Dresses and Trainers: An Expert Guide to Fashion's Favourite Formula

For me, wearing a pair of trainers with a knockout dress is the ultimate outfit. Here's why: You get to look smart in a frock, but not too OTT, thanks to the addition of the more casual sneakers. I was first introduced to this look around 2006, thanks to Lily Allen doing the ball gown and Nike Air thing. While it wasn't considered "high fashion" then (Lily was always ahead of the curve), thanks to trainers becoming a bona fide street style favourite, this outfit is one of the chicest around. But, if you're still not sure how to do it, then allow me to help. I've hunted down some of my favourite dress-and-sneakers combos to help show you just what I'm talking about. You can even shop the looks too. Keep scrolling for seven outfits that will make you want to ditch your heels-and-frock ensembles for good.

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