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best white sneakers to wear with dresses

I can’t believe that spring is just around the corner, and if I’m being honest, it’s felt like spring here for the past few weeks. I know we’re still likely due for a late snowfall in April, but while the sun is shining and temperatures are in the 60s, my brain is channeling all the spring fashion. 

Once I became a mom, my go-to footwear of choice has become a pair of sneakers, and I love that they are so in style right now. You can wear them with anything—jeans, shorts, skirts, dresses and trousers! The trick is pairing the right sneakers with your look. 

One pair you absolutely cannot go wrong with is a pair of white sneakers and there are so many different styles out there that you’ll be able to find one that fits your own personal style and that you feel confident and comfortable wearing with dresses and a bunch of other items in your wardrobe. 

Let’s dive in and explore some of the best white sneakers to pair with a dress this spring and summer and I’ll share some outfit inspiration to get those wheels turning!

Best White Sneakers to Wear With Dresses

When it comes to pairing white sneakers with a dress, the options are endless. This classic sneaker has become a timeless and versatile shoe choice that not only adds comfort to any outfit, but also a touch of laid-back style.

Whether you’re looking for a casual yet chic ensemble or a sporty and playful look, there’s a perfect pair of white sneakers for every dress in your closet. From classic canvas sneakers to sleek leather ones, here are some of the best white sneaker options to wear with a dress that will elevate your outfit effortlessly.

Adidas Sneakers

You guys know that I love my Adidas Gazelle sneakers and was thrilled when they made a big return this year. I love them so much that I wrote an entire post on how to style them—check it out if you want more sneaker outfit ideas and ideas for how to wear colored shoes too.

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The Adidas sneakers like the Samba and Gazelle are iconic and versatile shoes that can be effortlessly paired with dresses. They come in a variety of colors and materials, allowing them to be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. The white Samba and tennis shoe styles from Adidas are particularly versatile and can be easily dressed up with dresses. Whether it’s a flowy maxi dress or a sleek mini dress, these sneakers add a sporty yet chic vibe to any look. They make for the perfect travel shoe because they can be worn casually during the day with a comfortable dress for walking around town, or at night. 

Adidas Superstars are another popular style that can be styled with midi dresses to achieve a European-inspired look. The classic silhouette and white colorway of the Superstars make them perfect for adding a casual and cool touch to a midi dress ensemble. Pairing Adidas Superstars with a midi dress instantly gives off a laid-back and effortlessly stylish vibe, perfect for those casual yet put-together days.

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Converse Sneakers

White Converse sneakers come in two main styles: high tops and low tops. High tops feature a taller silhouette that extends above the ankle, while low tops have a lower cut that sits below the ankle. Both styles are iconic and versatile, offering a clean and classic look that can be dressed up or down. 

These canvas shoes are a more casual sneaker, but are perfect for everyday wear and have been popular for years because of their casual and effortless vibe. They look so cute with dresses, but you’ll quickly find that you can wear these with so many different item in your closet.

The key features of white Converse Canvas sneakers include their durable canvas material, cushioned footbed, and signature rubber toe cap. They have an athletic, vintage vibe and are great for running around town and adding a cool, funky touch to any dress outfit.

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Nike Sneakers

We all know Nike makes a wide variety of sneakers—verything from running shoes to lifestyle shoes, and for today’s post, I’m talking about their lifestyle shoes. Even within that category, they have a wide variety to choose from! There’s the more classic and preppy Court Legacy sneakers to the vintage-inspired Killshot sneakers and the sporty Air Max 90s that I personally have and love myself.

The Nike lifestyle sneakers are not only a stylish choice but also a practical one, offering both comfort and durability. Not all lifestyle sneakers are instantly comfortable when you put them on, but these are always comfortable in my opinion.

Whether you’re running errands or meeting friends for a coffee date, these sneakers are the perfect choice for both fashion and functionality and look so cute with dresses. Take a midi dress and dress it down for everyday or school pick-up by throwing on a pair of these Nike sneakers and you’re both comfortable and stylish!

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Veja Sneakers

Veja sneakers have become increasingly popular for their stylish and sustainable designs. The most popular styles include the V-10, V-12, and Esplar. These white leather sneakers are a great choice for white sneakers because they are versatile and can be styled with a variety of outfits. They are made with sustainable materials and have a timeless design, making them a great investment for any wardrobe.

They have a more elevated and polished look to them when compared to Converse or Adidas which are more sporty, and often have a pop of color on the logo which can be a fun way to add personality to your white sneakers and show more of your personal style.

In terms of comfort, Veja sneakers are well-loved for their cushioned insoles and supportive soles. They are great for all-day wear and are perfect for those who are on their feet a lot. The sneakers provide excellent arch support, making them a comfortable choice for everyday wear. Many of their styles are a chunkier sneaker with a thicker sole which can make them more comfortable and also add a little height.

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Golden Goose Sneakers

Personally I love my Golden Goose sneakers and find the high price tag to be worth it if you wear sneakers as often as I do. The hard part is finding an all white or neutral pair. They’re definitely known for their bold materials, glitter and rhinestones, but the more classic pairs are my favorite and the perfect way to build your sneaker collection.

