31 Multitasking Summer Dresses You Can Wear With Sneakers or Heels


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Dresses that are very specific and can only be worn with a certain pair of shoes and for certain occasions are of no interest to me. I'm quite picky about the dresses that I buy and only want them if I know I'll be able to wear them in a variety of ways. A good metric system for knowing how versatile a dress is would be to ask yourself if you could wear it with either heels or sneakers—the most dressy and most casual of shoe options.

Summer is undoubtedly dress season. I, for one, wear dresses 10 times as often in the summer as I do throughout the rest of the year. Where I live (the Southeast), it's honestly too hot to even wear shorts sometimes, so breezy dresses it is. There is no lack of cute summer dresses on the market right now, so I chose some of my favorites that definitely pass the "sneakers and heels" test. Keep scrolling to shop them so that whatever you pick will arrive while these dog days of summer are in full swing. 

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.