Saturday, May 09, 2009

Trends in Flip Flops this year

For women, black and white seems to be dominant. Coloured flip flops seem to be out of fashion this season. Gold, silver and jewelled flip flops are still very popular.

Flip flops seem to be popular with women in their twenties and older, but not so much with teenage girls.

For men, choice in flip flops is so much better than last year. Last year, the choice for men's flip flops seemed quite limited. The dominant trend was for brown and a leather look. Most men's pairs were chunky with big soles and broader straps. The newer trend seems to be toward rubber Haviana imitation flip flops with thinner straps and thinner soles. I get the impression this trend is more in line with the flip flops that are popular on the other side of the Atlantic. Contrary to the trend with the fairer sex, coloured flip flops seem to be in for men this year.

One interesting observation I have made; you don't see many black ladies wearing cheap looking rubber flip flops. If black ladies wear flip flops, they are invariably gold or jewelled and usually in the Egyptian style with the long straps.

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