8 Easy Dress-and-Boot Combos That Work Every Single Time

There are so many dress trends to get excited about this season. From Barbie-pink minis to minimalist '90s-style maxis, the S/S 23 runways were fruitful in the frock department. And the same can be said for the high street's offering. Just one look at the new-in sections, and you'll see the resurgence of slinky slip dresses on the one hand and an array of oversized knitted silhouettes on the other, so it’s safe to say just about every style and taste has been catered to this season.

Of course, you'll need to right footwear to pair with your new dresses. And since it's still cold outside, boots are the obvious choice. I don't know about you, but from October until at least early April, my boot collection takes pride of place in my shoe-drobe and all the pumps, sandals and trainers get shoved to the back. So it's lucky that boots + a dress = a match made in heaven.

It's difficult to go wrong with this combination, but there are certain pairings that are particularly chic. Scroll on to see our favourite examples of wearing dresses and boots while we wait for spring to come around.

1. Neutral Knitted Dress + White Boots

8 Dress-and-Boot Combos That Work Every Time: @vikilefevre



Style Notes: Instead of defaulting to dark tones at this time of year, step out in top-to-toe neutrals like Anne-Victoire did. White boots feel fresh and go so well with beige, sand and off-white shades.

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No high-street brand does relaxed staples quite like & Other Stories.

These look comfortable enough to wear all day. Thanks, mini heel.

2. Bright Slip Dress + Western Boots

Style Notes: Hands up if you struggle to style slip dresses in February? I'm with you, and I've found that the edginess of Western-style boots balances things out beautifully. Just layer a blazer on top to beat the chill.

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Layer over a turtleneck come November.

If you're not totally sold on the cowboy-boot trend, try a subtler Western style like these sleek Mango boots.

3. Mini Dress + Knee-High Boots

Style Notes: Ah, this classy combination always feels reminiscent of the '60s. Opt for a pointed toe rather than a square toe if you're aiming for a more modern look.

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Self-Portrait doesn't just make formal dresses. This bouclé mini would work well for the office as well as everyday wear.

4. Floral Midi Dress + Patent Knee-High Boots

8 Dress-and-Boot Combos That Work Every Time: @frannfyne



Style Notes: It's like floral midi dresses and knee-high boots were destined to be worn together, and Frann has absolutely nailed the look.

Affordable and on-trend, these boots are worthy of your attention.

5. Party Dress + Pointed Boots

Style Notes: Planning your after-dark attire for an upcoming event or dinner? No need for ankle-baring stilettos—a pair of pointed boots with a narrow heel will complement your going-out dresses.

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Heads up—this isn't the only dazzling dress in & Other Stories' collection.

6. Wrap Dress + Slouchy Suede Boots

8 Dress-and-Boot Combos That Work Every Time: @lenafarl



Style Notes: Midi dresses and knee-highs are perhaps this season's most-worn combination, and we especially love how wrap styles look with suede boots. This look is one of my favourites at this time of year, especially when worn with a trench coat.

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The ribbed texture, the balloon sleeves, the hint of sparkle—this Victoria Beckham dress hasn't skimped on the details.

7. Black Maxi Dress + Black Knee-High Boots

8 Dress-and-Boot Combos That Work Every Time: @alexisforeman


@alexisforeman wearing Inwear

Style Notes: A simple black dress and boots is a winning combo. Add a blazer over the top like Alexis did for added polish. 

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This dress is sure to be a wardrobe classic for many years to come.

Opt for stiletto boots to take your outfit from day to night.

8. Animal-Print Dress + Chunky Boots

Style Notes: The fashion world's affinity for animal print will never waver. Right now, we're wearing our leopard- and zebra-adorned dresses with chunky lug-soled boots. Edgy, right?

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Every time I spot these on someone I know or follow, they move a little higher up my wish list.

This story was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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