Jessica Alba Wore the Unexpected Sandal Trend That's Bound to Take Over This Season

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Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Alba Are Wearing This Unexpected Summer Sandal — and We Found Lookalikes on Amazon
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Celebrities have made controversial shoe trends take off this summer. First, it was the revival of Birkenstocks, the "ugly" sandal that has graced the feet of Reese Witherspoon, Katie Holmes, and Kaia Gerber. Then, it was the rise of squishy pool slides, a water-repellant style that supermodels like Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber can't stop wearing. And now, it's the emergence of ruched sandals, a slip-on shoe with ruffle detailing that we've spotted a handful of stars wearing.

Jessica Alba opted for a kelly green pair from Staud with a bright patterned midi skirt and a tied white button-down shirt for a trip to NYC and Jennifer Lawrence wore the same $265 sandal in caramel brown with a mustard yellow midi dress.

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If that wasn't enough to convince us a seasonal trend is taking over, both Camila Cabello and Amelia Hamlin posted photos on Instagram within the past few months wearing different versions of the sandal. The singer wore a pair of ivory ruched strappy heels from Sam Edelman with an embroidered top and parachute pants, and the actress chose a neon orange platform pair from Boohoo to match her tie-dye bikini.

Ruching is a fabric technique that is often used on clothing to help cover areas of concern, especially in the stomach region, so it's a little surprising to see it on footwear. But the unexpected detail gives regular slip-ons some extra flair, making them a closet must-have. Now that we've taken note of the trend, we're suddenly seeing ruched sandals pop up everywhere, including big brands and major retailers — and luckily, you don't have to shell out hundreds of dollars for a pair.

We rounded up several ruched sandals you can get on Amazon for cheap, including these Cape Robbin slides that are the perfect dupe for the ones Alba and Lawrence own. They're available in four vibrant colors and go for as little as $22.

Shop our favorite affordable ruched sandals below to get in on the latest celeb-approved footwear fad.

Cape Robbin Presents JOMO Conflict Sandals Slides

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Shop now: $21.68–$36.99; amazon.com

Circus by Sam Edelman Harlene Sandal

Shop now: $27.25–$108.96; amazon.com

Zodiac Bristol Slide Sandal

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Shop now: $68.99–$76.52; amazon.com

Sam Edelman Aida Sandals

Shop now: $72.99–$213.88; amazon.com; $83.95 (Originally $120); samedelman.com

Sam Edelman Briar Flat Sandal

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Shop now: $71.96–$213.81; amazon.com; $83.95 (Originally $120); samedelman.com

Sam Edelman Kerin Platform Sandals

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Shop now: $89.96–$181.51; amazon.com; $104.95 (Originally $150); samedelman.com

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