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  • Prada's "Art" sandal in black patent with a bow, £260, is a sensible, girly option, while Jimmy Choo's "Connor" in gold or dusk, £395, is a chic party shoe also see their "Una" open-toed clogs in white or gold metallic, £225, perfect for summer holidays.

    Sensible and Stylish Summer Sandals

  • Gucci has a strappy, black suede kitten heel with a big gold logo, "GG Cage" (great with a tan and coral red nails), £304, and Rupert Sanderson offers perhaps the chicest option with his open-toed "Napper" kitten heel in black and nude for £359 (not cheap, but guaranteed to still look good in five years' time).

    Sensible and Stylish Summer Sandals

  • Nicole Farhi does a webbed sandal with an ankle strap ("Penelope") in nude, £220, while Jimmy Choo has an open-toed pump ("Lyon") in black and nude with a tiny, one-inch heel, £320.

    Sensible and Stylish Summer Sandals

  • My mother believed that everybody had their own personal angel who inspired them to do really undesirable things: taking out the garbage in the middle of a snowstorm when you could only find your open-toed heels.

    The Adults

  • Then there are mandals—open-toed shoes that are more formal and structured than flip-flops.

    Grab Your 'Murse,' Pack a 'Mankini' And Don't Forget the 'Mewelry'

  • Unless, of course, they are cashmere tracksuits and then, well, I saw a woman in London dining hotspot Cecconi's the other evening in what I suppose might be marketed as an "evening tracksuit"—gray/green cashmere worn with open-toed heels, a blonde "up-do" and lots of diamonds.

    The New Loungewear Goes Luxe

  • Anna Post, spokeswoman for the Emily Post Institute, says for women, sleeveless tops and dresses, open-toed shoes and skirts above the knee are appropriate in many workplaces.

    Dressing for the Office

  • You like frozen Margaritas with lots of coarse salt on the rim of the glass and are partial to open-toed platform shoes with at least five-inch heels which you believe show off your well-developed runner's calves to good advantage.

    Anya's Frustrating Friday at the Reeza Cheney Surgery Center

  • Their bright-red, open-toed platform sandals have an extraordinary "look at me" pebble dash/diamante effect on the platform, whilst Gucci, as you might expect, has created the ultimate in disco glamour with its extraordinary rhinestone, champagne-satin, open-toed platforms £845.

    The Higher the Heel, the Harder the Fall

  • Sure, the open-toed platforms I'm going to recommend are yellow with a silver front, £500, but in the scheme of everything else that's out there, these are positively Grace Kelly-esque.

    The Higher the Heel, the Harder the Fall

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