If I had to choose the piece in my closet that gets the least amount of love, I'd have to go with the maxi dress. My collection of long flowy dresses tend to see the light of day when I have a wedding to attend, and that's about it. For someone who doesn't wear heels a whole lot, I used to feel like this meant long dresses were out too.
But as sneakers have become the de facto footwear choice for the fashion crowd, styling your sophisticated dress with a pair of fashion-forward trainers has become an unexpectedly cool choice. The sporty shoes balance out feminine dresses without looking too casual. To prove it, we turned to a handful of our favourite style stars who have made the combination work for them.
Read on for major inspiration, and to shop the stylish combo.
Balance out a feminine floral dress with a pair of sporty sneakers.
A dress with a busy graphic print is ideal for styling with a simple pair of white trainers.