Gabrielle Union looks bold in stylish big toe sandals for Polo Classic 2021 – Footwear News

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Gabrielle Union took a bold approach to dress up for this year’s Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Will Rogers State Historic Park in California.

The “Bring It On” actress stepped out in an emerald green shirtdress by Elie Saab. The maxi-length number featured a shirt dress effect, thanks to four front pockets, oversized short sleeves and a pointed collar, all accented with gold buttons. However, her boldest statement was the two thigh slits on either side of the dress, making her instantly bold and ideal for hot LA temperatures. Union let her dress make the boldest statement, pairing it with a simple Laura Lombardi gold necklace and a white and gold Valentino handbag.


Gabrielle Union arrives at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic held at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, California.

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As for shoes, the “Breaking In” star wore a pair of big toe sandals from Emme Parson ready for summer. The now-sold-out Thong style featured 0.5 inch heels, as well as thin black leather straps that crossed near her ankles and toes in a minimalist fashion. The pair was complete with a toe loop, one of the biggest sandal trends this year.


Gabrielle Union, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Elie Saab, Valentino, Emme Parsons, Laura Lombardi, Shirt Dress, Green Dress, Black Sandals, Big Toe Sandals

Gabrielle Union arrives at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic held at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, California.

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Gabrielle Union, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Elie Saab, Valentino, Emme Parsons, Laura Lombardi, Shirt Dress, Green Dress, Black Sandals, Big Toe Sandals

Zoom on Union sandals.

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Toe curls have been one of the biggest shoe trends this year, especially for sandals during the warmer seasons. The style often includes a round or structured curl for the big toes, which provides fashionable stability and support. Previously, stars like Rihanna, Katie Holmes and Bella Hadid were spotted in pairs by Christian Louboutin, Amina Muaddi and Neous.


Gabrielle Union, Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Elie Saab, Valentino, Emme Parsons, Laura Lombardi, Shirt Dress, Green Dress, Black Sandals, Big Toe Sandals

Gabrielle Union arrives at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic held at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Pacific Palisades, California.

CREDIT: Collins / AFF-USA.com / MEGA

When it comes to shoes, Union always opts for the daring. The actress tends to stick with current trends, most recently sporting square-toed flip flops from Magda Butrym, By Far and Gia Couture’s recent collaboration with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She is also known to wear strappy sandals and high boots, usually from big brands like Paris Texas, Tamara Mellon, and Tabitha Simmons. Outside of work hours, Union prefers the colorful, neutral chunky sneakers from Adidas, Reebok and Nike.

Add yellow sandals to your next summer look, inspired by Gabrielle Union.


Ancient Greek Sandals, Toe Buckle Sandals, Big Toe Sandals, Black Sandals, Strappy Sandals, Flat Sandals

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To buy: Ancient Greek sandals Theoni sandals, $ 188 (was $ 250).


Universal Thread, Target, Toe Buckle Sandals, Big Toe Sandals, Black Sandals, Strappy Sandals, Flat Sandals

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To buy: Universal Thread Anamaria Sandals, $ 20.


Allsaints, Buckle Sandals, Big Toe Sandals, Black Sandals, Strappy Sandals, Flat Sandals

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To buy: AllSaints Eden Sandals, $ 119 (was $ 198).

Click through the gallery for more of Gabrielle Union’s chicest street style moments over the years.


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