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Let's Talk About the Red Carpet's Shoes, Shall We?

Jan 27 2014 - 7:40am

What's a red carpet gown without the glamorous heels to go with it? If you've been following the award season lineup from the SAGs [1] to the Golden Globes [2] and last night's Grammys [3], then you already know what we're talking about.

The carpets are covered in strappy sandals, pumps, and platforms of the chicest kind — proof that some of the season's most glamorous moments happen from the ankles down. See the stars kick off award season with a stunning display of drool-worthy shoes.

Grammy Awards

On her way down the red carpet, we caught a glimpse of Taylor Swift [4]'s platform T-strap pumps.

Grammy Awards

Anna Kendrick [5] made her leg-revealing slit count with a pair of high-impact Barbara Bui [6] pumps.

Grammy Awards

Louise Roe made her steps count in sleek, see-through wedged sandals with a flash of metallic.

Grammy Awards

Rita Ora kept her footwear sexy and simple with a pair of ankle-strap sandals.

Grammy Awards

Sarah Hyland showed off a set of strappy black heels.

Grammy Awards

Alicia Quarles went supersexy in strappy black sandals.

Grammy Awards

Plain nude pumps just wouldn't do for Sara Bareilles. Her shoes really stood out in the brightest cherry red we've ever seen!

Grammy Awards

To get just the perfect hue, Ariana Grande had her Aldo satin pumps custom dyed.

SAG Awards

Sarah Paulson's chain-strap heels juxtaposed that utterly feminine Rochas gown.

SAG Awards

The Downton Abbey star offset the delicate shimmer of her gown with a pair of strappy, bow-adorned black sandals.

SAG Awards

Sandra Bullock [7]'s metallic Jimmy Choos were the decidedly perfect finish to her high-wattage Lanvin [8] gown.

SAG Awards

Meryl Streep [9] didn't need the bells and whistles, just a pair of understated peep-toe platforms in classic black.

SAG Awards

What better to accompany Helen Mirren [10]'s gilded black gown than a pair of black pumps with gold details.

SAG Awards

Margot Martindale slipped into a pair of embellished flats fit for a princess.

SAG Awards

Amy Adams [11] got a leg up in these metallic Jimmy Choo [12] platforms.

SAG Awards

If you've been following award season, then you could probably guess that Emma Thompson [13] was the owner of these very chic Louboutin flats [14].

SAG Awards

The tea-length hemline on Amanda Peet [15]'s high-shine frock revealed a pair of heeled mary-janes.

SAG Awards

Carice Van Houten sported a pair of can't-miss, colorful pumps.

SAG Awards

Michelle Dockery flashed a little leg, and a pair of sleek white and black Gianvito Rossi [16] Alina pumps, that echoed the tuxedo-inspired feel of her J. Mendel gown.

SAG Awards

The crop top may have been the main event in Kerry Washington's look [17], but that didn't stop the actress from finishing with a pair of statement-making satin and lace Christian Louboutins.

SAG Awards

For Sarah Hyland, even her Jimmy Choo [18] heels were an opportunity to further the girlie-glam vibe.

SAG Awards

Nothing complements Gretchen Mol's soft wisp of a gown more perfectly than her barely-there nude ankle-straps.

Critics' Choice Awards

A pair of peep-toe platform pumps gave Christina Applegate [19] a little lift.

Critics' Choice Awards

A strappy sandal made Leslie Bibb's legs look even longer and leaner than they already are.

Critics' Choice Awards

We love the support and security of a sassy ankle strap shoe, and this pair looked great on Rita Wilson.

Golden Globe Awards

Drew Barrymore [20] continued the flirty feel of her dress right down to her Roger Vivier [21] Epine pumps.

Golden Globe Awards

Zooey Deschanel [22] showed off pearl-embellished heels fit for a princess.

Golden Globe Awards

Zoe Saldana [23]'s satin Louboutins were the prettiest shade of petal pink.

People's Choice Awards

Kaley matched her cage sandals to her cobalt-blue skirt.

People's Choice Awards

Sandra Bullock [24] outfitted her botanical sheath with textural, citron-hued lizard pumps.

People's Choice Awards

In keeping with her minimalist look, Jennifer Hudson [25] added understated ankle-wrap heels to finish.

People's Choice Awards

As for the finishing touches on Jessica Alba [26]'s look, the actress selected chic Casadei [27] pumps.

People's Choice Awards

Beth Behrs showed off a hot pair of strappy silver sandals backstage.

People's Choice Awards

Nina Dobrev [28] got a leg up in a pair of sexy silver platforms.

People's Choice Awards

Naya's high-low hemline revealed a pair of sexy nude ankle-straps.


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