7 Shoes That Will Go With Every Single Dress You Own

If there's one thing we know, it's that Who What Wear readers are obsessed with two things: dresses and shoes. These two subjects always dominate our So, Should I Buy This? Facebook group, and now that we find ourselves on the cusp of bare-leg season, they've proving to be all the more practical.

While we're quick to cover the latest trends across both wardrobe items, we thought we'd go back to basics and have a look at the shoes we should be wearing with dresses in the new season. As such, we can conclude that there are seven key footwear styles that seem to suit dresses more than other shoe types.

Chances are you'll already own some (if not all) of the shoes on our list, but that's the beauty of taking a step back from the noise of the trends and, instead, focusing on timeless buys. Keep scrolling to see the shoes to wear with dresses this season and beyond.


Style Notes: Jeanne Damas' elegant and chic block-heel shoes will bestow any dress with easy French flair. This Gaelic girl favours wearing them with tea and wrap dresses. 


Style Notes: You needn't mimic Lily Allen 100% of the time—trainers and dresses look their coolest when you opt for simple canvas kicks, much like Liv's Supergas. 

Style Notes: While black boots also look excellent with dresses (more on that later), tan boots serve as a welcome change. Their softer hue makes them less harsh worn with pastel or white dresses.


Style Notes: The perfect high/low combination, a pair of espadrilles will give any and every dress and effortless feel. We particularly like how Marissa wears hers with a slinky slip dress.


Style Notes: When it comes to which shoes to wear with dresses, it's not all about heels. In fact, fashion girls insist on wearing their prettiest dresses with simple flat slip-on sandals. 

Style Notes: Probably the most 2020 shoes on our list, chunky track-sole boots have made a major comeback this year, with Instagram's most-confident dressers donning them with just about every dress you can think of. 


Style Notes: It may have been the shoe of 2019, but fine-strap sandals have proven themselves to be a wardrobe mainstay in 2020, too. The perfect antidote to statement outfits, it's little wonder influencers keep wearing them with dresses for minimal effect. 

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