It's like the '90s all over again!

  By Katie Attardo April 25, 2020Jelly sandals were first introduced to mainstream American fashion at a fair in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1982. From there, they became a hot (yet very niche) summer sandal. Cheery, comfy and shamelessly fun, there's something undeniably childlike about throwing these on. Now, designers are giving these whimsical shoes a sophisticated upgrade at fashion houses like Valentino, Gucci and Simone Rocha. Although highbrow fashion brands now have their own iterations, the jelly shoes is well-known for its very accessible price point (in the '80s, it was as low as $10), so rest assured that there is an option for all. Below, we round up the top jelly sandals to buy now. Get 'em while they're hot.

  1. Shiekh - Amira Jelly Sandal$9.99 at

  The caged sandal is the most iconic version of the jelly sandal. Pair with a white dress, or even throw a sock under it.

  2. Melissa x OC - Melissa X Opening Ceremony Hatch Sandals$119.00 at

  These cutout sandals have a surprising hint of sex appeal. The nude color has a touch of shimmer and looks like second skin. Plus, the thick ankle strap gives an ultra-slimming effect on ankles.

  3. Ancient Greek - Eleftheria Jelly$5.00 at

  The everyday jelly sandal. This pair is super versatile and will go well with almost anything in your closet.

  4. Melissa - Mel Possesion$17.70 at

  This caged style has a chunkier sole to give you a bit more height. The clear lucite color gives this style a nostalgic feel.

  5. ASOS DESIGN - ASOS Jelly Flat Sandals$26.00 at

  A new take on tie-dye! This blue and yellow almost looks like watercolors, making it a perfect fun-yet-subtle sandal.

  6. Alexandre Birman - Alexandre Birman$272.89 at

  Put a bow on it. These T-strap bow sandals will add a feminine touch to any look.

  7. Blue Bird Shoes - Jelly Braided sandals$73.00 at

  Go Greek. The braided straps on these sandals give this pair a Grecian update.

  8. Valentino - Rockstud PVC Flat Thong Sandals$425.00 at

  Valentino's take on the jelly sandal stays true to the brand's DNA: chic, romantic and fun.


Maryan Barbara
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