Hot or Not: Jellies

All of you 80s and 90s babies probably have semi-fond memories of the classic jelly sandal – the official shoe of our youth! While I was never allowed to have a pair (“they’ll make your feet feel sticky!”) I always coveted the colorful plastic shoes – especially those that were pink and contained glitter. Worn with socks.

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The elusive jelly sandal. Be still, my five-year-old heart! Photo Credit

Lucky for me–and any of you jelly babies out there–jelly shoes have officially made their comeback! Straying away from their chunky, strappy 90s beginnings, the newest crop of jellies are available as super-chic flip flops, flats, and even wedge styles.

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The jelly sandal reborn! Photo Credit

Of course, if you’re more of a purist, the classic jellies we fell in love with back in lower school are available, too. And somehow, I actually think they’re kind of cute! Check out how these stylish ladies add a little retro attitude to their otherwise-very-2013 outfits with these badboys!


Like a cuter version of going barefoot! Photo Credit


Again, clear jellies are the definition of effortless style. Photo Credit


Not so Barbie anymore! These classic black jellies look super sassy with leather leggings. Photo Credit

Did I mention that designers are peddling a myriad of high-end jellies? They are! From Valentino to Gucci to Givenchy – even CHANEL, jelly shoes are hitting the shelves.

Spendy jellies! From left to right, RED by Valentino, Melissa, and Tory Burch.

Spendy jellies! From left to right, RED by Valentino, Melissa, and Tory Burch.

Ready for this jelly?! Shop the trend or get further inspiration via ShopStyle.

Personally, I’m inclined to say that jelly shoes are hot! In fact, here at Mieux & Mieux, we just sold a pair of pink Tory Burch jelly flats that may have inspired this very article! So cute. But would you wear them?! Let us know, fashionistas! Are 2013’s jelly shoes hot or not?


Liza, Editorial Director


5 thoughts on “Hot or Not: Jellies

  1. Ooooh cuteee! I wanted to get a pair of clear, glittered ones some time last year but my boyfriend just winced and shook his head in disapproval. Maybe he has a hunch I can’t quite pull it off much like the others can.

  2. Right?! I feel the same way! I’m loving the trend, but I don’t know if it’s real-world-applicable…at least for me! #justnotcoolenough

  3. im all for it! i think their HOT! i love anything thats on the fence of fashionable! i think thats what makes it work! =) take the plunge and make a statement! you can do it! xo
    sincerely, whitney

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