Chloë Moretz in Jonathan Saunders on “Despierta America”

Posted on August 04, 2014

This appears to be the day where we rant about ladyshoes, but come ON, stylists of America. You’ve got to stop forcing naked shoes on gals who don’t have a talent for wearing them.

Chloe-Moretz-TVDA-Jonathan-Saunders-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Chloë Moretz makes an appearance on “Despierta America” to promote her new movie in a Jonathan Saunders shirt dress paired with Saint Laurent ‘Jane’ ankle-wrap sandals.

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Honestly, we don’t get their ubiquity. They’re neither comfortable (we’re told) nor easy to wear (judging by all the pictures of ladystars failing to pull them off) and nine times out of ten, they’re terribly unflattering for the feet. Even if a gal can manage to avoid the gripping monkey toe effect, she only needs to stand in them for more than a half hour before every vein in her foot starts popping out in tortured glory. And you have to have a flawless – and fresh – pedicure to even think of sporting them for pictures. It never seems worth it to us.

Cute dress, but that’s a lot of thigh, young lady.





[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Agree on the shoes… but the color of the shoes works and I love love love that dress! I like everything about the styling, esp. the hair. She looks really relaxed and happy and I can’t say I always see that in her pics.

    • demidaemon

      I disagree on the hair. It’s reading a little wonky to me, though I could be distracted by the clown blush that her MUA pounded on her face.

    • I love that dress too; and it suits her!

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Totally an instance where it works in theory but not in practice.

    • In_Stitches

      Yeah, if I were dressing a manikin, that’s the shoe I’d put on it, but a person? You have to take in everything T & Lo illustrated.

      • Adrianna Grężak

        I see the logic behind the stylist’s choice – the shoe doesn’t weigh her down with the airy dress. I hate how so many women wear shoes with those stripper platforms. But at the same time now I’m just looking at Chloe’s toes.

  • Bexxx

    She looks great from the ankles up and I adore the color of the shoes…SO close.

  • She looks so uncomfortable!

    • conlakappa

      Right? That right foot looks like it’s trying to run away on its own!

  • Glam Dixie

    I don’t care how the naked shoes look, monkeytoes and all, I’ll take them any and every day of the week over the hideous bootie/dress combo.

    • Kitten Mittons

      You know, I think I’m with you on that.

    • what not

      Am I the only one who likes the right bootie with the right dress? Say…a distressed brown leather, wide at the ankle, with a breezy dress. Or a shapely, low-vamped bootie with a more chic dress. No?

      • whaddami

        I’ve got a pair that work with certain dresses of mine. But I have to be careful, and usually wear them with a similarly colored pair of tights (and in fall/winter, obvs). I get a lot of compliments (including from a student who called me “fierce” the day I wore them to teach). But I think great care must be involved…..

      • Glam Dixie

        It is obvious that the starlets all agree with you.

      • demidaemon

        I find booties less offensive than these shows. I can at least say I’ve seen booties work with certain outfits. I can’t say the same of these types of shoes.

  • Kitten Mittons

    I will say that I really love the color of those shoes. I just wish they were a little more substantial.

    I love the dress, but I don’t think she’s pulling it off. And I’m not crazy about the makeup. And the hair is a mess.

    I always complain about this one. Something about her must trigger my whining mechanism.

  • Such a cute dress, but her feet look like they’re in so much pain…

  • They sure look cute sitting down, though. Love the color.

  • Whitney Barkley

    This is my favorite baby star, by far. To the point that my boyfriend and I talk about her like concerned older siblings. I think she was the one super bright spot in the wretched Dark Shadows, and I will always love her as Jack Donaghy’s teen nemesis.

    Love the dress, and the shoe is a great deployment of the pop of color.

    • conlakappa

      She will always get look for her mind games with Jack Donaghy! Will she still be fun or fade into Leelee what’sit annoying territory?!

  • NMMagpie

    She is on my irrational dislike list but I would instantly save her from another shoe travesty like that in a heartbeat.

  • cognativedissonance

    Somehow it looks like she’s wearing two left shoes, or they’re on the wrong feet or something.

  • hughman

    I have never heard of “Despierta America” and I do not speak spanish so imagine my surprise when I found it does not mean “Desperate Americans”, a show where we all point and laugh at Chloe’s poor shoe choice. Apparently it means “Wake Up, America!” which is rather bossy.

