Ah, summer, when the pedicures are on full view. Yesterday and today I spied two versions of a personal beauty pet peeve: the French pedicure. Now, I have nothing against a classic French manicure. Done with soft tones, it can be a clean, pretty look, and one that's beloved by brides. But I think we should draw the line—or should I say NOT draw the line—when it comes to feet. Is it just me, or are French pedis tacky? What do you think?—Mary Clarke, beauty director, Elegant Bride



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I agree, I have been keeping my mouth shut about it because it seems that so many people find it necessary for weddings to have a french pedicure. It can look nice, I suppose; but, I find a beatiful red or warmer tone on your toes can be sexy. It all depends on what color you are's nice to see that I am not the only one who sees this!

Posted 08/10/2009 9:02:57AM
by Julie

I totally disagree! I find more often than not, colour on toes looks tacky. I'm all for warm, elegant, and neutral colours (corals etc), but some people choose their toes as a vehicle for personal expression and suddenly their something blue is on their feet. I think an elegant French pedicure on both hands and feet, with a small line (the thick line definitely looks tacky) will always look classy, whereas colour is hit and miss depending on the individual.

Posted 08/10/2009 9:09:22AM
by Candice

I've never liked the look of a French pedicure. I thought the point of the manicure was to accentuate nail length with the clean line. Who wants to look like they have long toe nails? Ick! I suppose if it has a thin line, as noted above, it might look better, but so far I haven't seen it.

Posted 08/10/2009 12:12:30PM
by Candice

Don't blame zee French for zis faux-pas!
This is just way too much detail on those pieds.
Go for a simple pedicure s'il-vous plait!

Posted 08/10/2009 1:17:20PM
by regina
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