Gwyneth Paltrow is an exception to the peep toe boot rule

Gwyneth Paltrow in red peep toe ankle boots

[Images: Fame Pictures]

You’re all familiar with the Peep Toe Boot Rule, yes? It’s a Fashion Police rule of thumb which states that where peep toe boots are seen, another fashion crime will generally be occurring somewhere within the same outfit. It’s a handy guide for our officers on patrol, because it tells them which potential fashion criminals they need to be paying closer attention to. It doesn’t work every time, though, and these photos of Gwyneth Paltrow show.

Gwyneth has been crossing our radar more often than usual lately, due to the publicity she’s been doing for Contagion. We last saw her just a couple of days ago at the Venice Film Festival, and, at first glance, we thought she was wearing the same orange dress she wore on the red carpetĀ in the photo on the left. It’s actually a different dress, though, so we’ll just have to assume Gwyneth is going through a bit of an orange phase: we’re sure many of you will prefer it to the pale pink…

Back to the boots, though. We’ve looked at the two photos closely, and we can detect no other obvious fashion crimes in either of these two outfits (although you may well disagree), so we’re going to declare Gwyneth the exception which proves the rule. She’s not off the hook entirely, though: while we don’t hate these red peep toe boots at all, we still think both outfits would’ve looked better with another pair of shoes. Mind you, we think ANY outfit would look better with something other than peep toe boots, so we’re speaking from a position of complete and utter bias here.

What do you think?


  • September 9, 2011


    i agree with the FP, she looks great

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  • April 18, 2012


    this is old, i know, but she actually pulls them off!

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