In the late 1970s, actress Nancy O’Dell wore a pair of strappy black pumps with white toe pads.
Her shoes were “the girl next door” in terms of style, but the footwear caused a backlash.
The heels were criticized for their “cute,” “sexy” and “slinky” look.
They also caused people to think the wearer was “sassy” and to question her sexuality.
When the heels went on sale in 1987, the public backlash was immediate.
The backlash also helped pave the way for women to get back into the limelight with more provocative styles like the “faux heel” in the 1980s.
In 1991, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Dania Ramirez had her own “slinkie” style that also was criticized.
She was criticized for wearing the style and not being able to wear her natural feet.
“I was a little embarrassed,” she told the New York Times.
“But I also know that I wasn’t wearing heels to go out to a club, and I thought that was a really strange thing to wear, too.
So I was just going with the flow and trying to be as cool as possible.”
In 1993, actress Kate Hudson’s “slop-toe” style went on the market, prompting a backlash among the public.
Hudson’s footwear was perceived to be “too cute,” according to Time.
And she later explained her reaction to it on The View.
“There was a lot of backlash, and there were a lot different people saying, ‘I don’t know if this is cool, or I don’t think it’s cute,'” she said.
“And I was like, ‘You’re right!
I’m not wearing heels.
In 2006, she was criticized by fans for wearing a style called “sloppy toe” that many considered inappropriate. “
Dania Ramirez has also made headlines for her “slip toe” style.
“People love to judge me for who I am and what I wear, and that’s very much a part of my life.” “
She’s the perfect example of someone who has an incredible amount of confidence and she’s very confident in herself, and she doesn’t need to put on heels to look sexy,” she said in a 2007 interview.
“People love to judge me for who I am and what I wear, and that’s very much a part of my life.”
Kate Hudson, right, and her “Sloppy-Toothed” style in the 2006 Vanity Fair cover story.
(Courtesy of Vogue) In 2014, actress Jennifer Aniston had to change her style after fans questioned her dress style and her choice of shoes.
“When I was doing the Vanity Fair piece, I wore a slinky, slip-toe dress that was pretty much perfect,” Aniston told the Los Angeles Times.
But fans immediately pointed out that Aniston didn’t wear heels to work because they’re too “cutesy.”
Aniston, who is now married to rapper Kanye West, later admitted to the Times that she had worn “slap toe” to work.
In 2018, actress Angelina Jolie wore a “slacktoe” dress on the red carpet of the Oscars, which was criticized as too “seedy.”
“I think there’s a very different level of judgment that’s being applied to those who are doing these things and those who aren’t,” Jolie told the Times.
While some fans were upset about Jolie’s dress, many applauded her for wearing her style.
“This is really great, because it’s about people not judging each other,” Anya Williams told the Huffington Post in 2019.
“It’s not about who you are, it’s not the way you look, and it’s really about who is wearing what.”
Anya, right with her “The Sloppy-toe Slop-Tune” style, and Angelina, left, in 2018.