Definitions

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  • adj. Of clothing, featuring or characterized by straps.

Etymologies

From strap +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Stephanie was tall in strappy heels with long straight hair, a blonde, and her voice was whiskey and soda.

    Bang, Bang

  • In the opening scene, Melanie Thorton, a low-level presidential campaign staffer, wears a pair of "strappy" Charles David sandals with a heel "thin and wide, like an upright graham cracker."

    Where's the Wit?

  • Cosseted all winter in socks, your feet now are most likely gadding about in strappy sandals, flip-flops and peep-toe wedges.

    Wanted for Assault

  • Women in summer dresses, their strappy sandals long discarded.

    Can You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse?

  • She still looked adorable in her yellow sundress and strappy white heels, but her mood had soured.

    Crossed

  • Unable to refrain from perusing the complete canvass before him, he saw that her flawlessly pedicured feet were nestled in muted gold strappy sandals.

    Who Said It Would Be Easy

  • Gucci has a strappy, black suede kitten heel with a big gold logo, "GG Cage" (great with a tan and coral red nails), £304, and Rupert Sanderson offers perhaps the chicest option with his open-toed "Napper" kitten heel in black and nude for £359 (not cheap, but guaranteed to still look good in five years' time).

    Sensible and Stylish Summer Sandals

  • My strappy shoe snapped and my ankle flashed with pain as it twisted.

    My Fair Succubi

  • Christie went to a black-tie wedding when she was thirty-seven weeks pregnant, and she wore a long black knit dress that still looked plenty dressy and chic and left her strappy stilettos in the closet in favor of low-heeled shoes, which meant she could actually dance with her husband.

    The Mommy Diet

  • Accessorize with mid-heeled slingbacks or strappy sandals.

    Ask Teri

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