Lori Loughlin slimmed down for the 2022 DesignCare Gala on Saturday, making her first red carpet appearance since her nomination in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal in 2019.
The event, which benefits the HollyRod Foundation, paid tribute to Taraji P. Henson and featured fashion designer Sergio Hudson.
Hitting the red carpet in Los Angeles, the “Full House” star arrived in a knee-length navy dress. The number featured a high neck and long sleeves, all featuring a wispy texture to keep it light and easy to move around. The actress’ ensemble was completed with sparkling gold and crystal earrings, a shiny bracelet and a pale tortoiseshell clutch.
Olivia Jade’s mum packed a whimsical punch with her shoes of choice, featuring a square-toed silhouette in metallic gold leather. Adding security to the pair are thin asymmetrical toe and ankle straps. However, the pair was completed in 3-4 inch block heels with an ombre palette of black, gold and silver glitter.
Block heel sandals like Loughlin’s are preferred for their balance and ease of wear, due to their supportive straps and chunky heels. Models with thin or wide straps have become the most popular, as evidenced by new pairs from Larroudé, Sam Edelman and Alias Mae. Besides Loughlin, stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Vergara and Jamie Chung have become attached to Alexandre Birman, Saint Laurent and Proenza Schouler sandals in recent weeks.
When it comes to shoes, Loughlin often aims for versatile and stylish pairs. The ‘When Calls the Heart’ actress often wears pointy-toe pumps and strappy sandals on the red carpet, featuring neutral and tonal color palettes from top brands like Gucci. During the warmer seasons, she also wears wedge heels. Outside of work hours, Loughlin regularly wears casual shoes, including tonal Golden Goose sneakers and Birkenstock sandals.
See how Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade’s style has evolved over the years in the gallery.