es·​pa·​drille | \ˈe-spə-ˌdril \

Definition of espadrille 

: a sandal usually having a fabric upper and a flexible sole

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From the tropical floral button-downs, summer dresses, and board shorts to the floppy hemp hats and lace-up platform espadrilles, Kors set his sight on imbuing surf culture with the easy glamour that’s come to define his brand. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "At Michael Kors, Breezy Sun-and-Surf Head Scarves Are a Runway Win," 12 Sep. 2018 The royal sported a breezy sleeveless eyelet dress by Hugo Boss with lace-up espadrilles and a clutch. Temi Adebowale, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Spanish Royal Family's Vacation Portraits Are Here and They're Definitely Much Nicer Than Ours," 30 July 2018 And when rendered in cork or espadrille, the wedge sandal can feel dated, conjuring the not-a-girl-not-yet-a-woman celebrities of the noughties. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "There’s a New Way to Wear the Wedge, Fashion’s Most Contentious Shoe," 30 Apr. 2018 Get similar styles to Kate’s dress and espadrilles below. Dana Rose Falcone,, "Casual Kate! This Is What Kate Middleton Wears When the Tiara Comes Off," 11 June 2018 A few weeks later, Pippa was spotted at the French Open in Paris wearing a red Ralph Lauren wrap dress, beige espadrilles and a white hat. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Pregnant Pippa Middleton looks summery in frilly frock at Wimbledon," 5 July 2018 Brooke wore a yellow lace midi dress, Kim was in a pink floral dress with espadrilles, Kimberly rocked an orange mini dress and Whitney was in a flowy printed boho day dress. Colleen Kratofil,, "The Hilton Family Wears Coordinating Outfits to Barron Hilton's St. Barts Wedding," 4 June 2018 Pippa has been living in breezy dresses, from designers like J.Crew, and can't stop wearing her wedge espadrilles. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Wears Blue for Prince Louis' Christening," 9 July 2018 Her accessories added fitting summery touches, including Penelope Chilvers lace-up espadrilles, a Jess Collett panama hat, Chanel sunglasses, and a J.Crew basket clutch. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pregnant Pippa Middleton Wears the Prettiest White Sundress to Wimbledon," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of espadrille

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for espadrille

French, alteration of espardille, ultimately from Latin spartum

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