8 Pretty Outfits Featuring Just Dresses and Sneakers

While you may be wearing a lot of cool sweats outfits these days, I thought a bit of summer-outfit inspiration could be of interest to either test out now or save and reference in the future. Specifically, I wanted to focus on cute dress ensembles. But I’m not talking about crazy high-concept looks here. Instead, I wanted to focus on some of the prettiest outfits I’ve seen over the last few months that feature just dresses and sneakers.

What you’ll notice in the ’fits highlighted in the IG imagery coming your way is the dress silhouettes featured are statement-making enough on their own that they don’t really require much else other than a comfy pair of kicks. With all that in mind, keep scrolling to uncover a new chic look to try and shop inspired pieces if you’re interested at the moment.


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This is one look you just might want to live in with the black knit dress and no-fail Converse high-tops.


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Going for white sneakers with a pastel dress is quite fresh.


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Punch up a black maxi dress with colorful sneakers.


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While just about any shoe style would work with an airy white dress like this, sporty kicks feel particularly right.


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Classic Vans pair well with just about anything—including slip dresses.


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White kicks are chic and timeless with a cool animal-printed dress.


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Athletic sneakers feel offbeat and current with a retro-printed dress.


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Hiking-inspired sneakers with a striped dress come across as very fashion-forward (especially with the crew socks).

Next, see which dress trends are ageless, according to a 57-year-old New Yorker.

This post was previously published and has since been updated. 

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.