Choosing the right pair of shoes to wear with any outfit can be a challenge.

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When it comes to midi or maxi dresses, should you go for strappy heels, statement boots or sporty flats?

Knee-high boots

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.

Marvelous mules

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 (

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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!

Sporty shoes

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?