe cleavage at all. I don’t want to date myself, but it was all opera pumps, not very open. I gave some kind of lightness to it.

So there you have it, the key word is subtle, not sexy, ladies.  Give ‘em a peek and leave ‘em wanting more.



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