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Gladiators may be dead and buried (is it official yet? Can we say that now?) but our love for strappy sandals is not going anywhere in a hurry. We've spotted plenty of multi-strap, built-up styles on the red carpet recently, and it looks set to be a sizzling summer of strappy shoes and interesting tan lines!

The main difference in this seasons crop of summer footwear is the more elegant and ladylike styling we're seeing; a far cry from the brutish gladiator looks of previous seasons. We love the way that Ashley Gearing (pictured top left) has used the look to set of a sequinned evening gown, and Miranda Cosgrove (centre) has gone for a really sophisticated strappy look for her appearance at Nickleodeon's Kids Choice awards this weekend. 

Completing this trio of summer style is singer Emily West, who wore a stunning pair of strappy heels to the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in Vegas last night. We're loving the look, and hoping to see it reflected on the high street very soon!

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