How to team your trainers with a dress this summer – With Selfridges Birmingham

Pretty summer dress? Check. Cute bag? Check. Trainers? Check. When the mercury hits the high 70s, there’s no need to ditch the comfy treads anymore because trainers, sneakers, plimsolls and pumps are the footwear of choice this summer.

Sandals may look cool, but a day in strappy shoes can takes its toll on the tootsies. Blisters and sore feet? No thank you. It’s why many women have embraced the trend of pairing a dress with their favourite trainers – it’s high on both style and comfort.

Sam Watts, General Manager of Selfridges Birmingham, said: “It’s great to see the trainer extending its reach beyond being teamed with a pair of jeans or leggings. Whether you’re slipping on a camisole dress, shirt dress or a frilly party dress, more casual footwear can create a playful, sporty look.”


This A-line, Kenzo sleeveless cotton-poplin mini dress is a classic style to don with high tops or chunky trainers. At £325, you’ll be in the pink with this deep fuchsia piece, especially when teamed with the Triple S Balenciaga oversized trainers (£645).


Hong Kong’s Mini Cream comes up trumps again with these square-neck durable cotton overalls (£105) with a subtle branded print at the shoulders. Add a tee and these Comme des Garcons Converse high tops (£115) and you’re good to go.

There’s no need to restrict trainers to sporty dresses – they also look super-cool with a pretty summer dress.


Danish brand Ganni has created a summery seeksucker mini dress, which is loose fitting and framed by puffed sleeves (£170). Perfect for the park, shopping, or a picnic, just add a hat and these All Saints Isha leather trainers (£108).


The Lou Lou mini dress from Faithfull The Brand (£135) is made for summer, with its lightweight rayon and floral print. Pair with Karen Millen knitted trainers (£75) and a choker.

Victoria Beckham’s crepe dress in vibrant abstract florals (£360) sets the mood for summer. A sleeveless silhouette is perfect for summer, along with the thigh-skimming flared skirt with sculpted ruffles. Adidas Stan Smith trainers (£74.99) make this the perfect day time look – just swap for strappy sandals to head out for cocktails.

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