Ariana Grande Proves That Square-Toe Shoes Are Officially Back

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Ariana Grande’s style can be described as Fembot assassin meets Cher Horowitz, with shoes as sky-high as her illustrious ponytail. In a new Instagram post, Grande showed off the latest elevation of her uniform: a full Versace Fall/Winter 2021 look, consisted of the tiniest sparkling gold mini dress, and square-toed heels might become as ubiquitous as “thank u, next.”

Let’s take a closer look at the shoes in question. They’re deceptively simple — satin-covered Mary Janes with a delicate ankle strap, dual-level platform, and clunky heel. But it’s that unabashed square toe that really brings it back to a ‘90s middle school vibe in the best way. It isn’t just a square toe — it is severely rounded at the edges, like the quintessential Mudd shoes of our youth. Thanks to beautifully-designed proportions and materials, Versace has reimagined the coveted clunkers that graced the pages of the Delia*s catalog.

Photo: Courtesy of Versace.

Meanwhile, Grande also announced her newest gig. She’ll be replacing Nick Jonas as a vocal coach on the upcoming season of The Voice. “I’m beyond thrilled, honored, excited,” she wrote on Instagram, shouting out her fellow coaching panel, which will consist of Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton. The new season will premiere on April 5 on NBC.