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Simone Biles gave her penchant for sleek sandals a summery twist this week.
The Olympic athlete posed in a selfie mirror with her fiancé Jonathan Owens, wearing a bright orange slip dress. The silky piece was paired with a top-handle bag in a deeper orange tone, with an embossed reptilian texture. Delicate bracelets, a pendant necklace and drop earrings complete her look.
Owens was also dressed in a black t-shirt and gray plaid pants, with black leather sneakers, a thin necklace and a gold wristwatch.
As for footwear, Biles stepped up her outfit in a set of slick mules. The pair included wide shiny transparent straps on thin white soles. The ensemble was completed with equally transparent acetate heels, totaling at least 3 inches in height. The pull-on style teamed up with Biles’ outfit to create a sheer base, allowing her punchy dress to take center stage.
Similar footwear has risen during the current high heel renaissance, especially as PVC textures have become a fixture. Slides, sandals and pumps with a shiny transparent texture have gained popularity among a range of brands including Magda Butrym, Cult Gaia and Gianvito Rossi, creating an invisible ‘bare shoe’ effect. Biles is a fan of transparent shoes, which she wears regularly. In fact, the star previously completed a vacation outfit this spring with see-through strappy sandals, which she also wore to the MTV VMAs in 2021.
When it comes to footwear, the Gold Over America Tour headliner tends to keep her selections classic and minimalist. The star gymnast was seen in numerous pairs of trainers by Nike during its latest partnership with the sports brand, and was recently spotted wearing APL’s TechLoom Bliss. For formal occasions, she can be seen in strappy sandals, platform and peep toe pumps from Christian Louboutin, Saint Laurent, Schutz and Badgley Mischka. Biles also holds a long-term partnership with Athleta, where it will launch its own performance apparel line and be a partner for the brand’s active and athleisure apparel.
Click through the gallery to see Biles’ sleek style transformation over the years.
Give your next look an elegant edge with transparent heels.
To buy: Steve Madden Gracey Sandal, $100.