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The Best Designer Trainers to Wear With Dresses

Gone are the days where trainers were strictly reserved for the gym and the occasional hike. Thanks to a surge in demand for footwear to be more cool and comfortable no matter the occasion, it is now totally acceptable (and encouraged) to wear trainers with anything, including your favourite dresses. From floaty, summer-y maxi dresses, to knitted winter wear, here is how you can style any dress with trainers. 


White trainers to wear with dresses

White is the classic goes-with-everything colour. You can pair some white trainers with literally anything in your wardrobe to elevate your look from drab to fab in the blink of an eye. Pairing a pair of white trainers with a dress is the perfect way to introduce some sport-luxe into your look and whether you opt for stylish chunkies or a slimmer, more classic pair, it’s pretty difficult to do it wrong. 

Axel Arigato Clean 90 trainers

A new contender to the high-end fashion scene, Axel Arigato trainers are simply designed, relentlessly stylish, and absolute wardrobe essentials. The Clean 90 trainers boast a classic low-top silhouette and look exactly how they sound - clean. Made from luxury leather, every detail, except for the “Arigato” branding on the side is pure, clean white - perfect for wearing with your floatiest summer dresses and autumnal pinafores alike. 

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Stella McCartney Loop trainer

The Loop trainers by Stella McCartney offer more of a streetwear style to the classic white trainer.

The chunky heel gives height and dimension to the silhouette to give your outfit more of a trendy vibe. There’s no leather to be found in this pair of trainers so are perfect for vegans and the eco-friendly among you as they are made from recycled materials.

Since 2012, Stella McCartney trainers have been made with recycled polyester as part of their ongoing commitment to eco-friendly fashion. The coloured accent on the back of the heel is the perfect little splash of detail - match or clash to your outfit for an extra touch of personality. 

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Versace Chain Reaction trainers

Calling all trendsetters, you can’t get any more edgy than the Versace Chain Reaction trainers. The epitome of chunky statement trainers, the iconic design of these Versace trainers boasts loads of intricate details to set you apart from the rest. The uppers feature the iconic Versace interlocking Greek key pattern and mesh details.

The chunky rubber soles sport a design inspired by their famous chunky chain jewellery and the finishing touch on the toe box spells out the word “love” in Braille - indicating that love is blind. You’re guaranteed to fall head over heels for these all-white trainers.

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How to wear a midi dress with trainers

We’re pretty sure that midi dresses were made to be worn exclusively with trainers. The shorter skirt length is perfect for showing off your favourite pair of kicks, feels light and breezy during summer and stays out of the puddles during winter. A good midi skirt and pair of trainers is a match made in fashion heaven.

Balenciaga Triple S White Leather Free Trainers

As the short skirt length of your midi dress allows everyone to see your feet, you want to make a statement. What better way to show off your style than with a pair of Balenciaga trainers? These chunky statement shoes are the perfect high-end companion to your midi dress with their iconic silhouette and cult streetwear status. They’re made from high-quality leather-free materials so you can look incredible while avoiding wearing leather and they lace up for the perfect snug fit - what more could you want? 

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Alexander McQueen Oversized trainers in White and Pink

A household name when it comes to classic styles and iconic designs, the Alexander McQueen Oversized trainers are another perfect pair for a midi dress. The design may be simplistic but what it lacks in detail, it makes up for in comfort and style. The chunky sole is right on trend and made from rubber so is comfortable enough to wear all day and evening. The leather upper and lining is long-lasting and the playful pop of pastel pink is perfect for pairing with summer dresses and skirts. You really can’t go wrong with a pair of Alexander McQueen trainers. 

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How to wear a maxi dress with trainers

Wearing a long dress with trainers is easy. The combination of casual shoes with slightly fancy dress is the perfect juxtaposition that feels like it shouldn’t work but actually totally does. Maxi dresses are commonly reserved for spring and summer but there’s no reason why you can’t also pair them with a jacket and pair of tights during the cooler months. Trade in the sandals and heels for a pair of stylish chunky sneakers for the perfect trans-seasonal style. 

Moschino Teddy Pop trainers in Pink

Sometimes you just need to add a pop of colour to an outfit and these playful Moschino Teddy trainers are the perfect way to do so. Whether paired with solid neutrals or bright patterns, the touch of pink that these Moschino shoes add takes any outfit from humdrum to fun. Featuring a mixture of leather and rubber accents, these shoes can be laced up for the perfect fit and feature classic Moschino branding throughout. The soles of these trainers are in the shape of the classic Moschino teddy bear too and of course are also pink, adding some cuteness to your look. 

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 DSquared2 Speedster Black Trainers

For a pair of trainers that mean business and can run you around all day without fail, you need the DSquared2 Speedsters. The comfortable knitted uppers and sock-style top line ensure these shoes stay put all day long without sacrificing comfort. The chunky rubber sole gives a really stylish wedge silhouette. The bold DSquared2 logo across the back strap really makes a statement. Pair with a floaty dress and leather jacket for a twist on the classic, or sport alongside a maxi-length body con dress for an easy athleisure look. 

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How to wear a shirt dress with trainers

The perfect office outfit, a shirt dress can be worn at any time of the year. During colder months, pop on a pair of tights under your shirt dress and slip into a pair of black trainers for a cosy and comfy look that will last all day. Matching the length of your coat to the hem of your dress will add extra dimension to your outfit with layers or for extra cosiness, add a pair of fun socks to jazz up an otherwise plain outfit? For spring and summer, a shirt dress made from lighter fabric would pair really well with a pair of cream or tan trainers - opt for a pair with a brighter pop of colour to really fit the season.

Veja V-10 Suede Mutico Natural Rose Flue Trainers 

The pink-beige colour of the Veja V-10s is the perfect warm-weather addition to your shirt dress. They’ll help to dress down the formal attire without making you feel frumpy or unfashionable. The bright pop of pink found on the Veja logo is the perfect addition to bring that summer feeling to your outfit. Veja trainers are made from eco-friendly and sustainable materials so are great for the environmentally conscious folks looking to make a positive change.

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Mallet Kingsland Glitter trainers in Black

Black trainers are perfect for winter as they won’t show dirt, mud, or rain marks like white trainers might. But just because you’re wearing trainers doesn’t mean you have to feel dull in them.

This pair of Mallet trainers is the perfect way to add some sparkle to your daily outfit and can go straight from board meetings to post-work drinks with zero effort. These luxurious trainers boast a soft leather lining and slightly chunky heel to offer a little extra comfort and height. Mallet’s signature gold heel clip can be found here with the gold glimmer echoed in the gold Mallet branding all across the shoe. 

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So no matter if you prefer a good midi dress or love to go all out with a maxi, you can pair pretty much any pair of designer womens’ trainers with a dress. For even more footwear inspiration to elevate your look, check out The Ultimate Designer Trainer Trends Guide to get your fashion fix.