Proof Celebrities Only Wear 4 Kinds of Shoes

Wait...*I* have more shoes than that.

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Barring a strappy stiletto here or a $1,200 Dolce & Gabbana lace thigh-high boot there, celebrity footwear tends to fall into one of four surprisingly normal categories, at least three of which I'm betting you've got on your feet or in the heavy-rotation section of your closet right now. Want to know what they are and how they're worn? We give it all away straight ahead.

<p>Sounds like a Starbucks order, wears like a dream—with pretty much anything. Some critics argue the simple black pump is overplayed (this reporter's opinion: yes, when there are so many more interesting options out there), but it's inoffensive, clean, and doesn't compete with your satellite-dish dress. </p>
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The Black Single-Sole, Pointy-Toe Pump

Sounds like a Starbucks order, wears like a dream—with pretty much anything. Some critics argue the simple black pump is overplayed (this reporter's opinion: yes, when there are so many more interesting options out there), but it's inoffensive, clean, and doesn't compete with your satellite-dish dress.

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<p>With a bustier</p>
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Natasha Poly

With a bustier

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<p>With a dress over pants</p>
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Kiernan Shipka

With a dress over pants

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<p>With a skinny arm</p>
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Anne Hathaway

With a skinny arm

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<p>With a purposeful strut</p>
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Victoria Beckham

With a purposeful strut

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<p>With leather harem pants</p>
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Selena Gomez

With leather harem pants

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<p>With liquid-leather leggings</p>
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Jada Pinkett-Smith

With liquid-leather leggings

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<p>With a plunging neckline </p>
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Kim Kardashian

With a plunging neckline

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<p>With a frill-necked lizard impersonation (in the best way)</p>
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Elizabeth Olsen

With a frill-necked lizard impersonation (in the best way)

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<p>With a train</p>
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Zendaya

With a train

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<p>With fancy-lady Oscar de la Renta</p>
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Selma Blair

With fancy-lady Oscar de la Renta

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<p>With a surprisingly not-girly dress</p>
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Sarah Paulson

With a surprisingly not-girly dress

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<p>With a surprisingly girly dress</p>
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Kate Winslet

With a surprisingly girly dress

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<p>With a mini-dress</p>
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Lily James

With a mini-dress

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<p>The reason every celebrity and her momager have joined the #nudistcolony is simple:  You don't see a bunch of leather—you just see foot, which, in theory and in practice, <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/tips/g3183/things-make-you-look-shorter/">makes you look taller</a>. Plus, they're quite high but not uncomfortable.<br></p>
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The Stuart Weitzman Nudist

The reason every celebrity and her momager have joined the #nudistcolony is simple: You don't see a bunch of leather—you just see foot, which, in theory and in practice, makes you look taller. Plus, they're quite high but not uncomfortable.

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<p>With help</p>
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Beyoncé

With help

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<p>With a grid circuit </p>
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January Jones

With a grid circuit

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<p>With chest ventilation</p>
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Taraji P. Henson

With chest ventilation

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<p>With evening shorts</p>
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Joan Smalls

With evening shorts

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<p>With an editor drape</p>
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Laverne Cox

With an editor drape

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<p>With Valentino</p>
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Kate Mara

With Valentino

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<p>With PJs</p>
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Ciara

With PJs

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<p>With shrubbery</p>
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Chloë Grace Moretz

With shrubbery

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<p>With upper thigh</p>
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AnnaSophia Robb

With upper thigh

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<p>With an exaggerated wave</p>
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Anne Hathaway

With an exaggerated wave

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<p>With another Lily</p>
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Lily Aldridge

With another Lily

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<p>With another skinny arm</p>
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Elizabeth Banks

With another skinny arm

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<p>For those who want full-coverage shoes but also for passerby to know that they've gotten their flaky foot skin pumiced off/never have to walk anywhere, there's the transparent PVC pump popularized by Louboutin, Gianvito Rossi, et al. FYI, the littlest Kardashian recently <a href="https://instagram.com/p/8eV2iGHGix/?taken-by=kyliejenner">picked gold toe caps for a date with Caitlyn</a>.</p>
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The Cap-Toe PVC Pump

For those who want full-coverage shoes but also for passerby to know that they've gotten their flaky foot skin pumiced off/never have to walk anywhere, there's the transparent PVC pump popularized by Louboutin, Gianvito Rossi, et al. FYI, the littlest Kardashian recently picked gold toe caps for a date with Caitlyn.

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<p>With Christmas in July</p>
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Selena Gomez

With Christmas in July

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<p>With fidelity to Chanel</p>
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Caroline Sieber

With fidelity to Chanel

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