9 of the best trainers to wear with dresses this spring and beyond

These fresh kicks will take your looks from zero to 100

Best trainers to wear with dresses

by Scott Wells |
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If anyone said that dresses with trainers would become the new normal by 2024, we wouldn’t have believed it.

However, since 2006 when Lily Allen burst on the scene and made the trend what it is we have never looked back. Because who doesn’t want to wear a fancy frock with comfy footwear?

Lily Allen (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)

Whether you’re an adidas Samba fan or a New Balance enthusiast, these practical yet stylish options will never go a miss.

From platforms, to chunky, sporty or even high tops, there is an array of styles to shop to pair with your favourite dresses.

So before you opt for your Birkenstocks when the warmer weather comes, give these outfit finishers a go to give your look the perfect smart/casual edge.

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One style everyone must have in their collection is a crisp white pair. We love these from Schuh which come with gold details to add an elevated edge.

H&M Embroidered TrainersH&M
Price: £27.99


Want to add texture to your outfits? These are a brilliant choice. Not only do they tick the summer trend box, but they’re great for any summer holidays.

River Island Beige Raffia Slip On TrainersRiver Island

Slip ons are always a favourite of ours, who doesn’t want to save the fuss of laces keep coming undone? We’re huge fans of this raffia pair which also come in black for smarter occasions.

If you’re not a colour lover, then these Gola options are a great choice to slowly incorporate muted tones.

Marks & Spencer Red Suede Lace Up TrainersMarks & Spencer

Brave the bright and bold with these vibrant red trainers that will definitely make you stand out from the crowd, but for all of the right reasons.

Peacocks Sage Embroidered TrainersPeacocks

Give your trainers a decorative upgrade with this playful embroidered style. Perfect for more casual occasions or even any garden parties to finish off your look effortlessly.

New Look Silver Leather-Look TrainersNew Look

Thankfully metallics are still in and they’re perfect to pair with a range of styles. This leather-look style will also provide protection from the rain and come with a cushioning padding to provide maximum comfort. They also come in gold and multiple other colours so everyone can find their fave.

Puma Green and Pink Palermo TrainersPuma

Nod to the pastel trend with these contrasting classic Puma’s.  Not only will that add some colour to a plain dress, but they will work well if you style with a similar shade look.

Converse Leopard Chuck Taylor All Star Lift PlatformConverse

Another key trend that we’re always a fan of is leopard print. These high tops come with a chunky platform for a heigh boost. Better yet, these can be fully personalised from the laces, lining and even add text for a one-of-a-kind style.

Office Pink Lace Up TrainersOffice

You can never go wrong with a subtle pink pair of kicks. The white sole and laces work great for making them even more versatile.

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