The '90s is the decade that keeps on giving, and there's still one more shoe trend to reemerge. Sure, on first appearances perspex, PVC-strapped heels may seem like a tricky (read: overtly sassy) trend to master, but they are proving to be one of the most versatile and flattering shoe options—possibly of all time.
Unlike some of the more daring footwear options we've seen this summer (embellished pool slides, anyone?), this look does good things when it comes to slimming legs and ankles. Slip into a clear-strap summer sandal, and you'll instantly add inches to your pins—no bad thing whatever your height, right? Plus, the transparent finish means there's endless styling potential—even better than Kate Middleton–favoured skin-coloured shoes—so whatever your sartorial preference, you can mix and match your new heels with almost anything in your wardrobe. We even know how you can avoid blisters with a podiatrist's top sandal-related advice.
Chances are you'll have spotted a fair few street stylers (and the entirety of the Kardashian-Jenner clan) championing the look already, and you may well have wondered whether this trend would take off IRL. Well, we can confirm that iterations are available at every price point—and even Manolo Blahnik is involved, so you know it's a big deal. Just in time for the wedding guest marathon. Invest, stat.
Scroll down to see and shop our edit of the five best clear strap sandals to wear now.
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