Pointy-toed heels are making a comeback on the red carpet


Awards season is upon us, and I'll have you know it's one of my favorite times of the year. There's nothing quite like strapping on my bunion splints, putting my feet up and kicking back with a Cosmo or three while I watch the stars walk the red carpet in the latest fashions.

If the recent People's Choice Awards and Golden Globes ceremonies are any indicator, pointy-toed heels are making a roaring comeback. (Better start using those bunion splints now, ladies.)

Stars kept it low-key yet elegant at the less-formal People's Choice Awards. One of my favorite looks was worn by actress Kristen Bell, who sported a red lacy top with fluttery sleeves and a matching A-line skirt that appeared to be leather. A simple look on its own, the ensemble was perfection with a pair of pointy Christian Louboutins that were nude patent leather with a metallic gold toe.

Miley Cyrus has been winning me over lately with her apparent eye for fashion, along with the fact that Party in the U.S.A. is no longer constantly streaming on the radio. She donned a cream-colored dress with sheer cutouts and a pleated panel on the front, and topped off the look with pointed Jimmy Choos in shiny fuchsia snakeskin.

Tilda Swinton is always a standout, both in terms of acting and her fashion sense. The eccentric actress wore a powder blue Haider Ackerman ensemble with a silky, structured jacket and simple bottom. She accessorized the look with intricate gold cuff bracelets and simple, slightly pointed gold heels.

Katharine McPhee was stunning in a nude, tea-length lacy dress by Donna Karan and matching nude patent leather pointed platform pumps.

These ladies looked gorgeous, no doubt. But I wouldn't be surprised if they developed bunions by the Academy Awards, which are scheduled for Feb. 26. I'll be looking forward to seeing who sports the pointy-toed looks at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (Jan. 29), the Independent Spirit Awards (Feb. 25) and, of course, the Oscars!

In the meantime, these actresses may want to consider using bunion splints or orthotics to help prevent or reduce the appearance of bony deformities like bunions or hammer toe. By choosing a conservative form of bunion correction, the leading ladies can be rid of their painful foot conditions without having to take time off for risky bunion surgery.