August 19, 2022

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13 Beautiful Casual Dresses and the Best Shoes to Wear With Them

Is it just me, or is it even too hot for shorts sometimes? Honestly, who needs a thick waistband when you can wear a breezy, comfortable dress? I don’t consider myself a big dress wearer, but it never fails that every time June rolls around, I suddenly become someone who wears dresses (at least a few times a month, that is). But since summer dress outfits are so very simple, the key to a great summer dress outfit is the shoes you wear with it. That’s where I come in.

While you could just grab your casual dress of choice and throw on the first pair of summer shoes you see, you’d be just fine, but there are many, many different types of summer shoes and many, many different types of casual summer dresses to wear with them, so I’m here to provide a little guidance in case you happen to love any of the 13 beautiful dresses featured below. Keep scrolling to shop the combinations you’re sure to love as much as I do.

The Dress: Baby Doll

Free People Violet Mini Dress ($108)

Baby-doll dresses work best with flat sandals. Even better if they’re a chic ankle-wrap version.

The Shoes: Flat Wrap Sandals

Loeffler Randall Lorelai Wrap Sandals ($158)

The Dress: Tiered Maxi

Mango Wrapped Neck Dress ($100)

Add some height when wearing a tiered maxi dress via a pair of block-heel sandals.

The Shoes: Block-Heel Wrap Sandals

Porte & Paire Woven Leather Sandals ($280)

The Dress: Denim Midi

Standard & Practices Meme Tencel Midi Dress ($104)

Denim and black-leather sandals are always a match made in heaven.

The Shoes: Flat Leather Flip-Flops

Senso Brooklyn Flat Sandals ($139)

The Dress: Puff-Sleeve Mini

Who What Wear Striped Long Sleeve Dress ($37)

Ground this colorful mini with sturdy ankle-strap sandals.

The Shoes: Black Ankle-Strap Sandals

Topshop Peachy Black Leather Sandals ($55)

The Dress: Bustier Floral-Print Dress

Wayf Timber Tiered Bustier Midi Dress ($158)

Delicate toe-ring sandals complement this trendy style beautifully.

The Shoes: Toe-Ring Heels

Cult Gaia Yvette Toe Ring Sandals ($388)

The Dress: Ripped Tank Dress

The Drop Amelia Square Neck Strappy Bodycon Midi Tank Dress ($40)

Embrace the comfortable-chic look by pairing this knit tank dress with white sneakers.

The Shoes: White Sneakers

Veja Nova Organic Cotton-Canvas Sneakers ($100)

The Dress: Colorful Slip Dress

Faithfull the Brand Emili Sun Dress ($118)

White sandals enhance the colors in this slip dress perfectly.

The Shoes: White Mules

Schutz Paladia Sandals ($155)

The Dress: White Maxi

H&M+ V-Neck Cotton Dress ($36)

Go with the casual vibes of this white maxi dress via a pair of Birkenstocks.

The Shoes: Birkenstocks

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Slide Sandals ($135)

The Dress: Milkmaid Mini

Réalisation The Inez Dress ($180)

Do as a fashion girl would, and wear this milkmaid dress with a pair of equally on-trend kitten-heel thong sandals.

The Shoes: Kitten-Heel Flip-Flops

BY FAR Jack Flip Flops ($281)

The Dress: Relaxed Mini

& Other Stories Relaxed Gathered Mini Dress ($69)

A relaxed, oversize cotton dress and espadrilles is a summer vacation in outfit form.

The Shoes: Espadrilles

Soludos Aarin Espadrille Sandals ($109)

The Dress: Smocked Midi

Madewell Cami Tie-Strap Sundress in Bright Buds ($138)

A midi sundress and brown-leather sandals are as timeless of a combination as it gets.

The Shoes: Flat Brown Sandals

Charles & Keith Toe Loop Asymmetric Strap Flats ($43)

The Dress: Printed Ruched Mini

Staud Bell Dress ($215)

Dress down this fitted minidress with a pair of braided flat sandals.

The Shoes: White Sandals

Mango Braided Straps Sandals ($80)

The Dress: Leopard-Print Maxi

Sundry Leopard Strappy Maxi Dress ($230)

If you’re going to wear animal print, you might as well wear equally fun shoes.

The Shoes: Rubber Slides

Gucci Rubber Slide Sandals ($320)

Next up: 33 dresses that are just as good as Zara (but cheaper).

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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