Sandals and stilettos aren’t the only way to style your summer dresses. Casual, contemporary and effortlessly cool, trainers and dresses are our new dream duo. We can’t even remember the last time our heels had an outing!
From wear-again midi dresses and playful ruffle dresses to the latest trends, we’ve got all the dresses you need to make the look your own.
The Best Dresses To Wear With Trainers
Giving a sporty twist to your favourite outfits, the dresses and trainers combo is here to stay. While teaming trainers with joggers and sweatshirts has become second nature we know that wearing dresses with trainers can be a challenge.
Luckily, we’re here to show you just how simple it can be. Whether you plan on spending all summer in a smock dress or you can’t wait for BBQs in statement styles, we’ve got the rundown of the best dresses to wear with trainers.
1. New-Season Staples:Midi Dresses And Trainers
From loose-fitting silhouettes to button-up and tiered designs, midi dresses are a fashion staple. As an everyday go-to, it’s important to feel confident styling your midi with as much of your wardrobe as possible. Thankfully, wearing a midi dress with trainers is easier than you might think.
For iced-coffee runs and summer evening strolls, team your midi dress with flatform trainers. Giving a fashion-forward update to this wear-again piece, flatform trainers will also help update your midi for evening plans. To complete the look, accessorise with a cross-body bag and cat-eye sunglasses.
2. Easy-Breezy:Maxi Dresses And Trainers
We can’t get enough of maxi dresses when the sun starts to shine. With their flowing hem and beachy vibes, working out how to wear a long dress with trainers can feel complicated at first – especially if you live in sandals during the summer months.
The trick to wearing maxi dresses with trainers is to style the trend with confidence. This season, we’ll be teaming ours with chunky trainers and cable knit cardigans. For a bright and breezy summer get-up, choose trainers in crisp white designs.
3. Be Playful:Ruffle Dresses And Trainers
From colour-pop styles and ditsy prints to oversized collar details, ruffle dresses are perfect for adding a little fun into your wardrobe. When it comes to selecting the right shoes, go for sporty trainers – we love the contrast! Guaranteed to put a spring in your step, those early morning power walks will have never looked so good.
4. Fresh Fits:Short Dresses And Trainers
Short dresses have been making a comeback and we can’t wait to show off our latest looks. Whether you pick a classic wrap dress, a relaxed T-shirt dress or a tiered design, keep yours fresh for summer with slip-on canvas trainers.
Stylish and comfortable, short dresses and trainers is a new-season combo we’ll be wearing on repeat. Mix-and-match with pastel-toned shoes and bold prints to find your favourite pairing.
5. Picnic-Perfect:Smock Dresses And Trainers
If like us, you’re planning as many picnics, BBQs and alfresco catch-ups as your diary can handle, you’re going to need an outfit suited to outdoor socialising. This is where smock dresses and trainers come into play.
Thanks to their floaty shape, smock dresses are a picnic-perfect choice that will get you off the sofa and into the sunshine. Skipping between outdoor dinner dates? A pair of lace-up trainers will ensure you never miss a beat – or a BBQ!
6. Work-Ready:Shirt Dresses And Trainers
We know that mastering smart-casual dress codes can be difficult at the best of times. If you’ve been working from home in the same slouchy sweatshirt for the past few months (we can relate!), finding an office-ready outfit can feel quite the task.
We’ve got good news: there’s no need to sacrifice your comfy shoes to look work-ready. All you need to dress up your trainers for the office is a simple shirt dress. For a smart and stylish choice, think plain black trainers and slip-on designs. Finish off with an oversized blazer to look and feel at the top of your game whether you’ve had your morning coffee or not!
Love smock dresses as much as we do? Check out our style tips with how to wear a smock dress.