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Golden Goose White Sneakers are made with premium materials, these sneakers offer a look of effortless cool that can elevate any outfit. Their sleek and edgy sophistication adds a touch of style to any ensemble, making them a go-to choice for those seeking a classic, yet trendy pair of white sneakers. They’re have pre-worn, distressed look to them that give them more of that edgy, casual-cool vibe, so if that’s not your style, stick with something more classic like the Veja sneakers.

The Golden Goose White Sneakers are not just shoes, they are a fashion statement, offering both comfort and style in one. Yes, I know the price tag is high, but I always say when it comes down to cost per wear, they’re likely one of my cheapest pairs of shoes in my closet. 

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How to Wear White Sneakers with Dresses

Like I said, I’m a wear sneakers with everything kind of girl, but I absolutely LOVE white sneakers with dresses. There’s just something so playful and fresh about it. For me, it allows me to feel pulled together and still comfortable chasing my kids around or running errands. 

I love that pairing white sneakers with dresses has become a popular trend. Just take a glance at any street style magazine or Pinterest and you’ll be hard-pressed to not see this trend.  

Let’s chat about how to wear white sneakers with dresses so you look your best every time.

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How to Style a Dress with White Sneakers

When styling dresses with white sneakers, it’s important to choose the right sneaker style to complement the outfit. Opt for classic low top or high top white sneakers for a versatile and trendy look.

For outfit ideas, pair a flowy maxi dress with low top sneakers for a casual and effortless vibe.

A mini dress can be styled with high top sneakers for a sporty vibe and edgy touch. 

When pairing low top or high top sneakers with different dress lengths, consider the versatility of all-white sneakers with various dress styles. Low top sneakers can be paired with any dress length, from mini to maxi, for a laid-back and chic look.

High top sneakers are best suited for mini or knee-length dresses to create a fashion-forward and youthful appearance. Overall, white sneakers can effortlessly elevate the style of any dress, from casual to formal, making them a must-have footwear option for every fashion lover.

If you’re looking to buy just one pair, I’d opt for a low top because they’re simply more versatile for styling with a bunch of different dress styles. For me, I find them to be more comfortable too, as it gets warmer, I prefer to have less material around my ankles and low tops do that for you.

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Add a Pop of Color

If all white feels too, well, white for you, try white sneakers with a small pop of color. Many of the above sneakers have little touches of color whether it be a bright color or a neutral color. This is a fun way to add personality to your sneakers and outfit. 

Aim to pick a color you’ll actually wear and that matches with lots of a variety of outfits in your closet so you get the most use out of them.

Try Different Styles of Dresses

1. Casual and flowy dresses: Pair these with classic white sneakers for a laid-back and comfortable look. Whether it’s a maxi, midi, or mini dress, sporty sneakers will effortlessly match the casual vibe.

2. Floral or bohemian dresses: Match these with trendy, colorful, or patterned sneakers to complement the feminine and free-spirited style. 

3. Structured or tailored dresses: Sneakers can work with dresses that are more structured and tailored as well. It adds an unexpected twist to your look that feels youthful and fun. Look for chunky sneakers or platform sneakers to create a fashionable and edgy contrast to the structured silhouette of the dress. This pairing creates a balanced look by mixing feminine and sporty elements.

The real key when pairing sneakers with dresses is to maintain a balanced and proportionate look. If you’re wearing a flowy or loose-fitting dress, opt for sneakers with a slimmer profile to keep the look balanced. On the other hand, if the dress is more tailored or fitted, you can go for chunky or platform sneakers to maintain proportion. 

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Choose Simple Sneaker Designs

When it comes to choosing the perfect white sneakers to complement various dress styles, opt for minimalist designs with clean lines and minimal branding.

I have some bolder sneakers and while I love them with simple dresses and jeans and a simple shirt, they can definitely be more challenging to style with more items in my closet.

With white sneakers, keep it simple and you’ll have a versatile piece in your closet that you can wear with just about anything!

Avoid Sneakers that Look Like Athletic Shoes

I know the chunky dad sneaker trend is a thing (personally not my favorite look), and if that’s your style, go for it, but personally, I find that avoiding sneakers that look too athletic is your best bet. When you pair an athletic style sneaker with a dress it starts to look more mismatched and not as chic. 

Opt for a more classic style lifestyle sneaker in leather or canvas.

White Sneakers with Dresses—Outfit Ideas to Try

Okay, as promised, some fun outfit ideas for you to try this spring and summer whether you’re at home, going to work, dropping your kids at school, meeting friends for coffee or traveling around the world. The versatility of white sneakers allows them to be dressed up or down for various occasions. You’ll be able to confidently pair these basic sneakers with casual outfits, a structured dress and everything in between.

striped dress outfit

Pair with a simple striped dress and green jacket for a casual look.

Pair basic white sneakers with a slip dress and a blazer like this look. So chic and edgy, but still comfortable!

dress and sneakers outfit

When pairing with a maxi dress, opt for a low-top sneaker so you don’t look too bulky at the bottom.

Sneakers can give a mini dress such a youthful and playful look. Pair sneakers with any dresses above the knee too.

BTW, how to wear a denim jacket, and how to style loafers.



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