The 8 Shoes to Wear With Dresses That Aren't Heels

We love a good pair of heels with a dress for summer, whether they have a stiletto heel or a more comfortable block heel. But sometimes we just have to give our feet a break and slip into something more comfortable. That being said, finding the right shoes to wear with dresses that aren’t heels is just a little tougher than we’d imagine. You want to be comfortable, but you don’t want to look too casual when you’re wearing a pretty dress.

So we looked to our favorite fashion girls for some visual proof that yes, you can wear shoes that aren’t heels with dresses and still look chic and polished. Whether you tone your dress down to the more casual side with a pair of cool sneakers or have strappy sandals that’ll complement your ensemble, your outfit will still feel complete even if you aren’t wearing your favorite pumps. See for yourself below.

Converse

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Collage Vintage

A pair of classic Converse high-tops will always look good with your dresses, no matter style you wear. These will instantly give your outfit a cool vibe.

The casual sneakers you need.

Available in sizes UK 3 to UK 9.

Can’t go wrong with these.

Available in sizes UK 3 to UK 9.

Mules

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Collage Vintage

We could wax poetic about our love for mules, especially when they’re flat. They’re easy to slip on and off and will always look polished.

Wear these to the office.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Strappy Sandals

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Collage Vintage

Strappy sandals are the perfect alternative to heels. They’re dressy while also giving you ultimate comfort. The straps add the perfect amount of detail for summer sandals.

These will go with anything you wear.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

We haven’t tired of the jelly sandal trend yet.

Available in sizes 6 to 11.

Slides

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Collage Vintage

If you’re a fan of athleisure, you’ll love wearing these cool slides with your dresses to give your outfit an edge of cool.

These will be one of the coolest things you own.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

Crossover Sandals

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Collage Vintage

Crossover sandals are another classic style that’s sure to look good with any dress you wear. Sleek, simple, and polished.

These will look so pretty with a sundress.

Available in sizes 6.5 to 11.

Slip these on at a moment’s notice.

Available in sizes 35 to 40.

Air Force 1s

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Sandra Semburg

We love a nice pair of Air Force 1s styled with a dress. The retro shoe style will take any dress you wear to the next level.

You’ll wear these so often.

Available in sizes 5 to 12.

This version of the regular classic is so cool.

Available in sizes 5.5 to 9.

Double Strap Sandals

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Sandra Semburg

Yes, Birkenstocks and other two-strap sandals can be chic, and these sandals prove it. If you want to wear them with your dresses, choose a dressier version such as metallic or leather.

We love this leather take on the look.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

Yes, Birkenstock sandals can be dressy.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

White Sneakers

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Style du Monde

You can’t go wrong with a pair of beloved Stan Smiths. Whether you wear a white dress with them or a flowing floral-print frock, these will always look chic.

These look so comfortable.

Available in sizes 35 to 42.

If you don’t already have a pair of Stan Smiths, you need them.

Available in sizes 6 to 11.

Give your heels a break and step into these the next time you want to wear a cool dress out.