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What Shoes to Wear with a Summer Dress

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: June 3, 2018
What Shoes to Wear with a Summer Dress

Summer is the time to flaunt your curves and wear short dresses. No matter how stylish and cool your summer dress is, you can ruin your look by choosing the wrong shoes to wear with it. On the contrary, by choosing the right shoes, you can accentuate an otherwise ordinary dress without much effort. So, read this oneHOWTO article to find out what shoes to wear with a summer dress and make a style statement this season.

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  1. Trainers
  2. Wedges
  3. Loafers and ballerinas
  4. Heels
  5. Sandals
  6. Gladiators
  7. Boots


Trainers are chic and stylish, and they go well with any summer dress that is urban, trendy and western, . If you're spending your summer in an urban environment or are going for a summer walk, the best choice to wear with your summer dress are trainers. Combine a pair of converse all stars with a maxi dress or some Addidas gazelle that match the color of your dress and you'll get the perfect casual chic look.

What Shoes to Wear with a Summer Dress - Trainers
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Comfy for a summer's night out and many say they're better than high heels. A white or light colored summer dress is the perfect match to wear with wedges or platforms, as they will let your feet breathe, you'll get a bit of height and feel totally comfortable in them. Esparto wedges are perfect for this season and will give your outfit a great Mediterranean look.

What Shoes to Wear with a Summer Dress - Wedges
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Loafers and ballerinas

Loafers and ballet flats are a blessing for fashionistas who want to look cool during summers. These shoes match well with almost every summer dress, and you can never fail with them. They're the perfect match if you are pretty tall and don't want to look taller in heels and will be the greatest combination with maxi dresses. Plus, they are the most comfortable shoes to wear with dresses if you find the perfect socks that don't rub on your heels. You can either go with a matching color or contrasting ones. Purchase one pair of loafers or ballerinas, and it will go with almost everything.

What Shoes to Wear with a Summer Dress - Loafers and ballerinas


Any high heel shoes that have laces, belts or straps go with almost every summer dress, and are perfect if you're going for a summer cocktail or a fancy dinner on a scenic terrace. Whether you are wearing a formal, party wear or a casual summer dress, feel free to pair it with high heel stilettos of your choice.

If you are not comfortable wearing high heels, then small heels can be your best bet to stay stylish. Such shoes will give you a style of wearing heels, and at the same time keeping you comfortable. Such shoes complement best with your office wear, but can be worn at casual occasions as well. They will spruce up your look while giving you a slightly elevated shape.

What Shoes to Wear with a Summer Dress - Heels
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Going to the beach in your summer dress? Then sandals are your perfect choice of footwear to wear with your summer dress. If you want to get the look right and don't want to wear those unsightly flip flops to your favorite beach spot, then sandals are your perfect choice.

Not only can you wear them to the beach, they are perfect for a day walking around a beach town or around the city too.

What Shoes to Wear with a Summer Dress - Sandals


Gladiators are must have shoes in every fashion conscious individual. Ankle length gladiators in nude color will be your best pick of shoes to wear with a summer dress that reaches close to your calves. If you are going for knee length gladiators with strings tied, then you can perfectly match them with shorts and boho dresses. Knee length long dresses also go well with these shoes. One tip is that you should avoid them if you have thicker legs.


What Shoes to Wear with a Summer Dress - Gladiators


You may not think that boots are a suited fit for a summer dress, but you may be surprised how well they look for your boho-chic or country music festival look. If it's not too boiling hot, a pair of cowbow boots will make your look a statement in no time.

What Shoes to Wear with a Summer Dress - Boots
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