    • StellaZafella

      The shoes are called ‘Janes’…I would guess as in Janes without the Mary.

      • hughman

        They are a tribute to Jane Seymour, 1988 Emmy award winning actress for “Onassis: The Richest Man in the World “.

  • I want that dress. And being that I am not a underaged, underfed starlet, I promise to wear leggings or skinny jeans underneath it if i ever attempt to sit down. I promise. Now may I have one?

  • Janet B

    Super cute dress, but a clunkier shoe would have been more youthful.

  • siriuslover

    Hate those shoes, and not just on her. I don’t see the appeal. Love her dress–it’s very lively–but it’s more a standing than sitting and being interviewed dress. And her hair is cute.

  • Grumpy Girl

    I am surprised that I like the dress on her, but I have a sense if I saw it on a mannikin or hanger, I would think it was office wear/for someone older. The shows, as others have said, are a great color with the dress, but just the wrong style. I want her to wear lower heels, because she looks uncomfortable in these talls ones–somehow in really tall heels she in particular seems to look younger and more awkward. (And I am the first to recognize that heel height and comfort are not a direct correlation; she just looks teetery in high ones.)

    It looks like she does not have the toes for naked shoes. Me neither. But my peers were likely enough to make fun of me to my face, so that I learned that early. She has to rely on stylists who just won’t say.

    • stellavision

      I agree, this dress belongs on a twenty- or thirtysomething, not a teenager. With that hair and makeup, she looks like a little girl playing dress-up to me.

      • alyce1213

        The dress is great for a grown woman of any age beyond their 30s, but no, not a teenager.

  • Sarah

    Her right foot is trying it’s damnedest to back up outta that nudie-shoe. Poor poor footie. Don’t leave ol’ leftie behind! You should BOTH make a break for it!

  • FibonacciSequins

    I would have liked that dress a lot better as a shirt. As a dress, it’s too much of that print.

    I have a pair of sandals similar to this style. I was pressured into purchasing them by a stylist friend because she liked them and they were deeply discounted. I’ve never worn them because they’re impossible to walk around in.

    • kimmeister

      I would like it better in its current dress form if it had had a solid colored belt. The print one just gets lost and doesn’t do the job of defining her waist.

      • FibonacciSequins

        You’re right, a belt would have helped a lot.

    • MilaXX

      They look like your feet spend most of the time sliding off that toe box.

    • demidaemon

      I imagined this dress paired with a cute pair of jeans and liked it even more than its current version.

  • Sophie

    I don’t mind the shoes here because she clearly spent most of her time sitting – no time for veins to appear, and minimum time of gripping toes. Nice colour as well.

  • JauntyJohn

    17 years old. No longer a girl, not yet a woman — a most awkward passage for many, but she looks quite good here. Love the dress.
    I feel like this is the first picture where I can see her “grown up” face.
    Love the colors on her as well.

    Also: “gripping monkey toe” sounds like the most awesome kung fu move EVER.

  • Musicologie

    Her expression is much more relaxed when she’s sitting down–I can’t help but blame those shoes. While standing, that smile looks so forced.

    I love her hair; it works very well with her face shape.

  • Qitkat

    Clearly her feet hurt, in the first shot, she is shifting her weight back and forth between each leg to ease the pain; that is a grimace/smile. These are sitting down shoes. Nice print, but seems elderly on her.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Were they the only shoes that color available in the world? Because… that’s a really REALLY pretty color. I can see why she decided to just suck it up.

  • MilaXX

    Agree on all points even though the shoe color is perfect for this dress. She also making me wish I had a prayer cloth to lend her.

  • RutGot

    Ooooooooh, I really want that dress. The shirtwaist in an interesting print is just a classic. I like the color of the shoes with the dress but I agree that a bit more strap wouldn’t ruin the look and make them a hella lot more comfortable.

    • Amy

      I am trying to find it online but I can’t! I love the print and would wear it everywhere! Do you know where to get it?

  • uprightcitizen

    The difference between the way the shoes look in the shots where she is standing and the shots where she’s seated, should be the illustration for the definition of “sitting shoes.”

