So called because of the distinctive flip-flop sound they make as you walk, a great pair of flip flops is perfect for packing to take on vacation, for slipping on around the pool or quickly running an errand or two. In this article you’ll find the best flip flops for women that are comfortable and stylish.

Why you might want a pair of flip flops

Flip flops are ideal for slipping on as you come off the beach or for walking round the pool. And, of course, people who live in countries in Asia often wear flip flops as they’re a practical option both for sunshine and during tropical downpours as well as being easy to get on and off as it’s impolite to wear shoes as a guest in someone’s house.

Kimba in blue flip flops |

Kimba @kimbalikes above matches her flip flops to her skirt.

Get her look with this similar blouse, skirt and necklace, and wear them with this Birkenstock flip flops.

The best flip flops for women for beach, pool or everyday casual |

Lizzy @whatlizzyloves above (read her style interview here) opts for a pair of neutral flip flops with a circular design to go with her maxi dress.

She is wearing a pair of sandals from Aspiga and you can check out this similar striped dress.

flip flops for women to choose now

Whether you’ll be wearing your flip flops at home or on vacation, let’s take a look at some of the most stylish you could choose.

tory burch sandals

Adaline in Tory Burch flip flops |

Tory Burch’s Miller sandals are a classic that are always on-trend. They are released in summer in different colors. This year, opt for neutrals, pastels or metallics.

Adaline @sdmomstyles above wears hers with her jeans and t-shirt.

She is wearing a pair of Tory Burch flats, bag and jeans from Madewell, and shirt from ANINE BING (similar style here)

Tory Burch Miller Sandal |

Tory Burch Miller Sandal


Flip flops can be tricky to walk in, particularly if you have a foot condition like plantar fasciitis or you need arch support. However, FitFlop could be worth a try as they facilitate a rocking motion which helps to support your feet.

FitFlop Lulu Flip Flop |

FitFlop Lulu Flip Flop


Made from rubber, so the perfect option if you might get your shoes wet by the pool or in a tropical downpour, Havianas are another flip flop classic that definitely won’t date.

The slim flip flops (below) come in a choice of shades, including metallics and navy.

Havaianas Slim Flip Flop |

Havaianas Slim Flip Flop


UGG may be renowned for cozy winter boots, but the brand has also launched a sandals range including the Tuolumne flip flops (below) which have a padded insole.

UGG Tuolumne Flip Flop |

UGG Tuolumne Flip Flop


I’m a big fan of COS clothing because of their minimal, timeless styling and its shoes are no exception. So, if you’re a fan of minimalist styling, these flip flops could be for you.

COS Leather Flip Flop |

COS Leather Flip Flop

sam edelman flip flop

A double thong strap adds interest to the Sam Edelman flip flops (below). They come in a huge range of colors whether you prefer a bright pop of color or neutrals.

Sam Edelman Gerianne Flip Flop |

Sam Edelman Gerianne Flip Flop


Very simple but still very stylish, the Tkees flip flops (below) come in a good choice of neutrals. Choose the tone closet to your skintone if you want to make your legs look longer.

TKEES Foundations Matte Flip Flop |

TKEES Foundations Matte Flip Flop


Karen in Birkenstocks |

Karen @styledbykaren above shows why Birkenstocks are a timeless classic.

Recreate her outfit with this pair of flip flops from Birkenstock and wear with this similar tank top, shorts and sunglasses.

Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Flip Flop |

Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Flip Flop

olukai flip flop

Some flip flops can be tricky to walk in on slippery surfaces. But the Olukai Ohana flip flops (below) have a lugged sole to give you traction.

Olukai Ohana Flip Flop |

Olukai Ohana Flip Flop


Metallics go with everything and I think the Bernardo Miami sandals (below) would be perfect with white jeans or shorts.

Bernardo Miami Sandal |

Bernardo Miami Sandal

amazon essentials

If you looking for a very simple pair, how about the Amazon Essentials thong sandals (below). They have 8,000+ reviews with wearers saying they are comfortable and have a thick sole. Some reviewers said there was room in front of the toes and that they were narrow.

Amazon Essentials Thong Sandal |

Amazon Essentials Thong Sandal

old navy

Old Navy is renowned for its classic styles that don’t date. The bronze sandals (below) have good reviewer, but wearers do say you should size up.

Old Navy Flip Flop Sandals for Woman |

Old Navy Flip Flop Sandals for Woman


The braided detail of the Roxy sandals (below) adds a nice textural element. Most reviewers say they are very comfortable and are a step up from basic flip flops.

Roxy Costas Sandal Flip Flop |

Roxy Costas Sandal Flip Flop

black and white flip flops

Jack Rogers sandals are immediately recognizable because of the signature whipstiching. There’s a non-slip sole so they are ideal if you will be on a boat or around water.

Jack Rogers Boating Jacks Flip Flop |

Jack Rogers Boating Jacks Flip Flop

heeled flip flops

Cathy in heeled flipflops |

While most flip flops are flat, you will find some heeled styles, especially this summer as they are particularly on trend.

Cathy @themiddlepageblog (read her style interview here) teams her tie-waist dress with heeled flip flops.

Steal her look with this exact pair of heeled sandals from Marc Fisher LTD (another option here). Check out this similar dress with the same style.

Vince Camuto Sabrinda Flip Flop |

Vince Camuto Sabrinda Flip Flop

Continue reading:

  1. 25 Of The Best Women’s Sandals For Summer 2021
  2. Best Shoes With Arch Support – Comfortable Walking Shoes To Walk In All Day!
  3. The Best Plantar Fasciitis Shoes For Women Over 40

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