The Only Shoe Styles to Wear With Dresses This Season

Just as we do every season, we’re not only looking to . for the best dresses (and everything else) to add to our wardrobes, we’re putting our trust in its shoe-trend expertise as well. . is currently fully stocked with pretty dresses from mini to maxi, with trends like gingham, floral-print, satin, linen, polka dot, pastel, and ruching all present and accounted for. While filling our carts with these goods is our primary reason for shopping Ref, we also look to it for of-the-moment accessory inspiration, including the shoe styles to wear with dresses this spring.

While some of last spring and summer’s biggest trends are carrying over to this year (hi, espadrilles), we’re also seeing even fresher styles on the models, such as toe sandals and kitten heels galore. So if you’re in need of a one-stop sartorial shop, we strongly urge you to read on and let the cart-filling commence, because we chose some of our favorite . dresses and found the exact shoes that the models are wearing with said dresses (or very similar options).

Toe Sandals

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Pictured: . Blare Dress ($148)

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

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Ancient Greek Sandals Eleftheria Braided Leather Sandals ($250)

These minimal sandals complement printed mini dresses perfectly.

Available in sizes 35 to 42.

White Mules

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Pictured: . Harbor Dress ($248)

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

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Sam Edelman Oran Mules ($130)

White mules look cool with everything, but especially pretty midi dresses.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Rainbow Shoes

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Pictured: . Rosie Dress ($218)

Available in sizes XS to XL.

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Tabitha Simmons Leticia Striped Twill Sandals ($625)

Want to spice up a plain black dress? Snag a pair of these bold shoes.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

Simple Leather Slides

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Pictured: . Francis Dress ($218)

Available in sizes 0 to 22.

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Mansur Gavriel Tan Crossover Sandals ($475)

Just try and name a breezy spring dress these wouldn’t look good with.

Available in sizes 36 to 41.

Converse Sneakers

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Pictured: . Maggie Dress ($198)

Available in sizes XS to XL.

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers ($55)

Want to make a dress work for a casual occasion? There Converse sneakers are the ticket.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Red Pumps

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Pictured: . Dallas Dress ($198)

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

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Céline Pumps ($782)

Perhaps not the most obvious choice with some dress styles, but this is the season to seize the opportunity to make a statement with this striking heel style.

Available in sizes 35 to 37.5.

Espadrilles

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Pictured: . Lucky Dress ($198)

Available in sizes XS to XL.

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Castañer Carina Canvas Wedge Espadrilles ($85)

These may be .’s favorite shoes to pair with dresses, and we can see why: They’re the perfect combination of effortless and polished.

Available in sizes XS to L.

Rope Sandals

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Pictured: . Rou Dress ($98)

Available in sizes XS to XL.

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Valentino Satin Rope Wraparound Sandals ($595)

If you’re going to buy one pair of sandals for vacation this season, make it rope sandals.

Available in sizes 35 to 41.

Ankle-Tie Block-Heel Sandals

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Pictured: . Carina Dress ($248)

Available in sizes XS to XL.

18/22Alexandre Birman Clarita Suede Block-Heel Sandal ($595)

If you want a walkable heel that works for any time of day, here you go.

Available in sizes 35 to 42.

Dr. Martens

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Pictured: . Finch Dress ($198)

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

20/22Dr. Martens 1460 W Boots ($140)

Good news: You can wear fall’s It boots this spring too.

Available in sizes 5 to 11.

Metallic Sandals

21/22Pictured: . Sally Dress ($198)

Available in sizes XS to XL.

22/22Aquazzura First Kiss Metallic Leather Sandals ($750)

You’ll wear these throughout wedding season and beyond.