The latest in women's designer flip flops puts a new spin on the classic design through ornate embellishments, unexpected shapes and lashings of texture.

See the summer staple in a new light with women's designer flip flops

The thong sandal has long been the definitive summer shoe - light and breathable enough for sunny days, simple and subtle enough to work into most beach and daytime looks. But this season we're rethinking our go-to shoe and discovering the bold statement possibilities thanks to the current crop of designer flip flops for women taking to the catwalk. Heavy on detail and rich on luxury, this edit of designer flip flops for women focuses on directional shapes, opulent straps and non-traditional materials. Whether it's a beaded creation with chunky sole or gem-encrusted design that spirals up the leg, this collection of ladies' designer flip flops is taking pride of place in our holiday suitcase.

Channel continental chic with women's designer flip flops

When it comes to designer flip flops, more is more. Unconventional silhouettes and surprising details reign, inspiring us to experiment with women's designer thong sandals. We'll be going for contrasting material mixes to get that textured appeal, while studs, stones, leather tassles and suede panels will add to the drama. Patterned and multicoloured women's designer flip flops will brighten up denim cut-offs and basic t-shirts - prints like botanical, ethnic, art-deco and photographic are our top picks. Blocky, chunky women's flip flop designs will instantly generate that modern edge, while monochrome and metallic colour schemes will highlight that designer decadence.

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