Jelly Sandals Are Back, Baby

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

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Jelly 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 sandal 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.

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Katie Attardo
Katie Attardo

Katie Attardo is the Accessories Editor at Marie Claire, covering all things fashion and jewelry-related.