Hands up who owns a midi dress? The likelihood of everyone owning one is pretty high considering they are one of the most reliable (note: never boring) items around. In fact, they deserve a place in any capsule wardrobe as much as any trench coat, good-quality white T-shirt or blazer does. Sure, there are tonnes of new spring dress trends out there, but when the midi works across all seasons for any occasion and is universally flattering, it’s no surprise we choose this style again and again. While we’ve been pairing said dress with knee-high Western boots and any form of ankle boots, from heeled to stomper, for the cooler months, it's time to think about what to wear them with for spring. Enter flat shoes.
Be brave. Ankles are about to be bared, and we are so ready for the freedom of going sock-less. While most flat shoes work with the humble midi dress, there are some styles that are as reliable as the dress itself. We’re talking the fisherman sandal that adds a chunky edge to feminine silhouettes and the sporty sandal that’s back for yet another season. Here are the four flat shoes to wear with all those much-loved midi dresses.
1. Fisherman Sandals
Styles Notes: A cross between the gladiator and the nostalgic jelly we all loved as kids, these hybrid sandals are here to stay for spring. With an open or closed toe, the chunky, strappy sandal looks effortless paired with a more delicate midi dress (as seen on Marianne).
2. Sporty Sandals
Style Notes: You know those Chanel chunky sandals every fashion editor and influencer has worn on repeat the last few years? They're back in new colourways and tweed textures. Proving sporty sandals are well and truly here to stay, Monikh shows how effortless they are to wear. The throw-on-and-go shoes we can all appreciate are as cool as they are comfy.
3. White Trainers
Styles Notes: It may sound obvious, but a great pair of trainers will be a forever go-to when it comes to midi dresses. Adding a laid-back vibe to even the dressiest of styles, it's all about opting for white (or predominantly white) kicks that'll let your dress shine.
4. Mary Janes