    • random_poster

      Yes. They are also known as “cocktail hour shoes”. Meaning you put them on in the car after it is parked/pulled up to the valet stand. Then you walk up to the nearest bar stool, sit, and only get up to go to the bathroom or walk back to the car. Meanwhile, make sure everybody can see those puppies on your feet.

  • evave2

    I like the dress a lot on her (perfect age for a shirt dress) but agree about the upper thigh being deployed incorrectly.

    This style of shoes just look painful. At all times.

  • Lisalady161

    Wouldn’t she look cuter if she were more comfortable and by that I mean, she could stand naturally? A naked sandal is terrific only if the heel is 2″ or less. That’s all a normal human foot can handle. Most women can look okay being stitched into too small or unnaturally shaped clothing, but not shoes.

  • Tee

    The excessive thigh is totally appropriate for the venue. You should see what the lady host wears!

  • Yoshio

    Yes, an open neckline for Chole! She looks great in this dress.

  • cocohall

    Adorable girl. Love her hair and the dress. The shoes are totally high school dance. All the girls my daughters’ age wear these ridiculous high heels and about 10 minutes into the evening, all the shoes are piled in a corner. The ones that are concerned with hygiene will put them back on to walk to the parking lot; but the majority will just walk out barefoot clutching their shoes. Chloe is a teen still, yes? She can be forgiven for thinking they make her look grown up and sophisticated. And that there will be no repercussions from her feet in the future. Mrs. Beckham’s feet beg to differ.

  • KT

    That is a “smiling through the pain” face if I ever saw one.

  • another_laura

    This is a semi-start-over for me. Keep the hair and face, trash the rest and start over.

  • Leah Elzinga

    picture these same shoes with a closed toe ie. mary janes. I think it could work!

  • Poor Chloe! What a trouper. Those shoes look like items of torture. She’s adorable and the dress looks cute.

  • Tracy_Flick

    OUCH. Also, for just a fraction of a second I saw the thumbnail and thought it was Lisa Kudrow.

  • alyce1213

    It’s a beautiful, sophisticated-print shirtwaist, but I don’t think it exudes the esprit of a 17-year-old — it’s something I should wear. Also, I’d prefer a skinny leather belt of almost any color rather than the self-tie.
    She’s lovely when she smiles.

  • I think part of the problem is that, if they’re borrowed shoes (which is probably the case), they inevitably seem to be the wrong size, which, for naked shoes, is never flattering and also causes increased “monkey toe gripping” (which may be true of other borrowed poorly fitting footwear, but since they are less naked, it is less obvious).
    I like the dress.

    • demidaemon

      This is exactly why I think, of anything, ladystars should invest in their own shoe collections (perhaps make a deal with particular designers) just to ensure they have shoes that fit and are maybe comfortable.

  • demidaemon

    I like everything between her neck and her ankles (basically, the dress). But her head is making me cross-eyed for some reason ( I think it is the way overdone blush and face plus weird hair) and the shoes are horrid.

  • sk8tfan

    Yes, a thousand times yes, on your shoe commentary. In that first picture, it looks like she’s desperately trying to kick off the shoe to save her toes from destruction. And the shoes are such a cute color with that men’s shirt.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    She is so cute. I like the print of the dress, but a belt would have been nice. Those slits are too high for sitting. (I had a dress like that once. One day I realized what was going on when I sat down and I was just a little horrified.)

  • frannyprof

    D’ya see how she’s shoving her heel back as faaaaaaar as possible? It’s because her toes are KILLING her. THAT is what these shoes will force a gal to do.

  • livesarah

    I love the dress but I don’t think it works with her colouring…. She is a bit too beige or something. On a brunette I think it would look better (and better still on someone with darker skin).

  • NinjaCate

    The shoes are cute, but yikes do they muck up the look of her feet!

  • Imasewsure

    I also don’t think the Heidi hair ever works on her. Cute comfy dress but ditch everything else

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Maybe Chloe Moretz coud play Kristen Bell’s younger sister in a movie someday.

  • gefeylich

    OMG I had a dress in that print in 1989. Good lord.

  • Michelle Lim

    flats would’ve worked far better on her.

  • Mothra

    I actually think those shoes are on the wrong feet, which is why they look so awkward.

  • Kikishua

    I’m saddened by the fact that her smile doesn’t quite reach her eyes. I love the dress, but not the sidesplit. I like the colour of the shoes, but not their lack of cover.