This "Dated" Shoe Trend Is Here to Rival Pointed Toes This Spring

It's really starting to feel like spring now, so I'm desperate to jump on the warm-weather trends I've been waiting to wear since September. First on the list is the new-season shoe trend I've already spotted so many of my favourite celebrities in. Swapping out their go-to pointed-toe shoes, celebs have been gravitating towards peep-toes instead to put the finishing touches on their looks. The once-forgotten shoe style has been cropping up more and more in recent months as brands continue to experiment with the proportions of their clothes and accessories.

Pioneering the revival, Miu Miu's A/W '23 collection championed the classic peep-toe, and other designers and brands have since followed suit. Most recently, Chloe's A/W '24 runway show in Paris last weekend was rife with the newly trending shoe. On the runway and in the front row, models and fashion people alike wore boho-inspired takes on the peep-toe shoe.


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Beyond fashion week, this somewhat divisive shoe trend is a regular throughout awards season—Margot Robbie opted for a sleek black pair for a red carpet appearance ahead of last month's BAFTAs. An avid fan of the peep-toe, Robbie has chosen them for everything from star-studded events to casual outings for many seasons. Perhaps taking inspiration from the Barbiecore trend she spearheaded last summer, her elegant styling of these peep-toe mules retained a vintage quality that worked so well with her strapless midi dress but would look equally as chic with long trousers or a cotton dress.


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Whilst peep-toe heels can be styled with cocktail dresses and longer gowns to formal events, the cutout detail lends the style a casual nature that can pair just as well with billowy silhouettes in cotton fabrics.

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Spotted on the streets of Paris during Paris Fashion Week, showgoers cemented their support for the peep-toe, styling them with coordinating two-pieces, longline button-downs and structured suits.

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With a distinct warm-weather energy, we predict that this underrated trend is set to rival its pointed counterpart this season, and brands are backing it too. From Mango's metallic mules to Sézane's summer-ready sandals, the peep-toe shoe is officially primed to enter our wardrobes.

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So if you're considering digging into the depths of your wardrobe to revisit those peep-toe heels you used to love, this is your sign. And if your heels collection needs a refresh, you can shop the best new-season peep-toes below.


Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.