7 Best Trainers to Wear with Your Dresses

Although a casual shoe, trainers do not have to be restricted to casual outfits. We look at seven types of trainer to wear with your dresses.

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Plus, they never go out of style.

Until recently, trainers have been exclusively saved for athleisurewear and casual clothing.

But trainers are versatile and are a comfortable and fashionable pairing with just about any outfit – including a dress.

Unlike gym wear and jeans, not every pair of trainers works with every kind of dress.

When it comes to pairing trainers with dresses, there are a greater number of elements to consider before deciding exactly which pair works best.

The length and fabric of the dress are both factors to think about before deciding on a shoe to pair it with.

A high-top trainer tends to work well with mini dresses, and chunkier trainers look stylish with a maxi dress.

The dress’ design is also important, as a patterned trainer is less likely to work alongside a patterned dress.

If your dress has a lot going on in terms of pattern and detail, then a classic tennis shoe is more often the way to go.

We look at seven styles of trainer to wear with your dresses.

Sleek White

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A pair of simple white trainers will go with just about any dress in your wardrobe.

Whether you prefer a chunky lace-up or a flat slip-on, a white shoe can work with a dress of any length, pattern or colour.

Plus, they never go out of style.

Footwear brands such as Vans and Nike offer a range of stylish white trainers to choose from.

So, you are never at a loose end when it comes to the perfect trainer for your dress.

Chunky Runners

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Recently, running shoes have been re-envisioned for not only exercise but also leisurewear and comfort.

As a result, chunky runners are being worn for multiple occasions.

Shoes with chunkier soles are ideal for mid-length dresses, and a pair of New Balance trainers can be worn with an array of materials and colours.

Leather Neutrals

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Leather trainers offer the perfect balance between comfort and style.

As a versatile material, leather trainers can be worn with dresses for casual and smart occasions.

They also work with a wealth of materials ranging from denim to cotton.

Neutral leathers work best with a floral or striped number. However, if you prefer patterned footwear, it may be best to pair them with a plainer dress.

Adidas offer a range of leather trainers in different colours and styles.

High-tops

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High-top trainers work well with shorter-length dresses, but can also be styled to suit a dress of any length.

Brands such as Converse offer a wide range of high-top trainers, and their All Stars come in various materials and sizes.

So, depending on the pattern, colour and material, a pair of high-tops can work with just about any dress in your wardrobe.

Statement Trainers

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Bold, chunky trainers that make a statement are popular. They can be paired with a maxi dress for a unique and comfortable style.

Due to the boldness of the footwear, it may also favour well to keep the dress simple.

Examples of statement trainers are Balenciaga’s Triple-S and Versace’s Bubble trainers.

However, brands such as SheIn offer statement trainer options that are stylish and priced to suit all budgets.

Canvas Comforts

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Canvas trainers are the epitome of comfort and tend to suit more casual attires.

A pair of canvases are also the perfect style staple for a summer outfit.

A simple cotton or linen midi dress is a perfect pairing with casual shoes, and Indian brand Myntra offer a variety of simple-yet-effective canvas trainers.

Pop of Colour

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A colourful shoe can fill a gap in an outfit that you may not realise is there. Colours can also coordinate or contrast with a dress to make an outfit work.

Maybe you prefer a wild and vibrant shoe to pair with a dress you have, or maybe you need a more discreet hint of colour to compliment a plainer number.

Many different brands offer footwear with both minimum and maximum colour, and trainers such as Adidas Superstars provide a perfect range of choice.

Although a casual shoe, trainers are not restricted to casual clothing.

Dresses can be worn all year round and for multiple occasions, and so can trainers.

The key is to find a pairing that will suit you.

Louise is an English and Writing graduate with a passion for travel, skiing and playing the piano. She also has a personal blog which she updates regularly. Her motto is "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

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