Summertime is synonymous with dresses, and with each return to the warmest season, we reach for the easiest styles to get dressed in that require little thought and time, ensuring we get out of the house and into the sun as quickly as possible. And this year, it’s all about maxi dresses.
After the mini hemlines of last year, the maxi silhouette is a welcome respite; long, languid and perfect for breezy days, plus you you won’t have to worry about having a Marilyn moment. The maxi is the laid-back dress we all long for, and when it comes to styling with shoes, there are a few tricks to really make the most of this piece. Though I’ll never completely write off a style of shoes, there are certain pairs that work harder than others, look more considered and ensure you celebrate a long hemline in the best way.
Now, let’s get to it. Here are five shoes I’m wearing with maxi dresses, and five I’m avoiding right now.