What Shoes To Wear With a Maxi Dress [Colour & Style Tips]

Woman wearing a pair of Gabor Shoes metallic flatform sandals

With the summer months having slowly crept upon us perhaps your wardrobe is starting to resemble this change. You’ve started leaving trousers and jeans behind and skirts and dresses are making their comeback. The maxi dress is a certain summer staple– a flowy, cool material that you can dress up and dress down, there’s absolutely nothing better for the hot months. But, are you left wondering what footwear you can style with those extra long dresses? If the multitude of footwear options have put you off reaching for your favourite maxi then fear no more, here at Gabor Shoes we’ve put together a short guide that can help you to style your summer maxi dress with the most suitable shoes, whatever the occasion. Read on to get warm weather-ready.

Maxi dresses come in a wide range of colours and styles, making them a versatile go-to for so many women. They can be worn comfortably to keep cool on holiday, or even on those rare scorching days at home, they can be dressed up formally for an evening event, or can be the perfect wedding guest outfit. Pair your favourite maxi dress with the right pair of shoes and you’ll have an outfit that everyone will be asking you about.

How To Wear A Maxi Dress Casually

Maxi dresses can be the perfect choice to casually slip on for a hot day; whether you’re day-tripping, spending time sunbathing in the garden, or meeting up with friends, you can style the maxi dress to suit you.

Wearing Trainers With A Maxi Dress

With the world’s pace getting quicker and quicker we need to constantly find ways to keep up, that’s why styling a perfect outfit matched with trainers is a contemporary style that’s sweeping wardrobes across the world. Trainers can create a casual, stylish and practical outfit out of anything – especially the maxi dress. 

If you’re looking for a pair of trainers that you can match with any maxi dress to create an easy outfit then our Wisdom Ladies Casual Trainers are perfect. A simplistically stylish pair of white trainers with your maxi dress will create a cool, subtle look that you can wear casually anywhere and any time of year. You’ll be prepared for any event, any last-minute errand and will achieve the balance of dressed up and dressed down perfectly. Your outfit will never struggle to keep up with your summer plans!

Sandals With A Maxi Dress?

Another perfect way to wear your maxi dress casually is by styling it with a pair of flat sandals. An ideal match for those warmer holidays, this look can also be perfect for garden parties, BBQs, a trip to the beach, or even a summer shopping day. Keep yourself cool from head to toe and match your maxi dress with a pair of flat sandals. If your maxi dress is full of bold colours and statement patterns then you should be looking at a pair like our Sweetly Ladies Casual Sandals in tan; they’re a comfortable, neutral coloured pair that won’t take any attention away from your dress, whilst still adding a flair of luxury to your style.If your maxi dress is a bit more subtle, then you need to find a bold pair of flat sandals to balance it out. A pair like our Bryce Flower Trim Ladies Sandals will attract everybody’s eyes. Available in a bold red, these sandals add a beautiful statement to your outfit – whilst still keeping your feet comfortable.

Can I Wear A Maxi Dress To Work?

If you’ve become accustomed to wearing your comfortable maxi dress on a weekend, then you might be wondering if there’s a way you could style it for the summer months at work. By pairing a maxi dress with the perfect set of ankle boots you can create a smart-casual look that is office-worthy. A pair of our black Capri Ladies Chunky Buckle Ankle Boots are guaranteed to match any maxi dress in your wardrobe, adding a hint of formality and toning your look down in a stylish way so you’re set for any office meeting. 

How To Dress Up A Maxi Dress For Evening?

The beauty of the maxi dress is that you can even reach for it when you’re getting ready for that event you’ve got coming up. If you’re worried your maxi dress might not be formal enough, then matching it with the perfect type of shoes will complete the look and have you attending in confidence.

Can I Wear Heels With A Maxi Dress?

Of course! Heels are a great way to dress up your maxi dress and to get you evening ready. Not only do they add glamour to your outfit, but they also help you even out your height and improve the length of your dress. If you’re wondering, how long should a maxi dress be with heels? A general rule is to have your maxi dress at a length where you’re not tripping over it or at risk of your heels tearing a huge, unwanted rip in the bottom. If you’re comfortable and feel free from these problems then you’re good to go!

The best style of heels to match with your maxi dress is usually a wedged heel, whether this is in the style of our Paisley Womens High Heeled Espadrilles or even a wedged sandal like our Nieve Ladies Wedge Heel Sandals. The height from either style will elongate your legs and let the beautiful material of your dress flow from your hips. 

What shoes to wear with a formal maxi dress?

Maxi dresses can also come in the form of an elegant gown, perfect for weddings and any other special occasion you have coming up. The best type of shoe to pair with this would be something like the court shoe heel. Pairing your tasteful maxi dress with a pair of our blush pink Splendid Womens High Heel Court Shoes will give you the height, grace and style to catwalk your maxi dress all the way to the ball.

Hopefully, we’ve helped you navigate the overwhelming shoe choices that stop you from getting your maxi dress from the wardrobe and styling it day or night. From daytime lounging, errand running, wedding going, or having dinner out, the maxi dress paired with the correct footwear will accompany you no problem. Browse our full range of women’s shoes today and walk through summer in style.