10 Shoe Trends Celebrities Always Wear With Dresses

As you've probably discovered from your own experience, shoes can make or break a dress. There are some rare unicorn shoes that truly like good with every type of dress, but for the most part, you're going to want to consider the dress style, length, occasion, and fabric when you're choosing which shoes to pair with it. Sometimes, the best way to figure out what to wear is seeing it in action, and who better to look to than some of the world's most stylish celebrities?

We took a thorough look into the matter and compared dozens of celebrities wearing dresses, ultimately coming to the conclusion that there are 10 specific shoe trends that celebrities always wear with dresses. Some of these we see most often on red carpets or at other fancy events, while others are more often spotted with casual, off-duty occasions.

If you're ready for some fresh dress-and-shoe pairing inspiration, scroll on to see the 10 trends celebs wear with dresses the most often, and shop them to wear with your own dresses.

Flat Sandals

In the summer, the shoes of choice are flat sandals (especially with short dresses). The breezy look is suitable for vacation or the city, depending on the dress style.

Irina Shayk style


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On Irina Shayk: Jennifer Fisher earrings; Burberry Giovanna Long Sleeve Belted Check Print Dress ($690); Celine sunglasses; Chanel sandals

Nude Pumps

Leg-elongating nude pumps are understandably a celeb-favorite style. As you can see, they go with everything and look great in photos.

Jennifer Lopez summer dress



On Jennifer Lopez: Sally Lapointe top and skirt; Chanel brooch; Tom Ford shoes 

Ankle Boots

Ankle boots make pretty much any dress style look cooler and are a great option if you want to dress down a frock that's on the fancier side.

Margot Robbie outfit



On Margot Robbie: Isabel Marant top, skirt, and Archee Boots ($644); Chanel bag


The effortlessness of mules can't be beat, and they happen to look amazing with every dress style.

Sienna Miller dress



On Sienna Miller: Staud Billie Croc-Effect Leather and PVC Wedge Sandals ($275)

Strappy Stilettos

For nights out, weddings, and big events, more often than not, celebs will opt for a pair of strappy heels.

Rihanna pink outfit



On Rihanna: Fenty Drawstring Plain Satin Mini Dress ($560), Techno Mask ($420), and shoes; David Webb jewelry


If you want proof of how cool sneakers look with dresses, do a little research on Emily Ratajkowski's looks. This is an outfit formula she and many other celebs wear constantly.

Emily Ratajkowski dress and sneakers



On Emily Ratajkowski: Oliver Peoples Zasia Sunglasses ($100); Fay Liike LG Earrings ($276); Veja Esplar Low Sneakers ($120)

Tall Boots

Tall boots may not work with dresses of every length, but they work beautifully with minidresses and midi dresses, which are perfect for summer.

Kendall Jenner Reformation dress


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On Kendall Jenner: Carolina Lemke x Kim Kardashian West Dusk Sunglasses ($90); Iris Jewelry earrings; Reformation Rouen Dress ($198); Louis Vuitton Pouchette Bag ($1327); Stuart Weitzman Milla 60 Boots ($795)

Ballet Flats

If you want to give a dress a gamine, casually polished look, take a cue from Karlie Kloss and pair it with ballet flats.

Best shoes with dresses


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On Karlie Kloss: Mounser Pagoda Fruit Earrings ($225); Proenza Schouler Crepe-Chiffon Dress ($521) and shoes; Dior bag

Platform Heels

Platform heels and a dress of any length feel vintage yet modern. See for yourself, courtesy of Jessica Alba.

Jessica Alba dress


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On Jessica Alba: Jennifer Fisher Erin Hoops ($585); Giambattista Valli dress

Kitten Heels

Kitten heels look especially chic with midi dresses, and luckily, the trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

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On Alexa Chung: Erdem dress; Edie Parker bag

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