What shoes to wear with a midi dress

All of our top tips for selecting the best shoes to style with a midi dress this spring.

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by Samantha Price |

Have you ever been left wondering what shoes to wear with a midi dress? They can be a tricky one to style, but as spring might bring us some warmer weather, dresses are likely to be back in full swing.

As well as a list of the best shoes to wear with a midi dress, we've also put together styling suggestions to help you rock your new look. With these tips and tricks, we've highlighted the best shoe to wear with a midi dress, depending on whether you're tall or petite.

Just take a look at some of our favourite shoes to style with a midi dress this season - they're bound to put a spring in your step!

The best shoes to wear with a midi dress for spring

Chuck Taylor All Star Classic

Best to wear as casual kicks
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A classic white trainer is guaranteed to go with so many midi dresses. For an effortless, casual look that adds a bit of freshness to any outfit, this pair of white Converse are a fabulous choice. Plus, throw a pair of these on with a jacket, and you're good to go.

Review: "Really practical trainer for dresses, trousers and jeans. They are quite dainty and are very comfy. They come up slightly big so I have been wearing half a size smaller."

Style me with: Matilda Midi Dress in Red Floral (£75)

Rally Lather Trainers

Best to wear as an all rounder
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These shoes are designed with comfort and style in mind. They're light and flexible allowing you movement day-to-day. With slip resistant features on the soles, they really are a great all rounder that you need in your wardrobe.

Review: "I absolutely love these shoes. They are so comfortable, light as air and supportive."

Style me with: Monsoon Lola Denim Midaxi Shirt Dress (£75)

Leather Heeled Knee High Boot

Best to add some style
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This pair of super chic brown boots can be worn with your best boho outfit. A floaty, paisley midi dress would look fantastic with these Leather Heeled Knee High Boots from Oasis.

Style me with: Tula Midi Dress (£65)

Villan Black Alcantara

Best to wear for a night out
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Bag yourself a bargain with this pair of black suede over the knee boot. Can you believe that they're 60 per cent off? With stretch material, reviews say they offer comfort and class. These could team up with a number of midi dresses, they're so versatile.

Review: "They are amazing. Great quality and very comfortable. I have wide feet and have had no issue with the comfort of these boots."

Style me with: Polka Dot Jersey Dress Green (£45 was £65)

Anisha Mid Metallic Block Boots

Best to wear for every day glam
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This trendy pair of tan suede heeled ankle boots are on offer and they look incredible. With the '70s coming back into fashion, pair with a brightly coloured floral dress and you'll look a vision.

Review: "Lovely boots that look great and are comfy to wear. The zip is a bit awkward and hard to pull up especially when you have socks on."

Style me with: Floral Leopard Midi Dress (£89)

Patent Stiletto Heel Court Shoes

Best to wear to a wedding
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A nude court shoe are one of the most versatile pairs of heels that you can get. Wear them to work, to a wedding or to a party - you name it. Thankfully, there are brand out there that are broadening their view of the colour 'nude', and across certain brands there are nude heels to suit all skin tones.

Style me with: Blue Clipped Pussybow Midi Dress (£79.20 was £99)

Marne Cross Over Pointed Court Block Heels Black Leather

Best to wear to work
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Ideal for work or a more formal occasion, these cross over black heels provide plenty of comfort if you're back in the office. The cross over straps add a little bit of interest if your outfit is pretty plain, not to mention they look classy and professional.

Review: "So comfy, 2 years working from home I was nervous about going back to office shoes! These are so comfy but they look great too."

Style me with: Ruffled Shirt Dress (£49.99)

Black Chelsea Boots Black Chelsea Boots

Best to wear for casual comfort
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These flat Chelsea boots are bound to go with anything, As well as being able to wear them with trousers, they're always a great shoe to wear with a midi skirt or dress too.

Review: "Good quality boots at reasonable price."

Style me with: Frill Hem Collar Midi Dress (£35)

Suede Mules in Dark Beige

Best versatile shoe to wear
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Mules are all in at the moment. So, if you're looking for a pair that'll go with anything, these will do just that. Wear them for a stroll in the park, to a fancy dinner or holiday - they're perfect for every occasion. Not quite a heel and not quite a flat shoe, they're a comfortable way of adding some sophistication to your outfit. Another popular style are slingback mules, which have resurfaced as of late.

Review: "Love these! Look like an expensive Italian pair I had years ago! Looking forward to wearing them!"

Style me with: Cras Bina Dress (£150.68)

Ladies Lace Up Brogues

Best shoes to create whimsy
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This pair of brogues add a vintage twist to an outfit and work great with a midi dress. Pair with a loose fitting button down dress for an effortless look.

Review: "Pavers is my go to place for shoes, a great selection for all occasions..."

Style me with: Red Button Detail Floral Tea Dress (£42)

How to create proportion with a midi dress?

Want to wear a midi dress, but you aren't sure how the proportions would work on your frame? We've got some ideas to choose what shoes might look best on you.

Creating proportion helps add some balance or symmetry to your outfit, but it's worth mentioning that this definitely isn't a rule book! Ideally, you should wear whatever makes you feel confident and comfortable, even if that means going against conventional style tips.

Petite: For petite ladies wanting to create the illusion of a longer leg, a nude shoe would be the best bet. The more space there is between the hem of your skirt and the point of your shoe, the taller you'll look. This optical illusion almost tricks the eye into believing the leg is longer than it is.

A nude heel would be best for petite girls looking to elongate the leg, but that's not to say you can't wear a pair of chic knee-high boots with a midi dress, either. There are no rules to feeling confident.

Tall: Any shoe looks great on tall women! Heels, knee-high boots or flats. A popular choice of shoe for tall women at the moment seems to be mules or sling-backs, which are very on trend this season, and can be worn with almost any outfit.

Where can I buy wide fit shoes?

Most brands and companies will also have a wide fit version of their shoes available. You'll know if you need wide fit shoes if you've been measured, or you're finding normal shoes too narrow for you.

If you've been measured by a professional as having wide feet, it's best to adhere to this in order to prevent discomfort.

You can buy shoes especially for wide feet at most brands, but some worth mentioning are New Look, Debenhams or ASOS.

Yours and Simply Be also do a range of wide calf boots so that they can be worn with comfort and without restriction.

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