Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of espadrille.

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Examples

  • I delight in espadrilles and flats; sandals and loafers; and even though my stiletto days never were, I still have a few super-high heels that I bought because ... well, just because.

    Shoe-a-Palooza | The Stiletto Gang

  • She gave us a cabin where the two young matrons dressed, or rather undressed, as they reappeared in their bathing trousers -- which stopped some little distance above the knee -- very short skirts, bare legs, "espadrilles" on their feet, and large Panama hats to protect them from the sun.

    Chateau and Country Life in France

  • This is a modern sporty look that calls for high-wedge espadrilles and a pair of great sunglasses.

    Getting Out of a Jeans Rut

  • Worst of times Not many, but failing to stock enough flip-flops and espadrilles – and having too many hoodies and jackets – when summer hit early this year.

    Julian Dunkerton: People just love the cut of his cloth |Observer profile

  • This isn't always obvious, but footwear is a good clue – serious dancers will be wearing beribboned espadrilles.

    10 of the best outdoors activities in Barcelona

  • I look around at all the ruffled dresses in the shop—the big straw hats with bows, espadrilles in every color of the rainbow.

    The Memory Palace

  • Fraying espadrilles and old bathing suits also get the boot.

    Lifestyle Boost: Closet Case

  • Sara Midda's South of France is a place of ripening lemons and worn espadrilles, ochre walls and olive groves, and everything born of the sun.

    Fashion

  • Self-taught, Blahnik says he learned the art of shoemaking by trial and error; his interest piqued by watching his mother make espadrilles for fun though her sartorial tastes tended toward couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga.

    Manolo Blahnik: Feet First

  • Martin Ramin SWIM | Clockwise from left: Eres swimsuit $465, 888-656-3737; Orlebar Brown swim trunks $240 orlebarbrown.com; Head tennis racket $190 head.com; Moncler swim cap $195, 646-350-3620; Rag & Bone straw hat $220 barneys.com; Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci tote $1,120 Jeffrey New York, 212-206-1272; Etro beach towel $396 etro.com; Penn tennis ball $3/can pennracquet.com; Louis Vuitton watch $5,950 louisvuitton.com; Tabitha Simmons espadrilles $495 scoopnyc.com; La Prairie sunblock $85 laprairie.com; Ralph Lauren espadrilles $95 ralphlauren.com

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