es·​pa·​drille | \ ˈe-spə-ˌdril How to pronounce espadrille (audio) \

Definition of espadrille

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

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Sunny days, super cute shades and espadrilles are the perfect matches to a classic that’ll always be relevant. Dominique Hobdy, Essence, "It's The Season of Gingham, These Are The Pieces You Need," 25 June 2019 Wide, hefty stripes pack a graphic color punch that feels youthful and edgy while beachy accessories like espadrilles and a straw hat bring the summer to your style. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "8 Pretty Ways to Wear Red, White, and Blue This Fourth of July," 21 June 2019 From barely-there lace-up sandals to block heel mules and espadrilles, the brand's foray into footwear is filled with all the sandals on your wish-list this season. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Reformation Just Launched Its First Shoe Collection and We Want Them All," 9 May 2019 But there are plenty of other footwear styles that are just as practical, if not a little more stylish: sleek slides, strappy sandals, minimal espadrilles, jelly shoes. Glamour, "The Best Beach Shoes That Aren’t Flip-flops," 22 May 2019 The Duchess went for a high-necked, floral Erdem dress, along with a pair of summery espadrilles. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wears Erdem to Show Queen Elizabeth Her Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show," 20 May 2019 On that day in July 2013, Kate greeted onlookers in a blue polka-dot dress by Jenny Packham and a pair of Dune sling-back espadrilles. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "How Meghan Markle's Maternity Dress Today Reminded Fans of Kate Middleton," 8 May 2019 Meanwhile, Jeanne Damas headed to Morocco, the perfect place for the Rouje founder to catch some rays in an adorable purple minidress and a pair of espadrilles. Vogue, "Spring Break Forever! Shop the Best Vacation Style From Around the Globe," 21 Mar. 2019 Wedge of Allegiance Luis Castañer and his cousin Tomás Serra founded their espadrille... Tara Stevens, WSJ, "Barcelona Booty: 4 Essential Souvenirs," 3 Apr. 2019

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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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