Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean that others can’t, which surely applies to labels or tags on the bottom of your shoes.
The sticky-label-still-on-shoes faux pas happens a lot more than it should. If it’s happened to you, don’t worry, you’re not alone; it has happened to fellow shoe fanatic Eva Longoria and even to the ever-stylish Gwyneth Paltrow.
Scroll down for all the celebrities spotted out and about with the sticky labels still on the soles of their shoes.
1. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez’s bra-baring, see-through shirt almost drew our attention away from the stickers left on the soles of her brand-new Casadei blade-heel pumps. Almost.
Selena Gomez at the 2014 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest in Ischia, Italy, on July 19, 2014
2. Eva Longoria
We don’t know who was more aghast in this The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson interview: Eva Longoria after realizing that she left the price tag on her Valentino pumps or Craig Robinson after finding out that they cost $695.
Eva Longoria realizing that the price tag was still on her Valentino pumps during a guest appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson aired on September 4, 2008
3. Anna Faris
Two things about Anna Faris’ outfit made our mouths drop: how sexy she looks in her Hervé Léger dress and how she unfortunately forgot to remove the sticky labels from the soles of her Casadei “Bladeone” shoes.
Anna Faris at TV Guide Magazine’s Hot List Party held at The Emerson Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on November 4, 2013
4. Tulisa Contostavlos
It must’ve been embarrassing for British singer Tulisa Contostavlos to attend a meeting in shoes with the sticky labels still on the soles, but it mustn’t have been a formal meeting judging by those ripped denim shorts.
Tulisa Contostavlos heading to a meeting in Santa Monica, California, on March 25, 2013
5. Amanda Righetti
It’s a shame that Amanda Righetti’s shoes had the white sticky labels of death. And they were really pretty shoes, too.
Amanda Righetti at the 2010 CBS fall launch premiere party held at the Colony club in Hollywood, California, on September 16, 2010
6. Gwyneth Paltrow
Not even the perpetually stylish Gwyneth Paltrow is immune from this footwear fashion faux pas. You can see the side of the white label sticking out from the side of Gwyneth’s Michael Kors sandals in the closeup pic below. The Huffington Post has a frontal shot here.
Gwyneth Paltrow at the opening of the Tracy Anderson Flagship Studio in Los Angeles, California, on April 4, 2013
7. Tamara Ecclestone
Tamara Ecclestone at C London restaurant in Mayfair in London, England, on April 16, 2013
8. Denise van Outen
British actress Denise van Outen had to go on stage with the white sticky label glaringly still on the soles of her black suede booties. Aren’t there stylists, assistants, and PAs whose jobs are to prevent things like this from happening?
Denise van Outen at a live performance of her favorite Christmas carols sung by Britain’s Got Talent a capella sensations, Out of the Blue, at Leadenhall Market in London, England, on November 26, 2012
9. Coleen Rooney
We think you’ll all agree that the sticky label on the soles is most tragic to see on a pair of Louboutins. The red bottoms all the more highlighted British TV presenter Coleen Rooney’s grave fashion faux pas.
Coleen Rooney at the Manchester United Player of the Year Awards held at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, on May 4, 2010
10. Ashley Tisdale
We don’t have photographic evidence here, but we have to include Ashley Tisdale and her Jimmy Choo “Jet” sandals. We distinctly remember that the sticky label she forgot to remove on her shoe was a sale sticker showing that her sandals were $735 marked down from $1,050. So much secondhand embarrassment!
Ashley Tisdale at the premiere of Step Up Revolution held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (now TLC Chinese Theatre) in Los Angeles, California, on July 17, 2012
11. Frankie Sandford
When you’re wearing something as complicated as The Saturdays member Frankie Sandford’s sheer, bell-sleeved, plunging top, leather hot pants, suspender tights, and fringe booties, maybe removing the price tags from your shoes is the last thing on your mind.
Frankie Sandford leaving The Saturdays’ Christmas party held at the Aura nightclub in London, England, on December 13, 2009
12. Jameela Jamil
Forget the sticky label for a moment — does it look like Radio 1 presenter Jameela Jamil is about to stab that woman’s bare toes with her stiletto?
Jameela Jamil at the Nokia Skate Almighty launch party in London, England, on August 6, 2009
13. Konnie Huq
To be fair to British television presenter Konnie Huq, she did realize that her shoes still had their sticky labels and sat down to remove them later on. She also tried to breakdance in them, which is something we don’t think we can find an excuse for.
Konnie Huq at the X Factor auditions in Birmingham, England, on June 14, 2010
14. Anna Kendrick
What is it with Casadei shoes and celebrities forgetting to remove the stickers from them? Just on this list, we have Selena Gomez, Anna Faris, and now, Anna Kendrick.
Anna Kendrick being interviewed by Mario Lopez for the TV show, Extra, at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 11, 2015
15. Fearne Cotton
Fearne Cotton is the celebrity who has committed the sticky-label-still-on-shoes fashion crime the most. Sometimes, you can see that she tries to remove them. Other times, she just doesn’t care.
Fearne Cotton leaving the BBC Radio 1 studios in London, England, on August 2, 2010
Fearne Cotton leaving the BBC Radio 1 studios in London, England, on September 14, 2010
Fearne Cotton leaving the BBC Radio 1 studios in London, England, on January 10, 2012
Fearne Cotton leaving the BBC Radio 1 studios in London, England, on January 23, 2012
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