6 Shoes to Wear With Summer Dresses

Summer is almost here! I absolutely love summer fashion because it’s so effortless and fun. With the warmer weather, it’s the perfect time to bring out your lightweight and breathable dresses. Pairing your favorite summer dresses with different styles of shoes can completely change their vibe, making them versatile for various occasions. Today, I’m excited to share the 6 best summer shoes to wear with dresses to elevate your outfits. From comfy ballet flats and casual sneakers to chic slingbacks and more, there’s a shoe style for everyone, no matter the event this summer. Whether you’re heading to a picnic, a party, or just a day out, these shoes will help you elevate your dress outfits!

If you’re looking for more ways to style shoes with dresses for summer, be sure to check out my post on 54 Shoes to Wear With Maxi Dresses.

Best Shoes to Wear With Summer Dresses

6 Best Shoes to Wear With Summer Dresses

Sharing 6 of the best summer shoes to style with your dresses this summer. From maxi dress outfits, to midi, mini, and more, these shoes are sure to elevate your look!

Ballet flats

Ballet flats are a great pair of shoes for wearing with summer dresses because they are classic and comfortable. They are often made from lightweight materials like canvas, soft leather, and even trendy mesh, which help keep your feet cool on hot days. Both mesh and raffia ballet flats are particularly popular right now, which add a fun summery twist to the traditional look. These shoes are perfect with all lengths and styles of summer dresses. But, I particularly love wearing them with midi summer dresses, maintaining a simple yet elegant style. Whether you’re going to a casual event or something more formal, ballet flats are a stylish and comfortable option!

White sneakers

White sneakers are a timeless choice that are a wardrobe essential all year, but they are especially perfect for summer. Paired with dresses, they offer a more relaxed and casual look that’s ideal for the season. Right now, my favorite white sneakers are the Adidas Sambas, but there are plenty of other stylish options too, from Converse to Common Projects. Each brand brings its own style, so you can find a pair that fits your look perfectly. White sneakers are a great way to keep your summer outfits fresh and comfortable, whether you’re heading to the park or out for a day in the city.

Strappy white kitten heels

Strappy white kitten heels are really popular right now and are perfect for pairing with summer dresses, especially midi and maxi dresses. These heels give you a little extra height while still being comfortable and elegant. They add a dressy touch to your outfit, making them ideal for various occasions, from a romantic date night out to a chic garden party. Strappy kitten heels are versatile and stylish, providing a sophisticated look all summer long.

Flat Sandals

Pairing flat sandals with summer dresses is a go-to choice for me because they’re both comfortable and chic. These pair of shoes can easily be dressed up or down. Making them perfect for any style of dress, from minis to midis. For example, I love wearing these with a chic mini shift dress. For more shift dress outfit ideas, be sure to check out my post here. I typically choose flat sandals for more laid-back occasions, like heading to the beach or having brunch with friends. They offer a relaxed vibe while still keeping your look stylish and effortless, ideal for enjoying warm, summer days.

Block Heels

Block heels are a great match with summer dresses because they add some height while still being sturdy and comfortable, perfect if you’re going to be on your feet for a while. They work especially well for occasions where you need a bit more elegance, like being a guest at a wedding or walking around the city. I like to pair block heels with midi or maxi dresses to elevate the look and add some height. This combination keeps you looking chic and feeling comfortable, even during longer events.


Slingbacks, which can be either flats or heels, are fantastic for wearing with summer dresses because they offer extra support around your ankle. This makes them both stylish and comfortable, ideal for days when you need a bit more stability without sacrificing style. Whether you opt for a flat slingback or a heel, they are versatile enough for various occasions, from casual outings to more formal events. Wear them to summer weddings, dinner dates, or daytime gatherings. I prefer to pair my heeled slingbacks with a longer dress, and opt for flats for a shorter dress look. Overall, they are a chic style of shoe that gives off that classy old money summer vibe. For more old money summer outfits be sure to check out my post here.


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