Choosing the right pair of shoes to wear with any outfit can be a challenge.
When it comes to midi or maxi dresses, should you go for strappy heels, statement boots or sporty flats?
With a midi dress falling below your knee but above the ankle, you need to choose the right height for your boots, as too many cutoffs at the same point mid-calf can make your look a bit fussy.
Rule out ankle boots and go for a knee-high boot in a statement print if you’re wearing a plain-coloured midi. Animal print or snakeskin finishes look fantastic with bold primary colours.
To emphasise your ankles, choose to wear a pair of mules with your midi. A small heel and a strappy style will be a good choice for wedding guest outfits, while a pair of flat mules in a bold colour with a piece of ankle jewellery would bring a beachy vibe to a longer line dress such as those at AX Paris (https://www.axparis.com/collections/maxi-dresses).
Sparkly flip-flops, gladiator sandals and simple slides are possibly the first sort of shoe you’d think of when wearing a midi skirt or dress. New Inspired shows midi dresses worn with all sorts of shoes, with espadrilles and strappy sandals just some of the best-looking options.
A sandal with a wedge heel is a very summery choice. Bring in espadrilles, and you’ll have a shoe with a hint of retro style to pair with your midi skirt!
Sneakers or trainers are a great way to dress down midi and maxi dresses, with a white sporty shoe a go-to for any dresses that are in danger of looking a bit too dressy.
Chunky trainers are a good choice for adding daytime comfort to your look, and a slimline sneaker will look casual chic with a midi dress.
Go high or go home
Many people will make the argument that with a midi skirt cutting off mid-calf, you will need to do everything you can to elongate the appearance of your leg – and that will mean choosing a pair of shoes with a heel. Don’t go too high if you feel unstable, however!
Which shoes will you choose to wear with your midi?