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Should I be covering up my toe cleavage? Add to ...

The question

Toe cleavage: Is is sexy or just wrong? And should I avoid shoes that reveal my toe cleavage?

The answer

Anything can be sexy to someone. The corollary is that someone else will always disagree, although that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with it.

Frankly, I’m both amused and bemused that the crevices between the phalanges are considered a turn-on. What ever happened to good old-fashioned eye contact? But this isn’t risqué stuff we’re dealing with here.

And while you can now find many shoes that are specifically cut low at the vamp (or top), I would be shocked if any corporate dress codes deemed it inappropriate. Just bear in mind that some toes are more attractive than others. How to judge? As with conventional cleavage, you want to minimize the squish. Ditto any gaps between your feet and the footwear. Anyway, it’s getting colder and the advent of tights, which incite their own fair share of excitement, will soon render this matter moot.

Amy Verner is The Globe and Mail’s Paris-based style reporter. Have a fashion question? E-mail style@globeandmail.com.

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