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.


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

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

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

Ground this colorful mini with sturdy ankle-strap sandals.

Delicate toe-ring sandals complement this trendy style beautifully.

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

White sandals enhance the colors in this slip dress perfectly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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